The history of Jay Z and Jaz-O is not only shrouded in but also defined by mystery. Jay himself has often used his mythical beginnings to his advantage: when ‘Reasonable Doubt’ dropped he was shamed for name-checking local drug kingpins, but later on he’d be accused of falsifying his drug dealing history.
This week we’re going back to simpler times, when rap groups appeared on television holding staffs and wearing clothes with ankhs on them. We’ll look at two similarly named but divergently minded groups, X Clan and Double XX Posse, to see who stands the test of time. Shout out to X-Mob too.
The Sample: The Manhattans - Wish That You Were Mine
The Manhattans are one of the best slept-on soul groups of the '60s and '70s. Groups with bigger profiles, like The Impressions, The Temptations, and The Blue Notes tend to get more recognition, while other groups like The Emotions and The O'Jays had bigger hits, but The Manhattans kept it simple with a warmth that still glows today. You might recog
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