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Atmosphere’s Slug Talks ‘Southsiders’,Writing About Eyedea and Passion [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

We sat down with Atmosphere frontman and Rhymesayers co-founder Slug to talk about his 'Southsiders' album, his new approach to music and putting personal experience and passion into his work.

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Why the Notorious B.I.G. Is the Most Influential Rapper of All Time

Ask any rapper who their biggest influences are and you’ll probably hear the same answers across the board: Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Kool G Rap on the East Coast, Scarface, Pimp C, and Eightball & MJG in the South, and Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg out West. But why doesn’t anyone mention the most influential rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G.?

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Do Posthumous Albums Damage an Artist’s Legacy?

How should we feel about posthumous albums from deceased artists like Michael Jackson and Aaliyah?

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Bas Talks ‘Last Winter,’ His Growth As an Artist and What It Means to Be a ‘Fiend’ [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

We caught up with Bas to talk about 'Last Winter,' why the Fiends are truly a movement to move with, and his maturation as an artist.

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A Brief History of Rappers Singing

From Sugar Hill Gang to Biz Markie to Kanye to Drake, this is the abbreviated history of crooning MCs.

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15 Years Later: Revisiting ‘Murda Muzik,’ ‘Ryde Or Die’ and ‘Soundbombing 2′

We take a look back at these three landmark albums released and April. 27, 1999 and decide which one stands above the rest.

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Pharoahe Monch Talks ‘P.T.S.D.,’ The Knicks, and Why This Could Be His Last Album [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

We talk with the legendary lyricist about his latest project 'P.T.S.D.', making thoughtful music and the struggles of New York Knicks fan.

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Jesse Boykins III Hits the Streets of New York to Perform ‘Plain,’ Talks ‘Love Apparatus’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

Singer Jesse Boykins III heads out on the streets of New York City to perform his new single 'Plain,' off his latest album, 'Love Apparatus,' and opens up about the project.

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Future, ‘Honest’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

Is Future's sophomore album, 'Honest,' a hit or a miss? The Boombox explores the project to find out.

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Does B.G.’s ‘Chopper City in the Ghetto’ Stand the Test of Time?

Cash Money Records proved it was truly an army (better yet, a navy) with the label's dominant run in the latter half of the '90s. Mater P's No Limit Records may have made a dent with a historic run of it's own, but Bryan 'Baby' Williams and company blew the doors off the hinges with their Louisianan brand of hip-hop. Following the success of Juvenile's multi-platinum '400 Degreez,' the crew wasted no time basking in the glory, instead, shifting their focus to rapper B.G. their flagship artist.

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