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Rakaa | Crown of Thorns

And suddenly it dawned on me: if rappers didn't hastily release every track they record, there would be a lot fewer shitty hip-hop discs and a lot more crown victories like Rakaa's solo debut.
Decon (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 30, 2010
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25 Hip-Hop acts to see at SXSW 2010

As usual, I've got you covered.
The best boom-bap on tap in Austin
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
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Magic man

If the first quarter of '09 is an indicator of things to come for Theo Martins the Providence-based lyricist had better buckle up for what should be the biggest year in his budding hip-hop career.
Theo Martins kills 'em with kindness
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 17, 2009
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Jurassic 5

Major-label “positive” rappers like this decade-old crew have defended the old school like schoolmarms upholding the five principles of hip-hop as if they were as much fun as the three R’s. Jurassic 5, "Work It Out" feat. Dave Matthews Band  (Quicktime
Feedback | Interscope  
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  August 21, 2006
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Dilated Peoples

Since signing with Capitol in 2000, this LA rap trio have been praised and criticized as a powerful underground phenomenon that mainstream hip-hop fans largely ignore.
20/20 | Capitol
By DAVID BOFFA  |  March 07, 2006