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The Philly native isn’t the popster they hoped he would be.
Free at Last | Roc-a-Fella
| February 05, 2008
Jay-Z’s new album shares its title with the new Ridley Scott film about Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas.
Jay-Z ties his fortunes to American Gangster
| November 14, 2007
T.I. vs. T.I.P.
In 1886, it was The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : dark versus light, yin versus yang.
T.I. | Atlantic
| August 20, 2007
Lil Wayne’s world
On his mixtapes, Wayne is the most playful, experimental artist in mainstream hip-hop
A rapper thrives in the world of the mixtape
| May 21, 2007
Where hip-hop lives
Ever since rappers got wind of the title of Nas’s recent Hip Hop Is Dead, they’ve been calling up radio stations, printing T-shirts, doing whatever they have to do to get the message across: “No it’s not!”
Rappers on the Web
| February 20, 2007
Larger than life
Although predictions that Jay-Z, in his comeback, would pull in the biggest sales numbers of the year were proved wrong (at 680,000, his Def Jam release Kingdom Come ranks third behind Rascal Flatts and Justin Timberlake in 2006), that’s hardly the story
Two kinds of triumph from Jay-Z and the Game
| December 06, 2006
On the racks: November 21, 2006
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead
Army of Anyone, Joanna Newsom, the Game, (+44)
| November 21, 2006
Atlanta rapper T.I. pushed 500,000 King units the first week, but I don’t think his pro forma rags-or-riches movie debut ATL or America’s boner for all things Southern deserve the credit.
King | Grand Hustle/Atlantic
| April 20, 2006
“For those who don't know me, I’m known for using soul music,” Ghostface proclaimed. “I get a lot of pussy for it too.”
Fishscale or no Fishscale , Ghostface gets a lot of pussy
| April 15, 2006
The Camden MC talks real slow, but he’s quick with the metaphors, and more empathetic than preachy.
LOVE LIFE? | Counterflow
| January 13, 2006
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