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Grown man rap

Del the Funky Homosapien and Tame One. Canibus and Keith Murray. AG and OC. Buckshot and KRS. Masta Ace and Edo G. These aren’t comments on a Facebook thread asking for hip-hop dream duos. They’re real pairs of united legends who are giving disenchanted
Masta Ace and Edo G pair up to tear down
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2009

Mr. Magic, R.I.P.

By the time this goes to press, DJs and designers will be mixing and manufacturing mix-tapes and shirts commemorating Mr. Magic, the seminal New York radio jockey who died of a heart attack at 53 in Brooklyn this past Friday.
Rest in Beats
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009

Beef stakes

In quality, record sales, and image, hip-hop has taken a savage beating in the past half-decade.
Joe Budden, live at the Middle East Downstairs, March 5, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 09, 2009

Smooth assassins

This could be a defining year for the revered Providence-based hip-hop collective Poorly Drawn People. Or not.
Poorly Drawn People are ready to slay in '09
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 10, 2009

Radio days

Will C was born 20 years too late and four skin tones too light.
Will C.’s beyond-fresh Down the Dial comp
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 24, 2008

Shady neighbors

“You can actually make something out of nothing because we had shit, then we somehow whipped up this fucking fury — Arab On Radar,” says Jeff Schneider.
Arab On Radar revisited, via DVD, with Sunshine for Shady People
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 25, 2008