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Special Bulletin: B Stacks Taking No Crap

| October 31, 2010 | 0 Comments
Special Bulletin: B Stacks Taking No Crap

The potential to have a hip hop scene for the masses out of the Carolinas might be considered impossible. B-Stack$ thinks it’s bullshit. Comin’ from Durham, NC, Stack$ believes he has what it takes to be a crownholder. He’s determined to be a boss; the self-proclaimed “Product of the South.” He’s the face, president, and […]

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Jagged Little Trill

| August 25, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jagged Little Trill

   Bun B. is one of hip hop’s most incredible MCs regardless of regional affiliation. Along with his late partner, Pimp C., their pioneering group, UGK, sets the tone for Southern rap and hip hop to become a dominant force in pop music. Now considered an icon for a generation of contemporary hip hop artists, […]

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Spittin\’ BULL-ets

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
Spittin\’ BULL-ets

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Next To Blow: Dondria An Over Night Sing-Sation

| August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments
Next To Blow:  Dondria An Over Night Sing-Sation

Dondria is never one to try too hard This hot Aug. 9, 2010 afternoon, she makes it clear that she’s performing one song. “In and out,” she tells a bystander. From the time she enters the media lounge at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center for the massive Bronner Bros. Hair Show, Dondria’s charisma and positive […]

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How to Rap

| August 3, 2010 | 0 Comments
How to Rap

How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip Hop MC So do you ever wonder how is it possible for Jay-Z; Lil’ Wayne and Nas to each write lyrics in their heads and not on paper? Or why Eminem’s and Ludacris’ versatile deliveries turn into chart-topping singles? Better yet, what goes into creating […]

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Converse Knows How To Call The Shots!

| May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments
Converse Knows How To Call The Shots!

Holdin’ it down for over 100 years as an iconic sneaker, the ball was in Converse’s court as it hosted “The Converse Takeover” throughout Atlanta from Apr. 27 to May 1, 2010. The three-day festivities celebrated competition; lifestyle; music and humanitarianism.

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With Such Trina-City… (video included)

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments
With Such Trina-City… (video included)

In 1998, Miami rapper Trick Daddy released a million-selling bouncy single, “Nann Nigga,” featuring a sexy voice. Her vocals usher in an assertive, semi-brash and aggressive female MC as his counterpart. Her laid back, sassy bars are a regenesis of Millie Jackson-esque laments about lavish things: expensive furs, designer clothes, gaudy jewelry, foreign cars, being […]

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Jag-ged what you deserve…

| February 10, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jag-ged what you deserve…

Clockwise starting @ top left (Wingo Dollar, Quick, Case Dinero, and Brasco) Many R&B and soul groups endure the rise and downfall associated with fame and success: strings of hit singles, hit albums with the plaques to show for it, sold-out shows, heavily rotated music videos, screaming fans, high-profile break-ups, financial troubles, drug addiction and solo […]

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Well, \’Al be Damned!

| December 22, 2009 | 0 Comments
Well, \’Al be Damned!

Photos: Nicholas Schrunk The Alchemist is a mad scientist in the studio. He has both the killer work ethic and instincts — dark melodies and cinematic acoustics over gritty hip hop beats. One recipe from The Alchemist’s “cookbook” could call for an Apple Mac G4; an Avalon Vt-732 sp compressor; ProTools; an ASR-10 sampler; a […]

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Whitney Houston: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition

| December 22, 2009 | 0 Comments
Whitney Houston: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition

Whitney HoustonArista Records/Legacy RecordingsRelease date January 26, 2010 “This album is very unique – it heralded a talent that would be with us all over the world for many years to come. The challenge was finding the right material; the right arrangements; production; the hits for [Whitney]. That began the adventure; that began the odyssey. […]

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Reel Players in the Game

| November 19, 2009 | 0 Comments
Reel Players in the Game

Kobe Bryant says basketball is two things: communication and execution. Now ask Spike Lee about Kobe Bryant, and he’ll say his basketball IQ is parallel to the genius of Albert Einstein. Lee’s candid documentary, Kobe Doin’ Work: A Game in the Life of Kobe Bryant, takes a closer look into the elements of Kobe’s game. […]

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Unlimited

| November 19, 2009 | 0 Comments
Unlimited

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