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Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies.

Single of the Week:

"Lando," HISD

Wire to Wire

Scarface is remaking some of

KRS One's classic Criminal Minded

. And his mixtape we wrote about a while back will be released next week. And he has a full length in the pipeline as well. And we just creamed our pants. It's starting to look like the

Trae vs. The Box storyline

is way more involved and rooted in precedent than anybody had anticipated. Crazy. Speaking of, the main criticism we heard re: Trae's video for "Inkredible" (which is still all over MTV) is that Ricky Ross's verse muddled the ending a bit on account of all the cussing. Here's what it looks like

without all the curse words blotched out


Here's DJ Premier talking about the late Guru.

For the first time in seemingly 100 years,

Cham and Paul Wall reunited for a show in Houston

. Speaking of, guess who's getting half of the production for Paul Wall's new album?

Yep. Travis Barker

. You had to have seen that coming.

Z-Ro Going Away Video of the Week

Pepa (yep, from Salt-n-Pepa) said that

Nicki Minaj is too young to have a message in her rhymes

. That makes sense. Perhaps if Minaj rapped more about pushing it, pushing it real good, she'd gain a bit more respect? Jim Jonsin, who had a pretty strong showing on Slim Thug's

Boss of all Bosses


is suing Lil' Wayne

because he's yet to be paid for his work on Wayne's "Lollipop." (Tee hee.)

50 is coming to town in June.

So is Erykah Badu. Double yippee. Kid Cudi says his new album

will be more personal than his last one

, which is like an emo kid saying his poetry is going to be even more emo-y.

Blasphemous Chopped and Screwed Video of the Week

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