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The guy that provided this week's Single of the Week is dope. Check him out. Looking forward to his forthcoming mixtape, The Kenny Powers Mixtape: Power Bars, if for no other reason than because it has a cool title.
Video for Jay-Z's "D.O.A." Very nice. Hova and Harvey Keitel dappin' each other up just might be the nexus of cool. And at the middle, when they're playing cards and Jay asks Harvey if he's okay, and Harvey responds, "What makes you think I'm otherwise?" Seriously. Who thinks to say stuff like that?
Anybody listened to Z-Ro's Crack album lately? It is aging very, very well, very, very quickly. Listen to it front to back again. We don't think it's immature to call it a classic, particularly within the context of his entire discography. And because you've been so well-behaved today, here's Ro's "I'm A Soldier."
Michael's gone, but Mase is back. Totally not an even trade-off.
Q-Tip will finally be releasing Kamaal The Abstract.
Chili from TLC and Pepa from Salt-n-Pepa to have a reality show called Chili and Pepa. Bleeecccch. It's like VH-1 just sits around saying, "Hmmm... what rappers can we pair together so as to create a just-barely-clever title for a reality show?"
Vibe magazine shuts its doors. Anybody not see that one coming? It had pretty much become a 150-page press release.
How the hell did Eminem/Mariah Carey become the most believable beef of 2009?
Drake signs with Weezy's label.Houston Rap Video of the WeekBecause you either missed it or forgot about it.
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