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Music, Hear This 2 Chainz: Show Preview

2 Chainz: Show Preview

Of the many potential knocks against the rap game, one thing you can't say is that it has no tolerance for second acts. Maybe more so than other peformers, rappers are free to recycle themselves into new monikers and modes…
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Music, Hear This

Pusha T: Show Preview

Pusha T, half of the Virginia coke-rap duo Clipse and the last big-deal signee to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label, works in mysterious ways. This helps explain how he came by his prodigious messiah complex (his first solo full-length, slated…
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Music, New Coke

New Coke

Cocaine/Crack rock is ... A) A national scourge, resulting in a generational holocaust following its boom in the early- to mid-'80s, leaving an entire generation of urban youth permanently maimed and/or scarred. B) A hip-hop treasure. A wellspring of creativity,…
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Music, Reviewed Clipse


With all the biblical allusions on the 2002 debut Lord Willin', Virginia Beach's Clipse (brothers Pusha T and Malice) probably didn't intend to also evoke Exodus. But in the aftermath of the Sony-BMG merger that buried the act at Jive,…
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