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Sweatshop Funk 

Wednesday, Dec 24 2008
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Canadian hip-hop has yet to hit big in the U.S., but Vancouver's Sweatshop Union has a strong shot at appealing to fans of such West Coast favorites as Lyrics Born and Dilated Peoples. The group recently released its fourth album, the trumpet-laden Water Street, which blurs the line between new-school hip-hop and old-school funk.

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