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90’s Hip Hop Golden Nuggets

The mid-Nineties was undoubtably a golden era for rap music with so much amazing sound coming from New York (and elsewhere). Emcees were hungry and and producers were on point to make major musical statements that surpassed time and still sound fresh 20 years later. Here is a small selection of debut albums from artists […]

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5 Verses

I listen to a lot of rap music. I even spent a few of my teenage years jotting down lyrics of my own and performing them at various open mic sessions. The thing that amazes me the most about rap music is the skill certain rappers have to describe everyday life, the extraordinary people they […]

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See the forest for the trees

Emcees can’t see the forest for the trees Dropping steady as autumn leaves in the breeze That I chat when I rap about contingencies Plotting like google maps to provide a street view of the truth My rhymes a 100 percent proof With vapors that raise the roof and burn straight through the system Clean […]