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Wale “The Gifted”– Album Review

Maybach Music Group (2013)

For all those quick to dismiss his talent, let’s consider that Wale has come the farthest of any Washington D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area rapper. Sure, the DMV area hasn’t exactly been a hotbed for rap talent (whether Def Jam-signed Logic can change that is to be determined). But Wale has overcome many odds to allow his music a platform to be heard. From being championed by hip-hop websites early in his career […]


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Digital Delights: 2012’s Dopest Rap/Hip-Hop Mixtapes (Part 1)

I spent a lot of my free time downloading music this year. My laptop’s hard drive is almost filled to capacity, plus my 20GB iPod (Old School Brick Edition) has no more room for new tunes. Those two problems are huge problems in my eyes because I might not have any space for some of the mixtapes I might have missed, plus I can’t take my recently downloaded music out […]


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Hip-Hop, meet Diplo. Diplo, Hip-Hop.

After achieving superstar status midway through the past decade thanks to his work with girlfriend/acolyte M.I.A., producer/DJ Diplo went to work dabbling his fingers in just about all of pop music’s current iterations. Often called in to lend hipster credibility and a danceable flavor to major pop releases, Diplo has wound up placing some of his best work on the albums of hip-hop artists whose ambitions include a crossover to […]