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Various Artists Inde Sessions Vol. 1

This album proves that indie hip-hop can have plenty in common with the mainstream: good production, large artist rosters and the same tired bragging and misogyny that makes listening to the radio so dull. To that end, some tracks on Inde Sessions are so trite they border on embarrassing. "So Freaky," for example, is such a standard yawner about freaky sex that it might have been cribbed from a middle-school bathroom wall. Luckily, tracks like "So Beautiful," Divine MC's ode to his mom (which contains a weird wife comparison-say what?) and "Contradictions" from Storm the Unpredictable save the day.

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