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Pete Rock NY’s Finest

After 17 years of holding it down for the East Coast, Mount Vernon, NY’s renowned rapping producer Pete Rock has still got the gusto to make soulful and streetwise hip-hop. …

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Masta Killa Made In Brooklyn

Masta Killa turned some heads in 2004 when he delivered No Said Date. Though Wu alums RZA, Mathematics, and Choco are jettisoned for external producers Pete Rock, MF Doom, and …

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Various Artists Nature Sounds Presents Natural Selection

It looks like ’06 is going to be a real breakout year for up-and-coming Brooklyn indie label Nature Sounds: Not only have they scored the next Pete Rock LP, but …

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Scientist Dub 911

On Dub 911-his first album of all-new material in three years-the dude that once rid the world of evil vampires and repelled space invaders once again shows his mastery of …

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Ayatollah Now Playing

Unlike his Nature Sounds labelmate Omega One‘s oft-cinematic debut album, Ayatollah‘s Now Playing features mid-tempo beats that are ideal for smoked-out freestyle sessions. Known for his work with the likes …

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Omega One The Lo-Fi Chronicles

Omega One‘s production is all over the place-and that‘s a good thing. Most of the 15-tracker meshes eclectic samples with gritty drums and seamless sequencing. Tracks like “Memento” and “Mom‘s …

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Strong Arm Steady Get Cha Bars Up

Dammit, why do I have to travel to LA to hear ill underground street funk that‘s hype enough for radio spins? Case in point: this joint featuring veteranos Xzibit, Phil …

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Mathematics The Problem

Producing and DJing with Wu-Tang for many years now, Mathematics may not have the props, classic catalog, or name recognition of RZA or 4th Disciple, but dude definitely knows how …

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Mathematics John 3:16

A teaser track from producer Math‘s new album The Problem, Wu-Tang‘s Method Man blesses the bouncy “John 3:16″ with verses like “We turn nightclubs into fight clubs/that‘s what happens when …

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RA The Rugged Man Die Rugged Man Die

A Soundbombing regular whose mentally warped white boy style pre-dates Eminem by a half-decade, RA The Rugged Man is fully aware his shot at fame has passed him by. It’s …

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Masta Killa No Said Date

Masta Killa, the elusive ninth member of the Wu-Tang Clan, finally delivers his solo effort, but No Said Date feels more like an unofficial Wu reunion due to the all-inclusive …

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Kmd The Best Of KMD

All you need to know about this disc is this: It’s the best material off Mr. Hood and the controversial (and initially unreleased) Black Bastards albums. “Trial N Error,” “Smokin’ …

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Masta Killa Digi Warfare

Your boy Elgin Turner, the ninth member of that Wu bunch (who are ’bout to cut a contract with Tariq Aziz’ hear), gets loose old-school style on an uptempo Eric …

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