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Nottz Presents DMP Don't Wanna Give That Up

This track could just as easily go by the alternate title "I Used to Love H.E.R.B." Yet another joint joint, with Mary Jane personified as the love that can't be forsaken.… Read more »

Belles in Monica What D'Ya Need

UK hip-hop is just like American hip-hop, but not really. It's still recognizable as hip-hop, but something's...different. Fortunately, Belles In Monica's MC Kruze overcomes his Glaswegian brogue (sounding almost like Chuck D) on this dark banger.… Read more »

Manchilde of the Butta Babees In Da Game

Butta Babes have simply been runnin' hip-hop in Montreal, and Manchilde's three-track step into the spotlight reveals much about the humanist-hop trio's dynamic.… Read more »

Supremeex Koyaanisqatsi

SupremeEx, the producer behind 2000's impressive "Projecto: 2501" EP, now comes with an interesting and well-developed 7-inch.… Read more »

Various Artists Funk for the 21st Century

If you haven't been keeping up with the contemporary funk movement, shame on you, first of all. Second of all, you have a chance for redemption, because Keb Darge has got your back.… Read more »

Swollen Members Monster in the Closet

Rocksteady affiliates Swollen Members side-stepped the spotlight by moving to Canada and deciding to go with their own label. Yet, they still ended up the hottest MCs in the land of white tanks.… Read more »

MC Paul Barman Paullelujah!

Now that Eminem's PR epic has cast him in the role of cuddly lunch-truck defender of gays and women, it's time we nominate another smart-ass white boy to serve as the nation's aural id. My vote-MC Paul Barman.… Read more »

Beans Tomorrow Right Now

I approached this album with skepticism.… Read more »

Boom Bap Project The Trade Remix

You may remember back in early 2001 when MCs Karim and Destro Destructo and DJ Tre dropped their debut single as Boom Bap Project, "The Trade," with "Writers Guild" on the flip.… Read more »

The Beatnuts The Originators

Even the most annoying anti-bootlegging sound effect in the world can't cover up the stank of some seriously potent funk-as on this, the Beatnuts' best effort since their debut LP.… Read more »

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