Archive for the ‘Album’ Category

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Monster

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‘Tis the season for giving and to all a Merry Christmas this week. I hope everyone will be able to enjoy some egg nog and ham while spending time with family unwrapping gifts. 2013 has been quite a year for music including Hip-Hop and I decided to present a few mixtapes that were great, but slightly fell under the radar during the year-end awards. These projects vary in sound, region, and themes, but all are pretty fucking solid cohesive bodies of work. Without further ado, I give to you the Super 8.

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It is going to take a lot to keep the city of Detroit down. A city that was once a Mecca in automobile development and hosted the largest record label in urban music has been plagued by economic strife and political turbulence. It’s been just over a week since the sentencing of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – who is mainly responsible for the robbery of millions in hard-earn money from his own citizens – and a few months since the entire city filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. It is the biggest fall from grace an American Metropolis has faced in decades, becoming a wasteland riddled with depression, decay, and self-destruction.

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I’m here and I bring to you five projects I’ve listened to this month so far, so read it.

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The Blueprint

Well this is fun. Considering that it is Jay-Z’s 43rd birthday, I felt that it was right to give y’all an old piece I’ve written for my English 101 class in 2009. It was this writing sample along with a few others from that year that led me to decide what I should really do with my life. And that is with writing for music and Hip-Hop, of course. I touched up on it a bit since it’s been some time, but I guess it was worth putting out for the time being:

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