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  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    The Pyrvmids Talks Miami Rap and KYRO (Kill Young, Rest Old)

    Now better known as The Pyrvmids, 22-year-old producer Brandon Wilson has become one of the main sonic architects for Miami rappers and singers such as Denzel Curry, J. Nics, Bizzy Crook, and Sahri. Last year, the hype surrounding Wilson jumped up another few notches with the release of KYRO (Kill ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Talib Kweli, DJ Irie, and Brisk Bodega in Miami: A 15-Photo Recap

    It's awesome to be a VIP. Even if it only lasts a day. Over the weekend, Brisk Bodega lined up a prime party schedule, from lunch with DJ Irie to an American Airlines Arena VIP suite at the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Talib Kweli concert to a party bus chauffer. A good time was definitely had by ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Gucci Mane and Ten Other Drug-Addicted Rappers

    Gucci Mane has been going berserk lately. He spewed a bunch of hate speech about Brick Squad and how he banged Nicki Minaj via Twitter, and then his own friend called the cops and had him arrested for erratic behavior (getting an ice-cream cone tatted on his face wasn't a first clue?) -- but it seem ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013
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    June 14, 2013

    Five Real Trap (Rap) Songs

    The word "trap" has two meanings in the music world. Birthed in the early 2000s, it was bass-y, kick drum-ridden, synth hi-hat Southern hip-hop, all about the venue (a trap) for drug deals and the lifestyle of a bagman. Now, though, trap rap is often befuddled with the mechanical, schizy EDM spawn ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    May 10, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    J. Nics on Miami Rap, The Tribute, and The Product: "Southern Niggas Ain't Slow"

    J. Nics has the kind of voice that always sounds cool. Gravelly and guttural, it's as forceful and blunt as it is smooth and soothing. Fortunately, the rapper (appropriately nicknamed "Polar Bear Mack") has something to say. The acronymic title of his latest mixtape, SNAS: The Product, stands for " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Calling Battle Rappers! Enter Red Bull EmSee Miami and Win a Trip to the Finals in Atlanta

    Mangle that mike like Marshall Mathers.​Can you spit faster and farther than any other chump-ass rapper in the 305? Well, homie, WTF are you waiting for? Write a few rhymes, guzzle some energy drank, and go check out the United States of Amerikkka's baddest battle rap contest, Red Bull Emsee. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Lil Wayne Talks All About His Sizzurp Addiction In New Homemade Video

    Weezy told TMZ all about his love affair with Purple Drank​Post-Tha Carter II and right up until the year or so after Tha Carter III, you couldn't get Lil Wayne to shut the fuck up about slugging back big Styrofoam cups of Purple Drank, an unholy brew of soda, jolly ranchers, and cough syrup ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2010 Recap: Top 8 WTF-Worthy Moments

    2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Despite the theme of our earlier post about last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show, the entire thing was not, in fact, about Miami. Atlanta, Virginia Beach, New Orleans, and Houston all got their due as well, represented by arti ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2010: Five Things to Look Forward To During Tonight's Broadcast

    via, but Asher Roth does NOT belong on this show, and we're waiting to see if he gets booed.​This year's annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show seems to be one of the most contentious to date, thanks to its focus on "Honoring the Dirty South." On one hand, you've got maj ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009
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    June 12, 2008

    Head Spins: Induce

    Our new occasional series checks out who's behind the decks.

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    June 5, 2008

    Bun B and Prodigy

    II Trill (Rap-A-Lot) and H.N.I.C., Pt. 2 (Voxonic)

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Ten Great Hip-Hop Break-Up Songs

    One of our sister papers in Texas, the Houston Press, has this great list today of 10 hip-hop break-up songs, "because Valentine's Day is for suckas." Among the selections from the list of mostly dirty south jams: "Crampin' My Style" by UGK, "Dirty Bitch" by Geto Boys, and reppin' the east coast, LL ... More >>

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    February 5, 2008

    Pimp C's Cause of Death Revealed

    The autopsy report has come back for Pimp C, half of the legendary southern rap duo UGK, who was found dead in his L.A. hotel room this past December. The coroner's verdict? A combination of sleep apnea ... and SYRUP, that narcotic prescription cough medicine name-checked in oh so many songs. Sad. R ... More >>

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    December 5, 2007

    More Details on the Death of Pimp C

    Chad "Pimp C" Butler with his mother, Wes "Mama" Monroe in Port Arthur, Texas, 2006 News reports trickling out of Los Angeles are revealing more about the unexpected death of 33-year-old rapper Pimp C. Some of the details are conflicting, which is to be expected in the immediate hours following a ... More >>

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    December 4, 2007

    Rapper Pimp C Found Dead

    According to this TMZ report, Pimp C of legendary Texas-based hip-hop group, UGK was found dead in his bed in a Sunset Strip hotel room this morning. There's a brief posting about it at MTV as well, that says his death has been confirmed by Jive Records. The rapper, born Chad Butler, had just perfo ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Battles on Your Lap

    Blogging: The new element of hip-hop?

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    December 21, 2006

    Snap to It

    Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys, and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

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    May 4, 2006

    Wall Unit

    One of Houston's most prominent rappers gets his mind correct

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    December 29, 2005

    la Chart

    Use both hands and both ears to sample 2005's auditory offerings

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    June 30, 2005

    Ying Yang Twins

    U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta) (TVT Records)

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    August 26, 2004


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