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The History of Battle Rap, As Presented by @TrueGodImmortal

By @TrueGodImmortal Years ago, I first discovered battle rap. I was entranced as an artist myself and someone who came up battling on the street corners in my neighborhood. I was watching the DVDs, watching Smack battles, Lionz Den, and some of the smaller battles, even to the hilarious “oh you mad cause I’m stylin’ on […]

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Does Eazy-E’s Debut Album Hold Up?

For those who are unaware, I (somewhat ironically) found myself more influenced by artists such as Eazy-E and Ice-T than I did so-called “conscious backpack rappers” coming up. It’s ironic because some have tried to classify me as a throwback backpack rapper. But, that’s not to say that I’m out here slanging and banging anymore […]

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New Music: @DugeeLFE x @JahBoaz – "Ain’t A Thang"

Per Dugee’s email to me: DMV Underground standouts Dugee F. Buller & Jesusgang Ali have collaborated to create the soundtrack to a moving animated visual highlighting the separation between artists/art that promotes positive and negative energies to our people. [This is the] third part of a collection of abstract animated art films directed by Jesusgang Ali. Dugee and […]

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@xDannyxBrownx – Atrocity Exhibition in 300 Words or Less

Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition is a shitshow, and I mean that in a best way possible. Stick with me before you crucify me. From the opening track, “Downward Spiral,” two things are known. One, this album is going to take a load of risks, as evident by the Hendrix-esque psychedelic guitar licks applied on the beat and […]

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Rejected: The Tide-Over (or The A-Hole in Us All)

This Rejected is going to get a bit NSFW and possibly a bit less detailed… After my uber-crush in high school with MPJ, other sexual adventures, and the time I had a threesome with a racially insensitive moron (discussed in an old DAR Stories), I stuck to “traditional sex.” Well, as traditional as you can […]

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