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Mac Miller wakes up to deeper artistry on ‘GO:OD AM’

Mac Miller moves away from his “Donald Trump shit” into a deeper, more developed aesthetic in his newest album, GO:OD AM. The rapper evolves from his frat-boy persona found in previous albums, and uses his recent struggles with addiction — briefly discussed in his last mixtape, “Faces” — to explore
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Ilaf’s edge: The sharing of cultures

“m’A” I stared at the comment on my Instagram post, dumbfounded. I didn’t know whether to be pleased or offended, so I settled for confused. “m’A” stands for “Mash’Allah,” an Arabic phrase used to express joy. I stared at his reply, curious as to why an Asian Buddhist was using
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Weekender Picks

Get sucked into this wonderful reddit thread documenting the best quotes from Rafi, the sick and twisted character from FX’s The League. Some of my favorites include: “JUKEBOX!!! I’M GONNA PUT 7 DOLLARS WORTH OF HOOBASTANK IN IT!” “Thinking is pointless, like motorcycle helmets.” Or, this great interaction: “Raffi: I
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Goin’ Off: 10 Albums for the hip-hop layman

Ten albums for the hip-hop layman. This list has been my burden, my baby. I’ve carried it for the last month or so. Consider this the document of my labor. It began with a serious debate between me, myself and I and my knowledgeable counsel, who shall remain nameless. The questions
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When holograms meet hip-hop: Tupac at Coachella?

As most of you know, this past weekend was the first weekend (there are two of them now) of the perennially sold-out and much talked about Coachella in Indio, California. Hip-Hop fans were in for a treat, with a performance from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G, 50 Cent,
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Sample Sundays: The Eminem Show

Sample Sundays (it’s author, really) has made, admittedly, another alarmingly atrocious mistake. An egregious infraction in it’s planning (there really isn’t one — and if I didn’t say anything, you wouldn’t have noticed … let’s be honest). I have failed to mention, if my elephant’s memory serves me correctly (as
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Bad Meets Evil: HELL: THE SEQUEL

If Kanye West is the David Bowie of hip hop, then rappers Eminem and Royce da 5’9 can best be described as his Dylan and Cash counterparts. The Detroit natives have rekindled their chemistry and collaborated on a new record under the moniker Bad Meets Evil, the same name as
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