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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: OOGGZ: WELCOME TO NEPTUNE

Ooggz is, thus far, an underground rapper from the Bronx, New York. Reading his bio, which he actually wrote himself, you’d think he was just in it for the money as he talks about wanting to rise on the hip-hop charts and “making a commercial hit.” He also states that his single “Come...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SAINT: IMMACULATE

The first thing you need to know about producer turned avant garde-ish beatsmith Saint is that he’s a genuine enigma. I’ve read his press releases and listened to his album several times, but I still can’t quite wrap my head around him. Perhaps that’s because his songs meld from one genre to another...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: ANGEL HAZE: DIRTY GOLD

Angel Haze has built up a strong following during the past four years by releasing one fantastic mixtape after another, the best being Classick and Reservation.  The only trouble with becoming mixtape-famous is that the people who become your fans like to feel as though they’re the only ones who know about you.  They...
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LOVE IS POP’S 60 BEST ALBUMS OF 2013!!!

by Michael McCarthy When I say that these are the “60 Best Albums of 2013,” I’m just saying that these were my favorite albums this year. I’m simply entitling this piece “60 Best Albums of 2013” instead of “60 Favorite Albums of 2013” because everyone always uses the term “Best Of,” not favorite....
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#albumoftheday FEATURE REVIEW: DANNY BROWN: OLD

Danny Brown is 32. To many of his potential fans, that might sound old. To me, well, it actually sounds pretty young. I’ve been doing entertainment journalism on and off for 15 years. And I didn’t start when I was two years old. So, you might assume that I’m older than Danny. And...
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