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Rick Ross has been remarkably consistent throughout his career. It may seem like “damning with faint praise,” but if it can be argued that Rick Ross lacks a bonafide hip-hop classic in his catalog, it should be noted that he doesn’t really have any bombs, either. By now, Ross fans know what they are getting with each release; songs about coke dealing and hustling and living lavishly. If that’s not your thing, then Ross just isn’t for you.

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R&B continues to takeover September, as acclaimed “alternative R&B” acts like The Weeknd and Janelle Monae drop some very interesting albums; and veteran reggae/R&B star Sean Kingston makes a return to recording after four years. Of course, one of the week’s most anticipated releases is B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, the sophomore album from hip-hop superstar 2 Chainz.

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Jay-Z took the time to share his perspective on Jay-Z this weekend. Just before he and Justin Timberlake took the stage at Yankee Stadium this past weekend, Jay spoke to journalist Elliott Wilson about the “Legends of the Summer” Tour and his latest Magna Carta Holy Grail album. During the interview, Jay talked about his discography and where his latest album sits in the pantheon of Jay-Z albums.

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Some hip-hop fans complain about the relative lack of East Coast-based hip-hop superstars these days. The charts are dominated by rappers who hail from virtually everywhere else in the continental United States and even Canada–but over the last ten years, there have been few big names coming out of New York City

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