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Noname’s newest release Room 25 sounds like freedom, liberation, real raps and a walk on the beach. The Chicago emcee is unorthodox. Her style is intricate, thoughtful and precise. The first two songs, “Self” and “Blaxploitation” provide the mood and message that lives in the tapestry.  “Blaxploitation” is one of the most skillfully written and…

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Here’s a harsh reality as it relates to the music industry: no matter how talented one is, there will always be artists who never receive their just due. Perhaps more egregious than any other musical subgenre, this behavior runs rampant in hip-hop, where a current crop of tattoo-faced industry trolls have somehow convinced the world…

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Depending on who you ask, many would say 2016 has been a miserable year; but when it comes to music it has been undeniably amazing. Chicago has been leading the charge by way of hip hop and soul. Chance the Rapper is currently the leader of the new school and his seven Grammy nominations are…

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