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Posts by Machakas Horton

Missed Opportunity: UGK & Three 6 Mafia Were Going To Form Supergroup

 Hip Hop is filled with mythical stories of historic collaborations that didn’t come to fruition. Souls Of Mischief and The Pharcyde, collectively known as Almyghty Myghty Pythons, never finished their collaborative LP. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube’s reunion album, Helter Skelter, was scrapped. Now, the combination of UGK and Three 6 Mafia can be added to…

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The Breakdown: Hip Hop Superman vs Batman

In the world of Hip Hop superpowers, you’d be hard pressed to find two larger entities than Diddy and Dr. Dre. Recently, there’s been two dope documentaries that have come out about each of them — The Defiant Ones on HBO and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop on Apple Music. But what if our Batman and Superman faced off in a battle for Hip Hop supremacy

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Why Paid Dues Is The Most Influential Festival In Hip Hop

    Paid Dues, one of the most influential Hip Hop music festivals, is Back  after being cancelled in 2014 and it’s been a long four years coming!  This years Paid Dues line up will feature yet again, a diverse collection of at least a dozen performers. You would definitely want to be there to witness…

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Top Hip Hop Album Sales: DJ Khaled’s Grateful Keeps #1 Spot

DJ Khaled album “Grateful” has landed at the Billboard Top 200 chart for the second week in a row for the week ending July 6. Although DJ Khaled’s “Grateful” had a dip in streams, pure album sales, and total album units sold, despite Jay Z album going double platinum it still didn’t make the charts       …

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Hip Hop:The Life of Notorious B.I.G

For the last 20 years, acclaimed Hip Hop journalist Cheo Hodari Coker has kept a collection of unreleased audio from the great Notorious B.I.G, his debut album went double platinum before his untimely death in 1997 and the follow-up in Life After Death went on to be certified “The Life of Notorious B.I.G.,” is the foundation of this biography…

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All Eyez On Me ranked an amazing $27 million

  “All Eyez On Me” manged to bring in 27 million for it’s opening weekend, although many people have different views on how they  feel the movie should have been played out, overall “All Eyez On Me” was a great movie. Jada Pinkett Smith one of Tupacs long time friend played a major role in…

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