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4 things you need to know about the Drake vs. Lil Wayne concert

I already wrote a review of the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour, which stopped at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield Monday night, but here are a few thoughts and observations from the concert that didn’t make that review: Best concert ever? When I searched the #DrakevsLilWayne hashtag on Twitter I saw an alarming number of people say this […]

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Review: Young Money label the winner in Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour

  MANSFIELD – Rap stars Drake and Lil Wayne played adversaries at the Xfinity Center Monday night, rattling off hits and trading comedic put-downs in a battle for “immortality” and the title of “greatest rapper in the world.” The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour featured multiple rounds of competition, a smartphone app for fans to […]

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Lil Wayne, sizzurp and rap’s drug problem

Syrup. Sizzurp. Lean. Purple drank. Texas tea. Whatever it’s called, the recreational drug made popular in Southern circles is now making headlines with the recent hospitalization of rap superstar Lil Wayne. Weezy, who is reportedly “recovering” after suffering multiple seizures, is a self-proclaimed sizzurp fiend who has alluded to his penchant for purple in numerous […]

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Review and track-by-track breakdown of T.I.’s “Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head”

Fresh off two year-long prison bids, Atlanta rapper T.I. returns with “Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head,” an album that plays to his strengths, but in the process, reveals his weaknesses… The Introduction: The title of T.I.’s eighth studio album draws inspiration from Marvin Gaye’s “Trouble Man” soundtrack, and the intro kicks off by sampling […]

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Rappers who have more followers than @Nas: June 22, 2012

In honor of Follow Fridays and poor decisions on Twitter, I bring to you a new feature: Rappers who have more followers than @Nas. In this feature, I’ll spotlight rappers who have managed to amass more followers than God’s Son, a symbol of hip-hop substance and the barometer against which rap tomfoolery can be measured. […]

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Review of Lil Wayne’s “I Am Not a Human Being” (Boston Herald)

While Weezy serves an eight-month stint at Rikers Island for gun charges, fans can gobble up his eighth studio album, available now digitally and in stores Tuesday. Recorded before his incarceration, it amounts to a virtual Young Money send-off party. Drake, Nicki Minaj and various label underlings help their leader boast, brag and declare triumph […]

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CD Review: Lil has changed in Weezy’s raps

  “Tha Carter IV” is exactly the type of album you’d expect from Lil Wayne. That’s the main problem. On the Young Money chief’s long-delayed ninth studio effort — recorded after his eight-month stint at Rikers Island for felony gun charges and released yesterday — Wayne shows few signs of artistic growth. Instead, he resorts […]

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