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Throwback Thursdays: Puff Daddy & Biggie Winning

If you’re a hip-hop fan, this 1997 masterpiece needs no introduction. It’s all epic rap domination for like five minutes — then-Puff Daddy and Biggie trading crazy verses, Busta Rhymes screaming on the hook and a monster beat that samples Bill Conti’s “Going the Distance” from “Rocky.”  This was my favorite song for a significant […]

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Clearly, more rappers should sample Queen

Song: “Open Your Eyes” Mixtape: Fear of God Just. Brilliant. Thank God someone can still rap. Pusha T spits fire over a sample of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”-turned-haunting rap tapestry by producer Nottz. The video is minimal and refreshingly free of half-naked females and random hangers-on. And it’s dark. And there’s smoke. We like this.

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#Winning

This may be my all-time favorite quote: “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” -Chinese Proverb In other words… Dear Naysayer, Thanks for the negativity, but I think I’ll ignore you and win instead. Regards, Your New Boss Always remember: The limiting thoughts and beliefs […]

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