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’11 Underrated Albums: #4 Killer Mike Pl3dge

Somebody musta told Killer Mike he fell off and he needed that ’cause he came back like a man possessed on his potent Pl3dge. The soul sample stirring opener “So Glorious” sets the tone as he blazes through the tantalizing “That’s Life II” and the riveting “Ric Flair”. Woo! This ATLien can still snap. Whether dolo or with his hometown brethren, Grand Hustle boss, T.I. (“Ready Set Go”), Young Jeezy (“Go Out On The Town”) and Gucci Mane (“Animal”)—the satisfying […]

’11 Disappointing Albums: #5 Wu-Tang Legendary Weapons

The Clan weren’t nuthin’ to fuck with back in the 90s but every time they join forces to release a subpar compilation like this it stains their legacy. Can a Shaolin collective stan get a proper follow-up to 2007’s 8 Diagrams? It’s been 5 years and recent work from Raekwon, Ghost and Meth prove that the talent is still there it just has to be honed in properly together. This rocky E1 release is laced with the familiar kung fu […]

’11 Underrated Albums: #5 Tech N9ne All 6’s And 7’s

Tech N9ne rose from underground obscurity to mainstream consciousness last year with his 13th solo album, All 6’s And 7’s. He took a gamble with his brand and collaborated with household names like, Lil Wayne (“Fuck Food”), B.o.B. (“Am I Psycho”), and Busta Rhymes (“World Wide Choppers”). He also took care of business on his own (“He’s A Mental Giant” ,“Strangeland”). No matter where you place him, Tech can’t be confined. You can bet on that.