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RR’s ’09 Best Mixtapes: #7 50 Cent “Forever King”

Originally conceived as a sequel to the spectacular Sincerely Yours, Southside, 50 adds his magic touch to some mo’ R&B classics. This time it’s ’90s bangers that get the takeover treatment. He makes it clear that “success is his addiction” on Gina Thompson’s “The Things That You Do”; counts his stacks over Horace Brown’s “One For The Money” and is lookin’ for a ride-or-die chick to the sounds of Intro’s “Funny How Time Flies”. But instead of sticking to the […]

RR’s ’09 Best Mixtapes: #8 Lupe Fiasco “Enemy Of The State”

Hold up. Before we get started, let’s get something clear. Just ’cause I don’t personally like someone, doesn’t mean I can’t document objectively their contributions to this culture which is bigger than all of us. I hate Kobe, but he’s three rings away from being the undisputed G.O.A.T. Yes, I’m not fond of Mr. Jaco, but there’s no denying his strong MC skills. His Turkey day-released gift to fans, Enemy of The State, is even further proof of that. Timbo’s […]

RR’s ’09 Best Mixtapes: #9 Jadakiss “Kiss My Ass”

You can’t call your album “Kiss My Ass”? Fuck it, make a mixtape bearing the name. Get back with Green Lantern, the DJ behind the captivating Champ Is Here, and attempt to make a work that comes close to eclipsing its potent prodecessor. Revved up for the reunion, Jada spazzes on the MIC with Pacquaio power-packed punchlines. He’s “the cornerstone of the corner store” (“Child Albuse”), “nicer than Jordan when he hit the jumper over Craig Ehlo” (“The People”) and […]

Floyd Mayweather On Fight Cancellation

Pretty Boy Floyd issued this statement regarding the scrapped bout between him and Manny Pacquiao. Throughout this whole process I have remained patient, but at this point I am thoroughly disgusted that Pacquiao and his representatives are trying to blame me for the fight not happening when clearly the blame is on them. First and foremost, not only do I want to fight Manny Pacquiao, I want to whip his punk ass. Before the mediation, my team proposed a 14-day, […]