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Single of the Week:
Wire to Wire
Scarface is remaking some of KRS One's classic Criminal Minded
. And his mixtape we wrote about a while back will be released next week. And he has a full length in the pipeline as well. And we just creamed our pants.
It's starting to look like the Trae vs. The Box storyline
is way more involved and rooted in precedent than anybody had anticipated. Crazy.
Speaking of, the main criticism we heard re: Trae's video for "Inkredible" (which is still all over MTV) is that Ricky Ross's verse muddled the ending a bit on account of all the cussing. Here's what it looks like without all the curse words blotched out
Here's DJ Premier talking about the late Guru.
For the first time in seemingly 100 years, Cham and Paul Wall reunited for a show in Houston
Speaking of, guess who's getting half of the production for Paul Wall's new album? Yep. Travis Barker
. You had to have seen that coming.