WEEZER

“Undone”: The Story Behind Weezer’s Debut Album Cover

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The players behind the creation of the inconic Blue Album's artwork tell how it came to be.

#Kanye West

Freshmen Orientation: How Kanye’s ‘The College Dropout’ Influenced A Generation

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Ten years later, Chicago rappers speak on the impact and influence of Kanye's debut album.

Young Scooter

Count Music: Young Scooter’s ‘Street Lottery 2′ Mixtape

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Rising rapper talks motivation, fan support and more.

The Godfathers (Kool G. Rap And Necro)

Studio Sessions With The Godfathers, Kool G. Rap And Necro

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Any talks of regionalism in Hip-Hop meets eye-rolls wherever you're at. At the same time there's something great about hearing hometown sounds blast in the face of modern music. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/necro">Necro</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kool-g-rap">Kool G. Rap</a> set out to do just that: stand firm on NY rap's long lineage with the streets and hard beats.

Steddy P

All Eyes On The Midwest: Steddy P & DJ Mahf Go ‘Gonzo’ on New Album

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/steddy-p-dj-mahf-lead.jpg"></a>Words By <a href="https://twitter.com/holl_x">Holly H</a> "Please accept these good ass raps from a grown ass man, Before my black grown hands smack some young ass stans We move the merch quick from out the back of vans, Don’t need an S on my chest, always hated Superman" – Steddy P on <a href="http://steddyp.bandcamp.com/track/pocket-full-of-loud">“Pocket Full of Loud”</a> Steddy P doesn’t need an S on his chest when he has an Indyground eyeball tattooed on his arm.

VIDEOS

KLC Reacts To Kanye’s “Blood On The Leaves,” Talks Recording “Down 4 My N****z”

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/klc-lead.jpg"></a>Words By <a href="https://twitter.com/holl_x">Holly H</a> These days it seems there’s very little middle ground in terms of audience and critical reaction to Yeezus—not so much love/hate as praise/derision or care/indifference.

Mr. Robotic

How To Make Money Licensing Music, As Told By Mr. Robotic

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/mr-robotic-music-licensing-interview.jpg"></a>Words By Holly H | <a href="http://www.twitter.com/holl_x">@holl_x</a> Up-and-coming artists are always looking for ways to monetize their hustle.

Ryan Hemsworth

How Ryan Hemsworth Almost Became A Music Journalist

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/ryan-hemsworth-interview.jpg"></a>Words By Ryan Hemsworth, As Told To Julie J.

Tef Poe

How To Master Marketing And Networking, As Told By Tef Poe

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/tef.jpg"></a>Words By Holly H | <a href="http://www.twitter.com/holl_x">@holl_x</a> Tef Poe has had a big, busy year.

SMOKE BREAK

Here’s Rittz’s Unbeatable Burrito Recipe For Cinco De Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo celebrates the <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/05/more-than-margaritas-a-history-of-cinco-de-mayo/">Mexicans’ underdog victory over the French</a> in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, but all Americans tend to recognize it.

What's On My iPod

Loosies: Nas & DJ Premier Turn Up The Mic, Game Is Different, Pusha T, Emilio & Slaughterhouse

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When DJ Premier and Nasty Nas are included in the program, the show typically sells out.

Stalley

American Rapstars: Big K.R.I.T. & Stalley Talk The Past, Present & Future

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/krit-stalley-lead.jpg"></a>Graphics: <a href="http://missdimplez.com/">Miss Dimplez</a> Their area codes reside in different time zones, but Meridian, Mississippi's Big K.

VALENTINE'S DAY

Valentine’s Day Advice From LoveRance On The “7 Fast Women We’d Put A Ring On”

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Graphics: <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/author/beware">BEWARE</a> Valentine's Day is about lust just as much it is about love, but those cutesy Hallmark cards and Zales commercials won't ever give you the full skinny.

Young Jeezy

“As Told To…” – Freddie Gibbs Talks Signing To Jeezy’s CTE

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freddie-gibbs">Freddie Gibbs</a> has always marched to the beat of his own drum.

The Paxtons

“As Told To…” -The Paxtons’ The Manhattan Project

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=140887">Graphic: <a href="http://www.taliadesign.co.nz/">Talia</a> It's always easy to write up a song when it comes along by itself or you haven't heard anything from the artist in awhile.

#Kanye West

TSS Presents Consequence’s Movies On Demand: Menu Guide

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Spoiler alert: Consequence's Movies On Demand will go down as one of the best mixtapes of 2010.

SMOKE BREAK

Sir Lucious Left Foot Reflects On Chico Dusty

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/big-boi-brings-back-barenaked-ladies"> As any mother can testify, having a father or father figure around is irreplaceable. Certain life lessons can only be taught by a man, which is why <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/big-boi">Big Boi's</a> Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty is so unique.

K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

“As Told To…” – Big K.R.I.T.’s K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

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It's a rare occurrence these days when a new artist or project comes out of nowhere to shake up the game.


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