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The players behind the creation of the inconic Blue Album's artwork tell how it came to be.
Ten years later, Chicago rappers speak on the impact and influence of Kanye's debut album.
Rising rapper talks motivation, fan support and more.
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.
Going behind the scenes of one of rap's most recognizable album covers of all time.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/ryan-hemsworth-interview.jpg"></a>Words By Ryan Hemsworth, As Told To Julie J.
<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.
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.
When DJ Premier and Nasty Nas are included in the program, the show typically sells out.
<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.
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.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freddie-gibbs">Freddie Gibbs</a> has always marched to the beat of his own drum.
<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.
Spoiler alert: Consequence's Movies On Demand will go down as one of the best mixtapes of 2010.
<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.
It's a rare occurrence these days when a new artist or project comes out of nowhere to shake up the game.