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“Strange Fruition” – Review Of Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II

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Having played with the idea for a few years, there seemed no better time than 2012 for Lupe Fiasco to follow through with a sequel to his heralded debut album, Food & Liquor.

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa: “Atlantic Wants More Pop Songs On O.N.I.F.C.”

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Wiz Khalifa's on the cover of Complex’s October/November 2012 issue and, in <a href="http://www.complex.com/music/2012/09/wiz-khalifa-cover-story">the accompanying feature</a>, Wiz covers everything from his personal relationship with Amber Rose to his business relationship with Atlantic Records, shedding a little light on why the label may have stalled the release of his upcoming album O.

The Day After Tomorrow

Maino Feat. Robbie Nova – “That Could Be Us”

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It was only a matter of time before Maino's record label, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aH8upEjhm0">Millennium Records</a>, poisoned his mind into doing something like this.

Unexpected Arrival

Diggy Simmons Feat. Jeremih – “Do It Like You”

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The game is littered with foreseeable collaborations these days but when there's a benefit for all parties involved, plenty good can come out from the setup.

Unexpected Arrival

Diggy Simmons – “Copy, Paste” Video

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Diggy and his team of ghostwriters already <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/06/new-music-diggy-simmons-copy-paste">"borrowed" plenty of elements</a> to create "Copy, Paste," so why not plagiarize the video concept on top of that.

Unexpected Arrival

Diggy Simmons Failed His Arts & Crafts Classes

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/new-music-diggy-simmons-feat-bruno-mars-click-clack-away"> No one wants to see Diggy fail. He's the kid whose bloodline gives him automatic clearance into whatever avenue he would eventually decide to venture into. Since his face was recognizable well before his cornoration, his reserved spot doesn't rub anyone the wrong way. No one wants to see Diggy coast, either. After <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/download-diggy-simmons-past-presents-future-hosted-by-dj-premier">his DJ Premier-endorsed mixtape</a> gained little traction outside of the name recognition and fans didn't call for his early retirement, it should be assumed good music is the best--if not only--remedy in his situation.

Spotlight

Thank God We Are Not Lasers

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I've never been one of Lupe's Lasers, Losers or Sun Beams or whatever his loyal contingent of protesting diehards call themselves.

Wiz Khalifa

More Major Ink For Wiz Khalifa

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/rick-ross-feat-currensy-and-wiz-khalifa-super-high-remix"> It appears as if <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/wiz-khalifa">Da Kid Wiz</a> is giving the major label route another go, as this video interview confirms Khalifa's freshly-inked inked deal with Atlantic Records.

Stans

Free Lupe!

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There was a time when I would have fought hard for Lupe.

Paramore

B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams – “Airplanes” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/b-o-b-feat-haley-williams-of-paramore-airplanes"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/b-o-b-aka-bobby-ray">Bobby Ray's</a> inspirational hit with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/hayley-williams">Hayley</a> gets the strobe light treatment.

VIDEOS

B.o.B Feat. T.I. – “Forever Lost”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/b-o-b-presents-the-adventures-of-bobby-ray"> While young <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/b-o-b">Bobby Ray</a> got Tip on one track for his <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/b-o-b-presents-the-adventures-of-bobby-ray">Adventures...</a>, this one had to get the snip-snip because Coldplay hates all rappers not named Jay-Z and Kanye.

Paramore

B.o.B Feat. Haley Williams of Paramore – “Airplanes”

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<a href="http://www.bobatl.com/"> In a time when "superstars" are far and few between, every element of the machine is getting behind <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/b-o-b-aka-bobby-ray">Bobby</a>.

MUSIC

Donnis – “Superman High” Freestyle

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High off the announcement of his <a href="http://twitter.com/DONNISXDONNIS/status/9159333426">signing with Atlantic</a>, the lil' homie <a href=" http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/donnis">Donnis</a> hopped in the booth and let a few bars fly to <a href=" http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/r-kelly">Rob's</a> aptly-titled track.

Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood

“Keep It 100″ – Review Of B.G.’s Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood

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Ten some odd years ago, Christopher "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/bg">B.G.</a>" Dorsey undoubtedly had the same easygoing persona, but his star status was definitely on another echelon.


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