yU -“Native”

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<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/before-taxes/id363912874"> Constantly bombarded with what every artist/manager/publicist hopes is the next thing, I'm always looking for and listening to a healthy dose of boom-bap that may not agree with everyone's tastes. But I think anyone who listened to Diamond District's In The Ruff last year will cosign how thorough it was. Right on the heels of the group's critical acclaim, one part of the DD team, <a href="http://twitter.com/yuthe78er">yU</a>, has released his solo effort, Before Taxes, and it's ripe with similar sound patterns but perhaps more gritty & conscious lyrics.


Diamond District – “Hologram”

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My original intentions were to post <a href="http://diamonddistrictdmv.com/">Diamond District's</a> <a href="http://www.zshare.net/download/6698815408afb719">Diamond Exchange mixtape</a> a few days ago, around the same time <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/10/oddisee-odd-autumn">Oddisee's seasonal instrumental tape</a> got posted.

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TSS Presents The Countdown To A3C’s Perfect Attendance Showcase: Day 4

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We'd be slacking if we decided to do a series of showcases in the capital of the Peach State and not invite Donnis, the Atlanta Brave with the rugged flow to hold court with us.

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It Just Keeps Getting Better…

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/09/the-smoking-section-partners-with-the-2009-a3c-hip-hop-festival">October 1st to 3rd. A3C Festival, Atlanta, GA</a>.


Cop: The King Jaffe Joffer Shirt

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Given the current economic situation coupled with the facts that you're not going to top <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/06/picture-tpains-big-ass-chain">T-Pain's "Big Ass Chain"</a> or <a href="http://www.brokencool.com/broken_cool/2009/06/the-10-most-ridiculous-rapper-chains.html">the most ridiculous</a> of rapper chains, why opt for jewelry.

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