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The Black Opera – “Black Superstar”

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Being in the limelight is difficult to navigate for many newly minted stars.

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12.26 The Cooler

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Natalia Inoue Gift Card Exchange Day Is Today <a href="http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-12-24/gift-card-exchange-day-monday">[Augusta Chronicle]</a> Thank You, Etta: 5 Awesome Etta James Samples <a href="http://therapup.net/2011/12/thank-you-etta-5-awesome-etta-james-samples/">[TRU]</a> Nelly Sued By American Express <a href="http://www.nme.com/news/nelly/61138">[NME]</a> Social-Minded Hip-Hop Is Making a Comeback <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/arts/music/social-minded-hip-hop-makes-a-comeback.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all?src=tp">[NYT]</a> 20 Common vs.

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yU – “If U Down”

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On “If U Down,” the first single from the Diamond District member's sophomore album The Earn, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/yu">yU</a> combats empty rhetoric with harsh truth about himself, his surroundings and his art form.

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yU – A Garbage Beat Tape

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/yu">yU’s</a> best known for his work on the microphone, whether he’s on the solo tip or doing his thing as one-third of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/diamond-district">Diamond District</a>.

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Oddisee Feat. yU – “Still Doing It”

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Following a pretty kickass verse on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/08/new-music-diamond-district-feat-fat-trel-tol-u-so">"Tol' U So,"</a> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/oddisee">Oddisee's</a> back behind the boards for his new instrumental album, Rock Creek Park, and its first single, "Still Doing It.

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Diamond District Feat. Fat Trel – “Tol’ U So”

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Uptown XO links with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/diamond-district">Diamond District</a> brethren yU, Oddisee and fellow DMV-repper <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fat-trel">Fat Trel</a> for "Tol' U So," a track set to be included on XO's next project Monumental 2.

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yU Of Diamond District – Before Taxes

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/yu-native"> A while back, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/yu">yU</a>, one-third of Diamond District, released his solo effort, Before Taxes to critical acclaim.

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Oddisee – “Kissin Clause”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=152945"> The holiday season is in full swing which means it's time for long shopping trips, putting up the Christmas tree & gatherings among friends and family. The one constant throughout these and any other holiday traditions one may hold is holiday music. Growing up, we heard holiday themed music 24-7 from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. Sweeping in to save your ears from redundant tunes, the Low Budget Crew have remixed & flipped some of our favorite songs. There are a lot of nice tracks on here & I can't wait to play them just to see older relatives start their patented dance moves, only to be thrown off when the beat switches. And I'll have it all on film for posterity purposes. Just to give you a quick taste of what you're in store for, here's Oddisee flipping my favorite Christmas song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." Oddisee - "Kissin Clause" Download -- <a href="http://n002.hulkshare.com/d/kcg56mu54cwcsj57plmamhjpukr4gd4hpemwng4nou/A%20Low%20Budget%20Christmas.zip">Low Budget Crew - A Low Budget Christmas: Second Edition</a>.

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yU “Before Taxes” Nike Dunk Winners Announced

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First and foremost, thanks to all that entered <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/win-a-free-pair-of-yu-before-taxes-nike-dunks">the yU "Before Taxes" Giveaway</a>.

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The Week That Was: The All The Kings Men Couldn’t Get LeBron A Win Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/celtics-tony-allen-dunks-on-antawn-jamison"> -- Basketball is a team game (how else do you <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/celtics-tony-allen-dunks-on-antawn-jamison">explain this dunk?</a>).

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Reminder: Enter To Win yU’s “Before Taxes” Nike Dunks

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/win-a-free-pair-of-yu-before-taxes-nike-dunks"> Reminder: Make sure your name is in the hat. Enter to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/win-a-free-pair-of-yu-before-taxes-nike-dunks">win yU's "Before Taxes" Nike Dunks</a>.

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For The Free: yU’s “Before Taxes” Nike Dunks

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/win-a-free-pair-of-yu-before-taxes-nike-dunks"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/yu">yU</a>, one-third of the celebrated group Diamond District, recently released a new solo album, Before Taxes, released April 13th via Mello Music Group.

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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.


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