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The Best Rhymers Of All Time


From the simple nursery rhyme–like bars of Kurtis Blow’s “The Breaks” to the smooth East Coast flow of Notorious B.I.G.’s hit song “Hypnotize” to the speedy delivery of Kendrick Lamar’s “Rigamortis,” rhyming in rap music has not only evolved, it’s gotten better.

The video below explores how some of the greatest rappers of all time create memorable, lyrically dense rhymes.

 

Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money


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From expensive clothes to gaudy chains and customized rides, wealth has always been a major talking point in the hip-hop community – especially in rap lyrics. As Jay-Z chides on Magna Carta… Holy Grail‘s “Versus” track, “The truth in my verses versus your metaphors about what your net worth is.” Thus, Businessweek recently launched an inside look into hip-hop’s dubious tales of extraordinary wealth. The results confirm Hov’s skepticism of rap’s tried-and-true rags-to-riches narrative – one in which Jay has taken part in the truest sense while others’ claims to a cache of prosperity are, in truth, mostly unrealized.Here, Businessweek hilariously ousts some of the industry’s worst offenders – and most “humble” lyricists – with a telling “Actual Wealth vs. Alleged Wealth” comparison.

Slaughterhouse – House Gang


Slaughterhouse-e1366312092460There’s been a lot of solo material over the last year, but it’s been a minute since Slaughterhouse dropped a song together. Here’s their latest, House Gang, off Funkmaster Flex’s mixtape. Check it out below. Verses are in this order: Royce Da 59, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Joe Budden.

Raekwon Opens Up About Wu Tang Drama


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Raekwon shares his thoughts on the friction between Wu Tang group members before they dropped their last album “8 Diagrams,” revealing that personalities were just clashing, despite talent. Raekwon also details his new project “Lost Jewlry,” which is a compilation of past projects he’s resurrected and remastered, which features artists like Maino, Faith Evans, Freddie Gibbs and more.

Nicki Minaj – Come On A Cone


Nicki Minaj is full steam ahead in the promotions for her upcoming album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, a revamp of her sophomore album, which will include a separate disc with new tracks. “Come On a Cone” is a new music video the international superstar released to fans via Twitter. The Grizz Lee-directed visuals includes clips from Minaj on tour as wells as with several rappers, including her YMCMB team. Wacka Flocka Flame, Gucci Man, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian are just a few of the cameos in her new video.