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RU - DJ Premier closes the door on D&D Studios - An End of an Era2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: DJ Premier closes the door on D&D Studios – an end of an era

"It’s hard to match the energy and spontaneity of the traditional grimy recording studio"

RU - DJ Premier closes the door on D&D Studios - An End of an Era

Although the iconic recording studio on the fourth floor of 320 West 37th Street has traded under the name of …

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RU - A Better Season Tomorrow?2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: A Better Season Tomorrow?

Robbie Unkut weighs up the comparative merits of the two recent albums to come out of the Wu camp

RU - A Better Season Tomorrow?

21 years ago, Wu-Tang Weren’t Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit. These days, the W is still revered by some fierce loyalists, …

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RU - A Brief History Of Posse Cuts3

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: A brief history of posse cuts

Robbie Unkut on how 1994's 'Flava In Ya Ear' remix pretty much set the blueprint for the multi-rapper spectacle

RU - A Brief History Of Posse Cuts

The posse cut is a rare creature that, when executed correctly, can epitomise everything that is great about rap: dazzling …

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RU - Sorry M.O.P., I'm finally tapping out2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: Sorry M.O.P., I’m finally tapping out

"After sitting through their first project in three years, I wanted to throw myself in front of a speeding bus"

RU - Sorry M.O.P., I'm finally tapping out

After 25 years of loyal Mash Out Posse support, having copped every album they dropped (ignoring the one where they …

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Shit List2

The worst people associated with hip-hop

"Professional jerk" Robbie Unkut discusses the worst and the blurst in the game

Shit List

There are a number of annoying personalities in the wacky world of hip-hop. Some of them, such as Russell Simmons, …

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RU - Who Are The Most Likeable Characters In Rap?2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: Who are the most likeable characters in rap?

"Professional jerk" Robbie Unkut takes a look at rappers who are simply incapable of exhausting the public's goodwill

RU - Who Are The Most Likeable Characters In Rap?

Recently I was congratulated for “hating on the most unhateable guy in rap,” after suggesting that rotund producer Statik Selektah …

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RU - A Brief History of Porn Rap2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: A brief history of Porn Rap

Rap and adult entertainment have been bedfellows for some time now – Coolio's PornHub collab is just the latest stunt

RU - A Brief History of Porn Rap

Dirty Rapps [sic] have been an integral part of hip-hop since its humble beginnings. Big Bank Hank boasted …

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RU - The Thin Line Between Influence and Biting2

No Country for (Old) Rap Men: The thin line between influence and biting

From Action Bronson to Your Old Droog, Robbie Unkut looks at rappers who wear their influences on their sleeves without being derivative

RU - The Thin Line Between Influence and Biting

When does ‘influence’ become ‘imitation’ in rap? While there has always been a strong element of riding the wave of …

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