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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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RU - Why Criminal Minded and Critical Beatdown are the both the greatest rap albums ever made2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: Why Criminal Minded and Critical Beatdown are both the greatest rap album ever made

Robbie Unkut on why these albums are not only indispensable, but also cut from the same cloth

RU - Why Criminal Minded and Critical Beatdown are the both the greatest rap albums ever made

Every time I’ve been asked to list my favourite rap albums of all time, the top position is always a …

RU - How Droog, Rast and two DJs from Nottingham brought NY back2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: How Droog, Rast and two DJs from Nottingham brought “NY back”

"There is always someone ready to step out of the shadows and apply a defibrillator to the rotting corpse of rap."

RU - How Droog, Rast and two DJs from Nottingham brought NY back

It should be understood at this point that the term “bring New York back” has really just become a term …

RU - Cam'(W)ron(g)?2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: Cam’(W)ron(g)?

Robbie Unkut on how Killa Cam's personal contentment is wreaking havoc on his craft

RU - Cam'(W)ron(g)?

What’s really good, Cam’ron? After providing the outstanding music that was ‘Instagram (Catfish)’ and ‘My Life’ for 2013’s surprisingly enjoyable …

RU - The Worst of Cheque Cashed Rap2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: The Worst of Cheque Cashed Rap

Remember when Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Justin Bieber and more linked up with rappers? Yeah you do.

RU - The Worst of Cheque Cashed Rap

There have been some truly atrocious rap cameos on garbage R&B and rock songs over the years, many of which …

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No Country for Old (Rap) Men: Rap Game Scooby Droog

The internet has fallen in love with the rumour that NY rap newcomer Your Old Droog is in fact an alter-ego of Nas. Robbie Unkut weighs in.

RU - Rap Game Scooby Droog

Sometimes you can hear a rapper’s influences seeping through every line. In the case of Nasty Nas, he was clearly …

RU - G-Unit Is Still A Wash2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: G-Unit is still a wash

Robbie Unkut is not feeling sentimental

RU - G-Unit Is Still A Wash

Everyone is yapping about the return of G-Unit, who you may remember as being some of the more talented weed …

RU - Iggy Azalea's The New Classic2

No Country for Old (Rap) Men: Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic

Grab yourself some popcorn as Robbie Unkut talks us through his first listen of the debut LP from Australia's biggest export

RU - Iggy Azalea's The New Classic

So Iggy likes to remind us of her struggle as a sixteen-year-old outchea in Miami with no family, where she …