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Review: Beautiful and Brutal Yard (B.A.B.Y.) by J Hus

B.A.B.Y. flaunts Hus’ best qualities with added understated maturity. In genre, Hus is a chameleon, in lyricism a lion. My personal favourite, ‘Masculine’, airs how subtle intonation changes can mark…

Buhloone Mindstate retrospective

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Navy Blue matures in his sophomore offering

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Just remember ALL CAPS: celebrating MF Doom

Beneath the nacreous mask was an MC of many identities. MF DOOM, Viktor Vaughan, “your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper,” or just simply “Doom,” Daniel Dumile (Doo-mi-lay) went by many monikers.…