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Cormega and Large Professor Lace ‘Rap Basquiat’ with Golden-Era Wit

Although he's always been a niche concern to the wider world, Cormega's reputation and the records that established it—particularly his official 2001 debut The Realness—are…
David Drake / June 18, 2014

Chicago Rap Blazes Up From the Streets

"This is Chi, right?" blurts Kanye West, arguably the world's most famous rapper, after shouting out three underground Chicago artists — L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Chief…
David Drake / June 25, 2012

Q&A: Rising Atlanta Rapper Future Prepares to Land on ‘Pluto’

Future has been working behind the scenes in the Atlanta hip-hop scene for years, but only became a solo artist in the past two, building…
David Drake / March 16, 2012