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Uncommon Approach: New York Shitty [Part 2]

‘Uncommon Approach’ is a column written by Paul “Nasa” Loverro, owner of independent label Uncommon Records. With this frequent column, he gives readers an all access look at the ups and downs of running an independent Hip Hop label in this day and age. An in-depth column from the perspective of an Indie label owner. This time, part 1 of his column “New York Shitty”.
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Article: Who Can Save Hip Hop?

This is a question that has been eating away at me for a while now. Yet the question is not as straight forward as it might suggest. There was a time when Hip Hops standard bearers were also at its forefront. When the most skillful and charismatic MCs in the game were the major players. When any new artists wanting to join those at the top had to be something special.
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Article: The Roots Enigma

How can a group heralded so great by so many still have such a dismal record for units sold? How can the group that backed Jay-Z so superbly for his much-celebrated Unplugged session still be operating this far below the radar?
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Article: We All Love Donuts

We’ve all heard the throbbing drum patterns, the galactic chords, and of course the exotically chopped vocal samples. But J Dilla’s overwhelming impact on hip-hop music is not only based on the groundbreaking material he left behind.
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Article: The Renaissance

I am not talking about the new Q-Tip album (which is great by the way), I am talking about the era Hip Hop’s in right now. Hip Hop is dead? Hip Hop sucks? The future looks bad for Hip Hop? There’s no hope for Hip Hop anymore? No: we are now experiencing the rebirth of a damn great genre.