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SD Exclusive: Mobb Deep on Unreleased Songs, Favorites Off New Album, The Future & More

In April, Mobb Deep released what will likely end up one of the best slept-on albums of the year. The Infamous Mobb Deep commemorates their 20th anniversary and marks their first album since 2006. A whole lot has changed in the rap world, but Prodigy and Havoc's chemistry has stayed ...

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SD Exclusive: Kid Ink on Most Expensive Date He's Had & Diving Back Into Producing For Next Album

Kid Ink's career has been a slow burner. Since he made his first steps into the industry, he has built up his name over the course of three mixtapes, various records and a lot of videos before releasing his independent debut album, Up & Away, in June 2012. Touring followed. ...

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SD Exclusive: Kirko Bangz Explains Bigger Than Me Album Title & Creating Love Rihanna

It's been three years since "Drank In My Cup" and Kirko Bangz is finally ready to release his debut album, Bigger Than Me, this June. Many might think he missed his window to capitalize off the success of his earlier singles, but Kirko feels otherwise. "A lot of niggas would've ...

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Access 206: J. Pinder Interview

At some point in an artist's career, he can feel like he only do so much in his city. For J. Pinder, that happened and he ended up moving down to Los Angeles in 2012. A move that might have been criticized a little bit, but has turned out to ...

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Review: Rick Ross - Mastermind

Mastermind, previously slated for release on December 17th, 2013, is in stores this week. It’s Rick Ross’s sixth studio album, and his second in a row to miss a winter release—despite statements over the years by Ross and the MMG twitter account that the Untouchable Maybach Empire does not do ...

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Review: John Regan – Sorry I’m Late

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A classic album isn’t just born over a small amount of time. That’s why most artists don’t have any potential classics in 2010. It’s possible to come up with one in the allotted time but a real good album takes the time and effort. This is why John Regan’s Sorry I’m Late is going to be one of those underground albums that is praised for years to come.

None of the fourteen records deal with the subject matters of drugs, violence or sex. A sorrow filled record about heartbreak lies within the Joell Ortiz and Meylin assisted “Yesterday”. YZ, who produced most of the album, gives a nice drum set mixed in with the melancholy mood setting voice of Meylin. In rare form, Joell’s verse is more on the story telling side of the haunting truth that his girl is gone.

That isn’t the only record dealing with relationships though. Following it is “She Loves Me…Not”. What more can someone say then it’s got a nice Guitar backed beat and a catchy hook. In similar fashion, “She & H.E.R.” is structured like a woman but secretly, or not so secretly, is about Hip-Hop. Needlz pulled off a nice production for John to lay his extrospective words.

The bulk of this album is designed to be more than just club music or street music. It’s got a splash of Mood Muzik but mostly to the taste of John’s style. His best spins come from “One Day In Heaven” and “Star”. Two inspiring joints that come right after each other to end the actual album portion (bonus tracks follow). If you were expecting some street music to sell drugs to or ride out with the homies, you won’t find it here.

For being an independent artist, Sorry I’m Late is very well structured and, in simple terms, musically amazing. People who need some kick back music or something that can relate to your relationship and family problems will love this. No apologies for being late. Take as long as you need if the music will turn out like John’s album.

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