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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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A lot of music listeners who know Mistah F.A.B. have put him into a box. They know him from the Hyphy movement and when that died down, some felt he did too. Quite the contrary, this made F.A.B. work harder to establish being a versatile artist and also return to his roots. This is where his I Found My Backpack series came from. In the latest edition of SD’s The Art Of Storytelling, the Bay Area native discusses what lead to the series, feeling that the second volume could’ve been even bigger, why he’s ending with the forthcoming third installment (sub-titled The Last Bag) and more.

In the vast world of music, there’s an endless amount of stories floating around the creative process. A lot of these tales don’t actually get told to the general public, instead they remain in the mind of the artists who’ve crafted these records and the people around them. The big singles and worthy collaborations always end up getting explanations explained but what about everything that makes up the heart of an album in between? That one deep song, what inspired it? Many questions arise and thus, The Art Of Storytelling was born. This series is meant to breakdown the creations of particular records and projects that have never been explained before in-depth.

Previously: The Art Of Storytelling: Kirko Bangz – That Pole

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