Posts Tagged ‘DMX’

Rapper Eve on the Gap Between Her Albums and Testosterone in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop—its slang, its trends—seems to change every six months. So it's almost unheard of for a rapper to go a decade between releasing albums and still maintain some type of success. This became a reality for rapper Eve, who released her fourth album, Lip Lock, in May—11 years after its predecessor, Eve-Olution.
Eve's career wasn't exactly [...]

X.O. Talks Monumental II, Becoming a Brand

The last time we heard an X.O. solo recording—the celebratory One.One.Ten, released on Jan. 1 of last year—the Northwest D.C. native seemed comfortable with his place among the region's hip-hop elite.
One year later, X.O. sounds restless on Monumental II, a 17-track mixtape of familiar soul samples, reflective anecdotes, and aggressive lyricism released today. Monumental II is the [...]

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