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November 27, 2012

Homeboy Sandman – Illuminati (Video)

Homeboy Sandman, the inaugural honoree of our "5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn't Suck" series, continues to prove why, blazing a now Stones Throw-backed trail of progressive, thought-provoking rhythmic American poetry with "Illuminati"
 
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April 25, 2011

5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck [April, 2011 Edition]

It's been a while since we last compiled a "5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn't Suck" edition, but we're back, and are sitting on a great list this month, including a couple things you might not know about, but should.
 
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December 30, 2010

5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck [2010 Year In Review Edition]

As an end of the year recap, we’d like to re-highlight a couple of the folks we’ve noted who we think exemplified the concept of the column, as well as spotlight a couple of different entities, to present to readers old and new, five reasons why New York Hip Hop didn’t suck in 2010.
 
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October 28, 2010

5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck [October 2010 Edition]

We're back after a one month hiatus with our "5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn't Suck" column, highlighting a batch of New York-area entities that we feel are a helpful reminder to those who would like to ignore the Big Apple's current, and future, hip hop greatness
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