Don’t Take Gucci Mane For Granted

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Gucci-ManeGucci Mane didn’t name himself after a clothing designer. He named himself after his father. Ralph Dudley, a former serviceman turned drug dealer who wasn’t around much during his son’s childhood, was sometimes known as Gucci. Radric Davis, his son, was Gucci’s little man. That became Gucci Mane. It’s not a rap name. It’s a … More »

NLE Choppa Is All Upside

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NLE-ChoppaThere’s a scene in the 1985 movie Krush Groove, the fictionalized version of Def Jam’s rise, where a teenage LL Cool J barges into the Def Jam label office and demands an audition. The guys in the office try to kick him out, but LL bellows the word “box!” and then spends the next few … More »

Hear Two More Tracks From J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III Comp Out Friday

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J. Cole has been teasing his new Dreamville compilation, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, for a while now. He shared the LP’s first two singles, “Down Bad” and “Got Me,” last month. Tonight, he released two more tracks along with the album release date. Revenge Of The Dreamers III is out this Friday, … More »