This was Southern rap's year.
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The best local albums of 2008
Yesterday I was hanging in the studio with Jim Jonsin, the local producer extraordinaire who produced two of the biggest hip-hop tracks of the year, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" and T.I.'s "Whatever You Like." We were basically chopping it up about music, the industry, his upcoming five Grammy nominati ... More >>
Bun B's new disc is too true and too real
Ultimate Victory (Chamillitary/Universal Motown)
UGK: The most anticipated Southern rap album of the year was worth the wait
If you think Lil Jon and Bad Brains have nothing in common, wait till you meet Whole Wheat Bread
Ne-Yo and Chris Brown snap to it.
Outkast's Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the Old South.
The Craft (Anti)
USA (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)
There's no fakin' the Bacon
This Right Here Is Buck 65 (V2)
Your guide to the festivals, VIP-only events, and block parties of the VMAs
Throw ya neck out, suckas
Mississippi: The Screwed and Chopped Album MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water (SRC/Universal)
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)
Down and Sup with Nappy Roots
On location with Lil Jon, Trick, hoochies, and director mamas
The Dirty South documents the triumph of down-home hip-hop
Stankonia (Arista Records)