A deep hip-hop vocabulary has always set apart more exploratory artists like Outkast and Wu Tang Clan from the repetitive missives of Soulja Boy, but it was always a theoretical debate. Now, if there weren't already enough ways to pass judgment upon and categorize rappers, data Scientist Matt Danie ... More >>
Raekwon First Avenue, Minneapolis Sunday, November 4, 2012 For the closing of the afterparty of the first annual Twin Cities Sneaker.Art Exchange (TCS.AX) Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon the Chef was the main draw. Still, First Avenue only had maybe 75 people in it Sunday night and Raekwon was clearly ... More >>
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