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1. The Last Words of Tupac Shakur.
Cop who allegedly held the shot rapper in his arms at the scene of the crime, tells his version of what happened. By Sean DeFrank.
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2. Gangsta Sermon: Warren G’s Regulate… G Funk Era.
“I’d been scared to play our music, because Dre had already shot me down a few times,” Warren G remembers. “He was like, ‘Y’all need to get your shit together before you do what I do.’” By Jeff Weiss.
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3. The Making of Non Phixion’s The Future Is Now.
Oral history with DJ Eclipse, Ill Bill, Goretex, Sabac, Necro and others who were there. By Phillip Mlynar.
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4. Radio Days: 10 Classic On-Air Freestyles with Tim Westwood.
Nas rhymin’ with De La and other spit sessions from across the pound. (Downloads available.) By Step One (@PaulDJStepOne).
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5. Five Great Rap Rip-Offs.
“Here are a few examples of not-so-subtle examples of rappers wearing their influences on their sleeves.” By Robbie Ettelson.
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6. Remembering Sam Greenlee Through His Most Famous Book.
Author of The Spook Who Sat By the Door has passed away. By Karen Grigsby Bates.
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