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Album of the Week: “In The Ruff” by Diamond District

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Diamond District
In The Ruff
Mello Music Group, 2009

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The Mixes: The Valentines Day Mixtape

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By: Daniel Hodgman

The Mixes is a Bonus Cut series that focuses on themed mixtapes. The purpose of this series is to share music in hip-hop, but also to share the ability to express feelings through mixtapes. The premise takes after Rob Sheffield’s book Love is a Mix Tape, but unlike his book, these mixes will vary in theme. Although I will have notes explaining why I included each song, the overall interpretation of the songs and the mixtape as a whole is on you. Music is fickle because it triggers different emotions, and one of the greatest feelings is determining your thoughts for specific music on your own. Although Bonus Cut provides The Starting Five, a weekly list of songs the creators are currently digging, The Mixes is an individual entity because of its focus on certain themes.

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Exploring The Minds of Hip-Hop: The Bonus Cut Fantasy Draft (Part Three)

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By: Harry Jadun with help from the Bonus Cut staff

Click here for part one.
Click here for part two.

Fantasy sports has taken off. Due to the rise in technology and the internet, fantasy sports has not only become unbelievably popular in the United States, but also all around the world. Here at Bonus Cut, we have decided that we would take the concept of fantasy sports and apply it to hip-hop music. Instead of drafting wideouts and running backs, we’ve drafted some of our favorite MC’s and beat makers. The big winner in this situation is you. Not only do we introduce you to some of our favorite hip-hop artists and explain why they are relevant in hip-hop culture, we’ve also laced the Draft with dope tracks for your audio pleasure. With this draft, our goal is to pay tribute to some our favorite hip-hop artists and acknowledge the influence they have had on our lives.

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Album(‘s) of the Week: “The Beauty In All” and “People Hear What They See” by Oddisee

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This week Gus and I decided to share two, yes TWO, albums for our Album of the Week segment. They’re both from the brilliant mind of Oddisee and they’re both worth spinning, multiple times.

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