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2010 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors  - Arrivals
Game
Jesus Piece

Jesus Piece pairs Game up with 2 Chainz and Rick Ross with our protagonist, tempering bullet-ridden tales and redemptive prayers, Game unleashes his best work to date and a landmark for hip hop. There’s some vicious rhyming, illuminating how tight of an MC he truly is, Ominous production shimmers at the beginning of “Scared Now” as the album’s suicide doors open. Game fiercely fires off the verses as the hook “Who the fuck’s scared now?” Game is seriously on top of his game here.

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wiz_khalifa_press_picture_3Wiz Khalifa
O.N.I.F.C.

Wiz Khalifa’s new album O.N.I.F.C. (abbreviated from One Night in First Class, or if you’re feeling slightly more edgy, One Nigga in First Class) is out in the US with many expecting the rapper to do well in the charts this coming weekend. However, one major criticism is that it doesn’t seem to have escaped Wizzy that a lot of his lyrical content focuses on narcotic intake: and it’s something he resents.

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Nate Dogg
It’s a Wonderful Life

Legendary hip hop crooner, who passed after complications following a stroke, will release the album, It’s a Wonderful Life. The album will include unreleased music from Nate Dogg as well as features from artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z.

The album release is through a new partnership between Seven Arts Music and United Media and Music Group. His last album was a self-titled effort released under Elektra Records.

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DJ-MuggsDJ Muggs
Bass For Your Face

Legendary Cypress Hill hip hop DJ and producer, DJ Muggs, takes us on a journey into the future sounds of dubstep, glitch and grimy electronic music on his debut for Ultra Music with Bass For Your Face. This album features Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Dizzee Rascal, Freddie Gibbs, Danny Brown, Belle Humble, Roc Marci and Killa P.With the new project, he hopes he can connect old school beat fanatics with the raw fundamentals of drum sounds and electronic basslines.

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The Glastonbury Festival 2011 - Day TwoGhostface Killah
12 Reasons to Die

A reunion of giants, Ghost’s new album will be released on RZA’s brand new Soul Temple imprint, and will be the executive producer as well. I know we probably had most of you at ‘new Ghostface LP’ but wait, there’s more! Arguably the best bit of news about this whole thing is that the album will in fact be collaboration with Black Dynamite composer, Venice Dawn, creator and occasional OKP contributor Adrian Younge. And knowing the depth of that man’s record collection there are twelve reasons to die but six million ways to flip a string section.

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