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Ahh, the Fourth: probably the best holiday ever. It's a day to celebrate being a member of the greatest country in the world, and also a time to enjoy copious amounts of barbecue and beer. It really doesn't get much better. 

So, in preparation for this glorious event, we have for you an exclusive mix from the boys over at 

Jul 12
2014
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If there’s one thing 2014 has brought us thus far it is an array of fantastic music. It seems as though every week there is a new record released that needs to be thrown into the consideration for album of the year. For our mid-year review at Under The Gun, we wanted to bring you a list of records that we feel contain some of the best material released so far this year. However, we decided to focus on those that you might not have had a chance to hear yet due to being the works of (currently) lesser-known acts.

Jul 12
2014
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Russell Simmons And Steve Rifkind’s Goal For ADD52 Is To Develop The Next Star

Simmons, Rifkind and Robbins know a thing or two about breaking artists. Simmons is the co-founder of one of hip-hop’s most iconic record labels, Def Jam, and Rifkind, founder of Loud and SRC Records, was responsible for breaking legends such as Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep and Three 6 Mafia. Robbins is the co-founder of AwesomenessTV, a podium for rising YouTube stars. With their vast knowledge in artist development, All Def Music has created

Jul 10
2014
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Two new releases hit the racks this month. Mark "Muleman" Massey and Dual Drive — two contemporary blues acts — are on Icehouse Records, a company with roots that reach back to the beginning of the music business in Memphis. Icehouse is the label run by Select-O-Hits, a music distribution company started by relatives of Sam Phillips. If I tell you that Three 6 Mafia plays a role in this story, well, welcome to Memphis.

Jul 10
2014
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Juicy J’s career rebirth has been nothing short of impressive as the Three 6 Mafia co-founder regularly crafts new hit records. It appears that Juicy J may have another one on his hands with the new song ‘Holy Ghost’ featuring budding star

Jul 9
2014
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Still one of the most potent, if underrated combinations in rap, 8Ball and MJG scratched out an indelible imprint through a raunchy, uncompromising lyrica…

Jul 9
2014
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The stakes will be high at Total Slaughter this Saturday as Joe Budden takes on Hollow Da Don, but for now, we feast on epic battles of the past that played out both on wax and in the streets.

Hip Hop is a contact sport. There are few other music genres so competitive as to…

Jul 9
2014
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Sir Michael Rocks continues the lead-up to the July 29th release of his solo debut

Jun 29
2014
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