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The 6ths Wasps' Nests (EMI/London) “The 6ths' Wasps' Nests” is impossible to pronounce, and Stephin Merritt likes it that way. He's quite a cranky…

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Ol' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Elektra) They call him the Bastard because there's “no father to his style”…

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Burnin' Down the House It was any musician's worst nightmare when Rick Rubin's Laurel Canyon guest house/studio burned down April 11. According to Internet…

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World Wide Web There are herds of rappers who proclaim to have rocked the mike from the Boogie Down Bronx to the Bay Area,…

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Panda Panda (Kokopop) If you're wondering what Panda sounds like, don't expect many clues from the cryptic packaging of its debut CD; bin browsers…

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Check Yourself at the Door Rumors abounded about a de facto ban on live hip hop; San Francisco hadn't had a big rap show…

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