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we had high hopes for jermaine. his mixtape “the warm up” was a needed shot of vigor in a slumping independent scene, wanting for a sellable, sobering presence. his college kid pluckiness and tupac-nas derivative flows were respectful without mimicking. his collegiality was light-hearted, but not obnoxious. then, he got signed to a record deal, and it all unraveled.
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Aubrey “Drake” Graham and Noah “40″ Shebib are back to work, still they smell like a vacation. The OVO boys are not working on Drake’s third studio release or even a YMCMB compilation, instead they are in the studio taking unreleased recordings of the late Aaliyah and creating entirely new material. Read More