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Nas Asked for It…

March 2nd, 2007
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Nas Asked for It...

Nas is like, the rest of us. He watches the video shows, listens to the radio, downloads mp3s from his favorite hip-hop blogs, and wonders what happened to all the rappers who could actually rap. On his new album, Hip Hop is Dead (If I Worked with Puffy, Here’s How I Did It…), Escobar lends mainstream credibility to the Just Naming Every Rapper You Can Think Of concept — mined recently by the likes of Edan and Quasimoto — with his song (and subsequent remixes of) “Where Are They Now.” On the track, Nas demands to know what became of various hip-hop figures from yestercentury.

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Self-Promotion

October 24th, 2005
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Self Promotion

We at Gossiping Bitches have always been critical of hip-hop, causing several readers to write us saying things like “why don’t you do it yourself, if you’re so smart?” Well, we are so smart and have indeed decided to start doing it ourselves. That’s right, we have joined the ranks of media companies with their own record labels — because it’s not enough to just report on hip-hop from an objective point of view, we have to be part of the action too! It is this very spirit of selling out that is at the heart (or lack thereof) of the first GB Records release, “Self-Promotion.”

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“In Search Of: The Next DJ Shadow”

June 20th, 2005
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Self Promotion

When URB magazine recently decided it needed to manufacture the next DJ Shadow in order to create a new media darling it could call its own, the GBs were on top of it. Inside you will find the discarded applications of various hip-hop notables, recovered from the recycling bins at URB’s offices.

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Reunited, and It Feels So Hood

May 16th, 2005
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Self Promotion

White rap group Sworn Enemies returns, incomprehensibly. Gossiping Bitches caught up with the three members at their new Los Angeles homebase to discuss their breakup, comeback, and future. That is, until a fight ensued.

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“MADU RIBU! MADU RIBU!”: Interview with Quasimodo

April 28th, 2005
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Quasimodo

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Hyped on how well our recent Edan interview was received, we thought to ourselves, fuck it, why not embrace our natural demographic – pasty, white rap nerds – and try to hook up an interview with Quasimoto as well?

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I Ate the Latkes with Apple Sauce: Interview with Edan

March 7th, 2005
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Edan goes above and beyond, plus he’s next to flaunt. He stands out like zebras in the restaurant. Please enjoy this informative and entertaining interview with a rap beautician.

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HipHopSpot’s News on the D-12

January 24th, 2005
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HHSpot

Online hip-hop music retailer HipHopSpot.com offers some industry rumors, conjecture, hearsay, and other lies in the latest semi-weekly update to their website.

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Part 2: GB1’s “I Hate the Everything”

January 12th, 2005
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I Hate The Everything

This is Part 2 of GB1’s “I Hate the Everything” series; a C-List Celebrity Look at some of hiphop’s most memorable events and topics. Last time, we covered everything from Chunky A to turntablism to EPMD’s breakup. What does Part 2 have in store? Come and check it out…

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GB1’s: “I Hate the Everything” Pt. 1

November 11th, 2004
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Talking out your ass is an American tradition. We live in a culture where not knowing what the hell you’re talking about is rewarded if you are able to maintain an obnoxiously authoritative tone about it. So the GBs got together and thought, "What if we got a bunch of desperate C-List celebrities together to comment and cap on various pop-culture topics?

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Dah Hahh, Dah Help: The Tragic Career of the Rappin’ Duke

October 11th, 2004
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The year was 1985, and for many Americans the future never looked brighter. The Iran-Contra hearings were a full year away and Communism seemed less threatening by the minute. An unlikely hero would manifest as a chattering, computerized head by the name of Max Headroom, offset by the gritty, sockless anti-heroes of the hit crime/drama, Miami Vice.

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