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I might not stop, places to cop, 76 floors (flows) you can call me the Doc.” There is Jay Z line for everything. And to describe Adam Reverie‘s newest effort The WestSide Rev Project, I believe Hov’s “Grammy Family Freestyle” does it best.

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“You’re never too big to lose, and you’re never too smart to lose” – Beyoncé, Part 2: Imperfection.

At that time you don’t realize that you could actually work super hard and give everything you have and lose.” Wise words from an artist that should’ve took top honors at this year’s Grammys. If you haven’t heard, Queen Bey (favored to win) lost to Beck. Beck, really? Honestly I saw it coming. You aren’t allowed to go against the rules of the music industry and expect for them to reward you. So no this post isn’t about the AOTY snub, but rather how you and your cousins acted when Beyoncé performed “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” First let me tell you, it wasn’t the Grammys idea to even have that song performed on their stage. It was Beyoncé’s. She thought that with everything that is going on with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the song would be the perfect song to lead into John Legend and Common’s song “Glory.” The song would help bring light to what is happening currently. Again Beyoncé’s idea. Not the Grammys. So imagine my dismay, when I saw instead of people saying ‘Great to see a powerful message about Black lives on the main stage.’ There was instead ‘This is Ledisi’s song. She should’ve sang it.’ Um dear Mr. and Mrs. Loud and Wrong that is not Ledisi’s song.

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It’s that time of the year where you are bombarded with year end lists. And we here at The Illixer are no different. The year 2014 has had its ups and downs when it comes to Hip-Hop as well as R&B albums. So boys and girls, here is the Illuminati Roundtable’s list of the best Rap albums and R&B albums of 2014. And by the way if you have an opinion about the list: “I got a black box where suggestions go, but I don’t really give a f–k. It’s probably best you know;” (Well said Mr. Graham).

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“Many Moons” (previous review by MinM)

Aura is defined as the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place. With that being said, Seattle emcee Dex Amora‘s new EP Aura is giving off a 90’s New York stairwell vibe. Think back to when you used to watch The Box and a video of some rappers in some big Tommy Hilfiger coats who were sitting on a stairwell in the middle of some New York project, rapping over some nonchalant beat came on. Got the picture? Good. That’s exactly what Aura gives off.

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 “I am a diamond cluster hustler. Queen b****, supreme b****. Kill a n**** for my n**** by any means b****. Murder scene b****. Clean b****, disease free b****, check it.”Lil Kim (“Queen B”)

Things went from 0 to 100 real quick, real quick when Diddy got pissed. If you haven’t heard or you finally came off your giggle fit from the whole Chris Brown and Krispy Kreme (Karrueche) situation, Diddy slapped Drake. Yes, Mr. Puff Daddy put five fingers to Wheelchair Jimmy’s face. But for what? A song (not Cassie). But why? So the story goes, Boi-1da gave the song to both Diddy and Drake. Which most producers do when they have a song. Drake snatched it up first and  it later became “0-100.” Diddy then wants to meet with Drake about the song. Drake on the other hand, begins to dodge Diddy. Never dodge Diddy. So fast forward to early Monday morning (12/8). Diddy meets with Drake outside of club LIV where Drake refuses to step out of the car at first. He finally does. He and Diddy continue to argue. Now Drake being Drake and believing he is as tough as he portrays on records, gets slick. Never get slick with Diddy. Diddy tells him that he will not disrespect him and proceeds to show Drake who is the real HBIC.