Reviewed: New Rap by The Jacka & Berner, Snow tha Product, and Ooty Ooo


Reviewed: New Rap by The Jacka & Berner, Snow tha Product, and Ooty Ooo

Wherein our music editor separates tripe from choicer cuts and considers the edicts of shmop.

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Reviewed: New Local Titles by Lil Dowager, S.B.S.M., and Screature

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