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In today’s era, as more artist become mainstream an entire Rap culture is diminishing before our eyes. Rap music was at its all time high in nineteen-nineties when young
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Rap Industry began to fall after the death of the Notorious Biggie Smalls and Tupac
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“The Warm Up” and “Friday Night Lights” he was finally signed to Jay-Zs’ Roc Nation.
Shortly after, J.Cole released his freshmen album “Cole World: The Sideline Story” in
2011.

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