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Public Enemy: Muse Sick N Hour Mess Age

Mark Cooper, Q, 1994

BY RIGHTS, THEY should be out of here. Hip hop may be black folks’ news channel, as Chuck D likes to point out, but today’s news is tomorrow’s fish ‘n’ chip papers. It’s the total immediacy of the genre as much as the cut-throat nature of the music industry itself that insists upon turnover ruling the rap game, discarding hip heroes on an almost monthly basis.

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