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In the first of a three-part feature, #itchysilk writer Malik Crumpler discusses gangster rap hegemony. In many respects as a genre it should be vilified. After all, it glorifies violence, degrades women and revels in the taking and selling of drugs. Contrary to logic however...

Any hip-hop artist worth their salt will state that Detroit producer, James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla is/was an influence on their genesis as hip-hop artists. For sure in many respects it is hard to cite many producers who have influenced not just a genre...