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LOCKED GROOVES #1 In the midst of the country's lockdown the Sister Ray team have vowed to bring a little insight into the albums that are soundtracking our isolation. First up.... MADVILLAIN - MADVILLAINY (STONES THROW), 2004 By the early 2000s Hip-Hop had, arguably, stagnated somewhat. The gangster rappers that made the '90s rap sound so edgy and febrile with innovation had either made it big and mellowed out or vanished into obscurity. Aside from a few auteurs like Ghostface and Kool Keith a lot of former heavyweights just sounded a little...short of ideas. Also (on a more personal note) the...

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