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Answering the Mailbag

I figured because it is the beginning of a new year, I would open up the ole reader mailbag and respond to some of your questions from last year.

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RIP DJ Razzle K

“He was where you went to get quality music,” Tony B says. “Razzle K took hip-hop from the streets and started a movement with those park jams. Then he took hip-hop from the park and into the club and radio.”

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The Best of 2012

2012 has been a fantastic year for new music. If you have been keeping up with the column this year, you know by now that there have been a multitude of great releases from local artists spanning multiple genres.

Doing Right

“There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. … We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave.”

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Jackson R&B Crooner Releases New EP

A couple years ago, I wrote about an up-and-coming R&B singer named Kerry Thomas, who also goes by the name KT.

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Nobody as Good: 7evenThirty

“Y’all know me as Marques. We hang out; we’re friends. Y’all know me on a personal level. Now, it is happening more that people only know me as 7evenThirty. That is weird,” he tells me.

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Traversing 'The Empty'

Thomas Ruffin will release his latest book of poetry this week at ToMara's bar.

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Musing at Morningbell

Morningbell is one of the cozier venues in the city, and this is especially true when there is a good turnout.

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Plans and Decisions

This week I bring you a tale of two cities, a tale of making plans and going with the flow, and a tale of making amazingly proper decisions.

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The Process: New Directions with 5th

On Sept. 25, Jackson rapper, producer and audio engineer 5th Child (aka Stephen Brown) will release his newest album, "Love Letters and Suicide Notes."