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Best Idea

allbmorehiphop

allbmorehiphop,com

Posted 9/16/2009

It's really simple: A web site solely devoted to disseminating new singles and mixtapes from Baltimore rappers. Bringing Baltimore into the "Web 2.0" world, AllBmoreHipHop hosts downloadable versions of homegrown releases from rappers established (Ogun, Skarr Akbar) and up-and-coming (Al Great)--but that's all it does. No fashion tips, no opinion pieces, and no knucklehead comments fray, just MP3s from artists whose music you'd usually only access if you caught them live--or at Lexington Market and had $6 in your hand for a physical copy. And the site's section for music videos is full of locals such as Mullyman, Tim Trees, 100 Grandman, and Skarr Akbar--a healthy way to feed the hypebeast that dominates the internet rap world in 2009, in a city that could afford some over-exposure.

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