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Memphis' Iron Mic Coalition Regroups

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The Iron Mic Coalition formed several years ago as a collective of Memphis hip-hop artists who fit neither the city's dominant mainstream rap style nor the indie hip-hop style. Originally, the group brought together four self-contained local hip-hop entities: M.O.S., Fyte Club, Kontrast, and producer/rapper Fathom 9.

This second full-length album from the IMC showcases seven MCs, five producers (three of them among the MCs), and one DJ, with several voices emerging: Jason the Hater, gruff and comical; Mighty Quinn, smooth and fierce; Derelick, nasally and sly; Yasin Allah, all honeyed-baritone confidence ...

Read the rest of Chris Herrington's take on Iron Mic Coalition's new album.

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