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JAY Z Says He Battled Busta Rhymes in High School & Won

Long before they became legends in hip-hop, Shawn Carter and Trevor Smith Jr. attended high school together. They were also joined by Christopher Wallace. Nobody in George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School could’ve predicted that those three would go on to be JAY Z, Busta Rhymes and the Notorious B.I.G. (There are also conflicting sources that

DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…

Trying to guess the next rapper to blow up is an intellectual exercise that involves unraveling an often staggeringly complex web of co-signs and label support, attempting to read the ever-shifting winds of popular culture and deciphering an increasingly complicated and fractured music industry. All of that can be fun, but it's a distraction from what really matters. And

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