The crew record — where a star rapper surrounds himself with his A-team of other rappers — is the one step you can’t skip in the rap star manual. The Notorious B.I.G. had Junior M.A.F.I.A.; Jay-Z had Roc-a-fella; Eminem had D12. In the past decade or so, the notion of the rap group has gone the way of doubles tennis and tag-team wrestling. No one cares. But suddenly, crews are once again in vogue. A case in point is Kanye West’s latest G.O.O.D. Music album, “Cruel Summer”
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