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Sick lines and the stories behind the rhymes: MaulSkull breaks down some of his best lyrics

See also: Meet Maulskull, the highly prolific Johnny Appleseed of underground hip-hop

Welcome to the revamped version of Quote/Unquote, our feature in which we hunt down some awesome lyrics -- or in this case rhymes -- and get the story behind the song. This week, we unearthed a few gems from MaulSkull of Black Mask and caught up with the rapper to find out a little about his inspiration. The best poets are ones that can see complexity in their subject matter and present it for what it is rather than trying to rationalize it. And on these two tracks, that's exactly what MaulSkull does.

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Noah Hubbell