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Ellis a lyrical triple threat on 'Education'
Ellis a lyrical triple threat on 'Education'

Ellis "The Education of Ellis" Rating: 3 1/2 stars out of 4  Four days before Christmas, Baltimore rapper Ellis released an early gift for free: "The Education of Ellis," his excellent fourth album that not only solidifies him as one of the city's most gifted MCs, but also raises the bar for future rap projects released here. And halfway through the record, as Ellis stacks syllable upon syllable on the lyrical exercise "Best Kept Secret," it becomes clear he knows it: "That B-more boy, he making magic again / And these hardbody bars don't break nor bend."  The 16-track "Education" is the densest...