M.I.A replaces Rye Rye with Azealia Banks for another go at “Bad Girls.” Hot. Check it out.
Skewby breathes over the Mobb Deep sample, “Hell On Earth.” A record just because, but it’s good to hear from an emcee true to boom bap rap.… Read more “Music: Skewby – “It Is What It Is””
Wiz makes a track off top while twisting something very, very….herbal. Check it out.
Trey sits down with Punchbowl TV to tap about his fourth major studio LP, collaboration with Kelly Rowland and Roc Nation talk.
Directed by Kellen Dengler. Off Stalley’s Song by Me EP.
Frank Ocean’s debut studio album, channel ORANGE, drops July . 17th. Features from Andre 3000, Earl Sweatshirt and Jack White.
Off Customized Greatly Vol. 3
Directed by Ian Wolfson. A teenage love. Don’t-don’t-don’t hurt me again. I’m done, lol. Off Blue Slide Park.
Last night, Miami Heat and King James claimed the throne as NBA Champs. Over the years NBA and Adidas have collaborated in the championship cap. Check this… Read more “Culture: 2012 NBA Champions, Miami Heat in Snapbacks [Photos]”
Naledge drops a primer for Chicago Picasso 2. The latest installment occupies 14-tracks featuring Rapper Big Pooh, Chip Tha Ripper, Vic Spencer and others. Grab below the… Read more “Music: Naledge – #GoNaledgeGo [Free Album]”
“I just know I want that throne / It ain’t gotta be the main one, long as don’t nobody livin’ got the same one.” North Carolina lyricist… Read more “Music Reviews: King Mez – My Everlasting Zeal [Album]”
Nas links with Rozay in Accident Murderers. Life Is Good lands July 17th.
Keith Haring and OBEY Clothing collaborate forming “Pop art propaganda.” Watch the visual and check the collection below the jump.
Ice T sits down with ThisIs50 to discuss his reason for creating the Hip Hop documentary. The Art of Rap out now in select theaters.
Visually a cosmic collision of exaggerated UV rays of light and images saluting Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, and others. Dope. The 4th Chapter EP lands June 26th.
Produced by Mike Cash. I have no idea what she’s talking about. Taylor Gang’s first lady, Lola Monroe, leaks a track for #MonroeMondays featuring Wiz on the… Read more “Music: Lola Monroe – “Gettin’ to it” feat. Wiz Khalifa”
Grand Hustle artist Mitchelle’l and Maybach Music Group rapper Wale deliver a smooth record. Check it out.
“Closet I’ve ever come to seein or feelin God is listening to Rap music. Rap music is my religion. Amen.” Killer Mike begins the proverbial titled record,… Read more “Music Reviews: Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music [Album]”
1991 is an Electro-House party with a Kid N’ Play Charleston. The 21-year old Harlem “vocalist” Azealia Banks ejects a base coat for her upcoming mixtape entitled,… Read more “Music Reviews: Azealia Banks – 1991 [EP]”
Street artist D. Dover takes a step by step approach when creating an escalator mural in Tel Aviv. Check it out.
New Orleans rapper Curren$y introduces “lifestyle raps” in The Stoned Immaculate. A bundle of 13 records includes crescendo violins, grand piano and crackling bass. Features include Wale,… Read more “Music Reviews: Curren$y – The Stoned Immaculate [Album]”
Last Tuesday, Def Jam artist Big K.R.I.T released his first major studio album, Live From The Underground. The album is stacked with 16 tracks harboring live instrumentation… Read more “Music Reviews: Big K.R.I.T – Live From The Underground [Album]”
A soul drenched beat by Dylan Thomas has provided the palette for Yo-Dot‘s verbs. “One Shot” is off Yo-Dot‘s upcoming album, Red Mist. Check it out.
Nas delivers “Daughters” and gives us a first-person view. Check it out.
Jay-Z shared: “The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision. We’ve already produced a Tony Award-winning play and we’re developing a true superstar in Willow.… Read more “Films: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith to Remake “Annie;” Jay-Z to Pen Soundtrack”
ROLLING STONE compiles the masterful list titled, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Kanye West and Jay-Z lead in number of appearances and Public Enemy claims… Read more “Editorial: “Is Hip Hop Counted?,” Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”
Possibly my favorite off R∆§H∆Ð’s Museum. Singer, rapper, songwriter and producer unloads full clips in this night-rider, The Dream-esque track. Check it out.
Original version appeared on 4evaNaDay. Now, Krizzle enlists Juicy J and Waka Flocka Flame for the “Temptation” remix. Live From The Underground June 5th.
1982, consisting of Statik Selektah & Termanology, delivers another installment entitled 2012 with features from Mac Miller, Bun B, Roc Marciano and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II… Read more “Music: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – 2012 [Album] ::Stream/Download::”
Produced by M-Phases. A vibrant voice, Mela Machinko, appears on the hook of “Kiss The Sky,” which appears on Blu‘s N O Y O R K.
R∆§H∆Ð, early beginnings appeared on Stalley‘s Lincoln Way Nights, brings Museum containing the perfect composition of singing and rapping. Entirely produced/composed by R∆§H∆Ð, Museum evenly distributes 19… Read more “Music: R∆§H∆Ð – Museum [Mixtape]”
Cocaine 80s is back, but this time with Nas. The Pursuit EP was more than a breath of fresh air with limited rap features, namely Common, which… Read more “Music: Cocaine 80s – “Chain Glow” feat. Nas”
As promised Lupe drops the first single off Food & Liquor: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1 over the Pete Rock & CL Smooth T.R.O.Y. I… Read more “Music: Lupe Fiasco – “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)””
Skewby adds a verse to Shawn Chrystoper‘s “One Of My Homies.” Nice screwed sample providing the characteristics of Memphis Ten. Check it out. So I’m chillin’.. just… Read more “Music: Skewby – “One Of My Homies” (Remix)”
Off Good Morning, Penny Shaw (I feel like calling him Penny X now), captures a Malcolm X agenda in his own interpretation of sex, power, politics and… Read more “Video: Penny Shaw – “7 AM” | dir. by Nimi Hendrix”
Latest leak off Live From the Underground which lands June 5th.
The second visual single off Ab-Soul‘s Control System featuring Def Jam singer Jhene Aiko and XXL Freshmen Danny Brown. Check it out.
In association with All Money In & Skee Music, KR3W presents Nipsey Hussle: Up Close. Director Matt Alonzo provides an in-depth look of the rapper’s experiences while… Read more “Video: Nipsey Hussle – Up Close Documentary”
DC maven, tabi Bonney, drops The Endless Love fully produced by Ski Beatz. Features from Mos Def (Yasiin Bey), Curren$y, Dee-1, Murs as well as Nicole Wray.… Read more “Music: tabi Bonney – The Endless Love (Mixtape)”
Produced by Paul White. Off Chimera EP.
Here is the second release off T.Shirt‘s upcoming album. Warm images and subtle mirages helps Ronin visually capture the emotion of “Sound Off.”
DONDA, Kanye’s creative collection, will air the “art film” out of competition in the Cannes Film Festival.
New sounds from the Good Die M.ostly O.ver B.ullshit (or Goodie Mob). Great southern tune to be released off . So good I almost overlooked Prefix Mag’s… Read more “Music: Goodie Mob – “Is That You God””
Dr. Cornel West celebrated his 40 year retirement from Princeton University. Special music guests ranged from P-Funk major, George Clinton to Hip Hop rhymesayer Lupe Fiasco.
Looks like boxing and Hip Hop may official collide? Undefeated Floyd Mayweather reveals working with 50 Cent and future entrepreneurial moves with Ice Cube. Check it out.
Akala, Lowkey, Saul Williams and M.K. Asante give a inviting discussion about culture, race, politics and Hip Hop. Lance Penez provides the statement below:
The first ever “Protect The Cosign” hosted by The Company Man, Kid Potential and Combat Jack presented by PNC Radio. Featured artists include: Wordspit, Kris Kasanova, FT… Read more “Culture: PNC Radio, “Protect The Cosign” (w/ Torae, Kris Kasanova and more)”
Yeezy taught you well Off Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Chris Rock might have the funniest skits on Hip Hop albums. Here he is in… Read more “Opinion: Top 5 Hip Hop Skits, #1 Kanye West – “Yeezy Taught Me (Blame Game Skit)””
Does Pinocchio have wooden balls man? Funny. Method Man and Redman are out the gate with explicit content on the Blackout! album.
A jazzed intermission by the west coast settlers known as The Pharcyde alerting us of Quinton’s return with more
With MC Paul Barman. Off Disposable Arts, it’s the interlude to “Take A Walk.”
Ya moms so short she models for trophies “Ya moms” skit appeared on Wu-Tang Clan’s Wu-Massacre, which was released in 2010 and featured 12 tracks including another… Read more “Opinion: Top 5 Hip Hop Skits #5 Wu-Tang Clan – “Ya Moms (Skit)””
J. Cole talks mixtapes and the current state of the rap game. “I’m not gonna fight for attention,” Cole criticizes rappers for dropping a song every week… Read more “Video: J. Cole On Twitter “I’m not gonna fight for attention;” Confirms EP w/ Kendrick Lamar”
M-I-Crooked letter-Crooked letter-I rapper rocks “I Got This” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon along with house band, The Roots. Live From the Underground lands June 5th.
Street Kings! Shameless plug. Precious Paris gets help from G-Unit boss 50 Cent “Do Your Thing.” Off From Paris With Love.
“Where I come from niggas don’t even get old” Taylor Gang/Rostrum Records rapper Chevy Woods provides access to the block in which he grew up. Gangland; although,… Read more “Video: Chevy Woods – Gangland (Mixtape) [Trailer] | dir. by Dan Folger”
Directed by SpaceGhostPurrp. [R&H]
Off The Stoned Immaculate.
Directed by Puma. Off Season 2 mixtape.
[kyte.tv appKey=MarbachViewerEmbedded&uri=channels/449330/1656675&tbid=247672&p=5296&height=360&width=480] Shawnna sits down with the Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club and talks relationship with Ludacris, life and returning to the game. Check it out.
M.E.D. released “Outta Control” off his album Classic, which features Odd Future/Mellow Hype rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Madlib. The rap style (dog barks) and exaggerated cartoon… Read more “Video: M.E.D. – “Outta Control” feat. Hodgy Beats | prod. by Madlib”
MMG Rapper Meek Mill signed to Roc Nation management. Not surpising considering his producer/friend Jahil Beats and Wale also found a home with Jay-Z’s spearheaded team. Meek… Read more “Mic Checks: Meek Mill Signs To Roc Nation Management”
Directed by David M. Helman. QuESt drops the first visual single from Fear Not Failure.
Big ups to Hip Hop Fiend for putting me on to Queens emcee Noah Caine. Here’s his latest.
RIP Dilla. Danny Brown pays homage to revered Hip Hop producer J. Dilla. Rebirth of Detroit due out next month.
Slim K screws and chops Le$ former EP, Le$ Is More. The Struggle Continues lands July 13. >>>Download here
Directed By Chris Krook & Large Professor.
RIP Dilla. Off The Dirty Slums, watch a snippet of “God Sent” then combat with “Hunger” a radio ready track featuring Focus… and Vice.
Hot 97 chops it up with Big Sean discussing Nicki Minaj “Ass” video, Chief Keef “I Don’t Like” G.O.O.D Music remix, G.O.O.D Music Compilation and more. Check… Read more “Video: Big Sean Talks G.O.O.D Music Album, “It’s gonna be the best Hip Hop compilation””
Produced by Araab Muzik. Super-Producer Swizz Beatz enlists young artist A$AP Rocky giving it an official street touch. With an appearance from Allen Iverson this is most… Read more “Video: Swizz Beatz – “Street Knock” feat. A$AP Rocky”
West coast maven Reason provides an extended play complete with 8 tracks all produced by THX. I can appreciate a project with a homogenous sound; working with… Read more “Music: Reason – Some Sh*t I Did (FreEP) ::Stream/Download::”
Produced by Big K.R.I.T. J. Stalin snags a hook and beat from Krizzle and a verse from Bay area maven Too Short. >>>Download here
Produced by Skhye Hutch. Another one off Control System set to drop Friday.
Quick break for our souls sake. German-based group Hidden Jazz Quartett with UK bloke Omar in “High Heels.”
Finally found the footage. Last week, Jay-Z, creator of the YouTube channel “Life and Times,” made a surprise appearance for the first annual YouTube Upfront Presentation in… Read more “Video: Jay-Z Surprise Performance, YouTube Upfront”
“They say success is the best revenge. To me success is gettin’ rich with your best friends.” Off The Fuck mixtape/album that I highly suggest you go… Read more “Video: T.Shirt – “Success To Me””
Memphis emcee Skewby bundles a few previously released tracks: “Almost There,” “Ups and Downs” along with some new songs and calls it Humble Pie. Check it out.
Gensu Dean is known to leave your neck sore from involuntary head nod. This I expected. The niceness that is Homeboy Sandman…we all became aquainted with in… Read more “Music: Gensu Dean – “Ramesses” feat. 7evenThirty & Homeboy Sandman”
Directed by Court Dunn. Storytelling has always been a quintessential part of the art. Hip Hop has only gotten more sophisticated doing so. XclusivesZone.net presents in assocation… Read more “Culture: Curren$y – ORIGINS | dir. by Court Dunn”
I remember the announcement of this monstrous duo, 1982, via Showoff radio. It just makes sense. Producer Statik Selektah (who very well could be the “producer child”… Read more “Video: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – “Up Every Night””
Newly signed MMG artist Omarion sits down with Cipha Sounds on the Rosenberg Show. Kay Foxx inquires about Maybach-O. The Rosenberg Show is too real, lol. Check… Read more “Video: Omarion Explains Maybach-O…”
Off the Fuck You mixtape by The Syndicate’s. Rightfully so, this jammy features a Lion King sample.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqn3e7_i-got-this-bmf_music Directed by Todd Angkusawan. Live From the Underground lands June 5th.
While promoting his first MMG release, Savage Journey to the American Dream, Stalley takes time out to talk the reception of the tape, Self Made 2 and… Read more “Video: Stalley Talks MMG Debut, Savage Journey (Tour Footage)”
Following the studio album Bottoms Up, Obie Trice gives the first single off the mixtape The Hangover.
9th Wonder releases the preeminent instrumental/deluxe/extended/re-extended album. I’ve never seen a 40-track anything; certainly, not full instrumentals.
In the recent MMG Press Conference, Rick Ross delivered the project release dates for his camp and introduced the newly signed member, Omarion or Maybach-O (per O’s… Read more “Opinion: Top 5 Awkward Moments in Hip Hop, #1 Omarion “Maybach-O””
1:08. On Rap City: The Basement….like, wha? I have nothing else to say.
Polo fleeces and sweater vests can become wrinkled over mutual ambitions, namely Serena Williams. However, Common shared with Sirius the battle was not because Drake went out… Read more “Opinion: Top 5 Awkward Moments in Hip Hop, #3 Common vs. Drake”
Only in America. Uncle Luke, Miami and 2 Live Crew herald, publicly defiled for amped club music with video imagery of bootyful women wishes to be filed… Read more “Opinion: Top 5 Awkward Moments in Hip Hop, #4 Uncle Luke For Mayor”
In 2009, Mr. Harlem World with the Goldie sound traded in his book of rhymes for the book of Revelations. Pastor Mason Betha began his new revival… Read more “Opinion: Top 5 Awkward Moments in Hip Hop, #5 Ma$e vs. Pastor Mason”
Casual (of Hieroglyphics) drops a single off the upcoming DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang produced album, He Still Think He Raw, due out in stores May… Read more “Music: Casual – “Rock My Sh*t””
Danny! wrestles up another self-produced track and throws a few jabs at rappers, big ups some too. Check it out. Download here
In part three, Phife Dawg sits down with the Come Up Show and talks Beats, Life and Rhymes documentary and Q-Tip’s persona. Check it out.
Aussie Hip Hop producer gives another tour sampler, Looney Goons. DIABA$E will be hitting San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento, Stockton, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta,… Read more “Music: DIBIA$E – Looney Goons (Instrumental Album) ::Stream/Download::”
MeLo X and Cheri Coke collide for X/COKE. Presumably MeLo will bring his understated rocker/hip hop style and Coke will contribute her subtle neo-soul brand. The record… Read more “Video: X/COKE – “The Garden of Eden””
Rozay press conference to air in moments. What will the announcements be? We shall see.
A$AP Rocky shares the making of his vision complete with flaunting Vera Wang, gold rings and fur coats. Hit-Boy production? Looking forward to this one. Check it… Read more “Video: A$AP Rocky – “Goldie” (Behind The Scenes)”
BJ brings out Kendrick to kick his verse and complete the vibe. Check it out.
Directed by Dave Wilson. Produced by Jake One. Off Mourning In America and Dreaming in Color. Got dam.
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Raekwon gives the visual for “Pinebox Story.”
Milwaukee emcee Proph drops Wool Over My Eyes sponsored by Ruby Hornet and Donuts and Milk. The album complete with ten tracks, no duplicate producers and in-house… Read more “Music: Proph (@prophpeezy) – Wool Over My Eyes [Free Album] ::Stream/Download::”
Directed by Jerome D. After dropping “Pineal Gland,” ab-soul releases “empathy” featuring jaVonte’ and the late alori joh. Control System lands May 11th.
Wiz Khalifa and Nicki Minaj are selling out alright. The top rappers landed a few spots on the iTunes Charts. Flo Rida also claimed a spot. Like… Read more “Mic Checks: Wiz Khalifa & Nicki Minaj Chart iTunes Top Ten Selling Songs”
Nice play on words for the newly acquired Brooklyn Nets alluding to minority owner Jay-Z’s entitled record, “Hello Brooklyn.”
Directed by Decatur Dan. Krizzle drops the visual off the proverbial record, 4evaNaDay.
Ice Cube performs “It Was A Good Day” and Pharcyde rocks “Passin’ Me By” for 2012 Krush Groove below.
Tupac speaks on the LA Riots in the rare footage after the jump.
If I approach you like a person/ don’t judge me with your mind/ because what I got ain’t always on my person all the time. Fly U… Read more “Video: Fly Union – “The Hard Way””
Houston native Aye Cue seems to be gunning for a summer run with the first single off S&P (Smoke&Passion). Download here
Radio ready… Welcome To: OUR HOUSE June 12th on Shady/Interscope.
Today Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, the mother of the late Hip-Hop producer James Dewitt Yancey or J Dilla is seeking authentication from the Royal Oak record store… Read more “Editorial: Culture Sales, J Dilla’s Vinyl Collection Pending Retail”
Nothing like a 50 Cent hook. The day DJ Drama doesn’t have a great year the end is near. The Lost Tapes hosted by Gangsta Grillz chief… Read more “Music: 50 Cent – “Remain Calm” feat. Snoop Dogg & Precious Paris”
Charlotte, NC – Lute, 1/4 of Forever FC, a 22-year old emcee channels the 90s stylings of Andre 3000, Pharcyde, Bone Thugs and Common. West1996 ambitiously masks… Read more “Music: Lute – West1996 [Album] ::Stream/Download::”
Not the website.
Chuck L.I. preps for Charles: The Memoirs Of Durrty Carlos. “Impala” is an unreleased gem; definitely, sounds like a keepsake. Check it out.
Bill Gates headaches, Scarface flashbacks. Gangsta Grillz herald DJ Drama hosts Jada Muah’s Consignment weighed in features from Fabolous, Styles P, Lloyd Banks, Ace Hood, Meek Mill… Read more “Video: Jadakiss “Nightmares & Migranes” (In Studio Performance) + Consignment [Mixtape]”
Moral of the tale. Don’t trust a cute face and a thin waste ’cause they all go to jail. Masta Ace leaks “Slow Down” off his long… Read more “Music: Masta Ace – “Slow Down” | prod. by MF DOOM”
#Newmanati The Combat Jack Show greets their newest members Just Blaze and the Megatron Don. Houston native DJ Premier makes a guest appearance with the wild, rambunctious… Read more “Audio: The Combat Jack Show (Just Blaze & DJ Premier)”
First heard Levi on a “Flying Nimbus” with Curbside Jones and you couldn’t ignore his presence on the record. Lyrical and infectious flow. Raw talent. Check it… Read more “Music: Levi Watson (@levithejedi) – Neptune [Mixtape] ::Stream/Download::”
The Chi wind blows in a new track from an emcee full of gusto. If you haven’t checked Add-2 peep our ‘track-by-track review of Save.Our.Souls here. “Ain’t… Read more “Music: Add-2 – “Ain’t Sh*t Change””
With the recent airing of VH1’s Behind the Music Nas unleashes the visual to “The Don” produced by Salaam Remi, The Internz and Heavy D.
Unreleased. Produced by Chase N Dough. Download here [ViolatorDJs]