This is a sick track. Down to earth hip-hop music from Ruslan, Blame One and Braille, produced by Exile! I can definitely relate (or will be able to relate one day). On another note, yours truly is moving out of NYC and back to LA! Ruslan feat. Blame One & Braille “Domesticated” produced by Exile cuts »
A few weeks ago, Morning Edition launched a new feature that explores popular music and the cultural phenomena surrounding it. After addressing Justin Bieber two weeks ago, the discussion turns to Nicki Minaj. Click the “Listen to the Story” link above to hear music writer Maura Johnston and Jay Smooth (of [...]Full article
And another Legend leaves this place, R.I.P. Guru!
Just over a month since undergoing surgery following a heart attack, Gang Starr MC Guru (born Keith Elam) has died at age 43. According to a statement, Guru died of cancer-related causes on Monday after a long fight with the disease.
You might have caught the search for ‘Rap’s King of Comedy’ a while back. Anyway, the obvious follow-up – as suggested resident barfly, Phillip ‘A Millie’ Mlynar, was a column on entirely humorless rappers for this PDF thing that you might have downloaded but never actually read. After downing enough [...]Full article
The champ is here folks! Download after the jump!
Today, Cam and Jimmy reunited at Converse’s Band Of Ballers tournament in Atlanta. With talks of a Diplomat reunion album, this is the first time in years the two have been publicly seen together. Yeah, I like it!
“I’m Beamin’” is one of my favorite tracks as of late and now there are visuals to go with it. I finally figured out what he meant by “Semi-colon, closed parenthesis.”
Rappers Royce Da 5′9″ and Joe Budden have both hinted that the deal between their rap group Slaughterhouse and Eminem’s Shady Records is nearly complete. An announcement should be made within the next week and according to Royce “a few signing parties” will follow.
A few weeks ago, Morning Edition launched a new feature that explores popular music and the cultural phenomena surrounding it. After addressing Justin Bieber two weeks ago, the discussion turns to Nicki Minaj. Click the “Listen to the Story” link above to hear music writer Maura Johnston and Jay Smooth (of »
The homie Tokyo Cigar passed his excellent new LP through. Check it out an tell @Tokyo Cigar what u think.
The RED Room Mixtape on monday, the video to “Shake” and now the leak off his underwhelming first single “Ain’t No Doubt About It.” Game is busy keeping his name on the blogs.
J. Cole drops his first single and it’s a banger! I’m pretty sure he’ll make some noise for a while. Download after the jump.
This video is real cool. Colorful, simple, and pretty ladies, can’t be mad at that. Go support good music and cop B.o.B.’s debut album “The Adventures of Bobby Ray”.
I know it’s hard for rappers to wait when they see a fleet of Bentleys glistening on the horizon, but trust me, in hip-hop patience is a virtue. When a rapper is catapulted to fame overnight, without taking the time to truly lay down a foundation, nine-times-out-of-ten they watch that success »
During SXSW music festival, Peter Rosenberg caught up with music historian Nardwuar. More recently, The Human Serviette put the Black Eyed Peas through the ringer. Check it out after the jump.
To promote his upcoming RED Album, Game drops The Red Room mixtape with 20 new cuts. Tracklist and download after the jump!
Nas and Damian Marley are releasing the first video of “Distant Relatives”. The LP drops May 18th. Enjoy!
New visuals from the artists formerly known as Jeezy and Algernod, courtesy of miss info.
With all the tributes pouring in, it’s only right that the legend DJ Premier does one for his fallen brother. Premo mixes some of Guru’s best work in his career and rightfully so, it’s dominated by Gang Starr. Tracklist & link after the jump. Props to the DJ Premier Blog.
The 2dopeboyz letting loose of an unreleased track from B.o.B and T.I. which is way too dope not to share it with our readers. Enjoy!
Miami hip-hop ensemble ArtOfficial have linked up with DJBooth.net, RefinedHype, Illroots and Kevin Nottingham to drop a free project entitled The Payback . The 12-track street album finds emcees Newsense and Logics performing over the live backing of bandmates Danny Perez, Manny Patino, Ralf Valencia and Keith Cooper, who recreate classic instrumentals by everyone from rock legend Jimi Hendrix (“Voodoo”) »
All good things must come to an end. This is the case with the duo (once trio) and hip-hop legends Little Brother. It’s sad to see them go, but I know all of us here will be looking forward to their solo careers as they grow as artists. It was cool to be a fan »
Blacksmith Music presents this brand new mixtape by Talib Kweli and DJ Chaps. Enjoy!