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10 October, 2014 12:44 am

HiPNOTT Records and Crazy Noise Productions come together to bring you the new single “Chess Never Checkers”, featuring Hip-Hop giants Kool G Rap and Guilty Simpson. Produced by DJ Dez and DJ Butter, this new banger can be found on the duo’s latest album, A Piece of The Action, available now on iTunes.

10 July, 2014 7:03 pm

Where’s trap music without UGK? A lot of today’s EDM fanatics couldn’t care less about the pairing of the late great Pimp C and his brother in beats Bun B… but MiM0SA does. Armed with a hard drive stocked with sonic sketches, Tigran Mimosa set off for Houston determined to track down the remaining member [cont.]

9 July, 2014 11:54 pm

Calliko returns with his debut single, “Wings” featuring international Taylor Gang General Wiz Khalifa, with instrumentation provided by long time collaborator Big Head Beats. There have been rumors of this record hitting the surface for over a year and, now, it has finally come to light. On this record, Calliko delivers his patent rapid fire [cont.]

10 June, 2014 5:10 pm

When you think of Australia the first thing that comes to mind isn’t Hip-Hop. Well if you leave it up to the young spitter from the suburbs of Perth city, Western Australia known by his peers as KNOE, He will change that perception. KNOE is an integral part of the Perth music scene, he has [cont.]

10 June, 2014 4:15 pm

Pharrell Williams returned home to Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 7, 2014 and spent the day encouraging local students in his From One Hand to AnOTHER program and his alma mater Princess Anne High School to make their dreams reality. Pharrell was honored at Princess Anne High School homecoming event where he announced FOHTA’s partnership [cont.]

10 June, 2014 4:08 pm

With the release of his long-awaited album Grandeur, Kap Kallous drops a video for “Lonely Famous,” featuring XXL Freshman and newest Aftermath signee Jon Connor as well as Memphis rising star Preauxx. The frantic high speed chase vibe of Alexander O’Dell’s beat is matched by visuals that reference Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City’ and shine a [cont.]

10 June, 2014 3:57 pm

Where We Come From is the debut album from Jamaican superstar Popcaan. Executive produced by Dre Skull and featuring productions from Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Jamie Roberts, Anju Blaxx and Adde Instrumentals, Popcaan’s first full length offering sees his signature melodies and uplifting tones on thirteen original tracks.

5 June, 2014 10:33 pm

Hot of the heels of his collaborative album with Madlib, Pinata, Freddie Gibbs teams with Oakland producer DJ Fresh, aka The World’s Freshest for The Tonite Show. A concise ten tracks – three of them skits – Gibbs delivers an equally solid follow-up, with a slightly different flavor. Spending time in L.A. has definitely influenced [cont.]

7 March, 2014 2:51 am

The Bay Area’s 100s is bringing West Coast rap back to the future. His new release, IVRY, is a glimpse into a melodic new chapter for the Berkeley artist, taking classic mack vibes to chic new heights. From the smoothed out “Ten Freaky Hoes” and the Rick James-worthy “Different Type Of Love” to the ice [cont.]

26 February, 2014 9:17 pm

The Los Angeles rapper has lived a lot of life in his 27 years. “I call myself All-American,” he says. “I done been an athlete, a gang member, drug dealer. I done been a kid that was kind of living on the fortunate side when my mama was starting to do good, and I was [cont.]

25 February, 2014 11:55 pm

100s is taking West Coast rap back to the future. His upcoming Fool’s Gold EP, IVRY, is a glimpse into a melodic new chapter for the Berkeley MC. Daft Punk gone G-Funk? Prince’s lowrider playlist? IVRY takes classic mack vibes to chic new heights, and “Ten Freaky Hoes” is a perfect teaser of what 100s’ [cont.]

24 February, 2014 12:25 am

One thing that Prince Po and Oh No have shared throughout their respective careers is being overshadowed by their peers. Pharoahe Monch always stole the show from Po during the Organized Konfusion days, while Oh No lived in the shadow of his older brother, Madlib. However both have carved out respectable individual fanbases for themselves, [cont.]

19 February, 2014 1:44 pm

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today announced that the world premiere of the documentary Time is Illmatic, will open the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic– widely considered one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip-hop. The premiere, taking place on Wednesday, April [cont.]

18 February, 2014 9:40 pm

Los Angeles has long history of birthing some of the greatest Hip-Hop acts of all time. From N.W.A to Kendrick Lamar, the city’s distinct cadence and penchant for head snapping beats is what make the city a trail blazer, which leaves ample room for the newer cats like Pawz One to make a name for [cont.]

14 February, 2014 5:39 pm

Only seven tracks, most of which were previously released? Do over, ProEra!

6 February, 2014 9:26 am

Grammy Award winning producer and music mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs will serve as co-executive producer along with Rick Ross on MASTERMIND – the sixth studio album from the rap superstar – it was announced today. One of the most anticipated hip hop albums of this year, “Mastermind” is scheduled for release on Tuesday, March 4th [cont.]

17 January, 2014 6:22 pm

Louis Logic is a product of the early 2000′s indie hip-hop movement, which saw many underground artists that were fed up with the major label system, venture out on their own to release their music. This movement spawned many staples of the backpack rap movement – including this website – along with many other establishments [cont.]

13 January, 2014 3:30 pm

Talib Kweli’s long-delayed Prisoner Of Conscious LP was supposed to be his attempt at making a “commercial” album, for lack of a better term. However the end result after almost two years of recording sessions was instead one of his most solid projects to date, one that sacrificed little to the pop radio market, save [cont.]

27 October, 2013 7:32 am

RJD2 has had a long and storied career as one of the defining artists of the indie hip-hop movement, largely responsible – alongside El-P – for shaping the sound of Definitive Jux Records, and many of the label’s affiliated artists. Largely an instrumentalist, RJ took the world by storm with his earliest releases, Dead Ringer [cont.]

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