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D.T. Swinga
4 September, 2013 6:55 pm

Things come along, present themselves, and then in certain cases, resonate directly with the culture. The climate is right, the window of opportunity is open, the right person seizes it, and the perfect storm takes place. Case in point might be something like Star Wars in the 80′s or Arrested Development in the Bush era, [cont.]

4 September, 2013 5:12 pm

You have heard Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown before. After all, he’s appeared on LP’s from Santigold, Ski Beatz, John Legend, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild and countless others; but you heard his trumpet and not his voice. Think Louis Armstrong and his trumpet uploaded for the 21st century to a Hip-Hop [cont.]

27 August, 2013 7:56 pm

Flint, Michigan’s Jon Connor has been lyrically destroying instrumentals on the mixtape and blog scenes for the past few years, and has built up a steady buzz because of it. In 2011, Connor delivered his first official album, Salvation, which displayed his talent as an emcee, but fell short on the production side. With Unconscious [cont.]

13 August, 2013 4:34 pm

Twerking Disney Princess, Miley Cyrus, will appear on the remix to French Montana’s inexplicable hit, “Ain’t Worried About Nothing”. For whatever reason, French thought it would be a good idea to announce this in wake of Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. Bad timing, or desperately needed some attention?

5 August, 2013 1:33 pm

Statik Selektah has rapidly risen through the ranks as one of the most solid and consistent producers in the game. Over the past few years alone, he managed to release collaborative albums with each Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, Bumpy Knuckles, Freeway, Termanology, and others, all while continuing to release annual solo LP’s. While we’ve seen [cont.]

3 August, 2013 6:01 am

You have heard Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown before. After all, he’s appeared on LP’s from Santigold, Ski Beatz, Prodigy, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild and countless others; but you heard his trumpet and not his voice. Think Louis Armstrong and his trumpet uploaded for the 21st century to a Hip-Hop beat, [cont.]

31 July, 2013 1:29 pm

Ludacris sits high on stacks of money, thanks to endorsement deals and movie roles, which his illustrious rap career has paved the way for. While Luda’s been out of the game for a minute and admittedly has had a hard time catching a hit single for his upcoming Ludaversal LP, many have been quick to [cont.]

31 July, 2013 2:17 am

ere’s a lost jewel from Diamond District’s Uptown XO featuring the other MMG’s big spitter Wale. The original track (sans Wale) was produced by Oddisee, but for the new version XO recruited Diamond District brother yU to show off his production skills, then had Wale drop a verse. Uptown XO’s current album “Colour de Grey” [cont.]

31 July, 2013 2:14 am

14KT is preparing for his upcoming album “Nickel & Dimed” dropping on September 3rd via Mello Music Group. The Ypsilanti, Michigan producer has been on the fringe of breaking through to a larger audience for years and “NIckel & Dimed” is another chapter to this rising profile. “Nickel & Dimed” is served in 2 parts, [cont.]

31 July, 2013 2:09 am

Bay Area icon, The Jacka, and Space Age Entertainment’s Dubble-OO team up for the release of their collaborative project, “Futuristic Mob” which promises to have the perfect mixture of The Jacka’s signature Mob sound that his fans have grown to love and Dubble-OO’s spaced out-futuristic style which speaks to the younger generation that just wants [cont.]

21 July, 2013 4:31 pm

Gary, Indiana’s Freddie Gibbs has had a tough year. After being featured as one of XXL’s 2010 Freshmen, he quickly landed a deal with Young Jeezy’s CTE imprint, which would be followed by the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape, Baby Face Killa. While the project was not technically an album, it featured all original [cont.]

17 July, 2013 3:29 pm

The two decade (plus) career of multi-platinum Def Jam Recordings artist Nas is at the heart of a joint announcement by the Hip-Hop Archive and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, to establish the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship. The Fellowship will provide selected scholars and artists with an opportunity to show [cont.]

15 July, 2013 7:11 pm

“Prisoner Of Conscious is a record that’s really about where I am now, and what kind of songs I want to make, versus what kind of songs people want me to make…. It’s my job as an artist to continue to challenge myself, and then, challenge my audience,” Talib Kweli told HipHopSite.Com almost two years [cont.]

18 June, 2013 7:43 am

It was a sad day in the year of the group’s 20th anniversary, that we saw Mobb Deep suddenly break-up, after Havoc publicly blasted Prodigy via Twitter, followed by a leaked audio recording of Hav spitting more vitriol towards P. While rumors of the group’s demise date back almost a decade, they have always kept [cont.]

12 June, 2013 3:24 am

Despite only having two albums to his credit, R.A. The Rugged Man is a legend in every sense of the word. Hardly over-exposed, Rugged Man’s past antics have included getting dropped from his label in the 90′s (as Crustified Dibbs) due to “violent & disgusting behavior”, submitting a song to Jive called “Every Record Label [cont.]

30 May, 2013 6:54 pm

French Montana is neither from France or Montana, but instead is an American emcee whom was born in Morroco, so maybe a more appropriate name would be Rocco Americana, but that’s neither here nor there. What you do need to know about French Montana, is that 1) he came up in the mixtape game, working [cont.]

27 May, 2013 7:30 pm

While the 90′s are often referred to as hip-hop’s golden era, the dark, sample heavy beats that dominated New York rap at the time is a sound long lost. While artists like Joey Bada$$ and Action Bronson have successfully sprinkled that sound into today’s style, a lesser popular crew called The Doppelgangaz have embraced the [cont.]

20 May, 2013 8:15 am

Producer Blockhead is best known for his series of instrumental albums released on Ninja Tune, as well as beats for several of Aesop Rock’s critically acclaimed Def Jux LP’s. Illogic is sort of a best kept secret emcee from Ohio, who regularly keeps the company of fellow forward thinking artists like Blueprint, Slug, and Abstract [cont.]

17 May, 2013 3:10 pm

Ever since the early 1990′s rap music collective Hieroglyphics have laid the groundwork for the evolution of hip-hop to become one of the most influential aspects of popular American and international culture. Thrust back into the spotlight with their recent single “Gun Fever,” a commentary on our culture’s ongoing obsession with guns and violence, they [cont.]

8 May, 2013 2:56 am

Harry Fraud High Tide EP is here! Late last year Harry Fraud lit up Scion AV with his single “Mean,“ featuring French Montana and Action Bronson. Now one of the killing it-est producers in hip-hop right now has returned with the free High Tide EP for Scion AV. Fraud is from Brooklyn and loves that [cont.]

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