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26 March, 2010 9:53 pm

This song by Indeep in 1982 summed up how Hip-Hop saw its beloved DJ – as a superhero. In the beginning, the DJ was the main attraction. People came out to parties just to see their favorite DJ rock the house. The “rapper” at that time was just a guy who carried the vinyl, introduced [cont.]

13 March, 2010 10:33 pm

57. According to, 57 rappers have used or currently use the prefix Lil’, Little or Young (including all of the ridiculous spellings of this word) in their rap names. Keep in mind the site only tracks rappers who have actually released a real album. So the seemingly endless amount of mixtape and Myspace rappers [cont.]

6 March, 2010 12:11 am

What’s the hardest thing to do in rap? A hit record? Please, it seems that anyone with a cute gimmick can get one of those. Get a platinum album? Nope. Even with the decline in album sales, every year someone is bound to sell a million records. Get 5 Mics or win a Grammy? No [cont.]

26 February, 2010 10:45 pm

Hip-Hop has always been a “boy’s club” where female emcees are seen as welcomed guests rather than active participants. But it was never this bad. It never got to the point where award shows had to literally discontinue its best female artist category because there was no one to give it to. There used to [cont.]

9 July, 2007 12:00 am

     Over the past fifteen years, Kurupt has made a name for himself in Hip-Hop.  With success a both a soloist and part of the group Tha Dogg Pound, his name garnishes some attention.  As of late, Kurupt has been using his rep to push projects from LA to Philly.  With his latest effort, he [cont.]

16 June, 2007 12:00 am

   When you hear West Coast music, what pops into your head first?  90% of fans probably said something either to do with Dr. Dre or perhaps the Hyphy movement.  The truth is, there’s more to West Coast Hip-Hop than what you’re used to, and for nearly two decades, Cali rappers have been trying to break out [cont.]

31 May, 2007 12:00 am

   Joell Ortiz grew up loving Hip-Hop.  He idolized lyricists like B.I.G., Nas, and Big Pun.  For ten years, Ortiz competed in countless battles, handed out his mixtape and provided 16′s whenever he got the chance.  He did whatever it took for an opportunity to get signed.  In 2007, he finally got that shot and [cont.]

26 April, 2007 12:00 am

   Chris Lowe has been in the game for 15 years and is praised for his production during the late 80′s and early 90′s. His work with Stezo and EPMD gave him the moniker, the “break beat king.”  Stepping into the forefront, he dropped Black Life in 2004 which featured everyone from Carl Thomas to [cont.]

11 April, 2007 12:00 am

    It has been a long time since we’ve heard from the Funk Doctor…. 6 years to be exact.  Between alleged label drama, making movie and television appearances and handling the responsibilities of being an adult, Redman has simply been away from the studio.  With his highly anticipated 6th solo album, Red Gone Wild: Thee [cont.]

11 April, 2007 12:00 am

by Justin Moore Quarter Water: n. A drink made up of sugar, water and food coloring that only costs 25¢ and can be found at any corner store or “bodega” in the country.  Quarter Waters are a symbol of the hood and the hunger and hustle that’s apart of it.  Joell Ortiz embodies that hunger [cont.]

3 April, 2007 12:00 am

   There’s no doubting that MIMS has one of the hottest songs in the country.  His first single, “This Is Why I’m Hot”, is a bona fide hit.  However when a rapper achieves such early commercial success, he runs the risk of being a “one hit wonder”.  With his debut album, Music Is My Savior, [cont.]

27 February, 2007 12:00 am

    “I’m just here to let y’all know that the first one [album] wasn’t a fluke.”  These words spoken by Sean Price on this very website sums up his motivation for his sophomore effort, Jesus Price Supastar.  It’s not easy to follow up a critically acclaimed album; what was a surprise is now expected and [cont.]

12 February, 2007 12:00 am

    “DJ Clue… Clue… Clue!”     When you heard this, you knew you were about to hear something exclusive.  Back in the late 90′s in Queens, a Clue tape was like Christmas coming early.  He knew how to introduce a song and unlike other DJ’s who screamed over everything, Clue sprinkled a few “Ha Ha’s” [cont.]

22 January, 2007 12:00 am

When we last heard from Sean Price, he was gearing up for his first solo project.  It was nearly 7 years since Magnum Force dropped and many were wondering if Sean P can hold his own on the mic.  Now one year since silencing his critics with one of the best lyrical albums of 2005, [cont.]

1 January, 2000 12:00 am

Never worried about the status-quo, The Pharcyde has always been unafraid of breaking new ground. We recently caught up to Romye of the newly reinvented group, to give us an update on their new album, Plain Rap, and music in general. HHS: Your music has always been full of life. But since the last album, [cont.]

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