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Matt Conaway
31 March, 2014 6:08 pm

Go behind the scenes with Army of the Pharaohs members as they film the video to their lead single “God Particle” and prepare to perform together in Philadelphia for the first time in years. Also, Floridian, Celph Titled becomes reacquainted with this thing East Coasters call “snow.” In its nearly two decades, AOTP has released [cont.]

18 March, 2014 12:01 pm

With his highly-anticipated fourth solo-LP, P.T.S.D.” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary [cont.]

16 March, 2014 5:02 pm

Apollo Brown’s Thirty Eight (.38) is a contemporary throwback, inhabiting the realm of reverent reinvention and innovation. It deftly bridges the gap between ‘70s Blaxploitation soundtracks (e.g. Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly or Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man) and the hip-hop records that sampled from them. The tracks on Thirty Eight (.38) are presented in gritty, heavily saturated [cont.]

13 March, 2014 9:49 pm

Initiated in 1998 by Jedi Mind Tricks front-man Vinnie Paz as homage to the incredible rap crews of the 80’s and early 90’s, the Army of the Pharaohs has, from its outset, been an ever-evolving collective of celebrated emcees from the indie hip-hop scene. Founding members Vinnie Paz and Esoteric were featured on the crew’s [cont.]

11 March, 2014 5:14 pm

“If The Last Great, the debut album from MaLLy, was meant to be a chest-thumping, boastful, and triumphant effort that finally broke MaLLy to the masses, The Colors of Black is the direct result of what would have been the end result if The Last Great never came into existence. Throughout the duration of The [cont.]

26 February, 2014 5:42 pm

Fun Fact: Kanye West, Maroon 5 and David Banner all made their television debuts on the Orlando Jones Show on FX in the early 2000s. His love of music and eye for launching new talent may not be surprising, but audiences will be surprised to learn that he is a prolific singer in his own [cont.]

21 February, 2014 4:29 pm

With his highly-anticipated fourth solo-LP, P.T.S.D.” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary [cont.]

13 January, 2014 8:12 am

Hip-Hop legend Edo.G teams up with his apprentices G. Dot & Born, Boston natives, to shine light on their story and style while also providing their own sound. All production is handled by Confidence, who’s claim to fame includes “Rashad and Confidence” and “Purpose and Confidence” on Ill Adrenaline Records and he produced seven tracks [cont.]

20 November, 2013 10:55 am

“On The Rise” is now the second single to be released by The Immortals Project f/ El Da Sensei. Following up their most recent leak “Affirmative Action”, which raced up the college hip-hop music charts since its debut (currently 12th and climbing). “On The Rise” is the track that helped set the tone for their [cont.]

20 November, 2013 10:27 am

Here’s the new single by Wu-Tang affiliate, Father Jah & producer, D.R.U.G.S. Beats, lifted from there new “Manuscripture of the Father as Inspired by D.R.U.G.S.” (Dope Real Under Ground Sh#t) project. Although known more for there rough beats and flows, “Baby,” fits more under the umbrella of winter time mackin’ music. The track also features [cont.]

10 November, 2013 3:33 pm

Kool G Rap & Necro have joined forces and on 11-19-2013 will be releasing a collaborative project as “The Godfathers” entitled “Once Upon A Crime” which will be released on RBC/Pyscho+Logical-Records. “The Godfathers album is about pure east coast lyricism over hardcore beats. Kool G Rap is the legendary godfather of all criminal street gangster [cont.]

24 October, 2013 1:59 am

As a pioneer of Mafioso Hip-Hop, Kool G Rap is often cited by fellow emcees and critics as one of the most influential and trend-setting rappers of the past two decades. Whether as a member of the ground-breaking Juice Crew, or his classic LP’s with DJ Polo, G Rap’s influence still resounds today as evidenced [cont.]

14 October, 2013 7:05 pm

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth the critically acclaimed Hip-Hop duo have announced their plans for a 25-city US & Canadian Tour. The group who emerged onto the music scene in the early 90’s with their debut EP, “All Souled Out” released three studio projects together; their later work included the release of their classic LP [cont.]

3 October, 2013 5:57 am

It’s been six years since Marco Polo took the hip-hop world by storm with his Rawkus/Soulspazm Records debut LP, Port Authority. This album not only established the Toronto, Canada native as one of the top emerging producers in his field, but also transformed Marco into a very sought-after collaborator as well. He has since gone [cont.]

19 September, 2013 10:46 pm

Fresh off of winning his very first Grammy with Tedeschi Trucks Band for Best Blues Album of the year in 2012 (Maurice was the horn arranger for the 11-piece ensemble), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown has also appeared on LP’s from Santigold, Ski Beatz, Prodigy, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild and countless others. Maurice is prepping [cont.]

18 September, 2013 12:18 pm

From Marco Polo’s forthcoming LP, PA 2: The Director’s Cut. With this track, Marco Polo accomplishes what no one else has been able to pull off in over a decade–reunite Organized Konfusion. Since the duo disbanded in 1997, there has been no new OK material and every few years or so the usual “reunion rumors” [cont.]

11 September, 2013 11:58 am

The self-proclaimed “King of Connecticut” provides the soundscape (now in visual form) to fellow native Franc Grams for a record dedicated to their home-state.

13 August, 2013 9:04 am

For Akir, words aren’t just words—they’re credos, rallying cries; a way of life. His name, for example, is an acronym for “Always Keep It Real” has zero to do with tired rap clichés, or a small-minded view of what rap is and can be. Akir’s trademark raspy flow, his intricate nonstop rhyme patterns and his [cont.]

4 July, 2013 9:51 am

On the brink of the Wu-Tang Clan’s 20th Anniversary, the group, its individual members and its affiliates all have big plans for 2013 as Hip-Hop enthusiasts worldwide await a new golden era in rap ushered in by one of the best to ever do it. The Almighty returns where it left off in 2008 with [cont.]

4 July, 2013 9:49 am

It has been a few years since she released an official single, but MC Lyte is back with, “Cravin,” a new track that just screams Summertime! “Cravin” is produced by The Natives and will appear on Lyte’s forthcoming LP; which as of now is still untitled and will be released on LoudBox Entertainment/ Sunni Gyrl, [cont.]

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