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17 July, 2014 5:07 am

Despite running one of the most successful, pioneering independent hip-hop webstores ever, we took some time off over the last seven years, closing up shop way back in 2007. The music industry changed, as digital downloads (legal or otherwise) overtook CD and vinyl formats, making it very hard to run a profitable business. Through our [cont.]

4 June, 2014 2:44 am

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records pulls the curtain back on hip-hop’s last great independent label, and the trials and tribulations the imprint has dealt with over the last two decades. Spoilers ahead. Anyone who has been in the game during the label’s lifespan – whether fan or industry head – [cont.]

29 May, 2014 6:56 am

Are you ready? #nobodyssmiling — COMMON (@common) May 28, 2014 One of this year’s most anticipated releases is Common’s tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smiling, which was announced at the top of the year. But news has been quiet lately on that front, missing its initial projected Spring release date. That being said, here is everything [cont.]

27 May, 2014 8:33 pm

Two tracks from our label, Hellafine, have made it to HypeM. Hot Damage’s “Old Faithful” and Jimmy Dalton’s “Kill Dem”. We’re asking our regular users to “heart” them on HypeM, using the links below. Of course we could *buy* hearts, links, fans, followers, etc, but we don’t choose to do things that way. What you [cont.]

27 April, 2014 9:00 pm

The newly launched @hiphopsite_com Twitter account is now live, as of this weekend. We’ve decided once we reach our first goal of 10,000 followers, we will give away this limited edition, out of production Danger Doom skatedeck to one lucky follower, whom will be selected at random, and DM’d with the good news. Follow back, [cont.]

26 April, 2014 10:04 pm

So, we have been running things via the @djpizzohhs account for a while, but today we are starting the official @HipHopSite_Com Twitter account. Eventually all of the HHS posts will go to that account, traded from the @djpizzohhs account, as the followers slowly migrate over. Thanks for your support, party people. We are the #Detox [cont.]

8 April, 2014 9:29 am

Pardon our dust. We’ve been experiencing some server issues the last couple of nights, but those should be fixed later today. We’ll be back shortly. Thanks for your patience. Mobb Deep review coming in 5, 4, 3…

27 January, 2014 6:27 pm

Didn’t watch The Grammy’s last night? Here’s what you missed. You won’t feel too bad. Beyonce and Jay-Z perform “Drunk In Love”. Damn, Bey (as usual). Juicy J helps out Katy Perry with her hit single, “Dark Horse”, alongside magic dancing trees and fairy dust. Kendrick Lamar performs alongside Imagine Dragons, mashing up lyrics from [cont.]

14 January, 2014 7:19 am

Entering our 18th year of existence, we think it’s about time HipHopSite.Com be listed on Metacritic, for our In The Deck album reviews. With over 2000 reviews in our In The Deck archive, don’t you think its time we are included amongst Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Billboard? So readers, we ask you Tweet @metacritic, requesting [cont.]

5 January, 2014 2:56 pm

Back in 1995, J-Ro of Tha Alkaholiks recorded a solo cut on the group’s second album, Coast II Coast, called “2014″. The song was a look two decades into the future, and the state of hip-hop as it stands today. Just how prophetic was J-Ro? We take a look. 1. “The year is 2004, people [cont.]

24 December, 2013 5:09 pm

Our yearly Blog So Hard mix will hit this Friday, Blog So Hard 3: B-Side Wins Again, collecting 2013′s 25 best underground cuts that didn’t have an album or official mixtape to call home, released primarily via the blog scene. The mix is finished, and the tracklist will be revealed later this week on our [cont.]

28 November, 2013 2:51 pm

Long story, but we just cleaned out the comments section and if you’ve made a comment on this site, chances are it’s been approved. We don’t censor comments unless there is clear abuse (spamming, trolling, hate-speech, etc), but sometimes legitimate comments get picked up by the spam filter. We just cleaned out the spam filter [cont.]

15 November, 2013 7:26 pm

Because hey, why not? Part One: Getting One I put some money aside some months ago to purchase a Sony Playstation 4. Didn’t have the extra funds on hand to catch the initial wave of pre-orders, so I knew I had to break down and do the nerdiest thing possible: wait in line on launch [cont.]

9 October, 2013 9:11 am

This is an experiment, not that we’ll do anything with the data, we’re just curious. Tell us your personal introduction to hip-hop story. I’ll tell you mine. I pretty much was aware of hip-hop in the 80′s as a 12 year old, but the first song that really resonated with me was Tone Loc’s “Wild [cont.]

4 October, 2013 5:25 am

Since we’ve been updating the sites relentlessly each day over the last year, it feels like it has been longer, but this week we celebrate one year online for our dance music sister site, WeAllHitPlay.Com. We’ve covered the dance music scene extensively over the last year, from the U.S. epicenter of the movement, Las Vegas, [cont.]

19 June, 2013 4:06 am

While our Yeezus review is not quite ready yet, we have reviewed every Kanye West album throughout the span of our 17-year history. Check out our review archive of each of his albums below, from The College Dropout to Cruel Summer. The College Dropout – @@@@1/2 – By Matt Conaway Excerpt: On “Last Call”, Kanye [cont.]

4 April, 2013 2:39 pm

Update: The winner for our “Look At All This Shit You Can Win From GetOnDown” Contest is Skip Bennet of Clarkdale, AZ. Look for more contests from HipHopSite.Com soon…. 3/14/13: Do you like free shit? Sure you do. We’ve teamed with Get On Down, manufactures of fine, limited edition hip-hop products for this special giveaway [cont.]

6 December, 2012 8:07 pm

Fans and friends, we have added REDDIT share buttons to each article on both HipHopSite.Com and WeAllHitPlay.Com. So, by all means, if you see something here that you think the rest of the world should see, share it with the “front page of the internet” using the button up above, on any post. Thank you [cont.]

3 December, 2012 4:59 am

Chicago-based podcast series The Andy Derer Show speaks with founder of HipHopSite.Com / WeAllHitPlay.Com / Hellafine Records, DJ Pizzo (that’s me). We talk about the year in hip-hop, the house music club scene, MCA, Chris Lighty, and much more.

14 November, 2012 10:42 am

9th Wonder and Buckshot celebrate the release of their new album, The Solution, with this a free full album stream for the fans. Pick this up now at Duck Down or other fine retailers.

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