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13 October, 2014 8:58 pm

New over a Cuepoint, an excerpt from Brian Coleman’s forthcoming Check The Technique Vol. 2 book, which dissects classic hip-hop albums through a series of conversations with the artists and producers. Read on, true believers… The Making of Ice Cube’s “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted”

10 October, 2014 1:06 pm

Longtime hip-hop scribe, Jeff Chang, explains the origins of the term hip-hop for Cuepoint. His new book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, is out on October 21st. How Hip-Hop Got Its Name

9 October, 2014 4:39 pm

Head on over to Cuepoint to read Andreas Hale’s new piece on Nas’ seminal debut album and its accompanying film, Time Is Illmatic. How ‘Illmatic’ Saved Nas

6 October, 2014 11:09 am

My latest piece for Cuepoint, an analytical look at the relationship of Beyoncé and Jay Z. Beyoncé and Jay Z: Still Crazy In Love

26 September, 2014 4:18 pm

Talib Kweli responds to Stefan Schumacher’s original article, It’s Finally Time To Stop Caring About Lauryn Hill. In Defense Of Ms. Hill

24 September, 2014 4:51 am

New on Cuepoint today, former Fat Beats employee Kathy Iandoli talks about the death of cratedigging, speaking to both DJ Premier and Diamond D about it. The Lost Art Of Cratedigging

23 September, 2014 5:00 pm

HipHopSite’s own Stefan Schumacher pens this polarizing piece on whether or not Lauryn Hill is a legend, or just a once great flash in the pan. It’s Finally Time to Stop Caring About Lauryn Hill

17 September, 2014 2:48 pm

In my latest post for Cuepoint, I spoke with Jimi Hendrix’s girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, about the new John Ridley directed biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side, which stars Andre 3000 as Hendrix. I like Andre, I like Outkast, however Ms. Etchingham makes a pretty compelling case against the film, claiming its lack of authenticity. [cont.]

12 September, 2014 7:31 pm

In one of my own original pieces for Medium’s newly launched Cuepoint, I spoke to original HipHopSie.Com co-creator and fellow Las Vegas DJ, Warren Peace, about the time that 2Pac strolled into the DJ booth and Suge Knight’s 662, and destroyed his Biggie vinyl. Read here, true believers…

10 September, 2014 12:44 pm

Shout out to the HipHopSite massive. Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been working very closely with my good friend and colleague, Jonathan “Shecky Green” Shecter, on a new project called Cuepoint for Medium.Com. You may best know Shec as an original founder of The Source magazine, who opted out when he disagreed with the [cont.]

21 August, 2014 4:02 am

Thanks to all whom have supported the relaunching of the shop thus far. Quick update, we’ve got two new designs in stock now. Action Bronson’s Saaab Stories official tee’s, and a new exclusive Hellafine Design, “Cassette Classics”, in Black and Grey. “The Arrival Of Kendrick Lamar” CD’s still available while supplies last.

5 August, 2014 6:50 pm

Cult rap super villain MF Doom will team with buzzworthy 17 year old Rockland County, NY emcee, Bishop Nehru, for the NehruvianDOOM project. The project drops September 22nd on Lex Records, who also handled the last couple of projects for DOOM, such as Born Like This and the JJ Doom album. Here’s everything we know [cont.]

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.]

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