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26 March, 2011 3:38 pm

Monday This is my third time in Austin. The first was for SXSW in 2005. Things have changed. SXSW has been on the national stage most of the last decade, but even during the last six years, things have changed. The music festival hasn’t started officially, but things have been happening since friday due to [cont.]

23 March, 2011 3:00 am

We’ve selected a winner in our monthly “Who Is Top Shotta” contest, which rewards the busiest commenter on the site with a huge grab bag of gear, equipment, and classic HHS promo items. The winner for February-March is….. McNulty!! McNulty and Dayz were close in comments with one another, but McNulty really came through commenting [cont.]

14 February, 2011 1:24 pm

A lot of long-time HHS users remember the wealth of promo items that came with our online orders during our retail phase. This accounts for over 100+ releases, some officially branded by HHS, others provided by the labels. We’ve got them all here. Ripping them and uploading all of them will be a daunting task, [cont.]

2 November, 2010 5:50 am

The above video is all we can show you from DJ Shadow’s “Live From The Shadowsphere” tour, out of respect for the show itself, which truly can only be experienced on location. The “Shadowsphere” is literally the globe shown in the video, which is a spinning DJ booth laid against a larger video screen backdrop. [cont.]

25 October, 2010 6:22 am

What did we think of Kayne’s “Runaway” video? High art or pretentious self indulgence? Here’s what we got from it…. The opening scene finds Mr. West driving his Tatra MTX V8 through the woods. This represents a version of Kanye before his mother passed, before Taylorgate. The wilderness represents society as a whole, and Kanye’s [cont.]

24 August, 2010 7:25 pm

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. I’m not going to lie, I (allegedly) pirate shit all the time, and so do you. I kind of have my own set of rules concerning the practice though, just like you. For instance, I might (allegedly) download a movie illegally, but only in the case of [cont.]

23 July, 2010 2:09 am

Some intrepid graffiti artist got creative in the NYC subways with this homage to Mobb Deep.

7 July, 2010 2:19 am

Want to help save the internet from people like the person pictured above? Tired of seeing Gucci Mane posts? Want to see more Gucci Mane posts? You can make a difference. HipHopSite.Com is looking for a handful of new freelance contributors to help out on the day to day blogging of new content that is [cont.]

6 July, 2010 4:49 am

Big Boi’s latest has been getting great reviews across the board, but what does HipHopSite.Com think about it? You’ll find that out sooner-than-later… In the meantime, where is the best place to cop Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty? BigBoi.Com: You can order the album directly from BigBoi.Com, which presents it in numerous [cont.]

2 July, 2010 4:23 am

With all of the controversy surrounding our review of Thank Me Later, it’s sparked a pretty heated debate on the site as to why hip-hop fans love or hate Drake. While everyone has their own opinion on the subject, reader Kevin Criss wrote in with an interesting perspective that really hasn’t been touched upon. Not [cont.]

30 June, 2010 5:10 pm

I recently arrived home from Haiti. While I was there I worked in a few aspects of the relief effort including a solidarity mission to aid the Earthquake survivors. In addition to all of this Myself, Cormega and Styles P participated in a show to support Haitian Hip Hop and rebuild the community. I would [cont.]

22 June, 2010 6:57 pm

Eminem – Relapse – Em’s latest LP dropped yesterday, with Itunes being the only ones to step up with any kind of bonus content. The Itunes Deluxe Edition comes with two pretty enticing bonus tracks – “Session One” features Em next to his almost Shady Slaughterhouse crew, while the “Ridaz” features Dr. Dre production. These [cont.]

16 June, 2010 5:04 pm

Okay. The “swag” movement needs to die. Now. This terrible term has been used in hip-hop for years now and at this point needs to be straight murked. Frankly, M.I.A. needs to take the blame for this. Now, you may be asking yourself: “Self? Why is this dude bringing this up now? Doesn’t he know [cont.]

24 May, 2010 9:04 pm

It was the summer of 1996. Hip-Hop was a mess. We were slowly losing the sound of classic hip-hop music at this time. Stakes were high. The east coast / west coast feud had reached the boiling point, with Death Row Records and Bad Boy Entertainment at the center of it. Biggie and Tupac were [cont.]

18 May, 2010 11:30 pm

We used to see this happen every year, back when we ran indie rap retail – a bunch of labels all pick the same day for a bunch of quality releases, and none of them care to change it, forcing the consumer to start making choices, rather than multiple purchases. Today is a packed street [cont.]

7 May, 2010 7:11 pm

UPDATE: We have picked a winner. Candidates were selected at random, then each transported to a magical island, where each was assigned a number, and then put through a series of life threatening tests, time travel, alternate realities, and the limited use of swear words, including only “damn”, “son of a bitch”, and “sodding”. Kusi [cont.]

5 May, 2010 3:19 am

(Above: Pharrell & HHS Staff @ HipHopSite retail store in 2006.) As HHS re-enters the scene, we’re keeping a close watch on what’s going on in this industry, and the new breed of rap websites. All due respect to those who have been doing it the last few years, holding it down while we closed [cont.]

27 April, 2010 6:20 am

Seems like everyone moved their release dates around to make sure they weren’t competing with a little old artist named B.o.B. and his Atlantic Records / Grand Hustle debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. Atlantic’s direct deal preorder packages are done with, so let’s see where the best place to cop this album is…… Itunes [cont.]

24 April, 2010 5:15 am

One thing surrounding the controversial, untimely, and tragic death of Guru is the fate of his yet-to-be released recordings. We all know that Guru has been recording exclusively on 7*Grand Recordings over the last few years with Solar. What this means, sadly, is that the recordings under the label that remain unfinished or in the [cont.]

22 April, 2010 4:37 am

This just in, Little Brother’s official webstore, 5th & Fashion, is offering Left Back with a limited edition Left Back t-shirt in a package deal for $30. Maybe we were late on this, maybe it was just announced. Either way, support your favorite artists, or don’t be mad when they disappear.

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