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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.]

19 February, 2014 1:44 pm

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today announced that the world premiere of the documentary Time is Illmatic, will open the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic– widely considered one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip-hop. The premiere, taking place on Wednesday, April [cont.]

19 February, 2014 12:19 pm

Surely this is an acronym for something, because No one Ever Really Dies. Pharrell’s new album, G I R L, will hit March 3rd and is up for pre-order on iTunes now. The tracklist still remains secret, but will include his Despicable Me 2 entry, “Happy”. Peep the trailer below.

18 February, 2014 9:42 pm

YG gives us a peek at the album cover for his debut LP, due March 18th.

18 February, 2014 9:08 pm

Here’s a look at the cover art for Mobb Deep’s deluxe reissue of their classic, defining Loud Records LP, The Infamous Mobb Deep. The new package will include a second disc, featuring both new material and lost classics from the original Infamous Mobb Deep recording sessions.

14 February, 2014 2:57 pm

De La Soul’s classic catalog is one of the last remaining omissions from the digital retail sites like iTunes and Amazon, due to legal nonsense and sample clearance issues. However, today the group has made the catalog available for free download, which includes 3 Feet High & Rising, De La Soul Is Dead, Buhloone Mindstate, [cont.]

14 February, 2014 2:24 am

Drake took to his to respond to the day’s events, and his comments to Rolling Stone. Read on: Tough Day At The Office With today being the 5th anniversary of So Far Gone I figured it’s fitting to return to it’s place of its origin in order to clear the air about an extremely [cont.]

13 February, 2014 7:25 pm

Cudder is wasting no time following up the release of last year’s Indicud, as his next album, Satellite Flight, is finished and ready to go. Release date to be announced, check it out below. 1. Destination: Mother Moon 2. Going to the Ceremony 3. Satellite Fight 4. Copernicus Landing 5. Balmain Jeans ft. Raphael Saadiq [cont.]

13 February, 2014 6:43 pm

I'm done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That's the only way my message gets across accurately. — Drizzy (@Drake) February 13, 2014 Drake sent the above Tweet out today after Rolling Stone published their interview with him, which allegedly caught the rapper on his worst behavior. [cont.]

12 February, 2014 1:49 pm

Finally, some good news. Diamond D will return to the game with The Diam Piece, a new self-produced solo album, with guest appearances from Pete Rock, Fat Joe, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Black Rob, Rapsody, Hi-Tek, Kurupt, Elzhi, Skyzoo, Tha Alkaholiks, Camp Lo, Smif-N-Wessun, Scram Jones, A.G., Nottz, and more. Release date to be announced.

10 February, 2014 2:24 pm

Stussy and the Estate of James Yancey have teamed up to present a commemorative J Dilla t-shirt in celebration of “Dilla Day 2014″ on February 7th, presented by Stussy & This tee is constructed of 100% soft cotton & made in Mexico. A crew neck t-shirt, which features an image of J Dilla (photo [cont.]

10 February, 2014 1:54 pm

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s debut album, The College Dropout. He’s released a statement, reflecting on the seminal release. “Ten years ago today we finally released what had been my life’s work up to that point: The College Dropout. I say “finally” because it was a long road, a constant struggle, and [cont.]

9 February, 2014 7:54 pm

The year is moving right along now, as many high profile releases are starting to seep out between February and March. The latest news is that Curren$y’s new LP, The Drive-In Theatre, will drop on February 14th, as a BitTorrent Bundle. JetLife has released the following statement in regards to the release: We want to [cont.]

9 February, 2014 7:49 pm

A mythical album no more. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s long-awaited Pinata LP will drop March 18th. 1. Supplier 2. Scarface 3. Deeper 4. High ft. Danny Brown 5. Harold’s 6. Bomb ft. Raekwon 7. Shitsville 8. Thuggin’ 9. Real 10. Uno 11. Robes ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt 12. Broken ft. Scarface 13. Lakers [cont.]

9 February, 2014 7:46 pm

Can’t say we saw this one coming. But like Murs signing with Def Jux some years ago, its a smart move on his part, aligning himself with a powerful underground imprint like Tech N9ne’s. In the second clip, check them out up at Sway In The Morning.

6 February, 2014 9:26 am

Grammy Award winning producer and music mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs will serve as co-executive producer along with Rick Ross on MASTERMIND – the sixth studio album from the rap superstar – it was announced today. One of the most anticipated hip hop albums of this year, “Mastermind” is scheduled for release on Tuesday, March 4th [cont.]

5 February, 2014 6:27 pm

In observation of the 20th (or is that 21st?) anniversary of Souls Of Mischief’s seminal debut album, 93 Til Infinity, GetOnDown will produce a special deluxe edition of the album, set for a March 7th release date, retailing for $69.93. The Souls Super Bundle Includes: – A “Hiero Light Box” outer case with a 4.5 [cont.]

5 February, 2014 11:15 am

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Nas’ debut classic, Illmatic, Columbia will be releasing a new reissue of the album, entitled Illmatic XX. The newly remastered collection will include two discs, including the original album, as well as a second disc of b-side tracks and remixes from the era, which are as follows: 1. [cont.]

4 February, 2014 2:08 pm

33 1/3′s classic album series of books attempts to deconstruct each LP by talking to the parties involved in its creation. Following books based on DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing and Nas’ Illmatic, their next subjects will be J. Dilla’s Donuts, Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album. Check out descriptions [cont.]

3 February, 2014 2:54 pm

One of the year’s most anticipated releases, Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron, will see a February 25th release. Today, we get the official tracklist reveal: 1. Gangsta 2. Los Awesome (feat. Jay Rock) 3. Collard Greens (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 4. What They Want (feat. 2 Chainz) 5. Hoover Street 6. Studio (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid) 7. [cont.]

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