As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by [...]


16 Jul
Golden era productions from 16-year-old NYC native

If you’re fiending for some 90s-era hip-hop, yo mightl be shocked to find it in the mind of 16-year-old Bishop Nehru. Whether it’s his Mobb Deep referencing “Mobb Dizzle” track, or just the paired down boom-bap of his productions, Bishop happily brings back a time in hip-hop that was ruled by the likes of Wu [...]


In what would be the dream collaboration for anyone who has ever considered themselves a hip-hop head, B.I.G. Over Premier pairs acapellas from one Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, over beats produced by arguably the greatest beatsmith ever, DJ Premier. Fitting for this hypothetical New York vs. New York collaboration, the mixtape was put together by [...]


In collaboration with adidas, Jay-Z ‘s culture site Life + Times premiers a new mixtape created by hip-hop beat veteran DJ Neil Armstrong. Mixing for eclectic hip-hop legends like The Roots, De La Soul, Kanye West and even formerly the Jigga himself, the Adidas Global Ambassador carries a deep knowledge of musical history and impeccable turntable skills. With a musicologist’s touch, Armstrong has [...]


19 Sep
Limited edition deck from NYC photographer & Japanese brand

Ohio-via-New-York photographer Jonathan Mannion teams up with Japanese streetwear store/brand Lafayette for their second skateboard collaboration. Having photographed many passed idols of the hip-hop and R&B worlds, the photograph of Notorious B.I.G. is kind of a no brainer for fans of the late great Biggie Smalls. The 7.75inch board is made in America, and can be [...]


12 Mar
Terry Urban's mashup celebrates the life of Notorious B.I.G.

Producer Terry Urban gets his finger right on the zeitgeist with his latest mixtape offering, a mashup of The Notorious B.I.G. with Lana del Rey. Considering last Friday (March 9th) marked the 15th anniversary of the heralded rapper’s untimely passing, and the omnipresence of Del Rey on all forms of media, the mashup seems especially [...]


20 Jul
Lordz of Brooklyn member drops new work at the Hionas Gallery

We were very excited to be invited to the exclusive opening of New York, New York: Big City of Dreams — a new exhibit at Hionas Gallery featuring artwork from our good friend Mr. Kaves from the Lordz of Brooklyn. Kaves has been around since the old days and literally grew up on the streets [...]


31 Mar
Biggie Smalls mashes it up with the beloved indie band du jour

It’s a good week for free mixtapes. After Asher Roth dropped his foodie mix Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry, San Fransisco’s wait what decided to mash up Biggie Smalls with beloved indie band du jour The XX and titled it The Notorious XX. As he explains, “the notorious xx began as an idea [...]

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