The Wu, perhaps a little hungry to stay ahead of the hype in any way possible, continues on the quest for the marketer’s new edge on the music industry. With all the buzz about the one-album-only concept surrounding their upcoming release of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, it’s not surprising A Better Tomorrow, their twentieth anniversary album, would […]


24 Sep
Prelude to an album & a testament to self-love

With word buzzing of an upcoming album — one which he’s reportedly recorded over 60 songs for — and after a debut being so universally received, Kendrick Lamar‘s single “I” is warmly welcomed. Particularly when its themes pushing positivity and the gift of self love. “Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart on my sleeve,” is but one […]


17 Sep
Cos there ain't no such thing as half-way crooks

Cue up “Quiet Storms” on iTunes and kick up your feet in a pair of Mobb Deep‘s official Timberland boots. The level 61 6″ classics have a brown level upper and the expected trademark Timberland rubber outsole, as well as rope laces through metal eyelets and green nubuck ankle collar. An appropriate paring considering that Timberland has […]


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 […]


A long lost interview with Tupac Shakur dating back to 1994 gets animated as part of PBS’s Blank On Blank series. The idea of the series is to expose little known journalist interviews with celebrities — often posthumously — by giving a visual to the spoken word. This time it’s writer Benjamin Svetkey who interviews […]


Back once again it’s the renegade master, b-boy damager — power to the people! The great Z-Trip has returned from a self-imposed sabbatical with a newfound hunger for expression, a fresh outlook on music, and most importantly… a new mixtape! Recorded for BBC Radio 1, the Z-Trip Hip Hop Takeover Mix features Zach at the […]


A good day for rap, as Marshall Mathers makes a comeback on his strongest track in about a half decade, while 2 Chains throws up a nostalgic homage to the best southern rap crew ever. “Rap God” is just that: Eminem staking his claim to the crown with a series of throwback versus that makes you […]


Ha ha — do y’all remember when people used to lament the corporatization of hip-hop? Like, when it first started to go mainstream and everyone was up in arms because N.W.A. and Body Count were being banned from record stores (Google “Tower Records” kids), and Public Enemy had middle America experiencing Tea Party-like fainting spells […]

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