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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

26 Oct
Gianni Lee & Mike Blud assemble 9 tracks of KL samples

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Kendrick Lamar’s debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, we cannot recommend the album any more highly. The Compton kid is a true lyricist and storyteller the likes we haven’t seen since maybe early Outkast. For many hip-hop fans, it will most likely be considered the album of […]

25 Jun
North Carolina's latest warms things up

We’re kinda fans of North Carolina-bred J. Cole here at LIAS, mostly cos when he’s clever he shines with the brightness of guys like Lupe. Sure they’re not all bangers, but Cole’s got a penchant for wordplay and narrative that shows a promise missing in the present day landscape of hip hop. In the first […]

1 Jun
The return of Chicago's Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks

Just in time for June cookouts (but just after Memorial Day, missed that one), The Cool Kids return with their new mixtape, Tacklebox. Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks get some visits from Raekwon and company, rap about the Lakers and drop their usual clever ass rhymes. Stream or download it HERE.

18 May
Weed, Gilbert Arenas, music critics and Dr. Octogon

Fresh after releasing his the epicurean-flavored Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry mixtape in March, Asher Roth returns with a new video from the mix, “Muddy Swim Trunks”. Whilst navigating  freaks in a supermarket, Roth rhymes eloquent about weed, Gilbert Arenas, music critics and Dr. Octogon,  Enjoy! Asher Roth – Muddy Swim Trunks (Directed […]

11 May
A tribute to a tribute from Rhymesayers' latest protegee

The latest signee from the esteemed Rhymesayers collective, Grieves, has teamed up with long time collaborator and musical foil Budo to remix Felt’s latest project, Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez. Felt, otherwise known as Slug and Murs, dedicated their last project to everyone’s favorite high pitched Puerto Rican actress, and Grieves and Budo […]