6 Feb
Feadz, Groove Armada, Eats Everything, Nile Rodgers & more

The great Annie Mac drops by Life + Times to lend her ample musical talents to Jay-Z’s cultural website. The BBC Radio 1 DJ has always had her finger on the pulse of the underground, and this latest mix — her third for Life + Times — does nothing to dispel her well-earned rep. Tracks by Feadz, Q […]


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 […]


The Hood Internet’s latest mixtape dropped this morning, and as can be expected it’s packed to the cellophane with what one would dub party starting mashups. The Mixtape Volume Seven is what you wanna put on in that summer BBQ before the DJ’s get set up, or maybe what you wanna play when you’re trying to […]


2 Jan
American Gangster re-spun with classic artists from the 1970s

Esteemed hip-hop producer 9th Wonder takes Jay-Z’s 2007 album American Gangster and applies his unique touch — remixing in a bunch of musical inspiration from artists of the 1970s. As 9th Wonder produced tracks off the original album, it’s fitting that he gives it a new spin, adding in a list of great artists including […]


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 […]


10 Aug
Photoshop + Tumblr + the glorious internet = Emceez Ansari

Today, like most days, we’re thankful for the internet and the wondrous ways of Photoshop as we’ve been gifted with a new face of hip hop: Emceez Ansari. The meme is taken from a Tumblr page, where actor/comedian Aziz Ansari’s face has been Photoshopped onto a handful of hip hop album covers. It’s amazing how […]


10 Apr
Wait, Lil B's got a sold out lecture at NYU...? Huh?

Oakland stream-of-consciousness lyricist Lil B drops a 20-track mixtape to commemorate his upcoming sold out lecture at New York University tomorrow. As is easily apparent via the title and cover, Lil B — aka the Based God — paid homage to Jay-Z with The Basedprint 2, and had this to say about the project: “DOWNLOAD […]


27 Mar
Ninja Tune's tribute to the legendary Dusseldorf quartet

Years ago DJ Food assembled a series of mixtapes all based on the music of Kraftwerk. And while all the mixes were found scattered here and there, DJ Food has finally assembled them all in one place on Soundcloud. Not all the tracks featured on the various mixes contain actual samples of the legendary German […]

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