30 Jun
Godfather duets with Bob Marley, Nas, Mobb Deep, Biggie & more

Producer Amerigo Gazaway returns with the latest addition to his Soul Mate series — his mashup skills already well established with the Yasiin Gaye Marvin Gaye x Mos Def mixtape (and don’t forget about Part II as well). This time around Gazaway’s The Big Payback focuses on the erstwhile hardest working man in show business, pairing James Brown with the […]


10 Jun
Lil Kim, Mr Carmack, Dog Blood, Drake, The Weeknd & more

This Saturday night just past, French producer STWO took over the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1 with a trap-inspired set that ranged from the chill-out to hip-hop to the proper dance off. Much like Parisian co-patriot DJ Snake, who dropped an Essential Mix earlier last month, his Diplo & Friends set is pure trap-aholic, ranging from the […]


No topic comes without its quibblers, particularly when it comes to labeling anyone being the indisputable best at any given task, within any given genre. And you know how folks get when it comes to arguing over something like hip hop. That being said, take a poll around any smokey after-hours, nightclub or house party […]


26 Mar
Havoc & Prodigy celebrate 20 years since original Infamous

Today is a good day, as the legendary Queensbridge murderers Mobb Deep just premiered a free stream of their upcoming album on Pandora. Oh. Hell. Yes. Set to be released April 1st, The Infamous Mobb Deep drops nearly two decades after their landmark original Infamous album, and features collabs with the likes of Snoop, Nas, Bun B, Busta, Juicy […]


20 Dec
LIAS compiles the most thoughtful, unique sets of the year

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 […]


7 May
Early Golden Era hip-hop surfaces from God's Son himself

You know it’s a good great day when your morning dabbles through the interwebs results in free music from Nas. But not just any free music, or some throwaway new tracks that God’s Son absent mindedly flowed on to make his Lamborghini Aventador payment. No, today unearthed the discovery of early music from some say […]


25 Jun
Max Tannone's latest cross genetic mashup creation

Mash-ups are fun pretty much no matter what. This rap-punk mash-up is no exception. Mixing the messages of rap — and the parties — with the parties — and message — of Punk, Max Tannone releases his newest genre animorphing, Mic Check 1234. Tannone, formerly known as Minty Fresh Beats, really understands the mash-up. “I chop up […]


10 Feb
5 top producers perform with unexpected collaborators to surprisingly good results

Caught the official premier of the documentary RE:GENERATION last night at the Mann Chinese theater, and have to say we were pretty impressed. LIAS previewed the RE:GENERATION Music Project late last year when we were leaked a teaser and were hopeful with what we’d seen, but the finished product really takes the potential of the concept to […]