Everyone’s favorite insane rapper/NYU lecturer/Kevin Durant scourge/non-sequitur philosopher Lil B dropped a new mixtape titled Hoop Life this weekend. Perhaps you heard of the Twitter War he’s been waging with Kevin Durant? Well who’s to say the Bay Area rapper hasn’t applied his voodoo to the Oklahoma City Thunder, who went down in the last [...]


Master mashup virtuoso Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis) has taken the last year off of his grinding tour schedule to concentrate on making beats — like, actual beats that other people would rap on instead of sampled and layered hits. After recording a gang of songs, Gillis decided to hook up with Freeway (of Roc-A-Fella, [...]


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 [...]


French DJ Brodinski drops a nearly one-hour long mixtape journey into present day hip-hop. Produced in collaboration with Club 75 FM, Blue Finessin’ features a Who’s Who of 2014 rap including Young Thug, French Montana, Freddie Gibbs, Future, Travis Porter and more. There’s never been a shortage of love for American rap from the French, and Brodinski does nothing to [...]


Earlier this month Mobb Deep announced a new studio album and accompanying tour, and today they drop the first track from said project. ”Taking You Off Here” is pretty much signature Mobb Deep, a sinister slice of New York grit laced with a broken drum break. Some great lines in there from Prodigy, as can only [...]


7 Jan
A New Year's gift from the Gorillaz/Deltron/Hieroglyphics lyricist

Well here’s an amazing New Year’s gift from the ever giving tubes of the internet: a surprise free album from the great Del the Funky Homosapien. One of the most creative rappers arguably ever, Del is best known for his work with the Bay Area’s Hieroglyphics crew as well as his work rapping on the Dan [...]


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 [...]


You know it’s gonna be a hot mixtape when it starts off with a Weeknd chorus dropping into a Lil Weezy verse. On Dedication 5 Wayne stomps his verbiage all over blockbuster tracks like Drake’s “Started from the Bottom,” Kanye’s “New Slaves” and the timeless Wu Tang track “C.R.E.A.M.”. Additional guest verses on the DJ [...]

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