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 [...]


14 Mar
The latest in DJ/producer Amerigo Gazaway Soul Mates series

Nashville producer Amerigo Gazaway has launched a new mashup series called Soul Mates, aimed at combining legendary artists of yore with the best talent from today. The first installment conflates Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) with legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye. Titled Yasiin Gaye, the idea of the series is for the finished [...]


As ScHoolboy Q gets ready to release his Oxymoron album next month (February 25), the LA rapper drops a sundry of product to get the kids hyped. First came the bootilicious video for “Man Of the Year”, then the stream for the Alchemist-produced track “Break the Bank”. Along with it, Q shows off the two covers for the Oxymoron album [...]


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 [...]


28 Aug
The Old Dirty Bastard live & uncut

As Danny Brown prepares for the release of his much-hyped album OLD, due September 30th, he releases this clip for the aptly titled “ODB”. While surely a reference to the great Dirt Dog, aka Dirt McGirt, it also cheekily references the common barb thrown at Brown that he’s, well, old. An old ass bastard, one [...]


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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