4 Sep
Producer+rapper collab from Flylo's upcoming "You're Dead" LP

Flying Lotus has been around these parts a lot as of late, no doubt in anticipation of his hip-hop/jazz/leftfield bass fusion You’re Dead! album set to release October 7th. In part of the slow reveal of the album’s arrival, FlyLo treats us to “Never Catch Me” — a collaborative work with Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar. Never mind any recent [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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