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Hip-Hop Steps Up In A Big Way At A Time When DJ Spinna Needs Our Help

On June 11 one of the most respected DJ/producers in modern music, Vincent Williams aka DJ Spinna sustained a ruptured appendix and had to have emergency surgery. His friend Moe

Method Man Is In Johnny Blaze Mode On A Hot Beat By Rockwilder. Protect Ya Neck (Audio)

Erick Sermon’s Def Squad label has revitalized in 2018. After a successful crowd-sourcing campaign to fund a new album and new label, The Green Eyed-Bandit has been giving fans plenty.

Eligh, R.A. The Rugged Man & Eamon Chase The High Of Self-Love (Audio Premiere)

Eligh is one of the busiest members of the ultra-prolific Living Legends crew. This MC/producer has released more than 20 solo and collaborative albums since 1996. After a hiatus from

Daddy-O & AZ Link Up To Run The Tables On Hip-Hop Like 2 Ballas (Audio)

In 1994, AZ made one of Hip-Hop’s greatest debut performances thanks to Nas’ single, “Life’s A B*tch.” Like Nas, who had spent years under the tutelage of Large Professor, Kool

Jay Rock Put TDE On His Back. Now, They’ve Got His For The Win (Video)

After a strong start to the year with his highest-charting single to date (“King’s Dead” from the Black Panther soundtrack), Jay Rock is back with another check mark in the

Wood Harris Tells Snoop How He Went Above The Rim For His 1st Film Audition (Video)

The latest episode of GGN features Snoop Dogg chatting with accomplished actor Wood Harris. While the thespian may be best known for his “Avon Barksdale” role in The Wire, Harris has

Bun B Keeps It 100 On Why America Is Not Being Made Great (Video)

The Twin Cities may have birthed lauded production duo Beatnick & K-Salaam, but they are worldwide these days. Their last album, The Bluest Flame, featured New York staples like Kirk

Drake Goes From 0 To 100 Over 9th Wonder’s Beats (Audio)

Hailing from Montreal, DJ Critical Hype has been perfecting the craft of blending for nearly a decade. His The Art Of… series of mixes has highlighted luminaries of the game

New Def Squad Artist Elijah The Young Prophit Flips EPMD To Make It His Thing (Video)

Erick Sermon is not only a legendary producer and MC, but he’s also one of Hip-Hop’s most gifted talent scouts. E-Double mentored Redman and Keith Murray while having early hands

Chris Rivers Snatches Royce & Eminem’s Beat And Rips It Just As Hard (Audio)

Chris Rivers may be the son of one of Hip-Hop’s all-time great lyricists, but with a string of solid releases over the last five years he has stepped out of

A Video Explains Why Larry Smith Remains 1 Of Hip-Hop’s Most Important Producers

For every household name producer, such as Rick Rubin or Dr. Dre, there are multiple innovators who languish in obscurity. Larry Smith is one of those musicians, and he does

Spike Lee & Jordan Peele Release The First Look At Their BlacKkKlansman Film (Video)

Last September, it was confirmed that Spike Lee and Jordan Peele were working on a film together. Details were attached at the time, but Heads also seem to know that

Evidence & Krondon Show That L.A.’s Underground Vets Now Do It Big (Video)

Evidence is an ambassador for quality Hip-Hop in 2018. Not only does he create it, but he also gives shine to other deserving talent—be it by inviting them to guest

Do Remember When Biggie & The LOX Flexed A Freestyle Over Wu-Tang’s C.R.E.A.M. (Audio)

Earlier this week, Styles P was on The Breakfast Club to promote his newly-released G-Host album. During the interview discussion, co-host Charlamagne Tha God mentioned The LOX and The Notorious

DJ Jazzy Jeff’s New Album Is A Magnificent End To An Incredible Trilogy (Audio)

Different eras of Hip-Hop fans may know DJ Jazzy Jeff for various achievements in his career. Some first encountered Jeffrey Townes’ turntablism and production skills thanks to DJ Jazzy &

Meek Mill Is Using His New Platform To Be An Advocate For Criminal Justice Reform (Video)

Meek Mill was released from prison late last month, and he has been on a mission ever since. The platinum, #1-charting Philadelphia MC was the focus of an NBC special

TDE’s SiR Delivers One Of His Most Powerful Songs To Its Jamaican Roots (Video)

While SiR had to grind for years as an engineer and songwriter, is firmly set in the spotlight now. After dropping a well-received EP titled HER TOO only a month

Jedi Mind Tricks Is 25 Years Strong. The Group Shows No Signs Of Backing Down (Video)

Philadelphia’s underground anti-heroes Jedi Mind Tricks have released the first music video for their ninth album. While group front-man Vinnie Paz rotates between JMT, Heavy Metal Kings, Army Of The

Apollo Brown & Locksmith Are Releasing An EP. The 1st Song Leaves No Question It Will Be Dope (Audio)

Locksmith has been in the game long enough to go from prodigious street poet to battle MC, to prolific recording artist. Although Lock’ is straight out of Richmond, California, his

KRS-One Explains Why He No Longer Performs The Last Verse To “The Bridge Is Over” (Audio)

KRS-One and DJ Scott La Rock made one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic diss records in Boogie Down Productions’ “The Bridge Is Over.” In the eyes of many, the song was

Pete Rock Gives A Fantastic Update On The De La Soul Project He & DJ Premier Are Producing

Hip-Hop luminary and Grammy-winning producer/DJ Pete Rock was on hand for the Seattle, Washington Museum of Pop Culture’s grand opening of their new exhibit, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes. The

Cardi B Finesses The Charts & Breaks 2 New Guinness Records

Cardi B’s music may not be polarizing in the eyes of some Hip-Hop Heads, but the numbers do not lie. The Bronx, New York rapper has an unabashed energy that

Kanye West Is Writing A Philosophy Book On Twitter. So Far, It’s Insightful

Kanye West has pushed the boundaries of what is expected from a musician, and he continues to do so. While fans are always eager to hear any new music from

Brand Nubian’s Unsung Tells The Group’s Story In Full. Slow Down & Watch (Video)

Brand Nubian is one of the most influential Hip-Hop groups. In the eyes of many, they are also heavily underrated. Grand Puba, Lord Jamar, Sadat X, and DJ Alamo introduced

Bobby Sessions Takes Back His Identity In A Jarring & Symbolic Video

Bobby Sessions is a veteran product of the Dallas, Texas Hip-Hop scene. He has been spitting verses with raw social commentary since the turn of the decade. Meanwhile, Bobby has

Action Bronson Is Independent Again. He Celebrates With A Lovely Collabo With Alchemist (Audio)

For the first time in roughly five years, Action Bronson is a free agent. After publicly griping about the situation with his label Vice/Atlantic Records online last Spring, the New

Naturally 7’s Acapella Remake Of Digable Planets’ Hit Is Slick & Cool Like That (Video)

Naturally 7 are a seven-man acapella group out of New York City. However, the septet strafes the line between traditional vocal group and beat-boxers. They don’t simply sing. Each member

Daniel Caesar & H.E.R. Show Great Soul Music Lives On (Video)

Within only four years time Oshawa, Ontario native Daniel Caesar has stepped forth as one of the most exciting new voices of Soul music. While he did not win the

Michael Millions & His Virginia Crew Rework D’Angelo In A Way That Burns (Video)

Hip-Hop fans may be familiar with Nickelus F. He was an early Drake collaborator, he had a memorable BET “Freestyle Friday” run, and he has been a devoted representative of

Meek Mill Is Free…At Least In His Powerful New Video

Although he is currently incarcerated 40 miles outside of Philadelphia, Meek Mill continues to represent for his city, and demonstrate the potency of last year’s Wins & Losses album. In

Joey Bada$$ & The Flatbush ZOMBiES Show Brooklyn Is STILL In The House (Audio)

In 2017, The Flatbush ZOMBiES seemed relatively quiet. Other than a couple of appearances on A$AP Mob projects, these eccentric Brooklyn spitters seemed to be laying deliberately low. Well, fans

M.O.P.’s Lil Fame Releases His First Solo Video & Billy Danze Is Still By His Side

Lil Fame and Billy Danze have endured many eras of Hip-Hop while consistently giving audiences that hardcore Rap that they entered with during the mid-1990s. While the Mash Out Possé

Masta Ace & A Band Rock The House In A Personal & Emotional Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

NPR’s Tiny Desk is not only an intimate performance space, but the video segment has also become an apparent stamp of approval from National Public Radio that identifies an artist

ANoyd Antagonizes The Mic In A Blistering 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle (Video)

Bloomfield, Connecticut lyricist ANoyd (pronounced “annoyed”) has been mashing on the gas ever since he came in the game, about five years ago. That is the year he appeared on

Westside Gunn & Mr. Green Partner For An EP. Here’s A Sample From That Stash (Audio)

The Griselda family’s breakthrough player, Westside Gunn, seems to be going even harder in 2018 than he did in 2017, and that says a lot. Having dropped several full-length projects,

Quadir Lateef & Statik Selektah’s EP Aims To Get An Ugly Reaction (Audio)

Ruff Ryders MC Quadir Lateef has been hovering on the fringes of notoriety for years. This imposing wordsmith has caught the attention of everybody from DJ Green Lantern to Chuck

Roc Marciano & Action Bronson Show Hip-Hop Can Be Grimy & Soulful At The Same Time (Video)

Roc Marciano has piloted a unique lane in Rap. Since his solo debut, Marcberg, in 2010, each consecutive project seems to be more anticipated than the last. With Rosebudd’s Revenge

Kooley High Reach For The Ceiling In The Group’s Newest Video

The “Hip-Hop group” seems to be an endangered species in today’s landscape. There are plenty of collectives comprised of loosely-associated solo MCs, or super-group side projects. However, acts with more

Jean Grae Knocked With The Hardest Bars & The Industry Opened The Door (Audio)

Jean Grae was a refreshingly honest and forthright MC when she first emerged out of the New York City underground scene in the late 1990s. Previously known as What? What?,

Class Is In Session As Rob Swift Delivers Keynote Speech At Indiana University (Video)

One of the forefathers of the turntablism movement, Rob Swift, gave a keynote speech on “research and teaching as it pertains to the art of DJing” at Indiana University this

QBert & The Invisibl Skratch Piklz Rock A Party With Breathtaking Turntablism (Video)

The title of “DJ” or disc jockey took on a whole new definition once Hip-Hop got a hold of it. While it started as a way to signify those that

Sa-Roc Raps Like A Queen Straight Outta Wakanda (Video)

Sa-Roc has been putting out quality Hip-Hop music for a decade as of this year. And with 13 projects in that time, she stays working on her craft. Roc is

Rapsody’s Chrome Video Is About So Much More Than Car-Jacking

Rapsody is proof that an MC can carry on traditions, while still being current and successful. The Snow Hill, North Carolina native is getting the shine that 9th Wonder and

Black Milk Creates 1 Funky & Electronic Mix. He Unveils Some New Music Too. (Audio)

Black Milk came into the game as a hungry, young producer in the Slum Village camp. He was lucky enough to place two beats on Slum Village’s 2002 album, Trinity

Lyric Jones Is More Proof Of Why This Is A Renaissance Period For Women MCs (Video)

Planet Asia’s Gold Chain Miltary has assembled a clan of lyrical assassins, two of which just happen to be women. One of those MCs is L.A. transplant Lyric Jones. “Nat

Skyzoo & Raheem DeVaughn Hit The Bakery To Slice Some Devil’s Pie (Video)

If you haven’t listened to Skyzoo’s new album, In Celebration of Us, this first music video may be just the nudge you need. Both his 2017 projects, Peddler Themes and The

J.I.D.’s Video Is An Animated Cartoon Tribute. But The Raps Are Very Real.

While J. Cole is recognized as one of the best MCs of this generation, his nose for talent is still underrated. Sure, people know who Bas, Cozz, Lute, Omen, and

Ill Camille Is A Lyrical Soldier. She Fights On For Her Rap Dreams (Video)

Hip-Hop at its best does more than make you move; it makes you think. When a song shares one’s personal experience, listeners going through the same thing don’t feel so

DJ Spinna’s Moving 90-Minute Mix Teaches Black History, In Audio

DJ Spinna is well known for his massive record collection, varied musical tastes, and extensive mixes. This Brooklynite has refused to be pigeon-holed and has created essential mixtapes and compilations

Black Thought Lists His Top 5 MCs & The Reasons He’s A GOAT (Video)

The latest episode of the Touré Show podcast released this week, and the guest is none other than Black Thought of The Roots. This insightful conversation (named “How To MC”)