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Cee Lo Celebrates Music’s Healing Powers on a Song Using the “Taxi” Theme (Audio)

On November 13, Cee Lo Green will be releasing a new studio album, reportedly titled Heart Blanche. The Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley member will be continuing his solo career

Chris Rivers Opts for a Lyrical Tribute to Sean Price in the Form of a Freestyle (Audio)

As fans know, Chris Rivers has been on a lyrical tirade in recent weeks, using Fridays to release freestyles over a vast array of beats, both classic and obscure. The

Curren$y Keeps It All in the NOLA Family With Lil Wayne & August Alsina (Audio)

New Orleans’ own Spitta Andretti released a surprise E.P. titled Cathedral earlier this month, and the rapper better known as Curren$y has now released another single in the form of

Mos Def Returns to His Old Name & Old Way of Dicing Up Beats (Audio)

With all of the recent news of Yasiin Bey making headlines, the Brooklyn MC’s return to music was a topic of conversation for many, and with the release of a

When Big K.R.I.T. & 8Ball Come Together, Trunks Rattle (Audio)

Fresh off of yesterday’s “86” birthday party, Big K.R.I.T. returns with another car tune. Teaming with one of his leading inspirations and ongoing collaborators in 8Ball, Krizzle also welcomes Scotty

Fashawn Revisits Some ’96 Jay Z for a 5-Minute Freestyle (Audio)

Since releasing his second studio album, The Ecology, last year, Fresno MC Fashawn has continued to grow his fan base, one that has been expanding steadily since he released his

Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar Heat Up Another Collaboration In Easy Bake (Audio)

Jay Rock’s sophomore studio album, 90059, is allegedly planned to release in the next 10 days. Top Dawg Entertainment’s restless 2015 continues. Unlike so many crews and movements, often times,

Bishop Nehru Celebrates His Birthday With 4 Songs Including A Visual (Audio/Video)

Bishop Nehru has accomplished a ton in just a teen-aged life. Turning 19 today (August 26), the Mass Appeal/Lex Records MC celebrated in a way that aligns with his tireless

1986 Was A Good Year… In Big K.R.I.T.’s Life & In His Garage (Audio)

Today (August 26), Big K.R.I.T. turns 29 years old. Born in 1986, the Meridian, Mississippi MC/producer named Justin Scott has risen to the top of the creative ranks in Hip-Hop

Ras Kass’ Lyrics Burn Like Acid In This Psychedelic Side Project Single (Audio)

Ras Kass stays busy. Beyond the Carson, California MC’s sprawling independent catalog, he has a host of side projects, including HRSMN (with Kurupt, Killah Priest, and Canibus), White Crows (with

Apollo Brown & Your Old Droog Release a Soulful Anti-Drug PSA (Audio)

Apollo Brown & Your Old Droog have teamed up to spin a tale of those lost to drugs on the second single for Brown’s forthcoming Mello Music Group release, Grandeur.

Twista Chops Out A Nimble Freestyle With A Conscious Message (Audio)

Twista’s catalog is deep. Although the Chicago, Illinois Hip-Hop pioneer is frequently thought of for his “Slow Jamz” and dazzling lyrical displays, the Speedknot Mobsta’-turned-GMG leader has also never shied

DJ Quik Goes Back In His Bag Of Funk Grooves For Game’s Documentary 2 (Audio)

A decade ago, when Game (as The Game) hit the mainstream with The Documentary, he worked with a dream team of guest MCs, singers, and producers. Brandishing Compton like early

Illa J Celebrates His Big Brother’s Memory & Reclaims J Dilla’s Spirit as His Own (Audio)

On October 2, Illa J will be releasing his second solo album, the first since his 2008 debut, Yancey Boys. A move to Montreal, some time spent touring with Slum

DJ Priority Remixes 7 Ghostface Killah Classics on “Iron Cinema” (EP Stream)

Out of Paterson, New Jersey, DJ Priority maintains an on-air residency at KJAMZ 105.3FM. A clear fan of Ghostface Killah and Wu-Tang Clan, Priority takes seven G.F.K. tracks (one of

25 Years After a Presumed Career-Ending Accident, The D.O.C.’s Voice Is Returning (Audio)

One of Hip-Hop’s most tragic “what if’s” surrounds Dallas, Texas MC The D.O.C. A onetime Ruthless Records artist, the rapper born Tracy Curry came into the music industry as a

Chris Rivers & Cory Gunz Flip a Brand Nubian Joint on Latest Freestyle (Audio)

In the latest addition to his ever-growing arsenal of Friday freestyles, Chris Rivers has enlisted the help of Cory Gunz for a flip of a Brand Nubian classic. After dropping

The Wait Is Over. Method Man’s First Album in 9 Years is Here (Album Stream)

Today, Method Man has released his first album in nine years. Though he has stayed active throughout with guest verses, Wu-Tang Clan projects and more, The Meth Lab is the

DJ Soko’s Domino Effect Aligns Nicely With Guilty Simpson, Apollo Brown & More (Album Stream)

Detroit, Michigan native DJ Soko has been putting in work for years. Just under five years ago, the turntablist DJ joined forces with Apollo Brown and Journalist 103 to form

The Politics of Rap: Political Hip-Hop’s Long & Outspoken History Didn’t Begin or End with N.W.A. (Audio)

The marriage of political engagement and Hip-Hop culture has been a permanent fixture ever since artists began using the mic as a means of delivering dispatches from inner-city life, where

Jamla’s Army Rolls Deep With Add-2 & Rapsody Ripping Up A Khrysis Beat (Audio)

Chicago, Illinois MC Add-2 is wrapping up his sophomore release with 9th Wonder’s Jamla Records. Prey For The Poor (September 4). This go-round features one of the newer additions to

Scarface & Ice-T Trade The Very Bars That Define Their Success Stories (Audio)

In the last 24 hours, Scarface released his John Legend-assisted “God.” Right on time, Ice-T’s Final Level Podcast returns after a multi-month hiatus, and Brad Jordan in the guest chair.

How Does AZ Rock a Down South Beat? Impeccably…(Audio)

It’s been quite some time since AZ blessed fans with new material. Save for some loosies and guest verses here and there, the esteemed Brooklyn MC has not released an

Sheek Louch Revisits an AZ & Nas Track for His Latest Freestyle (Audio)

Sheek Louch continues to celebrate the forthcoming release of his next album, Silverback Gorilla 2, with freestyles, transforming classic beats from songs both older and more recent. Last month, he

Enter The Dragon: Method Man Breathes 2 Minutes of Pure Fire (Audio)

After graciously stepping out of the spotlight with his last release, Method Man returns with pure vengeance on “2 Minutes of Your Time.” He dispenses with all frills, including a

Scarface & John Legend Question Faith & Prayer In Troubling Times (Audio)

Throughout Scarface’s career, in solo and group works, religion and God have been issues he regularly touches upon. From the ominous imagery of hits “Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me” and

Joell Ortiz Joins Awkword, Wordsworth & More on the NYC Remix to “Go!” (Audio)

Veteran New York City MC Awkword has released a remix to his lyrics-driven single “Go!.” A single from Awk’s 2014 charity-album, World View, the original featured Atmosphere’s Slug, Joell Ortiz,

Bye Felicia: How ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Is Initiating a Conversation About Misogyny (Audio)

In the 1995 film Friday, the F. Gary Gray comedy starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, there is perhaps no more regularly quoted line than “Bye, Felicia,” a phrase that

Rapsody Recruits Joey Bada$$ for the Remix to “Don’t Need It” (Audio)

Rapsody brings in Joey Bada$$ for the remix to her song, “Don’t Need It” from her 2014 album, Beauty & The Beast. In addition to words from the “Badman,” she

Mac Miller Releases One of His Hardest Tracks in Years & He’s Breaking All the Rules (Audio)

Mac Miller is on one in 2015. After a couple of years of psychedelic and introspective releases with 2013’s Watching Movies With the Sound Off and 2014’s Faces, his forthcoming

Oddisee Produced Finale’s Odds & Ends In Its Entirely (Album Stream)

After more than six years between albums, Detroit, Michigan MC Finale just released Odds & Ends. The MC who previously boasted production by Flying Lotus and J Dilla, extends his

One Week From His Album Release Method Man Leaks More Heat From The Meth Lab (Audio)

It is one week (August 21) until Method Man releases The Meth Lab on Tommy Boy Entertainment. The Wu-Tang co-founder teams with several of his Clansmen on the upcoming project,

Talib Kweli Tells Money-Lusting MCs What They Can Do With It…(Audio)

So much of Hip-Hop is centered around money. There are songs about how much money MCs are making through illicit means, whether it be through the sale of drugs, stick

Yasiin Bey Uses Basquiat as His Ghostwriter For an Inspired Song About Injustice & Hope (Audio)

For years, Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) has shown he is an artist who walks his own path. Whether advocating for social justice or lyrically taking out sucker MCs, he

Warren G Recalls Trying To Mediate Tupac & Biggie, An Untold Feud Behind Regulate (Audio)

In honor of his just-released Regulate…G Funk Era Pt. 2 EP, Warren G took the guest seat on the Combat Jack Show. The Long Beach, California MC/producer/DJ tells the show

Celebrate the Life & Legacy of Sean Price with New Single (Audio)

It’s been less than a week since Sean Price passed away, and the collective mourning in the Hip-Hop community has crystallized how much love and influence he left behind. Since

Mick Jenkins’ Wave[s] Continues To Hydrate Minds After The Water[s] (EP Stream)

One year to the day after The Water[s], Chicago, Illinois MC Mick Jenkins returns to the shore with The Wave[s]. The Cinematic Entertainment artist follows his acclaimed breakthrough with 29

The Foreign Exchange Report Back from Love’s Promised Land with their Latest LP (Album Stream)

It’s been been more than ten years since the Foreign Exchange began sharing their brand of musical fusion with the world, and now the duo is gearing up to release

Mac Miller Unleashes a Previously Unreleased Track Featuring Sean Price (Audio)

Given Sean Price’s tireless work ethic as an MC, there are bound to be a number of unreleased tracks featuring his grizzly vocals that surface over the next several months,

2 Chainz Showcases His Often Underrated Lyrical Abilities on Goat (Audio)

2 Chainz is preparing the release of TrapAVelli Tre, the next installment in his TrapAVelli mixtape trilogy. The project will feature a variety of guest artists, including Wiz Khalifa and

Chance The Rapper & Noname Gypsy Exercise Their Poetic Licenses With Wild Wordplay (Audio)

Chance The Rapper and Noname Gypsy made “Lost” on 2013’s Acid Rap. The two versatile Chicago, Illinois voices are back for another intersection. “Israel (Sparring)” elevates the craft of collaboration

Stones Throw Drops Guilty Simpson’s Album Early, With A Rock-Infused Single (Audio)

Earlier today (August 12), Stones Throw Records announced it was releasing the latest album from Guilty Simpson nearly a month early. Detroit’s Son will be universally available on September 11,

Styles P Gets the Party Started For His New Album and Invites Jadakiss to the Celebration (Audio)

For several years, Styles P has been one of the most consistent artists in Hip-Hop. Whether with his LOX brethren Jadakiss and Sheek Louch, or solo, Ghost releases quality product,

Ma$e Rallies For Hardcore NYC Hip-Hop On Tupac & Dr. Dre’s Track (Audio)

With reports lingering that the 1990s Puff Daddy & The Family/Bad Boy Records team may be reuniting for a tour following the BET Awards performance, Ma$e cracks the mic once

New Orleans Triple-Threat Pell Showcases His Signature Versatility on Latest Single (Audio)

As an MC, singer, and producer, Pell is an artist whose talents are seemingly unlimited, and he manages to transition seamlessly from genre to genre. Having been labeled “cloud rap,”

A Previously Unreleased Fat Joe Track Surfaces, With T.I. On The Hook (Audio)

Fat Joe is a master of reinvention. Whether it’s his “Da Fat Gangsta” era of the early 1990s, or his crossover hits like “New York” (alongside Ja Rule and Jadakiss)

Who Run the World? Latin-American Women Are Having a Powerful Impact on Hip-Hop (Audio)

In a recent feature for the Guardian, a Female MC from Quito, Ecuador shares her experiences breaking into and representing Hip-Hop culture on a global level, but her story is

Souls Of Mischief’s Opio & Free The Robots Recorded An LP In A Redwoods Forest. Hear Some (Audio Premiere)

Earlier this year, Souls Of Mischief/Hieroglyphics MC Opio and producer Free The Robots teamed for The Subconscious Mind EP, including “Let The Bass Go.” Moving forward, the Oakland, California veteran

Homeboy Sandman’s Arrows Penetrate The Eardrums While Stating His Top 5 MCs (Audio)

After leaving Heads with a joint project with Blu in the closing week of 2014—Homeboy Sandman has been quiet, relatively speaking. The Queens, New York MC is plugging away as

SKAM2? Made A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes & Life Artwork. He Remixes It For Deadpool

Back in 1996, Miami, Florida native MC/illustrator SKAM2? made one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic covers: A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes & Life. A chance meeting with Q-Tip prompted SKAM