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DJ Premier Returned From Russia With A Joint That’s Universally Dope (Audio)

Last month, DJ Premier made a cool video of him navigating the streets of Moscow, Russia. While there, he crossed paths with St. Petersburg, Russia’s BMB Spacekid. Holed up in

Alchemist Reveals How Jadakiss, Ras Kass, Nas & Jay Z Tie Into One Hit (Audio)

With a new surprise instrumental album in stores (Israeli Salad), veteran bi-coastal producer Alchemist stays busy. The Gangrene/Step Brothers members is the debut guest on podcast, “A Waste Of Time,”

As Fabolous Snatches Throwbacks, Capone-N-Noreaga Resuscitate “Breathe” (Audio)

Fabolous and Jadakiss (as well as Papoose, Tony Yayo, and others) have been freestyling within the confines of 1990s New York Hip-Hop hit instrumentals (often recreating the original songs). All

A$AP Rocky’s New Album is Full of Surprises…Including Mos Def (Audio)

A$AP Rocky’s new album, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP, has been surprising on a number of levels. For starters, Rocky surprised fans with an early release of the LP, moving it from June 2

Pete Rock Fires Up One Of His Finest Verses Of Late Alongside Canibus (Audio)

Pete Rock is ageless. For almost 25 years, the Mount Vernon, New Yorker has been a master at DJ’ing, production, and MC’ing. While many greats of that span can rest

Pharoahe Monch, Murs & Fashawn Assist J57 In Supplying Sample-Free Dope (EP Stream)

After releasing them over the course of the year, Brooklyn, New York-based J57 has culminated his series of official sample-free remixes into one conveniently packaged EP. The producer/MC re-designed four

Pharrell May Have Another One Courtesy Of The Ever-Funky OverDoz (Audio)

OverDoz. is a name to write down right now. The Los Angeles, California quartet of Creamie, Kent Jamz, Joon, and P have worked with Terrace Martin, A$AP Ferg, and now

After 30 Years, DMC & DJ Premier Are Finally Working Together (Audio)

After several years of focusing on comics and other passions, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels has been making plans for a comeback to the Rap world. In the next installment of his

The Weeknd Releases a Full Blown Funk Jam With Max Martin (Audio)

The last few years have brought a resurgence in 70s Soul and Disco, from the good vibes of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” featuring Mr. Disco, himself, Nile Rogers, to Robin

Marco Polo Outdoes Himself On The Reverberating Remix To PRhyme’s Courtesy (Audio)

In four decades, DJ Premier has been remixing tracks. Whether Showbiz & A.G.’s “Next Level,” Fat Joe’s “Success,” or Craig David’s “7 Days,” some of those very mixes have arguably

Kendrick Lamar & Ty Dolla $ign Show Some Dramatic California Love (Audio)

If you were to take the musings behind Tupac and Val Young’s “To Live & Die In L.A.” and the message in Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love,” and

Pete Rock’s Heaven & Earth Petestrumental Lives Up To Its Name (Audio)

Pete Rock’s Petestrumentals 2 (June 23) is less than one month away. The Chocolate Boy Wonder unleashes another gem, “Heaven & Earth” from the Mello Music Group release. With a

Dizzy Wright, Big K.R.I.T., & Tech N9ne Honor Memorial Day With A Deep Message (Audio)

Dizzy Wright, Big K.R.I.T., and Tech N9ne all love a good party record. These three MCs are masters at bringing the vibes of a strip club, a house party, or

Easy Mo Bee Brought Us Biggie, GZA, & Craig Mack. So Meet Emskee (Audio)

In terms of talented producers with ears for development, Brooklyn, New York’s Easy Mo Bee is one of the best. The DJ/producer helped cultivate the careers of The Notorious B.I.G.,

Your Old Droog Raps and Scats on a Heavy Jazz Beat (Audio)

For those that miss lunchroom insults, playin’ the dozens, and cappin’ on loved ones, Your Old Droog is a welcomed throwback. The Brooklyn, New York MC is so irreverent, so

Spice 1 & MC Eiht Form a North/South West Coast Connection on a New Track (Audio)

“It’s all good, from Diego to the Bay,” rapped Dr. Dre famously on Tupac’s “California Love.” Nineteen years later, Oakland’s Spice 1 and Compton’s MC Eiht continue to make good

A Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Collaboration Surfaces With D-R-E Spittin’ Like It’s 1999 (Audio)

Leave it to a drowsy holiday weekend for some unheard Dr. Dre to rattle the Internet. From the depths of Reddit emerges an unheard Dre and Kendrick Lamar collaboration, with

Black Milk, Daz & Do Or Die All Featured On An Electro-Hip-Hop LP (Album Stream)

On his new album Fundamentals, Onra craftily fuses French Electronica with mellow vibrations spawning from his love for ’90s Hip-Hop and R&B. The Franco-Persian producer merits the exclusive use of

Chance The Rapper Makes Some Lazy Afternoon Soul-Infused Rap (Audio)

Effortless is how Chance The Rapper’s music often sounds—and that’s a compliment. The Chicago, Illinois MC/singer has an ability to make songs-about-nothing stand tall as art. Moreover, the structure, attitude,

Canibus’ Career Is Mysterious. So Let Him Tell All In “Audiobiography” (Audio)

It’s been almost two decades since rapper Canibus arrived on the scene with his 1998 debut, Can-I-Bus. After quite a few label changes, controversial songs and interviews, and changes in

A$AP Rocky & ScHoolboy Q Revive Their Chemistry With Danger Mouse’s Help (Audio)

A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q have been in cahoots since the days before either had major label backing. In 2015, both men are among Rap’s elite, complete with plaques, national

Jadakiss & Rick Ross Are Lyrical Champions In The Same Conference (Audio)

Jadakiss and Rick Ross have a strong catalog of collaborative works. Jada’ calls upon Mastermind for his usual Friday firing of the bars. “Eastern Conference” reworks some literal stadium-music for

Troy Ave Releases a New Banger With 50 Cent (Audio)

While artists like Joey Bada$$ and Action Bronson brought back a New York Rap sound akin to 90s acts like Buckshot and Ghostface Killah, Troy Ave drew his influences from

Kendrick Lamar & Lady Gaga’s Shelved good kid, m.A.A.d. city Moment Surfaces (Audio)

Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga are more than simply label-mates. Yes, each artist are among the flagship, platinum, and award-winning acts within the Interscope Records family. But moreover, the Pop

Prodigy & Rick Gonzalez Make That Rugged & Raw Relationship Rap (Audio)

As an actor, Rick Gonzalez can play many parts. As an MC, the artist formerly known as Realm Reality can do the same. Teaming with mentor Prodigy and producer Statik

Camp Lo Wear Their Sunglasses While Shining 20 Years In (Audio)

The dynamic Bronx, New York duo Camp Lo share their track “Sunglasses” off their newly-released album Ragtime Hightimes. Sonny Cheeba and Geechie Suede have joined forces with their longtime producer/mentor Ski Beatz on their newest

Adrian Younge Never Stops Creating. Glimpse Into His Linear Labs (Album Stream)

PRhyme member Adrian Younge is always busy, but never stagnant. The Los Angeles, California-based producer/musician is currently wrapping up the Another Life album with Bilal, he’s planning a sequel to Twelve Reasons

Phonte & Nicolay Unveil A New Collaboration Beyond The Foreign Exchange Sound (Audio)

Phonte and Nicolay’s Foreign Exchange have defied genre. While the pair’s serendipitously digital debut, Connected, basked in some Hip-Hop roots, F.E. would later circle the realms of R&B, Pop, and Soul.

Drive Slow Through Twista & Do Or Die’s Collaborative EP (Album Stream)

After more than 20 years of being recognized as break-out stars from Chicago, Illinois’ Hip-Hop scene, Twista and Do Or Die’s collaborative EP has released. Withdrawal is a six-song effort from the

Just-Ice, Grand Wizard Theodore & Jungle Brothers’ Mike Gee Form Group, Release EP

Three Bronx, New York Hip-Hop icons have come together to form a group. The man responsible for discovering the turntable scratch, Grand Wizard Theodore, joins Gangsta Rap pioneer Just-Ice and

Method Man & Inspectah Deck Have Explosive Chemistry, Care Of CZARFACE (Audio)

It is less than one month away from CZARFACE’s sophomore album, Every Hero Needs A Villain (June 16). While some of Inspectah Deck’s Wu-Tang Clan fellow swordsmen have joined him in

Busta Rhymes Adds a Bombastic Verse to Fashawn’s Out the Trunk (Audio)

Fashawn has had a banner year. In February, the Fresno, CA MC returned after a nearly 6-year hiatus from solo studio albums to release his first LP as part of

Chris Rivers And Denzil Porter Mint Lyrical Gold on Lootchini (Audio)

Being the son of the highly-respected late MC Big Pun, it is no surprise that Chris Rivers is a lyrical wizard. With Denzil Porter alongside, the two New York MC’s drop some catchy

Ghostface Killah, Adrian Younge, Raekwon & RZA Offer Twelve More Reasons To Die (Audio)

Ghostface Killah seemingly does not stop. Now in his mid-forties, the Staten Island, New York “wally champ” is looking at his fourth album in less than nine months. To kick

Fabolous Takes On Another Nas Classic And Smashes It (Audio)

After rhyming over It Was Written‘s “Black Girl Lost,” Fabolous re-ups his 90s freestyles series with another Nas classic. This time, he takes on the Pete Rock-produced Illmatic staple, “The

Canibus Hosts An All-Star Track With Raekwon, Kurupt & Craig G (Audio)

Canibus is a well-connected lyricist. For his just-released Time Flys, Life Dies…Phoenix Rise album (with producer Bronze Nazareth), ‘Bis brought in his troops. From the HRSMN collective (f/k/a 4 Horsemen),

It’s Hunting Season For Jadakiss on Bang Bang. Wack MCs, Beware…(Audio)

Jadakiss continues his winning streak in his weekly freestyle series. On his latest, he attacks Capone-N-Noreaga’s 2000 riot-starter, “Bang Bang,” from their album The Reunion. The track which was produced

Lil Fame Takes ‘Em To Church On A Funeral Freestyle (Audio)

Lil Fame is more than 20 years deep in making music that speaks to angst, aggression, and abrasive street life. The Brooklyn, New Yorker known for his work with M.O.P.

Your Old Droog Goes All-City On A Statik Selektah Holdover (Audio)

Your Old Droog crosses paths with Statik Selektah. It’s a complementary fit, as these are two Brooklyn, New York-based B-boys strongly pull from past generations and nostalgia, while flipping things

Murs & King Fantastic Make That Gangsta Rap For Your Mental (Audio)

Murs’ ninth studio solo album, Have A Nice Life is in stores next week (May 18). The Living Legends alum furthers his relationship with Tech N9ne and Strange Music, following

Bilal’s Adrian Younge-Produced Satellites Will Send Your Day Into Orbit (Audio)

Bilal is having one incredible six months. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native assisted Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp A Butterfly, on multiple moments. Now returning to his own work, he teams

Lupe Fiasco Combines A Strong Syncopated Flow With Signature Storytelling (Audio)

Lupe Fiasco’s creative taps seemingly never run dry. This week, the 1st & 15th founder released “Something That I Never Had.” The moment finds Lu’ really waxing a fast, deeply

DMC Attributes Run-DMC’s “Downfall” to Negative Music, Urges Rick Ross To Own His Past (Audio)

As Hip-Hop continues to rapidly evolve, many of the messages being delivered to its fans today may raise a few eyebrows. This week’s The Library Podcast hosted by Tim Einenkel,

Melanie Fiona Shoots Down An Open Relationship With Bite The Bullet (Audio)

Fresh off of a Caribbean-flared contribution to Raekwon’s F.I.L.A album, Melanie Fiona (who proudly celebrates her Guyanese heritage) stays tropical for her own LP. The former SRC Records’ songstress third

Slum Village Find That Fan-Tas-Tic J Dilla Knock, Serenading The Ladies (Audio)

Slum Village’s new single “Expressive” gives Heads a lot to look forward to with their new album Yes! (June 16). The tune features a previously unreleased J Dilla production, with two

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan Encourage Dream-Chasers To Go Harder (Audio)

DJ Jazzy Jeff and frequent collaborator Dayne Jordan recently shared a song, “Harder!!” Dayne was first heard on the Jazzy-produced track “All About The Art,” where he teamed up with other

Pro Era’s Dessy Hinds Gives Thanks On A Statik Selektah Track (Audio)

As the Pro Era crew continues to diversify, Dessy Hinds is one to watch. The MC has a lot of soul to his step, and seems to wave the Brooklyn,

From Battles To Collabos…Canibus Makes Good With Battle Rap Opponent Dizaster (Audio)

Canibus is widely considered one of Hip-Hop’s most fearless figures. Fresh into his career, ‘Bis challenged LL Cool J in a battle that nearly matched Tim Duncan’s NBA career. Canibus

Inspectah Deck, Kool Keith & Headkrack Demand Justice For Unarmed Black Men (Premiere)

Three Bronx, New York MCs unite to speak on very pressing and sensitive issues in American society. Kool Keith, Inspectah Deck, and Headkrack decry the excessive force used by some

Prince’s Guitar Cries For Baltimore, With A Retro Sound & Current Issues (Audio)

Gearing up for tomorrow’s (May 10) Rally 4 Peace in Baltimore, Maryland, Prince has released the song he made in response to the city’s social unrest. The Paisley Park founder