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Chuck D Is Still Fighting The Power With One Of His Best Verses In Years (Audio)

Today (April 10) marks the 28th anniversary of Public Enemy releasing its third album, Fear Of A Black Planet. The platinum-certified Def Jam Records LP that housed "Fight The Power," "Welcome To The Terrordome," and "911 Is A Joke" contains messages and music that are relevant today. As Public Enemy... Read more

Hip-Hop Stood Tall In July. Here’s Some Of The Best Of The Month (Audio Playlist)

July was a tense and complicated month. The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, both captured on film, led to national protests, heated discourse and some misguided shootings of police officers, presumably in retaliation. Political conventions held by the Democratic and Republican parties further divided the nation... Read more

Police Violence Causes The D.O.C., Bishop Lamont & B-Real To Speak Up. Forcefully (Audio)

The murders of unarmed Black and Brown civilians (many of whom are minors) by law enforcement persists in the United States of America. This week is as disturbing of a reminder as any, following the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. Now, matters have escalated with lethal retaliations, as... Read more

Xzibit & Bishop Lamont Get In Battle Rap Mode For Their Brolic Video

A decade ago, Bishop Lamont was Dr. Dre's key protege at Aftermath Entertainment. The Carson, California native would never release much to the public during his time at the high profile label, but has been on a tear in the many years since. From Caltroit to stellar appearances alongside DJ... Read more

Xzibit Swings Hard, In Support Of Bishop Lamont In This Combative Collabo (Audio)

Just days after a standout feature for Koache, Xzibit does it again. The platinum MC gets down with Bishop Lamont, who is a fellow Dr. Dre affiliate of the mid-2000s. "Back Up Off Me" is a single from Lamont's perceived 2016 debut, The Reformation. As the title suggests, the record—featuring... Read more

DJ Quik Laces Bishop Lamont With a Hypnotic Track That’s So Addictive (Audio)

One of DJ Quik's most radical and enduring tracks was "Addictive" by Truth Hurts. It caught your attention with the mystical chanting in the beginning and, once the rolling drums commenced, it was wrap. The iconic producer/MC returns to that drum pattern on Bishop Lamont's aptly-titled "Hypnotize You." The meditative... Read more

Ras Kass, Xzibit, Royce Da 5’9″ & Bishop Lamont Are On A Brutal Lyrical Safari (Audio)

Whoa! From Ras Kass & Apollo Brown's upcoming Blasphemy album, the tandem releases "Giraffe Pussy." While the title possibly conjures up some difficult images, the song itself is one of the biggest, most brutal lyrical super-collaborations this year. Xzibit, who rocked with Razzy since the Golden State Warriors days (with... Read more

DJ Quik’s New LP Is Inspired By Late Nights, Brings His Homies Old & New To The Party (Audio)

In the onslaught of album announces, DJ Quik jumped in the ring. The Compton Hip-Hop legend let it be known today (September 17) that his ninth album will be called The Midnight Life. The album, planned for October 14 Mad Science Records release, includes some longtime Quik homies such as... Read more

Bishop Lamont Invites DJ Quik & Quik’s Son To His Party (Audio)

Bishop Lamont's The Reformation is coming. The album—thee album, a first studio effort from the Carson, California MC once billed as a Dr. Dre protege. For "B-I-T-C-H," the MC who was reportedly managed by Dame Dash for a brief stint in the 2000s links with another Compton, Cali super-producer. DJ... Read more

M.K. Asante Recruits Talib Kweli, Ras Kass & Bishop Lamont For Godz In The Hood (Video)

Multi-talented M.K. Asante is an MC, author, filmmaker, professor, and scholar surrounding Hip-Hop and modern race relations in America. The Philadelphia native recruited MCs from Brooklyn to C-Arson in Talib Kweli, Ras Kass, and Bishop Lamont. "Godz In The Hood" is a song that explores the ulterior motives to some... Read more

DJ Quik Makes A New Style Of Beats With Bishop Lamont On The Mic (Video)

Just over six months after DJ Quik threatened to hang up his production talents following two stolen MPCs, the Compton veteran is back in the saddle. "Trapped On The Track" perhaps explains why the longtime Profile Records star who worked closely with 2Pac, Eazy-E, and Hi-C is unable to fully... Read more

Bishop Lamont – Full Circle

There have been a plethora of Aftermath Entertainment artists deserving of retail projects, but who didn't get one: Last Emperor, King T, RBX, Mel-Man, and of course, Bishop Lamont. In the mid-2000s, Bishop introduced himself as just the right balance of gangsta and b-boy, with influences ranging from Thug Life... Read more