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A Theory Explains Why Nas Sounds Off Beat On His New DJ Khaled Collabo

As fans continue to await news of a follow-up to Nas' 2012 LPĀ Life Is Good, DJ Khaled has been one of the leading voices in suggesting that such a return is imminent. A fire was stoked when he released "Nas Album Done" in 2016, and the flames continue to fan... Read more

Mistah F.A.B. Aims To Hoist The Trophy After This 7-Minute Freestyle (Video)

Mistah F.A.B. is a fixture at Golden State Warriors games. The Oakland, California MC just happened to time his latest album to release in the midst of the NBA franchise's attempt at back-to-back championships. In promoting his star-studded work (Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon, Lupe Fiasco are just one cross-section of guests),... Read more

Curren$y Goes In the Booth and Supplies That Audio Dope (Video)

This month, Curren$y released Canal Street Confidential. The Jetlife/Atlantic Records LP features Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Fiend, among others. However, even days after a retail release and a slew of mixtapes, the New Orleans, Louisiana MC still has lyrics to go. Spitta stopped through AudioMack's recording studios to elevate... Read more

A New Report Details The Number of Platinum Hip-Hop Albums By City

As far as music is concerned, a musician's hometown can be as heavy an influence in the development of one's sound as is talent. In many respects, the world can be carved up into musical regions, with borders based on native sounds as distinctively clear as the geographic markers like... Read more

GZA’s Liquid Swords Stays Sharp After 20 Years & This Rare 1995 TV Appearance Is Genius. (Video)

Tomorrow (November 7), GZA's sophomore album, Liquid Swords, turns 20 years old. The now-platinum-plus Geffen Records release is a benchmark in the Hip-Hop landscape, as well as in the career of the Brooklyn, New York lyricist, and RZA. While plenty has been written in books and online surrounding the Wu-Tang... Read more

There May Be a Path to De La Soul’s Catalog Going Digital. One Exec Explains.

Sampling and interpolating has been a part of Hip-Hop since Rap's first mainstream hit. Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" relied heavily on replayed elements of Chic's "Good Times" to start a music revolution. However, after late '80s and early '90s lawsuits involving acts like Vanilla Ice, Biz Markie, and De La... Read more

You Can Hate Me Now: How Early Nas Critics Show the Intricacies of Hip-Hop Nostalgia

In a recent article, writer Lucas Garrison explored the underbelly of '90s Internet forums, focusing specifically on the discussions about Hip-Hop music. What he finds of particular interest are the conversations that developed around Nas and the critical diatribes related to the Nas of 1994 versus the Nas of 1997.... Read more