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Apollo Brown & Locksmith’s New EP Combines Lyricism With Personal Reflection (Audio)

Richmond, California native Locksmith has a knack for mixing witty lyrics with a flow that delivers his message with a punch. It serves him well as a battle rapper, but perhaps it's even better when he's constructing a body of music. These attributes are heavily on display in his newest... Read more

Ever Hear The Single From Dr. Dre & E-A-Ski’s Planned Collabo Album? (Audio)

To say things are "good" for Dr. Dre is a brutal understatement. The Compton, California impresario is breathing down the neck of being a billionaire (if he is not already there), he is the subject and producer of a major studio N.W.A. biopic, and he's got arguably Hip-Hop's best MCs... Read more

MC Ren Calls Out Lazy Radio DJs & Wack Playlists In A New Song (Audio)

Since the N.W.A. days, MC Ren has never run from the issues. The iconic Compton, California lyricist has asserted equality for race, religion, and understanding for nearly 30 years. Taking a look at the present day commercial radio format, Ren decries "Burn Radio Burn" on a fresh and charged E-A-Ski... Read more

Dr. Dre Is Reportedly Back In The Studio With An Old Friend/West Coast O.G., But Who?

Dr. Dre has worked with plenty of legendary peers behind the boards, and made plenty more. Compton's favorite Doctor has shared the swivel chairs in the studio with the likes of Eminem, Mike Dean, DJ Quik, Warren G, Daz Dillinger, Sam Sneed, Chris "The Glove" Taylor, DJ Pooh, Mel-Man, DJ... Read more

Sauce Money Makes His Return With O.G. Producer E-A-Ski (Audio)

One of Jay Z's oldest right-hand-men is none other than Sauce Money. Another Marcy Projects representative, Sauce notably passed on Roc-A-Fella Records offers (possibly/inadvertently giving Memphis Bleek the rock) in lieu of his own deal, first with Dennis Scott's Atlantic Records-backed imprint, and later, Priority Records. While the onetime mid-'90s... Read more

N.W.A. Royalty Reigns, As MC Ren Premieres His Single From The New Album (Audio)

MC Ren has been relatively quiet over the last five years. The Compton, California legend and N.W.A. alumni released Renincarnated a few years back, and since—as Ren's likes to do—has laid relatively low. Now, "The Ruthless Villain" is back with "Rebel Music." The record is produced by longtime Spice-1/Ice Cube... Read more