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Listen To A Hard-Hitting New Album Featuring Prodigy, Ghostface & Freddie Gibbs (Audio)

For those that may not be familiar, Vanderslice is a sample-savvy Hip-Hop producer with the respect of Heads (especially crate-diggers) across the map. He has rocked tracks with celebrated MCs like Vinnie Paz, Evidence, Planet Asia, Roc Marciano, Apathy, and the various members of Infamous Mobb. This Phoenixville, Pennsylvania native... Read more

Tonedeff Never Got All Of His Props As An MC. Many Can Relate To His Powerful Story (Video)

The late 1990s Underground Hip-Hop movement produced would-be stars like Eminem, Yasiin Bey, El-P, and Aloe Blacc. However, for every one of those examples of the mainstream embracing a particular voice, style, or message, there are hundreds of artists who seemingly never got their just due. Tonedeff is one of... Read more

Ghostface Killah’s “Worldwide” Gets An Official Remix Featuring A Soulful Live Band (Audio)

In 2016, Ghostface Killah released video single "Worldwide" with French DJ/producer Wax Tailor. Always prolific, Tony Starks made a song about acquiring stamps in his passport as he kicks science and rugged raps while trotting the globe. Some a la carte singles come and go for any artist, but "Worldwide"... Read more

“Adult Rappers” Is One Raw & Real Documentary About Hip-Hop Careers (Video)

Securing a career in Hip-Hop music is extremely hard. If you're lucky enough to achieve it, there is no guarantee that it will be glamorous. For a culture often portrayed in the mainstream as lavish, luxurious, and braggadocious, most working artists will be quick to tell you otherwise. Adult Rappers... Read more

Producer J-Zone Speaks on Classic Break Beats and How to Chop Samples (Video Premiere)

For more than 15 years, Queens, New York's J-Zone has had a career in music that is as unconventional as his sound. A lover of records, both old Funk, R&B, and other sources of breaks, as well as rugged Hip-Hop (Ultramagnetic MC's, Mob Style, C-Bo), Zone's entrance into the industry... Read more

Your Old Droog Gets The lllest Remix From J-Zone & Sacha Jenkins (Audio)

If anybody's able to remix Your Old Droog, it's J-Zone and Sacha Jenkins. The former, a Queens veteran with productions for Akinyele, R.A. The Rugged Man, and The Juggaknots, hits the drum pads with precision, while O.G. journalist/musician Jenkins (ego trip!, Mass Appeal, The White Mandingos) hits the guitar licks.... Read more

J-Zone Samples Classic Artwork From Redman, Ice-T & MC Ren In New Visual (Video)

J-Zone loves his Hip-Hop. If his columns in the now-defunct Elemental magazine or egotripland.com aren't telling, his video for "Crib Issues" is. While the song is inspired by the displeasures of staying over at a significant other's house, the video plops Zone into the artwork of albums by Redman, Ice-T,... Read more

J-Zone On Using Deliberately Using Archaic Production Equipment (Video)

J-Zone's been around for over 15 years, but he's not exactly an old-school artist. Still, deeply influenced by Ultramagnetic MC's, Threat, Tim Dog, C-Bo and others, Jay's knowledge of Hip-Hop (see this 2011 post he's responsible for) and his love of the antiquated ways is deep. In making his return... Read more

Enter the Wu-Tang Clan. Here’s some rare footage of The RZA, GZA and ODB from ’91 that will crack your cranium. 20 years strong.

At the end the GZA (Genius) kicks a rhyme that sounds 10x more like Big Daddy Kane than Shaolin. Incredible. Mad props to Ego Trip for this clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9C4-sbQISg&feature=player_embedded... Read more