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Black Thought, Redman, Doug E. Fresh & More Lead the 2015 Hip Hop Awards Cyphers

Last night (October 9), the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards were taped at Atlanta, Georgia's Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Hosted by "Uncle" Snoop Dogg, the annual affair honored Scarface with the "I Am Hip Hop Award," and handed out trophies to Rap and R&B's brightest and best. For TV... Read more

Dr. Dre Put Compton On The Map. Now He’s Immortalizing Its Legacy (Album Stream)

Announced just days ago, Dr. Dre's third studio album, Compton, has released as planned. The N.W.A. co-founder named his first LP in nearly 16 years after the Hub City that he hails from. Now, the Beats By Dre namesake drops off the deeply-anticipated work to Apple Music for an exclusive... Read more

King Mez – New Vinyl

The Interstate 95 circuit comes alive in this King Mez and Oddisee collaboration. North Carolina and Washington D.C. rooted (respectively), with New York addresses. This is believed to stem from LLTK2 (Long Live The King 2). As for the contents of the song, more related to automobile interiors than 12"... Read more

King Mez is the latest to step into The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

Related: Big Sant – Rap Ni**a ft King Mez, Tito Lopez & Phonte (Audio)... Read more

Big Sant – Rap Ni**a ft King Mez, Tito Lopez & Phonte

Here's a tough new joint from Big Sant who makes a strong statement about the lyrical dexterity of MCs from the South. To help in his cause, he recruited one of the best to ever do it (in any region), the one and only Phonte. Check out Rap Ni**a featuring... Read more

You can hear 9th Wonder’s influence in Khrysis’ beats…That’s a good thing.

It's in the boom BAP and dark chords.  Khrysis laced King Mez with a banger called From the South.  Check out the video ft Thee Tom Hardy and Sean Boog. http://vimeo.com/24473359... Read more

Here are some random musings from SXSW.

Hip-Hop is alive and well in Austin, TX this week.  If you're not up on South By Southwest (SXSW) it is a music festival that has been around for decades.  It is now the world's biggest music conference.  It has traditionally catered to indie rock but over the last few... Read more

King Mez and Khrysis have been dropping some hot joints lately. Here’s the whole mixtape, The King’s Khrysis.

Technically, it's a FreEP...whatever you call it, it's definitely worth the space on your hard drive.  There's even a song with the mighty Phonte.  Listen to the whole album and download below: Download Mixtape... Read more