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Dame Dash To Produce Roc-A-Fella Series That May Answer A Million & One Questions

It has been more than a decade since Jay Z, Damon "Dame Dash," and Kareem "Biggs" Burke sold Roc-A-Fella Records. The New York City label responsible for introducing the record-buying world to Jay, Kanye West, Beanie Sigel, The Diplomats, and others remains alive—only as a division of Def Jam. Its... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Flips A Jay Z Vol 2. Concept With Some Hard Knock Bass (Audio)

Back in 1998, Jay Z and Swizz Beatz tapped into a musical pocket completely different from Jay's work with DJ Premier, Ski Beatz, Irv Gotti, or Timbaland. The Ruff Ryders' sound provider got busy on the keyboards and sliced into Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life with an electrified, DMX-assisted third... Read more

Finding the GOAT: Pick Another ’90s Great Wild Card For Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Saigon & Kool G Rap Reunite, With Memphis Bleek & Lil Bibby (Audio)

A decade after "The Letter P," Saigon and Kool G Rap are back to their hard-hittin' double-dopeness on "Mechanical Animals (4 Generations)." Speaking to the subtitle, also on the cut is Memphis Bleek, and a surprising fourth (to some, anyway) in XXL freshman Lil Bibby. The song plays as its... Read more

Here’s Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Featuring Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo & Many More (Mixtape)

DJ Kay Slay has released his new mixtape, The Last Hip Hop Disciple. The project is STACKED with artists of all styles, including Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo, Papoose, Jon Connor, Memphis Bleek, Sheek Louch, Vado, Gunplay, Trae tha Truth, Saigon, Chi Ali, Locksmith and... Read more

Memphis Bleek Recruits Sean Price For Some RNS Overtop A Roc-A-Fella Glory-Sounding Beat (Audio)

While questions lurk about Memphis Bleek's latest label venture, Roc Solid, Marcy Projects' own is picking up speed in a career that nearly spans 20 years. M.Dot keeps things Brooklyn on "RNS," the re-popularized phrase that was also a Bumpy Knuckles & DJ Premier joint from a decade ago, bringing... Read more

Memphis Bleek Takes Responsibility For Bringing The Jay Z & Nas Beef To A Clash (Video)

Okay, this is interesting. A lot of Rap beefs start indirectly. It was a Source Awards speech in the case of Death Row vs. Bad Boy. It was an association in the case of 50 Cent vs. Jadakiss and Fat Joe. In the case of Ras Kass vs. Alchemist, it... Read more

Memphis Bleek Gets Really Up Close & Personal In It’s For Me (Video)

In addition to some killer beats from the likes of Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz and 9th Wonder, Memphis Bleek's albums have always had some really personal moments. Although known for the big Jay Z assists at times, and Roc-A-Fella Records posse cuts in others, Marcy Projects' youngest breakthrough artist in... Read more

Pete Rock & Smiff-N-Wessun – Top of the World ft Memphis Bleek (Video)

Here's a new video from the Pete Rock and Smiff-N-Wessun project that dropped last Summer. Check out Top of the World featuring Memphis Bleek. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FPKR6N_ZEo... Read more

Roc-A-Fella Records is the 9th most important hip-hop record label of all time, and not just because of arguably the greatest rapper of all time…

...though he is a big part of it. #8 Roc-A-Fella Records EVERYONE knows that Roc-A-Fella records was the home to Jay-Z. He, along with his partners Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke, founded the label back in1996 and Jay-Z repped the label as hard as any artist ever has represented... Read more

After 10 years, Backstage is still one of the most candid behind the scenes looks at life on tour in hip-hop. Watch the whole movie below.

It's fascinating to go back and look at the likes of DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and Jay-Z in the earlier stages of their careers. Even more insightful is the look at Damon Dash, Jay-Z's infamous partner in crime in building Roc-A-Fella Records. Some of his exchanges vividly depict... Read more