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Skillz’s 2016 Rap Up Reminds Us Of The Year’s Highs, Lows & Reasons To Stay Woke (Audio)

2016 is coming to a close. Years from now, how will we, the people, remember such an expansive year in Hip-Hop music, news, and culture? This year, some of the biggest MCs in the genre released new albums. Several of these efforts came in short notice, challenging new distribution platforms... Read more

Open Mike Eagle Exposes His Addiction to Something We All Cherish (Audio)

Los Angeles-based MC and sometimes producer Open Mike Eagle made major waves with his 2014 album Dark Comedy, which was lauded by indie and mainstream outlets alike. Having graduated from the Project Blowed school of underground Rap in the city which has birthed contemporaries like Anderson .Paak, Flying Lotus, Nocando,... Read more

Golden Rules Makes A Holiday Song That Celebrates All That Goes Into Giving (Audio)

This year, some of the best holiday music has been drenched in reality. Macy Gray's "All I Want For Christmas" looked at bigger issues (Black Lives Matter, poverty, world peace) on her personal Christmas list. Now, Golden Rules, the Lex Records duo of Paul White and Eric Biddines makes a... Read more

Kanye Once Told Freddie Gibbs He Was Mediocre. Now He’s Rhyming With Yasiin Gaye (Audio)

Golden Rules continues to have the golden touch. Paul White and Eric Biddines' late summer album is still making its rounds with those in the know, and those hearing the potent production and Southern drawl. One of the Lex Records release standouts is "Never Die," featuring Yasiin Bey (f/k/a Mos... Read more

Golden Rules Have The Golden Ticket To A Proper Group Introduction (Album Stream)

In the new artist category of 2015, Golden Rules shine brightly. The tandem of MC Eric Biddines and producer Paul White draw from the Dungeon Family movement of the 1990s, and broad-minded production sensibilities that challenge genre. The group's Lex Records, Golden Ticket releases today (August 7). The Consequence Of... Read more

Golden Rules Might Have The Midas Touch To Break Through (Audio)

Paul White and Eric Biddines are ones to watch and ones to listen to. Fresh off of a Yasiin Bey (f/k/a Mos Def) collaboration, the Lex Records artists together known as Golden Rules have another one. "Down South Boogie" is a Funk-fused creation that clearly pulls from Andre 3000 in... Read more

Yasiin Bey Makes A Clutch Appearance Alongside The Vibrant Golden Rules (Lyric Video)

Whether with De La Soul, High & Mighty, Gorillaz, or DJ Honda, Yasiin Bey (f/k/a Mos Def) knows how to elevate tracks from a feature role. The Brooklyn, New York native plays guest on Golden Rules' "Never Die." The Lex Records-backed project from producer Paul White (Homeboy Sandman, Danny Brown,... Read more

Like Food Raps? Homeboy Sandman Speaks To Your Belly (Video)

Stones Throw Records has had a lot of buzz swinging around the internet lately with the impending release of their documentary film, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, May 27. The Peanut Butter Wolf directed team consistently releases content that is highly regarded in the underground music scene and continues to... Read more

Homeboy Sandman’s Range Is Growing Further. Just Look At Bad Meaning Good (Video)

Comparisons can get us all into trouble. However, as Homeboy Sandman continues to do amazing work on record and on stage, when will Heads see the fact that the Queens, New Yorker is as close as any independent artist on veering into Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) versatility. He raps, fast,... Read more

Homeboy Sandman Breathes New Life Into An Old Breakbeat In This Freestyle (Audio)

Pound for pound, Homeboy Sandman is one of the most dynamic MCs to emerge in the last 10 years. The Elmhurst, Queens rapper/activist has a Native Tongues way about him, standing up for issues, while still clearly having fun with every microphone rendezvous and video. In honor BoySand's new Stones... Read more

Homeboy Sandman Puts A Hip-Hop Spin On A Choir Classic (Audio)

Homeboy Sandman never seems to slow down. After one or more projects every year dating back to 2009, BoySand moves from 2013 acclaim of Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent and right into WHITE SANDS, with frequent producer/collaborator, Paul White. To kick things off proper, H.B.S. and Paul drop "Wade Into The... Read more