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Prince Paul Explains Why He’s Bothered By 1 Important Gravediggaz Credit (Video)

Prince Paul was a founding member of The Gravediggaz. At a time when he was still very active in producing De La Soul records, the Long Island, New Yorker assembled a quartet with Stetsasonic band-mate Frukwan (aka "The Gatekeeper"), as well as onetime Tommy Boy Records label-mate Poetic (aka "The... Read more

Fabolous & Jadakiss Get Dressed To Kill To Deliver More Lethal Rhymes (Video)

When Fabolous and Jadakiss announced they'd be putting out a collaboration album, fans were initially wondering how it would sound. Sure, the two MCs are about as New York as it can get, but their styles and flows are vastly different. Luckily, with the help of Swizz Beatz' production, what... Read more

Step Brothers Evidence & Alchemist Reunite To Salute Biz Markie & Fat Albert (Audio)

Paying homage to Biz Markie and "Fat Albert" at once, the Evidence/Alchemist Step Brothers duo makes a welcomed return with "Lay Some Treats On Us,” a new single that's tricky in the best possible way. Biz Markie’s 1989 sophomore album The Biz Never Sleeps contains a track called “Mudd Foot.”... Read more

Raekwon Wastes No Time Opening The New Year. He Cooks Up 2 New Tracks (Audio)

Mere days into 2018, Raekwon Da Chef serves up two brand new dishes, each with its own distinct flavor. The first, “The Sky,” recommends that we keep our eyes open and heads up. Rae' eloquently (and subtlety) touches on the scary reality that we’re living in presently, but his soothing... Read more

Joell Ortiz & Fred The Godson Roar Like Godzilla In An Ode To New York (Audio)

At the Y2K pinnacle of Rawkus Records, Pharoahe Monch eclipsed his Organized Konfusion success with an onslaught of solo hits. The first cut was probably the deepest, thanks to "Simon Says." The Queens, New York MC/producer used the Godzilla theme in a beat that transcended single, into an all-out club banger... Read more

Joey Bada$$ Turns His Amerikkkan Idol Into A 2017 Version Of JAY-Z’s Dead Presidents (Video)

Joey Bada$$ is fast at work promoting his 2017 sophomore album. All AmeriKKKan Bada$$ is the Brooklyn, New Yorker's second consecutive #5 debut. While stopping by the BBC, the Pro Era front man performed LP closer "AMERIKKKAN IDOL." The DJ Khalil (of Self Scientific) cut features such strong lyrics as "Now you tryna... Read more

Dizzy Wright’s Ear Is To The Street. He Listens Then Puts His Plan To Action (Video)

Dizzy Wright has transformed from one of the key players of Funk Volume boom to the flagship artist of Still Movin'. The Las Vegas, Nevada native has proven throughout the decade that he has many styles, a variety of flows, and is capable of personal imagery and dazzling style. Visually,... Read more

Bling47 breaks down J. Dilla’s Dooinit beat (Video)

Whoa! Heads may know J. Dilla's classic beat for Common's Dooinit, but did you know the track was built off a popular Rick James record that was chopped and screwed? Here's a video giving the behind the beat breakdown that showcases Dilla's genius. Hot! Check it out. Related: J Dilla... Read more

Dr. Dre plays a snippet of a new song (Video)

Dr. Dre recently held an in studio listening station and played part of a new song. The beat is tough--vintage Dre--and sounds like it may feature Jay Rock. Check out the video below. If you missed it, here's Dre's Die Hard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jPNiCeR-8aA... Read more