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Planet Asia Wages War Against Major Record Companies & Spares No Hostages (Video)

Planet Asia has been a West Coast Hip-Hop staple for the better part of 20 years. Although the Fresno, California veteran was once signed to the major label, Interscope Records, he did not release an album while with the company and, instead, has earned his stripes as an independent artist.... Read more

The eMC Take It To Brazilian Streets With Diamond D Funk (Video)

If you listened to the theme of 2008's The Show, you know that The eMC is worldwide. Masta Ace, Wordsworth, and Stricklin are well-received overseas, given their energetic live shows and slick routines. For "The Monologue," the trio strolls up the narrow streets of Favela do Sussego, Grajau, São Paulo,... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Premieres His Second Album In Less Than Two Months, The Tonite Show (Album Stream)

As 2014 approaches its midpoint, many Heads are championing Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Piñata as one of the year's best. Gangsta Gibbs linked with the longtime sound of Stones Throw Records and now his own Madlib Invazion imprint to deliver hard-edged reality raps over deeply dusty loops and grooves. As... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Chops It Up West Coast Style With The World’s Freshest (Audio)

San Francisco based media company Empire Distribution teams up with Freddie Gibbs and The World's Freshest (formerly DJ Fresh) to release, "G Like Dat," the first single off of their upcoming collaborative effort, The Tonite Show. Gibbs has been stepping outside a bit from the work that rooted him in... Read more

Trae Tha Truth Raps As DJ Fresh Reworks Some Familiar Sounds Into Dope Beats (EP Stream)

Trae Tha Truth pumps out music at a rate that rivals only Statik Selektah. The Screwed Up Click alum and ABN (Asshole By Nature) general makes mixtapes, albums and a steady stream of collaborations that have taken him from cult-followed obscurity to a nationally-televised face, courtesy of his Hustle Gang... Read more