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Maino Wears A Crown & Raps About The State Of New York Hip-Hop Alongside Jadakiss (Video)

Since the mid-2000s, Maino has been fearlessly outspoken. The Brooklyn, New York rapper came into focus as a protege of Lil' Kim, and with some innovative Just Blaze production, rocked radio throughout 2009. Whenever Maino and his Hustle Hard movement disagrees with something though, he springs into action—on and off... Read more

Astro Defends & Analyzes His City, Stresses The New, New York (Audio)

"If only this was '92, imagine what the hood would do." Astro makes a dense response to Trinidad Jame$' recent comments criticizing the state of Hip-Hop in New York City. The Brooklyn MC highlights the socioeconomic changes in the five boroughs, and while there's a lot of civic pride here,... Read more

XXL Announces Freshman Class 2013 Cover

The good folks over at XXL decided to stir things up again today with the annual release of their Freshman Class Cover. The cover, just like most lists, has its highs and lows. Check out this year's freshmen and let us know who you think will be making noise five... Read more