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Biggie Smalls Will Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

After weeks of open voting, the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee class was revealed this Wednesday morning (January 15). With some notable musical acts up for consideration — Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, and T-Rex — it is their sixth on the... Read more

Redman Is Slapping People Like His Rhymes Slap Beats (Video)

2019 was a quiet year for the legendary MC known as Redman, but the Funk Doctor Spock isn't letting the new decade start off the same way. Known as one of the greatest to ever bless the microphone, Reggie Noble dropped off a quick three-song project simply titled 3 Joints,... Read more

Smoke DZA & Benny Take Pete Rock Production To The Streets Of New York (Video)

Smoke DZA and Benny The Butcher are warming up the frigid streets of New York with their brand of bully-bars over dope production. On their latest adventure, Statue Of Limitations, this destructive duo links up with Pete Rock for this collaborative EP that is six songs, 20 minutes of all-killer,... Read more

Oddisee Checks In With A Brand New Verse & It’s Delightful (Audio)

Elaquent is back in a major way with a new song for 2020. Born Sona Elango, the producer and musician left his native Guelph, Ontario, for the rugged lanes of Washington, D.C., where he cut his teeth forging a style all his own. Through trial and error, Elaquent created his... Read more

Conway, Westside Gunn & Benny Break Down The History Of The Griselda Movement (Video)

As far as Rap crews in 2019, Griselda Records proved to be one the biggest. However, the collective that includes label figurehead Westside Gunn, brother Conway The Machine, cousin Benny The Butcher, and producer Daringer, did things a bit differently. Five years into a label, and more than 15 years... Read more

Rapsody’s Dedication To Afeni Shakur Reminds Women To Keep Ya Head Up (Video)

Rapsody released one of 2019's best albums with Eve. In 2020, she continues to promote the body of work in 2020 with a fresh visual that pays tribute to Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur. The video to the song featuring PJ Morton arrives on what would have been Afeni's 73rd birthday. She... Read more

Public Enemy Will Receive A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

For more than 30 years, Public Enemy has been serving hard truth to the people with inspiring, powerful, and evocative music. Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X, Professor Griff, and DJ Lord are Hip-Hop legends. While the group's music has never won a Grammy (prompting some lyrics on "Terminator X... Read more

Meek Mill Explains How Nipsey Hussle Taught Him To Stay Away From The Hood (Video)

Meek Mill and Charlamagne Tha God recently sat down in the Bahamas for an in-depth, unfiltered, no-holds-barred conversation. While Meek admits that he often shuns interviews (and vehemently dislikes wearing recording devices on his person), he gives C.T.G. a revealing look at his career, sobriety from pills, and maturity. After... Read more

Cypress Hill Tour Manager Dan McKay Applies His DIY Punk Background To Rap Legends

It is important to draw a line in the sand when aiming to be ahead of your time. For Dan McKay, the hardworking tour manager behind Cypress Hill, he saw how becoming a well-oiled machine was key to becoming the "King James" of touring Hip-Hop talent. Getting his start as... Read more

The Real Story Of Why Black Eyed Peas Replaced This Woman With Fergie (Video)

While The Black Eyed Peas found superstardom in the mid-2000s, the Los Angeles, California-based collective's story does not begin there. will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and Fergie became global hit-makers. However, in the Hip-Hop community, many remember the quartet without Fergie, but with Kim Hill. She was with the collective in the... Read more

John Amos Returns To “Good Times” For A Live TV Special (Video)

Amid a jam-packed night of television—which included scheduled finales for Survivor and The Masked Singer, as well as the historic impeachment of Donald Trump—tuned in viewers received a special treat on Wednesday night during a star-studded live restating of a classic episode of Good Times. Hosted and produced by Jimmy... Read more

Marlon Craft Puts His Competition On Notice With A Blistering Freestyle (Video)

Manhattan native Marlon Craft has been making the best of his opportunities by delivering top-notch freestyles that show off his skills. For those not in the know, Craft came across Rap honestly and as the son of a Jazz musician. From there, he showcased an adept style that instantly endeared... Read more

Little Brother Take Lie Detector Tests & Fail Miserably (Video)

Little Brother shocked fans in 2019 with the 24-hour announcement and release of the duo's first album in nearly nine years. May The Lord Watch was a welcomed reunion of Phonte (who also gave fans an early '19 EP, Pacific Time) and Rapper Big Pooh. This followed a late 2018... Read more

Sean Price & Lil Fame Take “Center Stage” On A New Release From P! (Audio)

It has been more than four years since the incomparable Sean Price, but thankfully, his name continues to ring bells through new music reaching the fans. Right in time for the holidays, Ruckdown/Duck Down Music will release Price Of Fame, a collaborative album from P and fellow Brownsville MC/producer Lil... Read more

CZARFACE Take It Back To The Essence On A New Album. Listen Here (Audio)

The New York-to-New England super-group known as CZARFACE returns with their third album of the year. Following a 2018 album with MF DOOM, and early '19's LP with Ghostface Killah, the collective of Inspectah Deck, 7L, and Esoteric present The Odd Czar Against Us as a return to core family.... Read more

Bun B Gets Trill About Aging Gracefully in Hip-Hop

Like Rock & Roll music before it, Hip-Hop began as a form of youth culture rebelling against the old machine. Grandmaster Melle Mel warning society not to push him any further, the shrilling screeches of Public Enemy's "Rebel Without A Pause," or the provocative nature of 2 Live Crew were... Read more

Flying Lotus & Denzel Curry Make A Video As Bold And Symbolic As Their Collabo

Flying Lotus is widely known for his insane visuals and his genre-bending creativity. But with "Black Balloons Reprise," his newest video, which features Denzel Curry, Brainfeeder's brainchild admitted to doing something he's not really known to do: giving up control. "Honestly, ['Black Balloons Reprise'] is the first video I kinda... Read more

Add-2’s “Jim Crow: The Musical” Is A Stunning Concept Album With A Message. Listen In.

In a year that’s already seen some incredible albums, another chapter has been written in the book of 2019. Chicago’s own Add-2 (also known as Andre Daniels) follows up his acclaimed 2015 release Prey For The Poor with a conceptual, timely, and socially conscious effort titled Jim Crow: The Musical.... Read more

Go Behind The Scenes Of Robert Glasper’s Star-Studded Blue Note Residency (Video)

Robert Glasper is an extremely busy man. If he’s not putting out new work like his latest project, F*ck Yo Feelings, he’s assisting friends such as Terrace Martin, Herbie Hancock, and PJ Morton with their own projects. One would wonder just how the award-winning composer and pianist spend his downtime... Read more

This 1998 Black Thought & Common Freestyle Is An Incredible Hip-Hop Moment In Time

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's own DJ Cosmo Baker is known worldwide for his connection to Hip-Hop and Neo-Soul, frequently creating classic party series such as The Rub and The Remedy. The latter, which he hosted alongside DJ Rich Medina, helped to spotlight artists such as The Roots, J Dilla, Jill Scott, and... Read more