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Skillz Sets Off 2018 By Dissing Uncle Murda For Copying His Rap Up Concept (Audio)

For Hip-Hop Heads, the last days of the year have long belonged to an annual Skillz song. For nearly two decades, the Virginia MC, DJ, and the University Of Richmond's Artist In Residence has deftly created his "Year End Rap" at the close of the calendar. Many followers of the... Read more

10 Reasons Why Jay-Z & Biggie’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” Almost Didn’t Happen (Video)

DJ Clark Kent is a legend. In addition to being a renowned DJ, he is also a producer exrtraordinaire, having made such tracks as Troop's "Spread My Wings," Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Player's Anthem," and Mariah Carey's "Loverboy." However, perhaps his most respected contributions in Hip-Hop circles were the records he made... Read more

This 20th Anniversary Jay Z Mix Leaves No Doubt His Debut Was A Classic (Audio)

This Saturday (June 25) marks the 20th anniversary of Jay Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt. The 1996 Roc-A-Fella/Priority Records LP would launch a career trajectory that has arguably been one of Hip-Hop's biggest, transcending from the Marcy Houses to the top of Hip-Hop, as well as streaming platforms, fashion, liquor,... Read more

Do Remember: Original Flavor & Jay Z’s Can I Get Open? (Video)

In the story of Roc-A-Fella Records, there is often an under-played element in the story: Ski Beatz. A Greensboro, North Carolina native, Ski (as he was known for more than a decade) hailed from the group Original Flavor. Previously, he was in The Bizzie Boys. Joined by Suave Lover, the... Read more

Pete Rock, Clark Kent & Kevy Kev Reunite With Marley Marl on the In Control Show (Audio Mix)

Many Heads know Marley Marl's In Control brand from the legendary compilation album of the same name that he released in 1988 which featured The Symphony and other classics. The compilation was named after Marley's NYC radio show which was a leading platform for Hip-Hop during that era. Marley recently... Read more