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Jay Electronica, Obie Trice & Bumpy Knuckles To Perform At Dillatroit Tribute Concert

February 10 marks 12 years since the untimely death of J Dilla. In James Yancey's hometown of Detroit, Michigan the third annual Dillatroit concert will take place in his memory. On Sunday, several collaborators, peers, and admirers of the Slum Village co-founder are confirmed to perform at the event held... Read more

Guilty Simpson Finds The Beauty In Detroit’s Concrete Struggle (Video)

Guilty Simpson just reunited with his original backer Stones Throw Records for Detroit's Son. Nearly a decade after his debut, Guilty has built a career out of tireless microphone activity, from an onslaught of collaborative works, Random Axe, and plenty of features. Something about Detroit's Son stands tall though, and... Read more

DJ Soko’s Domino Effect Aligns Nicely With Guilty Simpson, Apollo Brown & More (Album Stream)

Detroit, Michigan native DJ Soko has been putting in work for years. Just under five years ago, the turntablist DJ joined forces with Apollo Brown and Journalist 103 to form The Left. The trio released Gas Mask, an early and important on the then-fledgling Mello Music Group—with Kool G Rap... Read more

Stones Throw Drops Guilty Simpson’s Album Early, With A Rock-Infused Single (Audio)

Earlier today (August 12), Stones Throw Records announced it was releasing the latest album from Guilty Simpson nearly a month early. Detroit's Son will be universally available on September 11, but Heads can purchase it right now by visiting the label's website. Produced entirely by Australian producer Katalyst, the album... Read more

Guilty Simpson Fights Back Against Police Treating People Like Animals (Audio)

Guilty Simpson's Stones Throw Records return is shaping up. The Random Axe MC who made a lot of noise upon 2008's Ode To The Ghetto is back in form. "Animal" puts racist cops in the cross-hairs, as the Detroit, Michigan native looks at recent events as an awakening to a... Read more

Guilty Simpson Eviscerates New Track In Less Than Two Minutes (Audio)

Since his appearance on Slum VIllage's 2002 album Dirty District: Vol. 1, Guilty Simpson has aligned himself with the grimey boom-bap of Detroit, even after signing to the West Coast-based Stones Throw label. Two solo and five collaboration albums later, the Motor City native has released "Vanguard Organization," a song... Read more

M.O.P., Inspectah Deck, Guilty Simpson & Bernz Rip Shop Together (Audio)

DJ EFN keeps unleashing the power-play collaborations. This time, the Miami, Florida-based DJ/producer asks, how about some hardcore? M.O.P. joins Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck, Random Axe's Guilty Simpson, and ¡Mayday!'s Bernz (f/k/a Bernbiz) for a slow creeper through your aural cavities. The five MCs remind you that they're from "Another... Read more

Detroit Vs. Everybody: How One City Staged a Hip-Hop Takeover (Editorial)

Detroit, Michigan is historically, a fighter’s city. The sharp elbows of the Bad Boy-era Pistons, the unbreakable spirit of the autoworkers through the decline of the industry’s bountifulness, and the cold, harsh conditions of everyday life make for the Great Lakes State to be rugged, never smooth. In the context... Read more

Shady Records Gathers a Gang of MCs for the Detroit vs. Everybody Remix (Audio)

Shady Records continues the Detroit takeover with a remix to their "Detroit vs. Everybody" anthem. This version features Trick Trick,Dej Loaf, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Sino, Marv Won, Payroll, Hydro, Boldy James, Big Gov, Kid Vishis, Big Herk, Icewear Vezzo, Detroit Che, Calicoe, and Diezel The Hitman. It also weighs... Read more

Phat Kat, Elzhi & Guilty Simpson Unite To Show It Really Is Detroit Vs. Everybody (Video)

In the wake of Eminem, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Royce Da 5'9," Trick-Trick and Dej Loaf's "Detroit vs. Everybody," other MCs from the cold D want in. Three artists who worked closely with the bulk of the new class, Phat Kat, Elzhi, and Guilty Simpson team up for "All Madden."... Read more

Random Axe Makes A Rare Group Appearance With Scum (Audio)

From Black Milk's If There's A Hell Below (October 28), his Random Axe outfit (Black Milk, Sean Price & Guilty Simpson) make their second appearance together this year on "Scum." One of the finest, hardest, and well—scummiest Sean Price verses in some years appears in a song with three different... Read more

Kool G. Rap & Guilty Simpson Play Chess Never Checkers Over Some Boom Bap (Audio)

Sometimes the best Hip-Hop involves little more than some fire lyrics over a hard beat. That's exactly what "Chess Never Checkers" provides. Kool G. Rap and Guilty Simpson lay down dense and grimy verses over a BOOM BAP beat and intermittent minimalist chords. If you want that rough and raw... Read more

Black Milk Plays An Hour-Long Set Of His Futuristic Funk (Video)

Boiler Room DJ sets are great opportunities to test versatile artists in new mediums. Whether Madlib, Pete Rock, or Erykah Badu, all are capable of traditional sets that include bands, microphones, and LCD screens. This medium allows producers in particular to sequence their own productions and projects into a concert,... Read more

In The Mood For Some Pharoahe Monch, Blu, Royce Da 5’9 & More? Stream Coalmine Records’ Unearthed LP (Audio)

Brooklyn-based Coalmine Records has been consistently working with Hip-Hop luminaries from coast-to-coast, and abroad. The label has facilitated projects ranging from The Artifacts' El Da Sensei to Blu & Nottz' EP, to Rah Digga releases, and of course the Guilty Simpson x Small Professor collision. Celebrating a decade in indie... Read more

Barrel Brothers Collide With Random Axe In All In Together (Audio)

All In Together Now was one of the pre-Wu-Tang names for the beginnings of the Wu-Tang Clan. Two established cliques made in the spirit of super-groups, Barrel Brothers (Torae & Skyzoo) and Random Axe (Sean Price, Guilty Simpson & Black Milk) cross paths on "All In Together." As expected, the... Read more

2014 Dilla Day Detroit To Include Native Tongues, Slum Village & DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock

From his work with Slum Village to "Fuck The Police," J Dilla helped give Detroit a rhythm throughout the '90s and 2000s. Jay Dee, as Heads first knew him, helped take the sound coming out of the Electronica influence, combined with Soul City sampling, and made artists ranging from De... Read more

Guilty Simpson & Planet Asia Switch Seats With Apollo Brown & Gensu Dean (Audio)

Mello Music Group loves MC/producer tandem projects—especially combining complete strangers. They took veteran D.I.T.C. MC O.C. and introduced him to Detroit, Michigan producer Apollo Brown for 2012's Trophies. In the last 12 months, they took Fresno, Cali vet Planet Asia and linked him with New Yorker Gensu Dean for Abrasions.... Read more

Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – Highway Robbery (Album Stream)

Random Axe's Guilty Simpson links with Philadelphia-based producer Small Professor (Reef The Lost Cauze, Blueprint, Has-Lo) for a whole album, Highway Robbery. Following 2012's Gigantic Vol. 1 LP by Small Pro, Brooklyn-based Coalmine Records hits us with this for full stream (as it's available for purchase as of today). Guests... Read more

Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – It’s Nuthin’ ft A.G.

Only six days removed from releasing "On The Run," Guilty Simpson & Small Professor have returned with their second single from the upcoming project Highway Robbery. The track is titled "It's Nuthin'," and gets an assist on the microphone from Runaway Slave "goodfella" A.G.. Production on the single continues the old school... Read more

Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – On The Run ft DJ Revolution

With the release date of their album quickly approaching, Detroit's Guilty Simpson and Philly's Small Professor finally give us a taste of what to expect when Highway Robbery actually drops on September 24. Featuring some ill turntable magic from DJ Revolution, the album’s lead single “On The Run” delivers nice... Read more

Slum Village – Decadence/How It Feel ft Guilty Simpson (Video)

The latest video from Slum Village is a double play. Check out Decadence/How It Feel featuring Guilty Simpson. Related: Slum Village – Riot ft Rapper Big Pooh, Joe Scudda, T3 & Kam Corvet... Read more

Slum Village – Decadence ft T3, Young RJ & Guilty Simpson

Here's a grimy new joint from Slum Village. Check out Decadence featuring Guilty Simpson. Related: Slum Village, Rapper Big Pooh, J. Pinder & Go Dreamer – Turn Around... Read more

Guilty Simpson & Apollo Brown – Truth Be Told

Here's another reality rap. Guilty Simpson waxes introspective about past regrets over an organ-heavy Apollo Brown track. Check out Truth Be Told. The direction in hip-hop has changed this week. Can you feel it? Related: Apollo Brown & OC – Just Walk (Audio) Truth Be Told by Apollo Brown &... Read more

Willie the Kid ft Guilty Simpson – Yes! Michigan pt. 4

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It’s time for another Toca Tuesday Freestyle. This one comes courtesy of Random Axe (aka Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price).

They go in over 2 beats, one of which is from Odd Future (peep the quick reference from Black Milk). Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGH3rJViiV0&feature=player_embedded Click here for more Toca Tuesday Freestyles ft Saigon, Cyhi Da Prynce, Yelawolf and others.... Read more