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Papoose Takes A Ratchet Freestyle Challenge & Makes It Regal (Video)

Papoose kept it both real and regal as he freestyled for nearly seven minutes, during an appearance on Hot 97, this week. The Brooklyn wordsmith didn't skip a beat as he lyrically juggled his way through a medley of current events, including the government's possible involvement with Hurricane Harvey and... Read more

AZ, Papoose & Mysonne Are Grown Men Who Are Unafraid To Rap Like It (Video)

Rap music about street exploits is a lot of what is made every single day. AZ, Papoose, and Mysonne have all done this, quite effectively, at various points in their respective careers. However, these three New York City MCs also know when it's time to spit about the exit strategy—not... Read more

Remy Ma Sends Shots From The Podium Like It’s The Source Awards (Video)

Twelve years since her last BET Awards win, Remy Ma took home "Best Female Hip-Hop Artist" honors in 2017. The complement to Kendrick Lamar's male win, Remy celebrated the accolade with some controversy. For starters, upon winning she broke a seven-year streak held by foe/rival Nicki Minaj. And Remy knew... Read more

Remy Ma Says Papoose Did Not Write “SHEther.” Do You Believe Her? (Video)

For more than half of 2017, Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj have been beefing on wax. The two New York City veteran MCs have attacked one another in a litany of ways: from plastic surgery accusations to jabs at family members to poking fun at first week album sales. What... Read more

Despite Her Epic Comeback, Remy Ma Says She Still Can’t Make The Music She Wants

Without question, Remy Ma mounted one of the greatest comebacks in Rap history upon her release from prison in August of 2014. That summer alone, she managed to record with DJ Khaled, Jadakiss, Ty Dolla $ign, and Bobby Schmurda, apparently taking full advantage of all the bottled up ambition and... Read more

Papoose Blacks Out On A Remix With Rick Ross That’s No Bull (Audio)

Last year, Papoose dropped one of the strongest singles of his career. Not yet attached to any album, video single "Back On My B.S." was 100% welcomed. The track featuring extended family Fat Joe and Jaquae put the Brooklyn, New York spitter's fast-rap talents on a tremendous beat, and let... Read more

Remy Ma Gets Real About Her Failed Pregnancy & Hopes For Helping Women (Video)

Earlier this year, millions of women took part in the Women's March, with cities across the country showing out in droves to protest rampant misogyny in American politics. From income disparities to a lack of reproductive rights, women continue to struggle reaching the legal and social ranks given freely to... Read more

War & Hip-Hop: Papoose Unleashes Lyrics Of Mass Destruction With Fat Joe (Video)

Fat Joe not only reunited with Remy Ma in the biggest way possible last year, he made a connected collaboration with her husband. Following the Grammy-nominated success of "All The Way Up," Joe and Pap' linked for "Back On My B.S." For two MCs who were spitting rugged raps in... Read more

Jay Pharoah Is Funny But This Freestyle Is No Joke (Video)

Jay Pharoah is not the first comedian who can imitate famous rappers and singers as part of his act. However, it is abundantly clear that the Virginia native is out to be the best. This past week, the former SNL cast member (who ranked #55 in Rolling Stone's all-time funniest... Read more

Papoose Steps In For Remy Ma & Crushes A Track With Fat Joe (Audio)

Earlier this month, Papoose and his wife Remy Ma waxed a freestyle on Hot 97, couples style. Pap' has been relatively quiet on the solo-music front, supporting the Grammy-nominated Remy as she and Fat Joe continue to ride the wave of success of their hit joint collab, "All the Way... Read more

Remy Ma & Papoose Are Hip-Hop’s Real Bonnie & Clyde. No Couple Has Better Bars (Video)

This week revealed that Remy Ma is going for Grammy Awards for the first time in more than a decade, thanks to her and Fat Joe's reunion campaign, "All The Way Up." The First Lady of the Terror Squad has made her biggest and most beloved music with Joe Crack—between... Read more

Papoose & Remy Ma Show Beautiful Black Love Is Bigger Than Love & Hip-Hop (Video)

Papoose and Remy Ma's romance is the stuff of fairy tales. Their relationship has survived public scrutiny, the music business, an extended prison term for Remy, and perhaps the biggest test of all, a stint on Love & Hip-Hop. Even in the drama-filled world of reality TV, their portrayal generally... Read more

Fat Joe & Remy Ma Discuss How Big Pun Is Still Watching Over Them (Video)

Fat Joe and Remy Ma joined The Breakfast Club for a lengthy discussion yesterday (March 4). In fact, it was the longest interview in the show's history, clocking in at a whopping 78 minutes. The two discussed everything from their tumultuous history to Love & Hip-Hop to their forthcoming collaborative... Read more

It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Remy Ma & Papoose Are Celebrating Universal Love Through Fashion

For Remy Ma & Papoose, it's bigger than Love & Hip-Hop. The two fearsome MCs are one of Hip-Hop's true Bonnie and Clyde couples, having married nearly eight years ago and embodying the phrase "for better or for worse," after weathering Remy's stint in prison, in the beginning of their... Read more

The Best Freestyles of 2015 Left Heads Spinning and Microphones Smoking (Video)

In Hip-Hop, there are few things more exciting than watching an MC get on the mic and spit a freestyle. The definition of the word "freestyle" has been fluid over the years. Originally, the term was used to denote any rhyme, written or off the top, that was not about... Read more

Remy Ma & Papoose Kick A Rugged Freestyle Over Red & Meth’s “How High” (Video)

Remy Ma and Papoose are the latest addition to the cast of Love & Hip-Hop: New York. They stopped by Hot 97 in promotion of the series, and it would not be a Remy and Pap show without those bars. Peter Rosenberg selected the "How High" beat that Erick Sermon... Read more

DJ Premier Remixes A Termanology Standout, Featuring Sean Price, Lil Fame & More (Audio)

Termanology has released a new EP, Term Brady. The Lawrence, Massachusetts native has released a combined 11 LPs and EPs in the last nine years, including collaborative work with 1982 partner Statik Selektah, as well as a celebrated project with M.O.P.'s Lil Fame. There have been 12 more mixtapes in... Read more

Havoc Makes A Rumbling Beat Evoking Papoose & Troy Ave’s War Cries (Audio)

Every few years, Havoc switches it up on us. The Mobb Deep producer/MC's sound on the boards changed greatly from The Infamous to Infamy, and both ways, the M-O-B-B still had grime that wiped across the charts. Gearing up for Papoose's You Can't Stop Destiny (July 17), Hav' hits the... Read more

DJ Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Features Big K.R.I.T., Freeway, Styles P, Raekwon & More (Mixtape)

After several hot leaks over the last few months, DJ Kay Slay releases his latest mixtape, The Industry Purge. The project features a host of guest MCs, including, Raekwon, Styles P, Big K.R.I.T., Jon Connor, Freeway, Lil Fame, Young Buck, Sheek Louch, Papoose, Chris Rivers, Locksmith, Troy Ave and more.... Read more

Here Are the Best Freestyles of 2014. Nothing. But. BARS (Video)

Contrary to popular belief, a freestyle does not have to be an "off the top" verse, at least according to Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee, if you take them as credible sources. Says Kool Moe Dee in his book, There's a God on the Mic: "There are two... Read more

Remy Ma Explains Making Deeper Songs, Papoose’s Unwavering Support (Video)

HOT 97's new series, "The Reflection" is quite amazing. These sort of function something like MTV's "The Diary," VH1's "Storytellers," and NPR's "Fresh Air." However, viewers never get the questions, only the explanations, which are edited together to appear like a cool, seamless autobiographical narrative. For Remy Ma, opening up... Read more

Here Are the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers. Who Had the Best Verse (Video)

The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards featured a variety of artists and different styles. From up and comers to grizzled veterans, each had something to prove. Many also had something meaningful to say, with references to the killing of Mike Brown and the protests in Ferguson manifesting throughout several verses.... Read more

Here’s a Look Back at the Week’s Best Videos in Hip-Hop (8/10/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video brought new music videos from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Spesh & Kool G Rap, Dom Kennedy, Lil Boosie, Saigon, Jeezy, Mick Jenkins, Rick Ross and more, Souls of Mischief discussing their new album, a Dipset reunion with Cam'ron, Jim Jones and Hell Rell, as well... Read more

Saigon, Papoose & Omar Epps Look To The Skies To Make A Sinner’s Prayer (Video)

In the mid-2000s, two of Hip-Hop's most poised New York City voices were Saigon and Papoose. Both thriving acts of the height of mixtape culture, these MCs embodied a direct lineage to some of Rap's greatest voices, with a street-savvy approach that attracted fans during the reign of crews like... Read more

Saigon, Papoose & Omar Epps Make Some Food for Thought on Sinner’s Prayer (Audio)

Saigon, Papoose and Omar Epps (yep, the "Juice" man...) do some heavy reflecting on "Sinner's Prayer." They touch on everything from the progress (or lack thereof) of the State of the Union since President Obama took office, to propaganda in the news, to the need to uplift others. This is... Read more

Here Are Some of the Best Freestyles of 2014 (So Far) (Video Playlist)

UPDATED to include fiery verses from Lupe Fiasco, Lecrae, Remy Ma, Vic Mensa, Elzhi and more. The last few weeks have brought some killer freestyles. Here's a video playlist of some of the MCs dropping the heaviest bars so far in 2014. You'll see Logic, Papoose, King Los, Prevail and... Read more

Here’s Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Featuring Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo & Many More (Mixtape)

DJ Kay Slay has released his new mixtape, The Last Hip Hop Disciple. The project is STACKED with artists of all styles, including Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo, Papoose, Jon Connor, Memphis Bleek, Sheek Louch, Vado, Gunplay, Trae tha Truth, Saigon, Chi Ali, Locksmith and... Read more

Papoose Drops Bars and Bars and Bars on His Backroom Freestyle, After Serving Donald Sterling (Video)

Papoose delivered bars on bars on bars during his Backroom freestyle. He spit 4 straight minutes of choice similes and metaphors and even managed to serve Donald Sterling. Check out the video. Related: DJ Kay Slay Brings It Back To His Graffiti Roots With Termanology, Chris Rivers, Papoose & More... Read more

DJ Kay Slay Brings It Back To His Graffiti Roots With Termanology, Chris Rivers, Papoose & More (Video)

The Drama King has been a nonstop content supplier lately. The Harlem, New York graffiti writer-turned-DJ-turned-radio personality let go of a visual from recent audio single "Enter The Cypher," featuring Termanology, Papoose, Chris Rivers, and William Young. As was the case with another recent Slay and Pap' collabo, the visual... Read more

After 35 Years In Hip-Hop, DJ Kay Slay Brings Papoose, Vado & Ransom To Illustrate His Present-Day Definition (Video)

If ever you've watched the film Style Wars, you know that DJ Kay Slay's roots in Hip-Hop run deep. Back when he was an Uptown train-bomber (with paint, that is) named "Dez" to his days winning back at Justo's Mixtape Awards, The Drama King brought as much love for the... Read more

Termanology, Chris Rivers, Papoose & More Get Old School Fresh On A DJ Kay Slay Cypher (Audio)

Coming from Uptown, DJ Kay Slay certainly knows about a lil "Uptown anthem" in the form of The Mohawks' "Champ." Later used as a comeback crossover single for KRS-One in "Step Into A World," this famous Bronx park-jam break is as Hip-Hop as it gets. So are the corresponding cypher... Read more

Papoose Links With DJ Premier Again, This Time On Current Events (Audio)

Papoose has been in the Rap game for over 16 years. From how people get their music to "what's beef," the Brooklyn MC has watched a lot change. He talks about what sees as it pertains to the now, while DJ Premier pieces together one of the best scratch-choruses heard... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Video Brought an Eclectic Mix of Gritty Visuals & Old School Memories (Video Playlist)

The past week in Hip-Hop video brought our first look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix, Schoolboy Q revealing that he wanted the world to end in 2012, Game throwing flames at 50 Cent & Suge Knight, Marley Marl reminiscing, and new music videos from Run the Jewels, Smif-n-Wessun, The... Read more

ONYX Take it Back to the Tunnel with Cormega & Papoose (Audio)

In the '90, NYC's club The Tunnel was a premier destination for listening to Hip-Hop, particularly when you wanted to get raucous. ONYX pay homage to the venerable venue, on their single The Tunnel, and they bring Cormega and Papoose along for the celebration. Check out the video. Related: ONYX... Read more

Ice-T Cosigns Papoose In A Modernized 6 In The Mornin’, Featuring Jadakiss & Jim Jones (Video)

Papoose knows his Hip-Hop. Whether with Jive Records or with Empire Distribution, Nacerima Dream used its big budget to enlist some skilled producers and MCs to work with the Brooklyn sensation on his proper debut. Over a year later, Heads are still seeing Pap's pride as he pushes the album.... Read more

Game & Young Buck Release a Song Together. Is a G-Unit Reunion Out of the Question in 2014? (Audio)

In 2013, the world saw the pictures of former G-Unit members Young Buck and Game together in the studio. There were all smiles and daps, but did any music ever come of it? With Outkast back at it, and 50 Cent and Fat Joe sharing mics, the conversation quickly changed.... Read more

Papoose Gives You The True 2014 Brooklyn Tour Over Roy Ayers Ubiquity (Audio)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity' "We Live In Brooklyn" is a record that makes you feel the 1970s NYC that wasn't regularly on TV. When Roy said, "we tryin' to make it, baby," you could feel the working class struggle of New York City's largest borough. It's little wonder that Mos Def... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Finally Responds To “Control (HOF)” Aftermath

Breaking news, K.Dot speaks to Big Boy's Neighborhood on Power 106 in L.A about "Control (HOF)" and the bars heard 'round the world. "I just wanted to rap...I may have to dumb down my lyrics just a lil' bit." - Kendrick Lamar. He says a bit more. What do you... Read more

Kool G Rap, Papoose, Savant & Justin Tyme – Iron Bars

People tend to forget: Papoose is a lyrical O.G. Just like Nas, just like Akinyele, MF Grimm, B-1, Jinx Da Juvy, and others, Pap cut his teeth on the come-up with one of Hip-Hop's all time lyrical giants: Kool G Rap. "Home Sweet Funeral Home." 1998. Roots Of Evil. Arizona.... Read more

Papoose – Control (Kendrick Lamar Response)

Out of all the responses to Kendrick Lamar's verse, Papoose's is BY FAR the most personal. Papoose takes aim at K. Dot (and damn near every other commercially successful rapper) claiming Kendrick contributed to the "feminization of the Black male" and more (going in for 4+ minutes). This is more... Read more