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Nicki Minaj Updates Biggie’s “Dreams” With Her Fantasies About Today’s Artists (Audio)

The Notorious B.I.G. made an audacious move with 1993's "Just Playing (Dreams)," a promotional single in which he lasciviously name-dropped female artists. Contemporaries like SWV and TLC got attention, as did treasured icons Patti LaBelle and Chaka Khan. It was raunchy, pompous and potentially risky for an MC whose debut... Read more

Lil’ Kim Shows She’s The Original Queen Bee As She & Remy Ma Sting Nicki Minaj (Audio)

Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj have one of Rap music's longest-running beefs. Before Nick' was a YMCMB superstar, she apparently took early shots at Kim on Hoodstarz mixtapes. As Minaj's career rose meteorically in the late 2000s, Kim called out the fellow New Yorker for copying her style of rhyme... Read more

Here’s a Long Lost Duet from Michael Jackson and Queen’s Freddie Mercury (Audio)

More than 30 years ago, Michael Jackson and Queen's Freddie Mercury began working on a duet called "There Must Be More to Life Than This." For whatever reason, they never completed the song and Mercury went on to release it with only his vocals as part of his 1985 solo... Read more

Like Hip-Hop and 80’s Music? These 2 Mixes Will Blow Your Mind (Audio)

DJ Scene had a love for Hip-Hop turntablism and 80's music. So...why not put the two together? His 2080s Mixes (Vol. 1 & 2) do just that, blending a wide-range of 80's music with some of the illest scratching you'll hear. Volume 1 covers the spectrum including Michael Jackson, Prince,... Read more

Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N. ft Erykah Badu (Video)

Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu dropped a red hot collabo last week called Q.U.E.E.N. Here's the brand new video for the song and it is just as funky fresh. This is the definition of super soul sistas. Check it out. Related: Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch – Drivin’ Around ft... Read more

Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N. ft Erykah Badu

Janelle Monae is back with some new material and she brought out her big sis Erykah Badu. The result? A badass guitar and synth-driven jam that is reminiscent of some of Prince's funkiest joints from the early 80's (think Dirty Mind and Controversy). This joint is red hot! Check out... Read more

Donna Summer Tribute Playlist

Rest in peace to the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer. While she wasn't hip-hop, her musical influence was felt in hip-hop, most notably as the underpinning to Digital Underground's Freaks of the Industry. As seems to be the case with all of our musical legends, she was taken too soon... Read more

Here’s another ill sample. Check out how Nottz flips this classic Queen track for Pusha T.

Here's the video for Pusha T's Open Your Eyes.  This is another one from Pusha T's stellar Fear of God mixtape. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZwAgHmcj2s&feature=player_embedded Here's the Queen classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ... Read more

Whoa. Up and coming producer Phonix sliced and diced We Are the Champions like a Samurai on Fashawn’s Manny Pacquiao. It’s worth checking for the sonic experience alone.

He sets it up nicely by letting the original ride for a minute in the beginning.  Click here for more Fashawn. Click here to download.  Here's We Are the Champions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04854XqcfCY Need some more Samurai action in your life?  Say no more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI82yybx7Bc&feature=related.... Read more