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Finding The GOAT Group: Public Enemy vs. Stetsasonic. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

Producers Rejoice: Legal Sampling Is Now As Easy As Online Shopping (Video)

A potentially game-changing new service is about to hit the digital streets, one that could theoretically help usher in a new golden age for sample-based Hip-Hop. Swedish startup Tracklib has created a one-stop online “crate-digging” marketplace, on which producers can find, buy (at $1.99 a track) and eventually license existing... Read more

De La Soul Have Hope Their Classics Will Finally Be Available Online

De La Soul's music can be found in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, alongside such historic works as John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, Prince's Purple Rain, and Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet. The Long... Read more

Black Sheep’s Dres Claims Skills Ownership Alongside Some Hip-Hop Founding Fathers (Video)

Dres, of Black Sheep, who is now going by "Black Sheep Dres" gives the visual treatment to an all new cut from his solo efforts, "We Can All Share." Dres hosts a crew of cameos from Hip-Hop's Godfather, Kool Herc, as well as MC pioneers Grandmaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers),... Read more

De La Soul’s Buhloone Mindstate 20 Years Later (Food For Thought)

By: Bandini There are some great “win-win” debates out there. For instance, which era of the New York Yankees or Los Angeles Lakers really was the best? Sean Connery or Roger Moore,…or Daniel Craig? Reasonable Doubt or The Blueprint? One such debate that I’ve found to be recurring is "The... Read more

Tommy Boy kicks off the Top 5 as the 5th most important hip-hop record label of all time.

#5 Tommy Boy Records More than any other hip-hop record label on this countdown, Tommy Boy Records is noteworthy not for impressive stats or significant accomplishments of individual artists, but for the overall breadth and impact of its entire catalog. For more than 20 years, the label released hip-hop records... Read more