Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

Make sure that you’re ridin’ ’round the weekend with The Friday Five on blast.  Because as you immerse yourself in another five jams that come correct, trust you’ll find a smile accompanying your head nods and aggressive shoulder shrugs similar to that of Ab-Soul’s in the pic above.  Trust. 

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Emcee, Events, Lifestyle

2013’s Best: The Top Moments in Hip-Hop

If only we weren’t limited to ten. Hip-hop had a huge year, from Twitter beefs to chart-breaking albums, from the new paupers-turned-princes of hip-hop – but don’t think the last gawd is to remain unspoken for. We’re talking marriage proposals via YouTube — sans any corny flash mobs — hospital visits and riots, and a […]

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Emcee

One Year Later: good kid, m.A.A.d city

It’s been a year since Kendrick Lamar’s critically lauded major label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, took the hip hop world by storm. Without question, the album is one of the successful hip hop releases of the past five years, and it has been deemed an insta-classic by rap die-hards and casual music fans […]

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Issues

RECAP: Rock The Bells Weekend 2013, San Bernardino

This past weekend Guerilla Union’s Rock The Bells made its way to the San Manuel Amphitheater to a jam packed and weed induced crowd for its 10 year anniversary. We got the chance to cover the epic hip hop festival and experienced an event that was just as intense as the blazing San Bernardino sun. […]

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Issues

Pete Rock & Camp Lo: 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Pt. II Mixtape

What’s your favorite Pete Rock-produced album? Mecca & the Soul Brother? Soul Survivor? The Main Ingredient? If you’re a regular reader of this site, you appreciate that classic Hip-Hop sound (and you also probably have a very elaborate answer to this question). Luckily for you, Pete Rock and Camp Lo are back with a new […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle

When Legends and The Future Collide

Something’s brewing in the hip-hop world as Nas, Jay-Z, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake are seen conversing in the studio. In another instance, we see Eminem and Royce Da 5’9 have a meeting of the minds with Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy-Q, and Jay Rock). Mind blown.

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Emcee

XXL’s Freshman Class of 2013

For the Freshman Class of 2013, XXL immediately sparks debate with two words emblazoned boldly on their cover: BEST EVER?.  As with all lists, it’s highly and naturally debatable.  Which is what the comments section below is perfect for.  So what say you vigilant readers?  We’d love to get your thoughts for this year’s XXL […]

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