Album Review, Emcee, Issues

Twenty Years Later: Illmatic

Story originally published on The 5th Element Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 Issue Do you remember Hip-Hop in 1994? Some key events may come to mind:  Warren G heralded the G-Funk era previously established by Dr. Dre, with his West Coast anthem, “Regulate.” Southern hip-hop flourished with OutKast’s debut and the release of Scarface’s The Diary . […]

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Emcee, Video

Peep This: Hip-Hop History Orchestrated By Poland’s JIMEK

Just like any youthful endeavor, when hip-hop was first gaining its bearings in the 1970s and 1980s, higher authorities questioned its staying power. Fast-forward a couple decades and the mere idea is laughable. Expanding beyond its music into a culture, hip-hop has transcended into every bit of our everyday lives both within and outside of […]

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Issues

The Top 20 Summer BBQ Hip Hop Anthems

Okay, so you’ve got your grilling game right.  And yeah you’ve got a cooler full of cold drank.  And of course, you have all the homies coming through.  Cypher complete right?  Not quite, player.  Because what’s a summer bbq without the proper music to serve as the official soundtrack to it?  Now since we at […]

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