Jam On It: Listen to Flying Lotus’s Tribute Mix to J Dilla

It’s been 10 years since J Dilla left the physical world behind but his influence and spirit still rings true in modern music, from hip-hop to jazz to electronic. The week he died, Dilla’s masterful “Donuts” was released and the world mourned and celebrated his life simultaneously through this record. Just as his craft impacted […]

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DJ, Issues, Media

A 5th Exclusive: Eden Hagos Mixtape

Up next on our mixtape series we have guest DJ, Eden Hagos, who’s a member of the label, radio show and collective of DJs and producers known as Soulection. Click through to peep the full track list and make sure to watch out for our all-female issue dropping soon, including a feature on Eden as […]

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DJ, Emcee

2014’s Best: The Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums

Creating a hip-hop-centric end of the year list always gives me a bit of a challenge. For one thing, almost 20 years later, our post-Golden Era musical landscape has shifted dramatically — and understandably so. As we look forward to entering 2015, more producers and emcees have shifted their focus from reverberating the throwback sounds […]

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Jam On It: Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”

Last night, Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar let loose the cannon on their highly anticipated collabo on FlyLo’s up-coming fall album, “You’re Dead!” Premiered by Power 106’s duo LA Leakers, the track titled, “Never Catch Me,” pulls the two heavy hitters from their respective genre realms onto a track to build a bridge between the […]

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Emcee, Issues

Album Review: Mac Miller – Watching Movies with the Sound Off

In the Hip-Hop game, first impressions are tremendous, especially for rookies. This goes for the indie rap game in particular. Building credibility through respected media outlets is important, as is label loyalty. Not to mention, if your name is thrown into that conversation of “rappers to watch out for,” you’re golden. Right? Wrong. At least […]

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