New Music, Video

Peep This: Daye Jack ft. Killer Mike – Hands Up

The dialogue regarding police brutality and race relations in this country is on-going and a crucial conversation to be had to create any semblance of peace and understanding for all parties involved. A few months ago, Daye Jack joined this poignant discussion by debuting his take on the situation through the song, “Hands Up,” featuring noted […]

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Emcee, Graffiti Arts, Lifestyle

All Due Respect: Marvel Comics x Run the Jewels

Rap’s hard-nosed duo, Run the Jewels, teams up with Marvel to inspire two new issue covers for “Deadpool” and “Howard the Duck,” respectively. Longtime comic book fans themselves, Killer Mike and El-P claim that while the covers are certainly an honor, it doesn’t mean they didn’t geek out once the news became official. A collaboration […]

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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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DJ, Emcee, Events

RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage

For hip-hop to rep so hard at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, a function that’s long been a hub for rock music, it speaks volumes on its tremendous progress here in Los Angeles and pop culture in general.  Taking advantage of its new platform via the Murs316 stage, which was curated by proud LA rap legend […]

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