Emcee, Lifestyle, Video

#DuRagHistoryWeek: Dipset Takes Over Tha Basement

For those unfamiliar with the National Recording Registry, it is an extensive compilation of recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States,” as indicated by the Library of Congress.  In it, one would peruse the already expected precious catalog and find the likes of Marvin Gaye, The […]

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Emcee, Video

Peep This: Triune ft. E.Q. & J-Go – Pray For Em

The I.E is definitely in the building with Triune’s latest video for his joint, “Pray For Em,” featuring E.Q. and J-Go. With a hard hitting track and dope visuals directed by Shames Worthy, “Pray For Em” is looking to be one of the many certified bangers off of Triune’s latest EP, Raised to Fail, Born […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Mos Def & Ski Beatz – Sensei On The Block

The Mighty Mos drops the Yasiin Bey persona on this jam that hearkens back to when he actually rapped and flexed the verbal dexterity that we all have known the Brooklynite wordsmith to possess. With Ski Beatz giving the backdrop in beat form for Mos Def to fire off his vaunted bars, “Sensei On The Block” is a […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Drake – “Back to Back” (Meek Mill Diss)

Drake has had a busy month of July: witnessing buddy Serena Williams’ victory at Wimbledon, launching OVO Sound Radio on Apple Music, premiering new music, deflecting rumors of ghostwriting and, least of it all, dropping diss tracks. Drizzy’s rap beef resume closely resembles my 15-year-old cousin’s job resume, but the whole Meek Mill-ghostwriting accusation fiasco […]

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Emcee, Video

The Top 5 Bad Boy Records Music Videos

If you grew up in the early 90s and liked music, there’s no doubt that you’re familiar with the ubiquitous influence of Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records. Regardless of its controversial past, the iconic label is important to hip-hop for a lot of reasons. For one thing, it left a significant mark on the […]

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Emcee, Fashion

Kendrick Lamar’s Reebok Ventilator Shoe Inspires Unity Among Gang Members

Kendrick Lamar’s first sneaker in collaboration with Reebok proves to be a memorable one. Not only does Kendrick help provide a great looking iteration of the Ventilator, he also continues his anti-gang violence rhetoric through powerful details on the shoe. The references are clear, with each pair donning either “BLUE” or “RED” on the back, and “NEUTRAL” inscribed […]

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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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Emcee, Video

Peep This: Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West – “U Mad”

Vic Mensa and Kanye West are steadily becoming a more familiar duo — first with ‘Ye’s “Wolves,” and then Vic’s “U Mad,” a horn-blaring anthem from the Chicagoan pair. Is Kanye lowkey taking Vic under his wing? It’s probably a little early to say so, but the latest visuals for “U Mad” offers a few […]

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Emcee, Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Media, Streetwear, Video

Footaction Exclusive: “Style Means” ft. Kid Ink

Our friends at Footaction are back with an all new installation of their series “Style Means”. This time around they’re featuring chart-topper, Kid Ink. In this one-on-one interview, Kid Ink shares how his fascination with comic books has affected his style and music, often referring to having a Bruce Wayne/Batman persona and lifestyle. “I tried to […]

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Breakdancing, DJ, Emcee, Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Graffiti Arts, Issues, Lifestyle, Lookbook, Streetwear

The 5th Element Magazine Presents: “Woman Good, Lady Better” (Spring/Summer 2015 Issue)

To all our readers, we proudly present to  you our Spring/Summer issue for 2015, which gives a unique and crucial highlight to many of the dynamic and outstanding females that help shape hip-hop culture and lifestyle through their various gifts and talents. This issue is entitled, “Woman Good, Lady Better”, and is our special shout out […]

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Emcee, Video

Peep This: A$AP Rocky – LSD

With the timely lob from Lil B, The Based God himself, A$AP Rocky debuted the visuals to his latest track, “LSD”, from his upcoming and highly anticipated album, At.Long.Last.A$AP. As you would imagine, with a track having such a title, it would only make sense for the accompanying visuals and overall sound of it to be next […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Raekwon ft. Snoop Dogg – “1, 2, 1, 2”

Raekwon’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, “Fly International Luxurious Art,” is set to drop at the end of April. With the release of the single, “1, 2, 1, 2,” the nostalgia for the golden age of hip-hop is heightened tenfold. Partnering with West Coast OG Snoop Dogg, The Chef retains his infamous gruff while Snoop […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Freddie Gibbs x Kaytranada – “Dope House”

Over the past year, Freddie Gibbs has been carving out a niche for himself as a rapper. Bouncing off of his soul-tinged project with Madlib, “Pinata,” Gibbs has been pushing a more explorative tip as exemplified on his latest drop, “My Dope House”. Produced by Montreal wonder, Kaytranada, Gibbs adds a taste of tenderness to […]

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Emcee, Video

Rockin’ With The 5th: Dizzy Wright

Loud and proud, Dizzy Wright reps his hometown of Las Vegas to the very fullest in a way that commands as much attention as the bright neon lights the city is known for. Recently he was able to truly put on for his city by dropping his latest single, “Floyd Money Mayweather”,  a banger of […]

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Emcee, Media, Video

Game of Thrones Rap From The Roots is a Must Watch

Winter is coming for the upcoming season 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones and The Roots’ Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter is bringing the heat with this catch-up rap. Too dope. Will you be watching this season? Which character will reign supreme? Dear Jimmy, can Tariq rap all the new episode recaps for GoT? “…folks are loving […]

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