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

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

Old School Meets New School: Party & Bull

Check out the first image of HRDKNCKS  new compilation entitled “Old School Meets New School”. They will be featuring new releases coupled with old classic hits and the greats. This particular feature is showcasing Notorious Big in a Party & Bull snapback, relating to his hit song “Party And Bullshit.” “Never abandon your roots, allow them […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: !llmind – Picasso Biggie

On the anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s passing 17 years ago, super producer !llmind takes a beloved Biggie verse and breathes new life into it. Skewing Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” beat, !llmind lays the late, great emcee’s “Sky Is the Limit” lyrics over the track, completely giving his timeless vocals a new identity. This hot […]

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Emcee, Fashion Lifestyle

GPPR Drops the “Kings of New York” Collection

In one of the dopest graphic tees released this year, GPPR offers to us their “Kings of New York” collection.  The brand pays homage to fallen hip hop legends The Notorious B.I.G, Big L, and Big Pun on some Mt. Rushmore type of presentation.  Click through to peep the whole collection, which can be purchased […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five

Rock The Bells last week brought out an unprecedented number of hologram performances, with two coming in the form of ODB and Eazy-E.  Which got me to thinking – there’s still plenty of ill hip hop artists which have passed that would make for an awesome show, should they receive the holographic treatment at any […]

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