Emcee, Video

Peep This: Schoolboy Q – Hell Of A Night

Picture yourself creating the most drugged out Jamba Juice smoothie ever – I’m talkin’ pills, lean, weed and any other narcotic – sipping it from a family-sized red cup and then proceeding to the wildest house party that perfectly represents the very meaning of debauchery itself.  Sounds like one hell of a night to say […]

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Emcee, Video

Peep This: Schoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – Studio

Look Q, why you’re sitting in a studio with nothing but dudes recording music is beyond me, what with your own fly piece sitting at home waiting for you in nothing but a freshly Colgate-brushed smile.  But then again he also gives a lesson on the proper way of catching a satisfying preview via facetime.  […]

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Emcee, Events, Lifestyle

2013’s Best: The Top Moments in Hip-Hop

If only we weren’t limited to ten. Hip-hop had a huge year, from Twitter beefs to chart-breaking albums, from the new paupers-turned-princes of hip-hop – but don’t think the last gawd is to remain unspoken for. We’re talking marriage proposals via YouTube — sans any corny flash mobs — hospital visits and riots, and a […]

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Fashion Lifestyle

2013’s Best: The Fashion Trends

2013 was the year of the high-low steelo, with fashion trends embracing the homogenous mash-up that high fashion and streetwear are looking more and more to be.  It truly was a fun year for hip hop and street fashion, as the cross-over appeal between the high fashion houses and cool guy streetwear produced aesthetics that […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

With today being the last Friday of 2013, it’d only be appropriate to give shine to some of my five favorite hip hop songs from the past year.  It seemed as if 2013 was the year of the turn up, and as such, the majority of this five is an ode to all things that […]

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Emcee

One Year Later: good kid, m.A.A.d city

It’s been a year since Kendrick Lamar’s critically lauded major label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, took the hip hop world by storm. Without question, the album is one of the successful hip hop releases of the past five years, and it has been deemed an insta-classic by rap die-hards and casual music fans […]

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Issues

RECAP: Rock The Bells Weekend 2013, San Bernardino

This past weekend Guerilla Union’s Rock The Bells made its way to the San Manuel Amphitheater to a jam packed and weed induced crowd for its 10 year anniversary. We got the chance to cover the epic hip hop festival and experienced an event that was just as intense as the blazing San Bernardino sun. […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five 6/14/13

I have been running around this whole week singing to myself, “Oh-oh, luxury.  Chitty-ching-ching could buy anything.  Cop that oh-ohhhh!”  I promise that new “Collard Greens” joint from Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar is as tasty to your ears as its title suggests.   But besides that, we’ve got some other feel good tracks that […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Collard Greens”

Could the rest of 2013 be a Black Hippy takeover?  With their remix of Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” and now this new track from Schoolboy Q featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Collard Greens”, it’s definitely looking like it.  Just from my first play I was already feeling the infectious sing-song melody and cadence.  The fam chemistry between the two […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle

When Legends and The Future Collide

Something’s brewing in the hip-hop world as Nas, Jay-Z, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake are seen conversing in the studio. In another instance, we see Eminem and Royce Da 5’9 have a meeting of the minds with Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy-Q, and Jay Rock). Mind blown.

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Events, Issues, Lifestyle, Media

And the 2013 BET Award nominees are…

Today, the BET Network announced the nominees for the 13th annual BET Awards to be held at Nokia Theatre on June 30. The press conference kicked off with BETs President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill, taking the mic to introduce the first ever BET Experience.  If you haven’t heard by now, the BET […]

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Emcee

XXL’s Freshman Class of 2013

For the Freshman Class of 2013, XXL immediately sparks debate with two words emblazoned boldly on their cover: BEST EVER?.  As with all lists, it’s highly and naturally debatable.  Which is what the comments section below is perfect for.  So what say you vigilant readers?  We’d love to get your thoughts for this year’s XXL […]

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