Monthly Archives: April 2008

I wanted to do hood rat stuff.

News segment of the year? Hopefully he doesn’t miss too much of GTA IV, I hear it’s fantastic. In all seriousness, I don’t if I should laugh or cry, he’s trying to be “hard” but yet he still such a kid too. Sphere: Related Content

From The Underground: Black ELement

Straight out of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, emcee Black ELement contacted me about a feature. I’m picky about the unsigned cats we put on here but this guy filled all the prerequisites for my submission policy. Black sent me “I Can’t Call It”, the first single from his upcoming LP, A Major..

Jean Grae says Peace out.

DX reports that female MC Jean Grae is done with this rap thang. I’d be disappointed if it’s for real. That chorus on Soda & Soap is as fresh as they come. More importantly, the joint with 9th is so god damn fiery I strap on a jimmy hat just..

Easy Mo Bee Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane.

The legendary Brooklyn producer Easy Mo Bee, whose production credits most notably include a series of classics with The Notorious B.I.G. and the rest of the old Bad Boy Records camp, gives a great interview where he touches on moments from his long and storied career and talks about rap..

Jay-Z featuring Fela Kuti: Nigerian Gangster.

Seeing as how Nigerian music has been getting mad love over the last few months, it was only fitting for Mike Love to put together this Fela mashup.  If you haven’t explored Fela Kuti now is as good as time as any.  The guy is the papa bear of an..

Eve’s Aftermath debut Here I am finally drops… in Australia.

Nothing says “successful album!” like when you get an under the radar release in Australia, while a US date is still in limbo, you know kinda like Raekwon, Bishop Lamont, Stat Quo and Detox. Tracklisting: 1. Aint No Stoppin Me2. All Night Long3. Cash Flow4. Fantasy5. Get That Money6. Guess..

Atmosphere performs acoustic set.

My main beef with Hip-Hop is its exclusivist nature (we get it…your shit is the real shit…no one cares).  So I am always happy to share a rapper that exposes himself to different influences.  Atmosphere has always been hit or miss for me, but this performance is worth checking out...