John Singleton passed away early this morning The iconic movie director, producer, and screenwriter passed away today after suffering from a stroke since April 17th. A family spokesman issued the following statement: “We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of […]
It’s been almost four years since Sean Price’s untimely passing. Many have paid tribute to the late rapper in many ways. And when artists pass away, someone usually releases a posthumous album that compiles some unreleased tracks. Before Sean died, Small Professor worked with him on some tracks and released them as an album earlier […]
Cypress Hill is about to get a star on the walk of fame The hip hop group will be honored with a star on April 18th. They will be immortalized on Hollywood Boulevard, just miles from South Gate where they first formed 30 years ago. Cypress Hill will become the first Latino Hip-Hop group with […]
Twenty years ago today, Harlem lost one of its well-known hip hop artists. Lamont Coleman, aka Big L, was becoming one of the top lyrical rappers in the game. He became a big staple in the genre with his lyrical skill and his involvement with pioneering genres like Horrorcore. On this day, he was shot […]
Just sendin’ chunky rhythms right down ya block We be to rap what key be to lock But I’m cool like dat I’m cool, I’m cool “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” It was 26 years ago today that this group released this album with a single that exploded on the billboard charts, put them […]
Yesterday, February 7th, was a special day for hip hop fans worldwide because that’s the birthday of notable producer James Yancey. Some of you know him as J Dilla. If you followed his work, you know he produced cuts for many artists such as De La Soul, Slum Village, and A Tribe Called Quest. A […]
It’s gotten a little harder to find up-and-comers who’re getting a buzz lately. I’ve usually checked out the charts on CMJ, but they’ve folded and left a big hole with colleges to report charts to. So I’ve checked out the NACC charts (north american college and community charts) and get intrigued by artists, who’ve self-released […]
If you don’t know about the Dirty South, here’s a little education for you.
Swiss Beatz was THE producer for Ruff Ryders. When you heard a Swizz Beatz beat, you’d probably hear it from a DMX, Eve, LOX, or Drag-On track.