John Singleton Dead at 51

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 […]

Small Professor is a MUST Follow

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 […]

Big L Remembered on Twitter 21 yrs. Since Death

Twenty one 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 […]

Twitter Pays Tribute to J Dilla

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 […]

Illism is a Group You Should Follow

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 […]