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MC Eiht and Snoop Dogg: War Zone Project

    In recent years West Coast hip hop legend MC Eiht has been active putting out projects including 2017’s Which Way Iz West, executively produced by DJ Premier. In addition to last year’s Gangsta Bizness with his group Compton’s Most Wanted. Prior to that...

Sauce Money: Jay Z and Puff Daddy Dynamic

It has been over a month since Sauce Money has called out Puff Daddy for his Grammy speech of taking care and pushing the culture forward. That the Grammy institution needs to get their act together when it comes to black artists. Sauce Money commended the message but...

Shyheim: Wu Tang Affiliate Prodigy

  Shyheim aka the Rugged Child has been making rounds doing interviews since being released from a prison bid. It has given him the opportunity of being reflective of his life and career as well as future aspirations. At the age of 14 he was heralded as a...

The Game: Love for the East

 While promoting his final album Born 2 Rap,The Game spoke with Talib Kweli on the People’s Party podcast on how is rap career started. A the 16:10 mark they discussed The Game studied hip hop classics like Jay-z’s Reasonable Doubt. He shared that at the time he was...
Sauce Money: Jay Z and Puff Daddy Dynamic

Sauce Money: Jay Z and Puff Daddy Dynamic

It has been over a month since Sauce Money has called out Puff Daddy for his Grammy speech of taking care and pushing the culture forward. That the Grammy institution needs to get their act together when it comes to black artists. Sauce Money commended the message but...

Shyheim: Wu Tang Affiliate Prodigy

Shyheim: Wu Tang Affiliate Prodigy

  Shyheim aka the Rugged Child has been making rounds doing interviews since being released from a prison bid. It has given him the opportunity of being reflective of his life and career as well as future aspirations. At the age of 14 he was heralded as a...

The Game: Love for the East

The Game: Love for the East

 While promoting his final album Born 2 Rap,The Game spoke with Talib Kweli on the People’s Party podcast on how is rap career started. A the 16:10 mark they discussed The Game studied hip hop classics like Jay-z’s Reasonable Doubt. He shared that at the time he was...

Mad Lion and Krs One: Ragga Hip Hop

Mad Lion and Krs One: Ragga Hip Hop

  Several weeks ago Twista dropped his latest project Lifetime with the title track featuring none other than Mad Lion. Mad Lion is best known through his partnership and works with the legendary blastmaster KRS-One. They were prominent in the Ragga Hip Hop...

Eminem: Run with GUnit

Eminem: Run with GUnit

    Eminem’s Music to be Murdered By marks the tenth consecutive album to debut at number one. An achievement that no other artist has attained prior. One of the noticeable tracks on the project, “I Will” served as a reunion for the supergroup Slaughterhouse...

50 Cent and Eminem: Star Power

50 Cent and Eminem: Star Power

  Several weeks ago 50 Cent received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his accomplishments in music, film, and television. He was accompanied by Dr. Dre and Eminem who provided a heartfelt speech to induct his longtime friend.  Right at the beginning of...

Nas and Prodigy: Queensbridge Politics

Nas and Prodigy: Queensbridge Politics

Nas’s Lost Tapes II served as a reminder why he is in the conversation of being one of the greatest of all time. Since the release “Queensbridge Politics” seems to be one of the tracks garnering the most attention. The Pete Rock produced track serves as Nas paying...

Fat Joe and Lil Wayne: Raining on the Industry

Fat Joe and Lil Wayne: Raining on the Industry

From the mid to the late 2000’s Fat Joe and Lil Wayne had an amazing run. Consistently collaborating on each other’s projects as well as Fat Joe’s protégé DJ Khaled as well. Several weeks ago Fat Joe dropped “Pullin” featuring Lil Wayne. The song marks as the fifth...

Jeezy and Drumma Boy: Back to the Roots

Jeezy and Drumma Boy: Back to the Roots

Jeezy recently linked back up with super producer Drumma Boy for the lead single “Gone” along with Master P for the soundtrack I Got the Hookup 2. It had been five years since Jeezy had collaborated together. Drumma Boy helped produce some of Jeezy’s most memorable...

Nas and Rakim: The Erick Sermon Connection

Nas and Rakim: The Erick Sermon Connection

Nas has just released the single “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)” from the highly anticipated compilation album Lost Tapes II which is set to drop next week on July 19th. The project consists of unreleased tracks recorded during the sessions of Nas’s of his last four...

Jermaine Dupri and Biggie: Brotherhood

Jermaine Dupri and Biggie: Brotherhood

Jermaine Dupri recently appeared on the Sway in the Morning show to promote his documentary Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def set to air July 18th on We TV. During the interview Sway and Jermaine Dupri touched on a number of subjects....

Mary J Blige and Nas: Royal Alliance

Mary J Blige and Nas: Royal Alliance

This past Wednesday Mary J Blige’s and Nas’s collaboration “Thriving” was released in conjunction with their much anticipated “Royalty Tour”. Many have coined Mary J Blige as the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” and Nas the “King of Hip Hop”. The tour celebrates the 25th...

Busta Rhymes: Crunk Era

Busta Rhymes: Crunk Era

Busta Rhymes longevity, staying relevant throughout his nearly thirty year career has been matched by very few fellow hip hop artists. His latest track “They Want My Blood” featuring Lil Wayne off of DJ Kay Slay’s Hip Hop Frontline shows he can still hang with the...

Masta Ace: Memorable Collaborations

Masta Ace: Memorable Collaborations

Last month DJ Premier dropped the track “Eat” on his Sirius XM radio show. For good measure Evidence, best known for his work with Dilated Peoples is also featured on the gem. The track will allegedly be on an upcoming Masta Ace project which may very well be his...

LL Cool J: Queens Represent

LL Cool J: Queens Represent

It has been since 2013’s Authentic that LL Cool J has last put out an album. In recent years there have been announcements of projects including the G.O.A.T 2 and an untitled project spearheaded by Dr. Dre. At this point the projects have not been released. The...

Fat Joe and Diamond D: Back to the Boom Bap

Fat Joe and Diamond D: Back to the Boom Bap

At some point this year Fat Joe’s project Family Ties with Dre of the production duo Cool & Dre is expected to drop. Their relationship dates back to 2001 with the track “King of N.Y” featuring Buju Banton off of Fat Joe’s album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E)....

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