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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 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

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

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...

Beanie Sigel and Scarface: Mac and Brad

It has been over two years since Beanie Sigel has been heard on a track. The song “The Real Is Back” was off of Dave East’s Kairi Chanel project. Recently Beanie has been conducting interviews and making appearances with fellow members of State Property, including...

Method Man: Ties to the West

Last week Method Man released his sixth studio album Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium. His first solo album in three years. One of the features on the album is Snoop Dogg who appears alongside U-God’s son Intell on the track “Eastside”. Method Man has worked with Snoop...

Jay-Z with DMX and Ja Rule: Murder Inc

It was just two years ago backstage at a Beyoncé concert hip hop heavyweights Jay-Z, DMX, and Ja Rule were in the same room reminiscing about old times together. They were on the cusp in the late 90’s putting together the greatest hip hop super group Murder Inc,...

MC Hammer: Work with Notable Producers

In 2018 MC Hammer still carries the charisma and stage presence that still garners attention like his prime during the late 80’s into the early 90’s. His material from the mid 90’s on was overlooked. There are quite a few gems that should have translated into greater...

Teddy Riley: Legacy Continues

Teddy Riley’s concerts at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Dec 9th served as a homecoming for the talented producer and artist. It had been over twenty years since he last performed at the historical venue. Accompanying him were his groups Guy and Blackstreet in...

Ice Cube with Too Short and DJ Pooh: Reunion

Ice Cube’s just released Everythang’s Corrupt was well worth the wait.  His voice is still powerful delivering social street knowledge lyrics over top production beats. The album itself has one feature which is fellow West Coast legend Too Short with the track “Ain’t...

Ice Cube and Ice-T: Longevity in the Game

After thirty plus years both Ice Cube and Ice-T’s careers are still going strong. Ice Cube is about to release his tenth studio album Everythang’s Corrupt. The lead single “Arrest the President” is vintage Ice Cube. Ice Cube has coined the music as “Street...

Rocky and Creed: Ties to Hip Hop

The film Creed II which is the 8th installment of the Rocky movie series is well on the way to achieving box office success. The series has spanned over 42 years and achieved 1.4 billion at the box office, forever cementing a legacy in cinema history. Along with the...

Scarface: Legacy with Hip Hop

December 1st marks the 35th year anniversary of the 1983 film Scarface. The movie has been a huge staple in the hip hop community. Artists have shared the impact and the influence the film has made on them. Countless artists are drawn to the plot of Tony Montana...

Swizz Beatz: East Coast Dr Dre

Producer extraordinaire Swizz Beatz recently made an appearance on Drink Champs to promote his recently released album Poison. During the interview N.O.R.E coined Swizz Beatz as the “East Coast Dr. Dre” due to the caliber of his discography. The statement is ironic...

Heavy D: Legacy in the RnB World

Heavy D during his illustrious career worked together with a number of R&B artists. His debut album 1987’s Living Large served as a catalyst, launching Uptown Records. One of the most influential hip hop and R&B labels ever formed.  Beyond recording with some...

Wu-Tang Clan: Clan’s Next Generation

Wu-Tang Clan last week celebrated the 25th year anniversary of the release of their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). An album considered to be one of the greatest hip hop albums ever released. Accompanying the milestone, a documentary was released...

Heavy D: Amongst Hip Hop Heavyweights

It is hard to believe this past Thursday November 8th marked the seven-year passing of hip hop great Heavy D. He had such an impact with his spirit and music. He was a versatile artist who could work with the top r&b artists as well as hip hop heavyweights. ...

Spice 1 and 2Pac: Brotherhood

Back in September it was announced that two albums worth of unreleased material from the late Tupac Shakur would be released. This is due to Tupac’s estate winning a settlement from Death Row Records over unpaid royalties and masters that were sitting in the vault....

DMX and Ruff Ryders: Southern Ties

In a recent interview with Sway in the Morning, Drag-On who was synonymous with the Ruff Ryders camp during their heyday discussed his signature 1999 track “Down Bottom” with Juvenile. The impact that it had and how Ruff Ryders were one of the first hip hop camps to...

Keith Sweat: Hip Hop Collaborations

After 30 plus years R&B legend Keith Sweat is still going strong, dropping his thirteenth studio album Playing For Keeps last week.  His solo work alone has garnered him 3 multi-platinum, 3 platinum, and one gold album.  In addition to one multi-platinum album...

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