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Nas & The Firm Reunite on Full Circle track | Hip Hop News journal

Nas and The Firm: Full Circle Deep Dive Part 1

Nas’s recently released album King’s Disease marked his fourteenth project to debut in the top ten. A testament to his longevity and greatness with a career that has nearly spanned thirty years since his debut on Main Source’s 1992 “Live at the Barbeque”. Production...
Tupac and Treach's Inspiring Friendship | A Tale of Brotherhood

Tupac and Treach: Dedication from the Heart

The date, September 13th, 2020, marks twenty-four years since the passing of Tupac Shakur. It is one of those events that many remember where they were when his untimely death occurred. There were vast outcries and numerous dedications from artists whom he had made an...
The Role of Dr. Dre in Eve's Rise to Fame | Hip Hop News Journal

Eve and Dr Dre: Aftermath and Beyond

It has been well documented that Eve was signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label before her run with the Ruff Ryders label. Even though her tenure with the label was short and did not pan out, Dr. Dre would still play a significant role in her career. Eve would describe...
50 Cent and Mary J Blige Collab with Method Man | Power Book II

50 Cent and Mary J Blige with Method Man: Power Music Collab

  The much-anticipated spinoff of the Power series, Power Book II: Ghost has finally arrived. The spinoff is a direct continuation of events from the main series. 50 Cent for this season as the executive producer was instrumental bringing onboard Mary J. Blige...
MC Eiht & Snoop Dogg's War Zone Project | Hip Hop News Journal

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...

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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...

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