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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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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...

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