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Bronx Street Named After Big Pun Closer To Becoming Reality

Bronx Street Named After Big Pun Closer To Becoming Reality

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May 31st, 2017

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A group of community members in New York City have their sights set on the immortalization of another Hip Hop icon. The Bronx’s News 12 reports that a group of residents in the borough want to rename 163rd Street after the late Big Pun. Among […]

Nas & Lauryn Hill Reunite For North American Fall Tour

Nas & Lauryn Hill Reunite For North American Fall Tour

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May 31st, 2017

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Nas and Lauryn Hill first collaborated in 1996 on the classic track “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” Twenty years later, the two are joining forces again and embarking on a joint North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off September 7 in Chicago, Illinois. […]

Ice Cube Confirms “Last Friday” Movie Officially In The Works

Ice Cube Confirms “Last Friday” Movie Officially In The Works

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May 19th, 2017

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The inimitable Ice Cube stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday (May 16), where he sat down with the British host and singer Jason Derulo to discuss music, Cube’s BIG3 basketball league and movies. During the interview, the West Coast gangster rap pioneer, who appeared […]

Kool G Rap Will Never Include Rappers Who Use Ghostwriters In His Top 5

Kool G Rap Will Never Include Rappers Who Use Ghostwriters In His Top 5

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May 19th, 2017

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Younger artists and fans may be more forgiving of ghostwriting in Hip Hop, but it is still viewed as a cardinal sin by the O.Gs of the game. During an appearance on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning, the legendary Kool G Rap declared that […]

Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier Are In the Studio Finishing “PRhyme 2”

Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier Are In the Studio Finishing “PRhyme 2”

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May 19th, 2017

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PRhyme‘s self-titled debut was, by all accounts, a classic. Subsequently, the duo — Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9 and legendary producer DJ Premier — earned a nod for Album Of The Year in the 2014 HipHopDX Year-End Awards. The project was a resurrection of ’90s boom-bap and featured an […]

Book Giveaway: The Untold Story Of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur & The Birth Of West Coast Rap

Book Giveaway: The Untold Story Of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur & The Birth Of West Coast Rap

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May 10th, 2017

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Here’s your chance to win a signed paperback copy of Ben Westhoff’s “Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap.” The paperback version of the book is due out May 16 but today might be your […]

Kool G Rap Prepping “Return Of The Don” Album Produced Entirely By MoSS

Kool G Rap Prepping “Return Of The Don” Album Produced Entirely By MoSS

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May 10th, 2017

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From a technical standpoint, not too many MCs have the lyrical versatility of Kool G Rap. The godfather of Mafioso rap has been on hiatus for most of the decade, having just one full-length release back in 2011. But he’s back with the aptly titled […]

Funkmaster Flex: Biggie Wouldn’t Have Died If Tupac Didn’t Lie About Quad Studios Shooting

Funkmaster Flex: Biggie Wouldn’t Have Died If Tupac Didn’t Lie About Quad Studios Shooting

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May 10th, 2017

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Funkmaster Flex is continuing to catch flak over comments he made about the 1994 Quad Studios shooting involving Tupac Shakur. In another Instagram Live video, Funk Flex has added a layer of clarity to his claim that Tupac accidentally shot himself during the infamous Quad Studios […]

ScHoolboy Q Avoids Felony Armed Robbery Charges

ScHoolboy Q Avoids Felony Armed Robbery Charges

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May 10th, 2017

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ScHoolboy Q caught a big break this week when a DA chose to dismiss his armed robbery case. Unbeknownst to fans, Q was under investigation for felony armed robbery following an incident that took place in March. According to TMZ, following a Los Angeles concert featuring ScHoolboy […]

MC Eiht & DJ Premier Give 1st Taste Of Collaborative Album “Which Way Iz West”

MC Eiht & DJ Premier Give 1st Taste Of Collaborative Album “Which Way Iz West”

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May 2nd, 2017

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As a member of the West Coast gangster rap collective, Compton’s Most Wanted, MC Eiht stepped onto the scene with the group’s seminal It’s A Compton Thang album in 1990. Two years later, their explosive breakthrough record, Music To Driveby, solidified Eiht’s status as a pioneering MC. One of his most […]

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