Monthly archives: August, 2010

The Classic Album by AZ, “Doe or Die”, Turns 15 – Nas Reunion?

Exclusive: The Visualiza says he may be reworking classics like “Rather Unique” with Pete Rock, and if Dr. Dre and Kanye West answered December’s call. He’s the proprietor of a digital music marketplace, WavyTUNES (Hey-AZ.com), an impressive actor (Belly, and the recently released-to-DVD film Envy), and unquestionably one of the most proficient lyricists in Hip…


Turn Your Speakers Way Up [Video]

Turn our speakers up and lets get this Friday moving with a little bit of old school music. Can you feel it? Do you remember these cuts?  Leave a comment and let us know.


Going Home Five Years After Katrina

No “Home Sweet Home” Five Years After Katrina Posted by Matt Pascarella on August 26, 2010 Matt Pascarella and I encountered Patricia Thomas while she was breaking into a home at the Lafitte Housing Project in New Orleans. It was her own home. Nevertheless, if caught, she’d end up in the slammer. So would we….


[New Music] The Underdog – Quanstar [Review & Download]

Vowing that he’s “the greatest fucking emcee to never be signed,” Quanstar is back with his fourth volume of unsigned music. Regrettably I missed the first three and only recently got introduced to his music, but the self-titled single off his new “Underdog” album drifted into my inbox and impressed me enough to get a…


[New Music] The Wiz Kids – Financial Aid 2 [Free Download]

The Wiz Kids hit another one out of the park with Financial Aid 2 hosted by DJ Benzi.  They’ve managed to combine “New Age Hip Hop” with the classic mentality of raw beats and rhymes.  The future hold that they are gaining on Hip Hops future direction is very apparent on this project.  This is…


Wyclef Jean Reportedly Ineligible To Run For President of Haiti

UPDATE: Wyclef says that he has not given up hope yet. The announcement may postpone to this weekend. Although earlier today Wyclef Jean told the Associated Press that he had a positive meeting with the current President of Haiti, authorities in the Caribbean country made a decision to deny his run for President. Yesterday, the…


Happy Birthday KRS-ONE

Happy Birthday KRS.  We salute you! Lawrence Parker (born August 20, 1965), better known by his stage name KRS-One is an American MC and producer. Over his career, he has been known by several pseudonyms including “Kris Parker,” “The Blastmaster,” “The Teacha,” and “The Philosopher.” At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of…


Biz Markie, Spittin’ the Truth to the Youth

The Biz never sleeps and while he may have been out of hip-hop’s spotlight for some years, the legendary MC, DJ and beat box artist has kept plenty busy. After scoring his biggest hit with “Just a Friend,” off of his 1989 sophomore album (The Biz Never Sleeps), Markie dropped three more solo albums. Even…


New Music By Duckdown Veteran Ruste Juxx

Duckdown veteran Ruste Juxx is back at it again with a new project. This mixtape follows the phenomenal, yet overly slept on “The Exxecution” where he teamed up with the ill producer, Marco Polo. This new project [ Adamantine ] seems to be even more raw beats and raw rhymes as you can hear from…


Swizz Beats Finds A New Home

Swizz Beatz has a new home to help facilitate the release of his next project. The multitasking producer/rapper recently signed a deal with Everest Entertainment and Atlantic/Warner Records. “I couldn’t ask to be in a better place right now,” Swizzy said in a statement. “Both Everest and the Atlantic/Warner team have been great and I’m…