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The Get Down (The Mixtape)

Mix based on the tracks of the Netflix show by DJ Pho. Tracklist 1. Vitamine C – CAN 2. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry 3. Shining Star – Earth …

Busta Rhymes "Dangerous" (1997)

<i>Dangerous</i> is the second single from Busta Rhymes‘ second solo album <i>When Disaster Strikes</i>.<p>The video, directed by Hype Williams, takes several cues …

Busta Rhymes

Top 5 Dream Hip Hop Collaborations

Granted, there’s a fiery, fictitious list of big names that Hip Hop heads would just love to see twirl chords — Nas and Pun, Big L and Em and so …

Hip-hop Music

The 2016 Mercury prize ceremony – live!

Hip Hop Raised Me Hardcover – November 15, 2016

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on …

Today In Hip Hop: 22 Years Ago

<i>Ready to Die</i> is the debut studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G.; it was released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy Records. The …

Hip-hop Music

Here’s A Running Diary Of One Hour Spent Listening To Questlove’s Radio Show On Pandora

On Wednesday, Pandora ventured into new territory with the premiere of “Questlove Supreme,” a weekly radio show hosted by Questlove of the Roots. The show, a musical conversation of sorts between Quest and an assortment of guests, is meant to help Pandora compete in the cutthroat, seemingly endless …

Pandora

Kanye Turns to His "Saint Pablo" Tour to Help Overcome the Criticism Surrounding YEEZY Season 4

A day after unveiling his latest clothing collection, YEEZY Season 4, in New York City, Kanye West continued his "Saint Pablo" Tour with a stop in Washington, D.C. In typical Yeezus fashion, the Windy City polymath took some time to talk to his fans, addressing the criticism that surrounds his …

Kanye West

Hip-Hop: Johnny Depp to star in Labyrinth, based on Tupac and Biggies unsolved murders

Almost 20 years later two of the biggest unsolved murders still lingers in the minds of many. Who Killed Tupac and Biggie? There have been numerous …

The Most Perfect Rap Song Ever Written

I can’t front like I was one of the first wave of people to hear “Illmatic” when it became a Source instant classic. The first Nas album I copped was …

Nicki Minaj Goes H.A.M on ‘The Pinkprint Freestyle’

‘The Pinkprint Freestyle’ sees the return of the Rap Queen as Nicki Minaj does a takeover over newbie Young M.A’s own viral hit ‘Ooouuu’.<p>It’s a two …

De La Soul – 10 of the best

<b>1. Me, Myself and I</b><p>They weren’t, as they proclaimed, Transmitting Live from Mars, but Long Island MCs Posdnuos and Trugoy the Dove, and their DJ Maseo (AKA Plugs One, Two and Three respectively), might as well have been. Hitting record racks already stuffed with classic albums by Public Enemy, BDP, …

De La Soul

Lady Leshurr: ‘They wanted to pit me against Nicki Minaj – I wasn’t feeling that’

Lady Leshurr has just come back from the US. She has been spending a lot of time there this year, she says: “We’ve been to Atlanta, LA, New Orleans, Miami, New York.” She played a sold-out gig in the latter, the audience’s enthusiasm apparently undimmed by the fact that she raps with a distinct …

Nicki Minaj

Controversial Former N.W.A Manager Jerry Heller Dies at 75

It was recently confirmed by a family member, that veteran music manager Jerry Heller has died from a heart attack at age 75. While widely known as the former N.W.A manager, Heller had also represented the likes of Marvin Gaye and helped promote tours for artists such as Elton John and Pink Floyd. …

Marvin Gaye

10 Classic UK Hip Hop Songs

With this list, we pay homage to the early Hip Hop scene in the United Kingdom. This is by no means meant as a representative presentation of UK Hip …

Hip-hop Music

Ice Cube Upset Over Fake Donald Trump Endorsement - AvidMix | New Hip Hop Music, News & Videos

A fake Donald Trump endorsement that features a phony photo of Ice Cube wearing a “Make America Great Again” t-shirt made the rounds online this …

Donald Trump

Kano live review – you know just where he’s coming from…

“I’ve spent a lot of time recording this album,” says Kano on stage in Liverpool. It’s a bit of an understatement. <i>Made in the Manor</i>, his fifth full-length – a nostalgia trip that sweeps the grime veteran back to his east London roots – came out in March. Before that, his last major release was six …

Rap Music

De La Soul Releases Crowdfunded "and the Anonymous Nobody" Album

Having surpassed their crowdfunding target of $110,000 USD within 24 hours, De La Soul have delivered their ninth studio album. <i>and the Anonymous Nobody</i> is a milestone for the beloved hip-hop trio. Not only is it the first Kickstarter-funded hip-hop record, but it is also the second most successful …

De La Soul

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Top 10 Hip Hop Songs J. Cole Produced For Other Artists

These are songs J. Cole produced for OTHER artists – whether or not he featured on those songs. This takes into account the whole song – not just the …

J. Cole

NYC Film Locations for Netflix’s The Get Down Set in the Bronx

The Netflix Original Series <i>The Get Down</i>, brings the birth of the Hip Hop movement to life. Set in the summer of 1977 in the South Bronx, the series …

Netflix

The Get Down's Grandmaster Flash talks to us about the birth of hip hop

Here's what Netflix's <i>The Get Down</i> has got going on: a tale about the birth of disco, punk and hip-hop in the Seventies South Bronx; Baz Luhrmann in …

A Tribe Called Quest Are Reportedly Working On A New Album

L.A. Reid discussed the new project on a podcast.<p>A Tribe Called Quest finished recording a new album before the death of founding member Phife Dawg, …

All The Looks You Need To See From Amsterdam’s Premier Hip-Hop Festival

Fans and artists at Appelsap brought bold logos, intricate braids, and candy-colored sportswear.<p>Amsterdam might not be as globally recognised as an …

Meet Kanye’s Biggest Fans in Line for His London Pop-Up

On Friday morning, Kanye West's new pop-up shop selling a slice of Life of Pablo merch landed in its temporary UK home on Old Street, east London. We asked the people lining up to tell us why they were there, why they loved Yeezy, and what they'd just thrown a whole heap of cash at.<p>Henry (left), 16 …

London

Jeru The Damaja "D. Original" (1994)

<i>“D. Original”</i> by Jeru the Damaja, is the second single from his debut studio album <i>The Sun Rises in the East</i>.<p>“D. Original” contains samples of “Give …

Hip-hop Music

Nas Mixtape

This Queensbridge street poet is the quintessential emcee. Nas is the standard and helped solidify NYC as the mecca of Hip Hop. His catalogue is …

Nas

Top 15 KRS One Songs

KRS One is THE personification of Hip Hop. His own words “Rap is something you do, Hip Hop is something you live” adequately sum up the man and his …

Hip-hop Music

Here's what the stars of Netflix's 'The Get Down' had to learn during its hip-hop boot camp

"The Get Down," Netflix's upcoming hip-hop drama from "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann, took two months to bring its cast and crew up to speed on rap's 1970s origin.<p>The epic $120 million series, notably Netflix's most expensive show to date, tracks the fall of disco and the rise of hip-hop in …

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