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Aesop Rock – Lotta Years: Live from the Hill [Video]

November 27, 2016 by


Ahead of another massive tour starting next week, Aesop Rock has just shared another entry in his series of music videos for his career landmark album The Impossible Kid. “Lotta Years” goes the literal route, with the MC wandering around the city ruminating on the young people he encounters and his place in their culture. […]

DJ Semtex has a new book Hip Hop Raised Me [News]

November 24, 2016 by


  From its origins in the block parties of the Bronx in the 1970s to its status today as a global multi-billion dollar industry, from the voice of disaffected urban America to a President-electing powerbase, from Grandmaster Flash to Jay-Z, Hip Hop is nothing less than a phenomenon. Not just the most important musical genre […]

Stretch Armstrong will release a new book in December, No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999 [News]

November 8, 2016 by


No Sleep is a visual history of the halcyon days of New York City club life as told through flyer art. Spanning the late 80s through the late 90s, when nightlife buzz travelled via flyers and word of mouth, No Sleep features a collection of artwork from the personal archives of NYC DJs, promoters, club kids, nightlife impresarios, […]

Run the Jewels – Run the World Tour [News]

November 3, 2016 by


As anticipation for their forthcoming RTJ3 album continues to mount, megalithic rap duo Run the Jewels have announced their first full scale North American headlining tour since 2015. The “Run the World” tour kicks off mid-January in Philadelphia and continues through to the end of February, with stops in veritably every major city in the US along the way. Support for […]

Phife’s Family Set to Publicly Unveil Newly Renamed Street in Queens [News]

October 31, 2016 by


Queens, NY–The family of Malik ‘Phife’ Taylor will unveil the co-naming of a portion of Linden Boulevard at 192nd Street in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens on Saturday, November 19th at 1:00pm EST.  This celebration will take place one day before his birthday.  The corner of the site where the classic “Check the Rhyme” video was filmed, and recent A Tribe Called Quest mural is displayed, will now bare the name […]

Grime-n & Starfunkle – Sushi Breaks [EP]

October 30, 2016 by


Break records are being released at an astounding rate. Yet most of the sounds and samples used are just the same recycled material from the last dozen break albums. This leaves the DJ who is looking for new material to create with, disappointed. That is…until the arrival of Grime-n & Starfunkle’s Sushi Breaks, a break record […]

Dee-1 – No Car Note [Video] + Partnership with Sallie Mae, Tour & $5,000 Giveaway! [News]

October 24, 2016 by


Dee-1 is taking his passion for financial literacy to the next level with his new partnership with Sallie Mae. Following the success of “Sallie Mae Back,” in which Dee-1 raps about finally becoming financially free from student loans, the New Orleans star will be embarking on a nationwide college tour sponsored by the student loan company.  Dee-1’s Knowledge For College Tour with […]