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  • Cover of Hype Williams' 10 Dopest Old School Music Videos
    Hype Williams may have only directed four videos in 2014, but that doesn't mean we can't all remember a time when every dope hip-hop video seemed to have Hype's fingerprints on it.
  • Cover of DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme: The Tour" Tour Dates [Update: Your Old Droog & Boldy James Added]
    DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9"'s joint endeavor, PRhyme, hit shelves today, and is receiving no lack of positive feedback. If you enjoyed what you heard on the LP, you'll be able to see them perform tracks live as part of their "PRhyme" tour.
  • Cover of Stream Doomtree's New Album "All Hands"
    In December, Rhymesayers hip-hop collective Doomtree began rolling out their new album with the single "Gray Duck." Today, the full project, entitled All Hands, has arrived, and you can stream it below, via Bandcamp.
  • Cover of MF Doom To Be Featured On Deluxe Version Of "PRhyme"
    During an interview with the New York Observer about the closing of the legendary D & D Studios, DJ Premier announced that MF Doom is set to be featured on a deluxe edition of PRhyme. 
  • Cover of PRhymeTime "Courtesy" Remix Contest: Vote
  • Cover of Review: Royce da 5’9" and DJ Premier’s "PRhyme"
    When Royce da 5’9” and DJ Premier announced that they’d be making an entire project together, hip-hop heads everywhere got excited. Premier is a legendary figure in hip-hop and Royce is widely revered for his ability to spit quality bars.
  • Cover of Stream Royce Da 5'9'' & DJ Premier's "PRhyme"
    NPR has slowly but surely become a go-to destination for some of the dopest hip-hop around.
  • Cover of Busta Rhymes Suffers Minor Head Injury After Falling Off Stage
    Busta Rhymes has been unbelievably supportive of Conglomerate artist O.T. Genasis' surprise hit "CoCo", but his overwhelming hype may have got the better of him at a recent New York show.
  • Cover of "PRhyme Time" Remix Contest For Royce Da 5'9" & DJ Premier's "Courtesy"
    Music fans rejoiced when news broke that Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier were teaming up to create PRhyme, a rapper-producer duo as well as the title of their debut album together. With Royce's undeniable wordplay and Premier's adaptation of music from Adrian Younge's catalog and signature scratches, hip-hop enthusiasts
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: November 13
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Maino Shares Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date For "King Of Brooklyn 2"
    Since releasing part one of his King Of Brooklyn series this January, Maino's been hard at work prepping a follow-up, and now he's ready to share the details on KOB 2. The 11 track project, which will be sold on iTunes and other digital retailers, is set to arrive on November 25th.
  • Cover of #TBT: Early Busta Rhymes
    Before Busta Rhymes was jacked, he was skinny. Before he was bald, he had dreadlocks. Before he was collaborating with Lil Wayne, he was with the likes of Q-Tip and J Dilla.
  • Cover of #TBT: J. Dilla
    James Yancey accomplished more with his 32 years on this planet than most people could do with 5 lifetimes. He cultivated a sound that has influenced the finest producers of today.
  • Cover of DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Reveal Cover Art & Tracklist For "PRhyme"
    Yesterday we received a radio rip of the first leak off DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9"'s highly anticipated collaborative album, PRhyme. When the album was announced a few weeks back, the duo revealed the features on the LP, which were strong in and of themselves.
  • Cover of DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme" Album, Reveal Features
    Nine days ago, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9" appeared together in a brief video that hinted at a joint project entitled "PRhyme." Now, the duo have confirmed that a joint album is on the way and have revealed plans for several high-profile features.
  • Cover of Brother Ali Announces "Home Away From Home" Tour
    Today Brother Ali has announced a new "Home Away From Home" tour, and to go with it, he's dropped a song and music video of the same name, featuring his touring partners Mally and Bambu. The tour will take the Rhymesayer from Colorado Springs on September 16th to Chicago on November 14th, where it'll wrap up.
  • Cover of Bobby Shmurda Confirms Chris Brown & More For "Hot Nigga" Official Remix
    Bobby Shmurda's video for "Hot Nigga" created quite a stir earlier this summer, instantly creating a meme in the "Shmoney Dance", and inspiring a flock of labels to encircle the young New Yorker.
  • Cover of Reek Da Villain Leaves Busta Rhymes' Imprint To Sign With Birdman
    Reek Da Villain's video for "Go Off" seemed like it could be a big break for Reek Da Villain, until it magically vanished off the internet.
  • Cover of Busta Rhymes Announces Split From Cash Money
    It seems the relationship between Busta Rhymes and Cash Money was a short-lived one. Today Bussa Bus has announced his departure from the Birdman-helmed record label. 
  • Cover of Busta Rhymes Thinks Modern Hip-Hop Lacks "Balance"
    In the wake of Busta Rhymes' huge new single with Eminem, "Calm Down," hip-hop publications have been scrambling to interview him, and most of the resulting articles have produced headlines that are quite eye-catching.
  • Cover of Busta Rhymes Broke The Windshield Of A Tour Bus The First Time He Heard Eminem
    If any rapper was going to shatter a windshield by banging their head, it would be Busta Rhymes. The "Break Your Neck" MC is clearly a fan of the violent head bang, and in a hilarious new interview, he reveals that the dance move once decimated the entire windshield on Wyclef Jean's tour bus.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: July 3rd
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Busta Rhymes On Collaboration With Eminem: "It Started To Feel Like We Was Really Battling Each Other."
    The world was waiting for Busta Rhymes and Eminem's "Calm Down" all weekend, as Busta announced the track last Friday and dropped it on Monday. What we got was exactly what was expected of the syllabically gifted pair: a thrilling, battle rap-esque epic.
  • Cover of Busta Rhymes & Eminem's "Calm Down" Record Dropping Next Week [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    At the beginning of the year, producer Scoop Deville sat down with Vlad TV and revealed that he had produced a monster collaboration between Busta Rhymes & Eminem. After months of anticipation, it appears that the record, "Calm Down", will finally be arriving next Tuesday, July 1st.
  • Cover of Souls Of Mischief Announce New Album, Share Tracklist
    Bay Area OGs Souls Of Mischief (best known for their 1993 album/song "'93 'Til Infinity") have just announced that they'll return with their first album in five years on August 26th. There Is Only Now is the name of the 19 track concept album, which centers around a fictional radio station where A Tribe Calle
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