Westside Gunn has emerged as one of New York's most promising up-and-coming emcees. His cinematic soundscapes and eye for street-level detail have earned him comparisons to certain Wu-Tang members, but his imagination is all his own.
Another day, another new sparring partner for 50 Cent. Earlier today, 50 put up an Instagram post in which he called out HOT 97 radio host Ebro Darden for allegedly blaming him for the downfall of New York rap.
UPDATE (02/26/16 7:20pm): Swizz Beatz (who's also pictured in the above gallery) has visited AraabMuzik at Harlem Hospital, and he posted a picture of himself standing next to Araab, shown lying in his hospital bed, to Instagram.
We're closing in on a year since the untimely death of ASAP Yams, one of the creative minds behind the ASAP Mob movement. In honor of the fallen Mob member, ASAP Mob, led by Rocky, are putting on a tribute concert in New York City.
Bobby Shmurda is slowly dipping off into irrelevancy thanks to an unfortunate prison lock-up, right around the time his career was sky-rocketing. Hopefully he'll be able to get back on track, possibly as soon as tomorrow.
Earlier this year, De La Soul launched a Kickstarter with the intent of crowd-funding their next album. The campaign was a huge success, beating their goal of $110,000 with a whopping $600,000 in fan donations.
While New York City is forever the birthplace of hip hop, the past decade or so has been run by other parts of the country. Atlanta is on fire, Chicago is too, and the west coast has been steady dropping jewels for a few years now as well.
The Game certainly pissed a lot people off with his latest interview on The Breakfast Club. First off, his not-so-subtle remarks about Young Thug reignited the beef between the two rappers, with Thug coming at Game once again through an Instagram video.
After responding to a Ghostface Killah comparison by saying "he's not rapping like this no more,” Action Bronson ate his words yesterday following a much-discussed video response from Tony Starks himself.
New York-based rapper and performance artist Mykki Blanco shared some troubling news with fans this weekend, revealing not only that he is living with HIV, but that he has been HIV-positive for a number of years."Ive been HIV Positive since 2011, my entir