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Rock The Bells 2012: The Lineup

Rock The Bells 2012: The Lineup

Here’s the lineup for this year’s Rock the Bells tour. Dates & Venues: 8/19 – 8/20 — San Bernardino, CA — NOS Events Center 8/25 – 8/26 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre 9/1 . . .


Jackin4Beats: EPMD x Kris Kross x Ghostface

Jackin4Beats: EPMD x Kris Kross x Ghostface

EPMD made Hip Hop history when they used this sample back in 1989 on their single, “Please Listen To My Demo,” from their sophomore album, Unfinished Business. Straight classic. Kris Kross and Redman would later . . .


A$AP Rocky – “Wassup” (Video)

A$AP Rocky – “Wassup” (Video)

As promised, “Wassup” is the next single from A$AP Rocky’s LiveLoveA$AP mixtape. Peep the visual, co-directed by Rocky himself. Watch as A$AP cleverly take jabs at classic rap video cliches. Weed, 40′s, strippers, champagne, even . . .


Riff Raff McGriff – “Tell Em” (Video)

Riff Raff McGriff – “Tell Em” (Video)

Check out the video for “Tell Em” by Sacramento’s Riff Raff McGriff. The track was produced by Mortis One and it was released through Georgia Ann Muldrow’s Someothashipconnect label. This is definitely for those who . . .


Rick Ross – Rich Forever (mixtape)

Rick Ross – Rich Forever (mixtape)

Say what you want about Rick Ross, the man has steadily evolved into a true hip-hop icon. There’s a reason he continues to work with artists like Nas, Raekwon and Kanye. As we patiently wait . . .


Jet Life – “1st Place” (video)

Jet Life – “1st Place” (video)

Here’s the latest visual from Curren$y and his Jet Life crew. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHSRDGS6DQs


Top 10 Album Covers of 2011

Top 10 Album Covers of 2011

10. Brotha Lynch Hung – Coathanga Strangla Sacramento rap veteran Brotha Lynch Hung has made an entire career out of being one of the most depraved and deranged personalities in hip hop. After years of . . .


Danny Brown – “Monopoly” (video)

Danny Brown – “Monopoly” (video)

Here the newest video from Detroit’s trending emcee, Danny Brown. The song is called “Monopoly” and it can be heard on his brilliant album, XXX. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5mSBisOMAQ


Akomplice X Hieroglyphics – “Slaughter”

Akomplice X Hieroglyphics – “Slaughter”

Clothing company Akomplice has linked up once again with the Hieroglyphics crew for this run of snapbacks, tees and varsity jackets. As a bonus, they’ve dropped a new joint in support of their latest business . . .


Slick Rick – “Need Some Bad” (Prod. by DJ Premier)

Slick Rick – “Need Some Bad” (Prod. by DJ Premier)

Here’s a pairing of some serious Hip Hop legends. Slick Rick and DJ Premier get together for this track from The Sitter soundtrack, “Need Some Bad.”


ITSTHEMUTHAF***INREMIX: METHOD MAN – “ALL I NEED”

ITSTHEMUTHAF***INREMIX: METHOD MAN – “ALL I NEED”

In 1994, Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man released his critically acclaimed debut, Tical. The album featured the hit single, “All I Need.” In an effort to make the song more radio-friendly, Meth enlisted the talents of . . .


Top 10 Mixtapes of 2011

Top 10 Mixtapes of 2011

10. Fiend – Life Behind Limo Glass Linking up with Curren$y and his JETS crew for his Life Behind Limo Glass mixtape, former No Limit refugee, Fiend, reinvents himself as the velvet smooth crooner, International . . .


Mistah F.A.B. ft. Royce Da 5’9 & Talib Kweli – “In My City”

Mistah F.A.B. ft. Royce Da 5’9 & Talib Kweli – “In My City”

Coast-to-coast. Oakland’s Mistah F.A.B. teams up with Royce Da 5’9 and Talib Kweli on “In My City” from his new album, I Found My Backpack 2, which dropped on iTunes this Tuesday.


Translation Live! Presents Stalley

Translation Live! Presents Stalley

Stalley got together with NY advertising agency Translation to discuss his background, coming up in the rap game and getting signed by Rick Ross. He also throws down a pretty dope freestyle over an acoustic . . .


Fashawn – Skating Down The Block (Video)

Fashawn – Skating Down The Block (Video)

Here’s the new Fashawn video for “Skating Down The Block,” from his upcoming project sponsored by Orisue, Champagne & Styrofoam Cups.