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Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly… Read

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When White Journalists try to Pimp a Butterfly

When Kendrick Lamar drops an album, it’s no surprise that every media entity with even a remote connection to hip-hop will feel compelled to write about it.… Read

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Jhené Aiko and the Song Your Girlfriend Sings

Jhené Aiko brings a counterbalance to the conversation in hip-hop on relationships. Read

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Ludacris Brings Bryce Vine to Missouri

On April 11th, Missouri Western University hosted their 2015 Spring Concert in St. Joseph, MO. The opening act was Bryce Vine. If you haven’t heard of Bryce… Read

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Album Review: Eric Biddines - planetcoffeebean 2

Rebellion is in the id of hip-hop. We love this music for its fearless rejection of the status quo, the youthful energy of its sound. But hip-hop has grown… Read

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Album Review: Dilated Peoples - Directors of Photography

Dilated Peoples has maintained a brand and vibe with mad integrity for years, “timeless,” as DJ Babu has described it. But while they’ve stayed a course,… Read

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Recap: Getting up close and personal with Raz Simone

While touring, rising star Raz Simone pays his hometown a visit for the Capitol Hill Block Party and gets intimate with the townfolk. Read

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Recap: Tech N9ne grinds his way home to Kansas City

On June 28, The Midland in Kansas City Missouri welcomed home KC native Tech N9ne. The concert marked the last stop on the Independent Grind tour, which also… Read

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Gallery: Juicy J plays host to the wildest party of the night

​Juicy J came to San Francisco last night and played host to what was probably the wildest party in the city that night. Read

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Recap: Youthful Rap Vet Scarface gives Legendary SF Performance

Scarface took the stage last Saturday at Mezzanine in San Francisco looking more like a youthful hypeman than a 43-year old hip-hop vet. A legend in Houston,… Read

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Gallery: DJ QBert throws another record party, this time with guests

To mark the end of his croudfunding venture for his new Extraterrestria album, QBert threw another party last Thursday at the Mezzanine in San Francisco to… Read

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The Journeys and Meditations of DJ QBert

​Finding inspiration in jazz masters and meditation, QBert readies the release of two new albums while looking for something more spiritual in scratching. Read

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Yasiin Bey set to stream Muhammad Ali tribute show

Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def, is set to do a special streamed performance from somewhere in Africa to commemmorate the birthday of Muhammad… Read

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Gallery: KRS-ONE rocks Yoshi’s

​We caught KRS-ONE performing at Yoshi’s San Francisco live last Thursday as DUCKWRTH and the Them Hellas crew opened the show and Jahi provided assistance… Read

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Hip-Hop.com Interview: Stalley backstage at Rock The Bells

Chris Riggins catches up with MMG signee and Rock The Bells newcomer Stalley, as he prepares for his set and the release of his EP The Honest Cowboy. Read

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Report: Outkast to reunite and tour in 2014 [UPDATE: Confirmed]

​After a day of rumors washed over the Internet, it appears that it’s true: Revolt.tv is reporting that Outkast, Big Boi and Andre 3000, will make their… Read

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Hip-Hop.com Interview: Catching up with IAMSU! backstage at RTB

Chris Riggins and our cameras track down HBK Gang leader IAMSU! and chats with the Richmond emcee about his first Rock The Bells, rap in the year 2013, and who… Read

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Chang Weisberg addresses Rock The Bells cancellations, festival’s future

Months after Rock The Bells stops in New York and Washington D.C. were cancelled, ​Chang Weisberg directly addresses fans on why Guerrilla Union cancelled… Read

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Lupe Fiasco’s Pop and Polemics: The two Lupes go on tour

​Lupe Fiasco is going on tour with material from his upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth. But that doesn’t exactly tell us which Lupe we can expect. Read

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Gallery: HBK Gang and friends have a ratchet Halloween

The Richmond, CA crew of ​IAMSU!, Kool John, Jay Ant, and the rest of HBK Gang invited some friends from around the area today, lead by Sage The Gemini and… Read