Azuré, “Big City (Tomorrow)”

It’s not just hyphy ‘round here—the Oakland emcee taps into the jazzy undercurrent of Bay Area hip-hop reminiscent of Kero-One and Crown City Rockers. Featuring two tracks from his The Umbrella Theory project, available at Bandcamp.

posted: September 28th, 2012, 4:31pm


Azuré, “Psychedelic”

The HBK crewmember continues his easy going output in a new track to be featured on an upcoming album. Watch


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


Azuré, “Deep End”

Azuré mellow, soulful and steady flow can go for 16 bars or forever. The HBK Gang member has a new mixtape called Mint Condition. Watch


Azuré feat. LV, “Slow Motion”

​Oakland’s Azuré laces this new track with some classic Marley Marl drums and that alone makes it hard to not fawn over the track. And that’s before… Watch

The Dash

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


Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to F*@k)

​A visual poetry of violence, futility, and the confusing and complex layers of the struggle. Run the Jewels 2 continues its epic journey. Watch