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Rakim First Solo Album In 15 Years ‘G.O.D.’S NETWORK (REB7RTH)’ Set To Drop In July

The hip-hop world is buzzing with excitement as one of its most influential pioneers, Rakim, returns with his first solo full-length album in over 15 years. Titled “G.O.Ds Network (REB7RTH),” the album is set for a worldwide release on July 26th, 2024. Matthew Markoff, head A&R for the project, recently announced on social media the …

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CRIM Returns with 3rd EP “In the Meantime”, First in 4 Years (EP Review)

CRIM is a 30 year old MC from Detroit, Michigan who started out under the original moniker Crimson Alchemist releasing her debut EP E4 in 2018 pulling inspiration from her love for Pokémon & subsequently the 2020 Valentine’s Day-themed 4H (For Her) only a month until the world as we know it went under lockdown. She has since been …

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Dillon & Batsauce Announce New Album With Their Funk-Fueled Single, “Cannonball” Ft. Grand Puba

Underground hip-hop veterans, Dillon and Batsauce have been making unorthodox rap music together for nearly 20 years with a simple formula: Batsauce makes the beats, Dillon writes the songs, and whatever happens, happens. After carving out their own lane with a catalog of EPs and LPs over the past two decades, the duo has finally …

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Fillmohr EP (Review)

Bay Area native San Quinn is back again with another recently dropped project, the “Fillmohr” EP,” titled based on the district of the neighborhood where they were raised. The 5-track EP is fully produced by Bay Area native Bobby California. Back again with another raw flow of street lyricism, “Fillmohr” explores a mixture of sounds. …

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Crimeapple’s 13th LP “Bazuko” Prod. by Big Ghost Ltd. is a Near Perfect Sequel to “Aguardiente” (Album Review)

Big Ghost Ltd. reuniting with New Jersey lyricist Crimeapple for his 13th full-length album. Becoming a fan of his in the fall of 2017 with his 4th EP Sweet Dreams along with the Big Ghost produced full-length debut Aguardiente that following spring, his profile in the underground grew exponentially from there. Discography standouts include the DJ Skizz-produced Wet Dirt, the DJ Muggs-produced Medallo, Cartagena, Breakfast in Hradec & Sin Cortar. El León produced …

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“W.A.W.G. (We All We Got)” Marks Tha Dogg Pound’s Triumphant Return to Death Row Records (Album Review)

Long Beach, California emcee/producer Daz Dillinger & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania emcee Kurupt together known as Tha Dogg Pound returning to Death Row Records for their 9th LP. I really shouldn’t have to say much about their 1995 full-length debut Dogg Food since it’s widely recognized as one of the last great albums that Death Row ever put out, but their comeback effort DPG 4 Life from a …

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Nike Announce First-Ever Breakdancing Shoes Ahead of 2024 Summer Olympics

Nike has once again stepped into the spotlight with a groundbreaking announcement: the launch of its first-ever breakdancing shoes, just in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics. This historic event marks the debut of breakdancing as an Olympic sport, bringing street culture to the global stage. With this innovative move, Nike not only celebrates the …

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Big Hit’s Sophomore LP “Blacks & Whites” Prod. by Hit-Boy & The Alchemist Elevates Him Artistically (Album Review)

This is the sophomore full-length LP from Los Angeles rapper Big Hit. The father of Hit-Boy, he was found guilty & convicted of a hit & run resulting in great bodily injury almost a decade ago & unlawfully being sentenced to 12 years & 4 months in prison including a 5-year GBI enhancement connected to Count 1. …

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Oddisee’s 6th EP “And Yet Still” Pulls Inspiration From a Myriad of Genres & Musical Styles (EP Review)

Oddisee is a 39 year old MC/producer from Washington D.C. whom I got introduced to through his incredible 7th album & Mello Music Group debut The Good Fight almost a decade ago weeks before my high school graduation. I also happen to enjoy his work with Diamond District, the Odd Seasons mixtape series, his 4th EP Alwasta & The Good Fight’s successor The Iceberg. He …

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Wu-TANG KILLA BEES!

Last night, Killah Priest of Sunz of Man performed an epic show at The Virgil in East Hollywood. On Sunday, May 26th, 2024, the Wu-Tang Killa Beez affiliate debuted their latest single, ‘The Path,’ from the upcoming project titled ‘Abraxas Rebis Simha Pleroma,’ fully produced by Purpose of Tragic Allies. Make sure to tune in …

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