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Hip-Hop fans the world over were undoubtedly stoked that famed Mount Vernon, NY duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth set aside their differences a couple of years back. This summer marked the 20th anniversary of their debut LP, Mecca And The Soul Brother, and fans have been waiting since 1994 for a followup. Although a new record […]

Some things just go together: peanut butter and jelly, movies and popcorn, washed up entertainers and reality shows. The same principal applies to rappers and certain producers. Certain MCs and certain beat makers just have that magic touch when they link up in the studio [II]. Sometimes, when the force is that strong, rappers and […]

TDE’s rising star Ab-Soul is coming into his own, and the fact that he’s the headliner in Southern Florida’s concert,  SouloInSloFlo, is proof. Before his headlining show, “the black-lipped bastard”  gave an insightful and humbly, entertaining interview with The  interview begins humorously with the nonsensical question, “Where does your hair come from?,” in which Ab-Soul quickly quipped, […]

Lupe Fiasco has honed in on a fall release date for his Food & Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 project. The Chicago rapper announced the news via his Facebook page. Fiasco also previewed the record for his label, Atlantic Records, and it appears that he and his imprint are back on solid […]

Lupe Fiasco shoots the video for “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free).” Yep, the same song that Pete Rock publicly lambasted for its sampling of “They Reminisce Over Your (T.R.O.Y.),” which led to the Chi-Town rapper and legendary producer squashing their differences, but then Fiasco basically telling Sway Calloway not really.

This is record (as in vinyl) p0rn. FUSE caught with legendary Hip-Hop producer Pete Rock in his crib to take a look at his massive wax collection, which he ballparks at about 100,000 deep. In his Crate Diggers episode the Chocolate Boy wonder goes through a bunch of his most cherished records, included an OG […]

It’s still tough to believe that Heavy D is gone. The Mt. Vernon representing MC passed away due to a pulmonary embolism last November, but nevertheless remains in our Hip-Hop hearts thanks to the pioneering musical legacy he left behind. Today is the Overweight Lover’s birthday and longtime collaborator Tony Dofat and renowned Hip-Hop producer […]

Well, I guess we got this all wrong. Lupe Fiasco and Pete Rock were said to have worked their differences out, but it looks like somebody messed up. Wasulu called up to Sway and he spazzes completely out on Pete Rock. Definitely a must listen.

The short lived feud between Lupe Fiasco and Pete Rock is officially over. Both parties took to social media to announce that they spoke to each other and settled their differences stemming from Lupe Fiasco’s latest single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” wholesale sampling Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” […]

“Rap Is An Art, You Can’t Own No Loops” © Keith “Guru” Elam Much of the Hip-Hop world is outraged over Lupe Fiasco’s latest single “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” which uses pretty much the same beat as Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s tribute to their fallen friend Troy “Trouble T-Roy” Dixon of Heavy […]

Lupe Fiasco was in his native Chicago to chop it up with Tony Sculfield and the Morning Riot earlier today. During his visit, the Chicago MCmentioned how surprised he was to hear Pete Rock‘s strong words about against his new single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Here).” Fiasco claimed that he (actually, his reps) reached out to the legendary […]

The first single from Lupe Fiasco‘s Food & Liquor II dropped, titled Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) (it hits iTunes tonight at midnight), and it samples Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).” The original song is widely considered to be one of the greatest Hip-Hop songs of all time, and now Lupe’s version […]