In the March 1992 issue of The Source, Matty C picked a demo tape of straight rap from some Brooklyn cat named BIG over some looped up beats as a DJ did cuts. It didn’t even contain fully structured songs but that raw demo tape was still easily head and shoulders above anything else that […]

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Steve Stoute recently appeared on NBC’s Morning Joe to discuss Hip-Hop culture’s “tanning effect,” which he elaborates on in his book The Tanning of America. During the piece, Stoute referenced a moment at Jay-Z‘s Carnegie Hall concert where the crowd sang the Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Juicy” in unison as Hov held the mic into the crowd. Here is […]

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DJ Kay Slay ft Outlawz & Lil Cease – Bury The Hatchet   In the digital age that we live in, we see “Beef” addressed in completely different ways. Devices such as Twitter and YouTube allow for individuals to address a situation in the public eye. Once upon a time, things didn’t exist that way, […]

Nephew – Hustler’s Prayer (feat. Smoke DZA & Killa Kyleon) The newest member of the Cinematic Music Group, Nephew drops a joint sampling The Notorious B.I.G featuring Smoke DZA and Killa Kyleon. Big K.R.I.T provided the instrumental for “Hustler’s Prayer.”


Photographer Chi Modu’s Hip Hop The Defining Years Chi Modu, former director of photography for The Source magazine is holding an exhibit for his stellar work on October 28-30 at Culture Fix in New York City. He has captured still shots of plenty of hip-hop icons before and after fame, you can get more info […]

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“I Know Rap People” (feat. Maino & Red Cafe) XXL Magazine shot a Brooklyn edition of “I Know Rap People” featuring Red Cafe and Maino battling to show their knowledge of the borough that birthed Biggie and Jay-Z in relation to rap music. See who knew more songs with “Brooklyn” in the title, how many […]

Monica Featuring Rick Ross – Anything (To Find You) So it’s finally here, the video for the song that gained some controversy when Monica decided to put Lil Kim on her single that sampled The Notorious B.I.G’s “Who Shot Ya” and Biggie’s mom shut it down. “Anything (To Find You)” now features Rick Ross on […]