Inspectah Deck, Esoteric and 7L—collectively known as Czarface—have signed a deal with Virgin Music. After years of grinding independently, the trio is looking forward to having some muscle behind their upcoming new music. As Virgin Music President Jacquline Saturn said, "It’s an honor for all of us at Virgin Music to work with these legends to launch this exciting new project. We are looking forward to giving music fans around the world a first listen to this incredible music soon.”
Speaking to AllHipHop.com, Esoteric seemed equally enthusiastic, saying "With Czarface, the Danger Room stays open, and we’ve been training every day, keeping claws sharp and pens dipped. When an opportunity like this presents itself, you gotta leap on it. Virgin has shown us they sRead more
Jorge "Popmaster Fabel" Pabon was hospitalized last month following a hit-and-run in the Bronx. According to close friends, he was riding his bike after a long day of painting when he was struck by a speeding vehicle. The driver failed to stop and left him there to die. A good Samaritan called 9-1-1 and Fabel was rushed to a nearby hospital by ambulance with multiple injures. After spending weeks in the ICU undergoing several surgeries, he's now transitioning to a rehab facility. Fabel suffered compound fractures to his legs, a fractured pelvis, multiple rib fractures to both sides, a punctured right lung and lacerated liver, among other injuries.
Now, Fabel and his family need Hip-Hop's help. On Thursday (SeptembeRead more
The Hip Hop Museum—formerly known as the Universal Hip Hop Museum—is going on tour. According to an Instagram post from 3rd Bass MC Pete Nice, the run kicks off on October 14 in New York City and will continue through December. Sponsored by Cîroc and co-curated by Nice and Paradise Gray, the run is dubbed simply "The Hip Hop Museum Tour: A Journey Back to the Beginning 1973-1990."
Nice expounded in the caption, writing, "We're taking The Hip Hop Museum on the road. Join us on an immersive journey through the cities that have made Hip Hop what it is today. Back in the day we had the Sugar Hill Rappers Convention; Fresh Fest; Rap Attack; Raising Hell; Together Forever; NITRO; or Straight Outta Compton tours, this one will take you way back to those days.
"Peep the linRead more
Ice Cube is a busy man—from his founding role in the BIG3 basketball league to filmmaking and rocking crowds across the globe, the N.W.A legend is prolific. But thankfully for his fans, Cube still makes time to get down in the studio. Five years after delivering Everythang's Corrupt, the Los Angeles-bred rapper is two weeks away from finishing his next project.
Speaking to RAPstation, Cube confirmed, "I'm working on an album that hopefully I can finish in next couple of weeks and schedule to put it out and yeah, I'm digging what I'm doing. The name of the record is called Man Down and, you know, it's a pretty good record. It like it. It's dope."
Ice Cube has released 10 studio albums over the course of his career—and that's just solo materialRead more
Oakland-based MC Jahi, a longtime collaborator of Chuck D's, is celebrating a birthday today (September 19). The Cleveland native turns 52, an accomplishment in itself. His company, Microphone Mechanics, curates and collaborates with museums, galleries, organizations and companies to design incredible cultural experiences that bring people together.
In January, Jahi, Microphone Mechanics and The African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) established the first Bay Area Hip Hop Archives at the AAMLO. he Bay Area Hip Hop Archives chronicles local artists, culture keepers, activists and educators who’ve made significant contributions Bay Area Hip-Hop. The collections will include previously unheard sound recordings, interviews, research notes, photographs and negativRead more
Longtime record executive and author of Son of the City, Dante Ross, is making moves. In a new Twitter post, the Los Angeles transplant is posted up outside of Roc Nation headquarters with the caption, "Now it's official Stimulated 2.0. Lets fing go." Ross is referring to his new label, Stimulated 2.0, which will be distributed through Roc Nation's distribution arm, EQ.
Ross's history in the music business is well documented. At 22, he became an A&R rep at Tommy Boy. He’d go on to oversee the careers of De La Soul, Queen Latifah and Digital Underground. Later, after moving to Elektra Records, he signed Brand Nubian, Grand Puba, Del the Funky Homosapien, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, KMD (featuring the late MF DOOM), Leaders of the New School, Busta Rhymes and Ol' DirRead more