Raw Poetic Takes Us Back To Hip Hop's Roots With "Ease Side" Ahead of New Album

MC/lyricist Jason Moore and guitarist P-Fritz—collectively known as Raw Poetic—hav announced their next album, Away Back Out, with a taste of the project titled "Ease Side." The album follows the 2022 releases of Laminated Skies and Space Beyond The Solar System, and further brings their fusion of Hip Hop, jazz and garage rock into focus. Production by frequent collaborator Damu the Fudgemunk is the cherry on top. 

Hailing from the Northern Virginia/DC-metro area, Moore and Fritz have been collaborating on experimental Hip Hop for roughly two decades, first in the Hip Hop band Restoring Poetry in Music (RPM) and later in the Rawkus-signed group, Panacea. Their collaborative album with Archie Shepp, 2021ʼs Ocean Bridges, reignited their spark for

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Marcey Yates Shines A Light On Omaha Hip Hop With "On Display" Single

Omaha-based artist Marcey Yates has returned with a new single called "On Display," which serves as the inaugural track from his forthcoming album, Chocolate For Water. 

'"On Display' is a story about being in the public eye, reaching new goals and riding the wave and the music business," Yates explained in a statement. "The song speaks on the journey of happiness, disappointment and new relationships." 

Chocolate For Water will arrive on July 7 via Culxr House Records, which stems from Yates' Culxr House community. Based in North Omaha, Culxr House—described as a "creative safe space"—aims to provide artists and creatives a place to grow their talent and obtain access to resources necessary to turn their art i

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MF DOOM's Widow Discloses Hip Hop Legend's Cause Of Death

MF DOOM’s wife, Jasmine Dumile, has finally revealed what led to the rap legend’s 2020 death. Speaking to Leeds Live, Dumile explained her husband was seeking treatment at St. James Hospital in Leeds for a number of conditions, including high blood pressure and kidney disease. There, she said, his health “suddenly deteriorated.” While under a doctor’s care, DOOM was prescribed ACE inhibitors to treat his high blood pressure. After just two doses, Dumile said his tongue and throat began to swell.

On October 21, 2020, just 10 days before DOOM’s death, he called Dumile in distress and complained he couldn’t breathe. As he tried to get off his hospital gurney, he collapsed and suffered respiratory arrest. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions at the time, Dumile said she co

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MC Eiht Announces 30th Anniversary Celebration Of "Menace II Society"

MC Eiht has announced a special 30th anniversary celebration of the film, Menace II Society. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (June 28), the Compton's Most Wanted rapper shared a flyer for the event with the caption, "GEAH." According to the flyer, the soirée takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on August 5 with special performances by MC Eiht and Spice 1. Tyrin Turner—who played "Caine" in the film—will serve as host. 

Directed by The Hughes Brothers and released in 1993, Menace II Society starred Turner, Jada Pinkett and Larenz Tate. The plot revolves Turner and his attempts to escape the gang lifestyle of Los Angeles. The movie came with a Hip Hop-heavy soundtrack, which included MC Eiht's "Streiht Up Menace." The song poignantly summed up Eiht's experiences gr

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Edward Crowe: A Modern Day Hip Hop Renaissance Man

Edward Crowe is covered in tattoos. Sometimes he’s rocking sunglasses and other times, a bandana. Maybe, just maybe, he’s rocking both. At first glance, his somewhat hardened exterior would be enough to persuade someone to dodge him in a dark alley, but Crowe couldn’t be more congenial if he tried. As Yelawolf’s longtime friend and manager, the Tennessee native had every opportunity to turn into a pompous music exec, but he stayed true to who he is—a tenacious, hard-working creative clearly intent on being a good person. Interestingly enough, Crowe almost didn’t survive to see his dreams realized. 

As a teen, Crowe was diagnosed with Gillian Barre Syndrome, an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord that

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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Old Stomping Grounds To Be Renamed "Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Way"

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will be in Cleveland on Friday (August 11), where the intersection of E. 99th Street and St. Clair Avenue will be renamed to “Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Way." Organized by the Spread the Love Foundation, Cleveland City Councilman Anthony Hairston and Ward 10, the street-naming ceremony takes place from noon to 2 p.m. local time.

Following the street-naming ceremony, Bone Thugs is expected to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later that evening. On Saturday (August 12), the group will hit the stage during the Glenville Festival at Sam Miller Park before joining LL COOL J’s The F.O.R.C.E. Tour at the Rocket Mortgage Field House. 

“Just to see all these things taking place is incredible,” Krayzie Bone recently told 

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