We're already a week into December, that means DJ Nu-Mark's latest zodiac mix is out and about, catering to the month of Sagittarius.
Never knew you cats were half man / half beast until I listened to the records, writes Nu-Mark on his SoundCloud page, where he personally dedicates the latest mix to those born with the Sagittarius sign, as well as paying tribute to several iconic artists sharing the sign as well.
The list includes Willie Hutch, Jay-Z, Action Bronson, King Tee OG, Kurupt Da Best, Sam Andrew, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Erick Sermon, Little Richard, Earth Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Roger Troutman, Mulata Astake, Masta Ace, Hashim, and of course, rock legend, Jimi Hendrix.
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This day in Hip-hop celebrates the birth of Easy Mo Bee, iconic for his high-caliber production skills working for a myriad of prominent names in the industry, from hardcore rap's Big Daddy Kane to the progressive jazz ambiance of Miles Davis.
The list also extends to both Biggie and 2Pac, featuring heavy contribution from Mo Bee for the east coast rap legend's memorable debut album, Ready To Die, and producing two songs for Pac's Me Against The World, not to mention being affiliated with Diddy's Bad Boy Records.
Mo Bee's critically-acclaimed career links all the way back to that of Ced Gee of Ultramagnetic MCs and Marley Marl, among hip-hop's earliest producers souping up tracks for hit-artists, such as Juice DrewRead more
Recently released from South Africa, Yasiin Bey announces how he's making up for all the time lost.
It had been announced earlier this year that the rapper/actor would make his official departure from the hip-hop scene in the impending future, however, Bey isn't one to leave without stirring up a ruckus to be remembered.
Aside from his forthcoming Dec 99th collaborative effort with co-member Ferrari Sheppard, Beyrevealed two more albums, one entitled Negus In Natural Person, and the other being a tandem collective with Mannie Fresh, entitled Promised. While both latter albums are still speculative upon their release dates, Bey proposed to “premieriRead more
Last week marked the release of The Hamilton Mixtape, a star studded album that sees many of the biggest acts in hip hop covering songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical. To promote the album, Busta Rhymes, Busta Rhymes' bad ass coat, Joell Ortiz, and The Roots came together to do their take on Hamilton's "My Shot" on The TonightShow last night.Read more
In a time when party and gangsta rap asserted its dominance over hip-hop, one voice set itself apart, presenting a more urgent agenda. That voice manifests in this week's Rap Station Spotlight Artist: Mr. Lif.
Born and raised in Boston, MA, Lif erupted onto the scene with this groundbreaking Enters The Colossus EP back in 2000, which not only gained the attention of the masses, but established his distinct persona as one among the most innovative and forward-thinking emcees in the industry.
Lif was also the first artist signed under the prominent Definitive Jux Recordings, a label which established itself advocating for both indie rappers and its culture. This only magnified Lif's rising notoriety through releasing multiple critically-acclaRead more
Headlines for the Grammys have rolled in, but history being made has its own name—Chance The Rapper.
News dropped on the morning of Tuesday, December 6, wherein The Recording Academy unveiled their official list of nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards, and along the chunk of music heavyweights, including Beyonce, Drake, Adele, sits the young Chicago emcee, who's already been making history with his critically-acclaimed Coloring Book project.
Since it's initial debut back in May earlier this year, the stream-only album (which Chance considers to be a mixtape) peaked as high as #8 on Billboard charts, not to mention accounting over 57 million streams in its debut week. Moreover, ColoringRead more