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De La Soul Still "God It" On New Track

De La Soul Still “God It” On New Track

While we wait for a full-length album, De La Soul gets an assist from Nas on a new track.

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

If you were to ask me to list my favorite rap albums of all time (hey, there’s an idea for a future list), ┬áPublic Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet would be near the top of that list. The album┬ábroke new ground sonically and lyrically, and should be an essential part of any hip-hop fan’s collection. As a 13 year old who was already knee deep in hip-hop when Fear came out, the album was a watershed moment in my […]

De La Soul Kickstart Their New Album With Crowdfunding Campaign

De La Soul Kickstart Their New Album With Crowdfunding Campaign

Pos, Dave & Maseo are finally delivering that new album…check the details on De La Soul’s upcoming project.

Five January Releases That I'm Looking Forward To

Five January Releases That I’m Looking Forward To

Ne-Yo is one of several big-name artists dropping new albums in January. Check out my thoughts on this and four other upcoming releases I’m looking forward to.

Kendrick Lamar, "The Colbert Report",  And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar, “The Colbert Report”, And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar is the illest cat out right now. Check his appearance on “The Colbert Report.”

The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

Adding my voice to the year-end lists…with a twist.

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For "The People"

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For “The People”

De La Soul and Chuck D on the same track? Long Island is definitely in the building.

Check The Technique 2: A Must-Have For Discerning "Heads"

Check The Technique 2: A Must-Have For Discerning “Heads”

A must-have for every hip-hop fan on your Christmas list.

The Best Thing About Saturday Night Live in 2014?

The Best Thing About Saturday Night Live in 2014?

Maybe they should make SNL consist of all musical performances this season…

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With "Ruckus In B-Minor"

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With “Ruckus In B-Minor”

Clan (still) in da front!

Bass!! How Low Can You Go? Classic P.E. Albums Being Reissued

Bass!! How Low Can You Go? Classic P.E. Albums Being Reissued

Get ready to have the noise brought all over again.

My New Motivational Anthem: Kendrick Lamar's "I"

My New Motivational Anthem: Kendrick Lamar’s “I”

All hail Kendrick. “I” is not only a certified heater, but it has a dope lyric video as well.