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Azealia Banks | Takin' Mines
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By   |  7 October 2013 11:25 am  |  
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In the past week, Azealia Banks dropped her mic and left her stage twice. Find out why the Harlem Princess felt like she was threatened during her performance at the Listen Out Festival after the jump…

Via: CraveOnline

By   |  10 September 2013 17:20 pm  |   News

Today, Azealia Banks took twitter and Instagram to share exclusive information about her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste. Hit the jump to learn more…


By   |  11 March 2013 12:28 pm  |  Audio Audio

I have to admit I was drawn to Azealia when I first heard her flow. But the novelty of her arrogance mixed with her air of indifference is starting to wear off, fast.



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By   |  31 August 2012 13:00 pm  |  Editorial Editorial

It feels as though it has been a relatively quiet week for hot new releases in hip hop land. Nothing outrageous appears to have gone down over the past seven days. Mind you, I’ve have possessed a bit of a one track mind this week and haven’t dilly dallied as much in the blogosphere as I usually do. The week did not pass me by without me being aware of Beanie Sigel’s current situation. After watching his recent interview on Power105 The Breakfast Club, it was only a matter of time before something else popped off. Unfortunately, I didn’t have to wait that long as Beanie was arrested this week by cops who allegedly found him to be in possession of a firearm and a few bottles of syrup. The less said about that the better. Whatever the outcome of Beanie’s current woes, there is always somebody out there going through worse.


Harlem rapper Max B has just been informed that his 75 year conviction of felony murder and robbery is to be upheld. Such a shame. 75 years is an awfully long time. I hope he’s holding up OK.


In even sadder news, I’d like to take the time to send my regards to the friends and family of Chris Lighty who passed away yesterday. The founder of Violator Entertainment will be sorely missed. Twitter has been alight with tributes since yesterday. My prayers are with all of those affected by his loss, especially his family. R.I.P Chris Lighty.


Hit the jump to check out my favourite tracks of the week…shouts to S.A.S., Larry Cheeba, THURZ, Shystie and Torae. Have a blessed weekend!


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By   |  13 August 2012 12:30 pm  |  Editorial Editorial

They make hot music, but half the time their music hasn’t been the reason we’ve been speaking about these artists. These artists appear to be magnets for controversy. Every time I log onto one of my favourite news sites, I see at least one of these rappers names come up. If you Google ‘hip hop beef’, their images pop right up. Admittedly, they are not always the instigators, but one has to question how they always end up being the centre of all of the trouble. It can be entertaining, but after a while even the most talked about controversies take a turn for the worst and fans rapidly lose interest and even respect in some cases because we really just wanna hear a hot track. That’s why we’re here.


There are possibly a few artists that I am missing out but this year these are the artists who’ve started a lot of fires this past year.


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Greg Grease – “Forward”



If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.


  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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