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By   |  16 October 2013 16:11 pm  |  
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In celebration of the annual BET awards and their cyphers, we’ve decided to dedicate this week’s Rewind Wednesdays to an old classic. Check out the remix of Craig Mack‘s “Flava In Ya Ear”, which features verses from The Notorious B.I.G, Rampage, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes.


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By   |  17 July 2013 15:12 pm  |  Video News, Video

Via: Complex


A Harvard computer program attempted to quantify who is the best rapper of all time has been created. Rap lovers can often get carried away in never-ending debates and argument on hip-hop. Give it to Tahir Hemphill for coming up with a scientific program that measures mic skills – attempting to end the never-ending debates and arguments. Read more after the jump…


Bitch ends up appearing in almost a third of the songs. Hip-Hop is always villainized but people have to understand that Hip-Hop is a reflection of American culture, probably in one of its most distilled and pure forms.


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By   |  26 April 2013 22:14 pm  |  Editorial Editorial

A big reason we started this Friday Flips series was to use new music as a gateway drug to get folks hooked on some older joints that may have passed them by. So when the new Redman “Hands Up” dropped we knew we had to start bagging up the goods and moving weight immediately. (Figuratively speaking, I don’t need the DEA busting down my door.) That said, hit the jump for our week seven edition of #FridayFlips where we break down Hamilton Bohannon’s widely recognized “Singing a Song for My Mother” sample, reveal where it’s been used elsewhere throughout Hip-Hop history from Ed O.G. to Roc Marciano and of course Redman, and finally, allow you to vote on which emcees from the old to the new you’d like to see collab for an entire LP with the legendary Easy Mo Bee (voting widget included). Let the edutainment begin.. in the meantime, get familiar with Redman’s “Hands Up,” featuring Doitall & Mr. Cheeks.



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By   |  31 March 2013 19:33 pm  |  Editorial Editorial

As we wind down and enjoy a rare breather this Easter Sunday, there’s plenty of big, big hip-hop announcements from the past week to reflect on. And, as always, check out out five favorite dope-but-slept-on releases, this time from MeLo-X, IamSu!, DeLorean, Uptown XO and DJ Finesse.


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By   |  12 March 2013 9:33 am  |  Video Video

To commemorate the recent 16th anniversary of Biggie‘s untimely death, Hot 97 and BET rounded up a handful of Big Apple MCs for a tribute cypher.


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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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