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  • 7 years ago | Music News

    L.A.-by-way-of-N'Awlins brothers Krispy Kream and Rah Al Millio are among a dying breed of hip-hop artists who were signed during that once-magical time of big-money major-label record deals. Joining Interscope in 2006, the duo promptly headed for...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    When Elzhi appeared on the late J Dilla's 2001 album, Welcome to Detroit, jaws dropped over his flowing lyricism and unconventional rhyme patterns on "Come and Get It." Deep into his seemingly never-ending second verse, Elzhi casually yet boldly d...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Rachid Taha's music treads a distinct line between two worlds, rooted in his experiences as an Algerian immigrant living in France. For those unfamiliar with the 49-year-old foreign star, he's been rocking out with a punk sensibility since the ear...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Five long years have passed since Immortal Technique, a Harlemite Afro-Peruvian hip-hopper, released an album. His diehard fans have been waiting, and unfortunately, The 3rd World might not live up to the earth-shattering veracity of its predecess...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Hip-hop and reggae, though closely related, often have a precarious dynamic when brought together on wax. What should be an organic formula typically comes off as forced, clichéd, or just plain bad. But thanks to an Iranian-American DJ/prod...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Nearly a month into his three-and-a-half-year bid on weapons possession, Prodigy, half of the veteran Queens rap duo Mobb Deep, must endure the release of his new album, H.N.I.C. PT. 2, from behind bars. Leading up to his incarceration, Prodigy em...