5 magazine is celebrating its 5th anniversary starting August 16th with 40 interviews with 40 of Chicago’s key house music artists.
Archive for August 4th, 2010
SYNOPSIS: Kings of the Underground tells the story of the humble beginnings of Pimp C and Bun B, who eventually banded together to form the super rap duo UGK. The film chronicles UGK’s influence on hip-hop and their quest to remain relevant in a volatile industry. The candid expose’ also examines Pimp C’s personal struggle [...]
Vancouver based MC Shad prepares to storm the northern border with his highly acclaimed LP TSOL on October 5, 2010. The album, released earlier this year in his native Canada, will see a US release on Black Box Recordings/Decon and has already garnered wide praise including a nomination for the prophetic Polaris Music Prize. Moving [...]
How To Rap: The Art And Science Of The Hip-Hop MC is a book of anecdotes from a wide survey of rappers who explain their praxis to author Paul Edwards. The book writes itself in the words of each rapper’s personal prose on the approach to content, flow, the creative process and 11 other mercury- [...]