Category Archives: HipHop

Missy Elliott Opens The VH1 Hip Hop Honors: 90’s Game Changers

Missy Elliott opened VH1’s Hip Hop Honors last night with a performance of “She’s A Bitch.” The trailblazing video was referenced in the stage act with Missy and her troupe of dancers dressed in all black space meets the city gear. Hype Williams who directed Missy’s video for “She’s A Bitch” and so many other important videos from the ’90s was honored. The theme of the show was 90’s Game Changers and people from that era who moved the culture were honored including Martin Lawrence, Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Master P.

Shabazz Palaces: KEXP Performance

Stas Thee Boss introduces Shabazz Palaces before they perform a live set in the KEXP studios. They take a quick break and she interviews them about their current albums Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. They discuss the possibility of turning the albums into an animated series before finishing their set.


Listen: Young RJ-Motion featuring Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah

“Motion” featuring Joyner Lucas and Statik Selektah is the newest leak from Young RJ’s Blaq RoyalT.  RJ, Dilla and Ice Pic produced the song about the daily movement towards goal achievement. The Slum Village member chose  Joyner and Selektah for “Motion” because of his appreciation for their work. He says,

“I selected Joyner for this song because he’s dope period, as a producer I always look at who will make the song better and felt like he does great, painting a picture in 16 bars. Statik always supported Slum Village and myself… plus I vibe with his music.”

Blaq RoyalT will be released October 10th.


Media Questions Of The Week

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Would Colin Kaepernick have been a better choice for the Detroit Lions quarterback instead of Matt Stafford?

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What did Lil’ Kim and Remy Ma do in the studio?

Will Abdul Wali Muhammad’s lawsuit against Chance The Rapper for sampling his song “Bridge Through Time” on his 10 Day debut mixtape be settled in his favor?


Blu & Exile Reunite For Below The Heavens Prequel



Blu and Exile released Below The Heavens 10 years ago and it became a California underground classic hip-hop album. They are going back and reviving the vibe with the announcement of In The Beginning: Before Below The Heavens. The new album is a companion piece to Below The Heavens and it features unreleased music from those recording sessions. “Constellations” is one of the songs never heard before from the forthcoming project. The musical collaborators are also on the 10th-anniversary tour for Below The Heavens and more  dates have been added to their journey.