Category Archives: HipHop

Waxpoetics Presents The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia 20th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

On the 20th anniversary of The Pharcyde’s Labcabincalifornia Chris Read has put together album tracks, remixes and original samples into a seamless mix for Waxpoetics. A variety of producers worked on the group’s sophomore album but it is most revered and remembered for being one of J.Dilla’s best moments.

Run The Jewels Share Just Blaze’s Drum Kit Samples From The Early 2000’s


Run The Jewels recently released the remixes  of their 2014 Run The Jewels 2 album which utilized cat sounds. The project was done as a dare on Kickstarter and the band promised to make the album for $40,000 and donate all proceeds to the families of Michael Brown Jr. and Eric Garner. Several producers got involved in the remixes including Prince Paul, The Alchemist and Just Blaze. As an added bonus to the project, Just Blaze is giving away a download of his drum sample kit he used in the early 2000’s. You can download Just Blaze’s drums here and you can download Meow The Jewels here.

Joey Bada$$ Featuring Kiesza-Teach Me Official Video

Joey Bada$$ and Kiesza are in the middle of a troupe of dancers in New York City who are millennial b-boys and girls performing in the video for  “Teach Me.” The Pro Era rapper released his debut album, B4 Da $$ earlier this year. Rik Cordero directed the clip that features the Waffle Dance Crew and others.

Junglepussy-Pregnant With Success Album Stream

 Junglepussy’s Pregnant With Success is out now and she says it is a dedication to mothers and “to anyone who’s ever planted a seed, to anyone who’s ever created something, to anyone who’s ever waited patiently for something to come into fruition.” Shy Guy handles most of the production again and you can stream it before grabbing it at iTunes.

Behind The Scenes Of The Game’s Video For My Flag/Da Homies

WestPoppn went behind the scenes of The Game’s new video for “My Flag/Da Homies” and it’s a rare instance of Bloods and Crips showing unity. “My Flag/Da Homies” is from The Game’s Documentary 2.5 album.

A Tribe Called Quest-Can I Kick It? On The Tonight Show

A Tribe Called Quest reunited on television last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the first time in 15 years and they performed “Can I Kick It?” from their debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm which had a 25th anniversary release yesterday.

Yasiin Bey-No Colonial Fiction

Yasiin Bey acknowledges the late Tamir Rice, who was killed by the police in Ohio and the terrorist attack in Paris on his just recorded “No Colonial Fiction.”




Media Questions Of The Week


Is Prince right about the internet stopping artists from becoming wealthy?

Is Joss Stone’s comment about “cultural appropriation not being an issue” correct?


Does it matter that a white man was cast to play Martin Luther King Jr. in the Kent State production of Katori Hall’s  The Mountaintop?

Sister Souljah Visits Hot 97 To Discuss Her New Book A Moment Of Silence

Sister Souljah was a guest at Hot 97’s studios for the Ebro In The Morning show and she talked about her history as an activist and hip-hop artist and her new book, A Moment of Silence.

A Tribe Called Quest Pick A Song To Eliminate From Their Catalog

Phife Dawg, Jarobi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest stopped by Hot 97 and were asked if they had to chose, which of their songs including “Can I Kick It?,” “Bonita Applebaum,” “Electric Relaxation” and “Scenario” could they do without. The 25th Anniversary Edition of People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm comes out Friday (November 13th) and all four members including Q-Tip will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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