Category Archives: HipHop

Bishop Nehru-Midnight Reflecting

Bishop Nehru just released his Magic 19 mixtape and the “Midnight Reflecting” video has the tone of night’s darkness being pierced by his rap. Stream Magic 19 here.

Lil’ Kim Joins List Of Honorees At VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen

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Lil’ Kim joins the list of honorees at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen program in July. Kim will be honored along with Queen Latifah, Salt -N-Pepa and Missy Elliot. The Brooklyn legend is on the Bad Boy Reunion Tour this summer. VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen will air on July 11th at 9PMET.

 

All Eyez On Me Teaser

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The first preview of Tupac’s All Eyez On Me biopic came out today on his birthday. Demetrius Shipp stars as Tupac in the Benny Boom-directed feature. The teaser was posted earlier today on Big Boy’s Neighborhood Instagram page. Tupac would’ve been 45 today and his legend in hip-hop and pop culture continues to grow. This clip shows the irony of his former Black Panther mother warning him about the tools of  self-destruction and his battle with those tools in the commercial world of gangsta rap.

Doomtree-Spill Me Up

Doomtree is making plans to follow-up 2015’s All Hands and “Spill Me Up” is the first single from their next full-length. In between working on the next Doomtree album the entire collective is working on their solo albums.

Danny Brown-When It Rain

Danny Brown comes back after 2013’s Old with the single “When It Rain.” The video is a hodgepodge of Detroit urban dance culture next to Brown and friends in front of a house. Tomorrow he will talk about the new song on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show at 1PM ET.

Saul Williams-What’s In My Bag?

Saul Williams goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles and shares what he has in his bag including music from Max Roach, Thelonius Monk and James Earl Jones among other finds. He is still on tour promoting MartyrLoserKing.

Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder-Life Ahead Of Me Feat. Rapsody Official Video

Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 is still flexing its pulse with a video for “Life Ahead Of Me” featuring Rapsody. Cam Be designed the animation that swirls about Kweli and Rapsody as they rap about their quest for the future.

Queen Latifah To Be Honored At VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen

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Queen Latifah will be honored at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen ceremony this year. Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte, Missy Elliot were honored in the past but this is the first time the event will exclusively recognize women in hip-hop. The other honorees will be announced later this week. Latifah will also be an executive producer of the show through Flavor Unit because of a recent partnership with VH1 after the success of the one-hour special Dear Mama earlier this year. VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen will air Monday, July 11th at 9PM ET.

Media Questions Of The Week

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What will Redman’s EDM album sound like?

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Will Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of Thurgood Marshall in Reginald Hudlin’s Marshall lose any effectiveness because he does not have the same lighter skin tone as him?

Yasiin Bey-Local Time

Yasiin Bey and producer Ferrari Sheppard are Dec 99 and earlier today they posted the single “Local Time.” There is no word on Bey releasing a proper album but the following quote seems to be a warning about seizing the day: “The local time is always now. Forever is a current event.”

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