Category Archives: HipHop

Hieroglyphics Announce Hiero Day on 9/7 with Compton’s Most Wanted, HBK Gang, Luniz, Res, The Coup & More


The Hieroglyphics announced their 4th annual Hiero Day today that takes place September 7th in their hometown of Oakland, California. The all-day event is a full day of musical performances on three stages, the festival also offers food and drinks from local vendors, a skate park, graffiti wall, an area for b-boy battles, a kids’ area, and much more.The all day event will include performances by Compton’s Most Wanted, P-Lo, Kool John, and Jay Ant of HBK Gang, Luniz, Psalm One, Peanut Butter Wolf, Zion I, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Nx Worries, The Coup, Domo Genesis, Res, and many more. Hiero Day 2015 will be hosted at the intersection of 3rd and Chestnut Street in Oakland from 11am until 7pm on Monday September 7th, 2015. Due to exceeded capacity and expenses at last year’s event, an entry fee of $19.93 will be charged for general admission. The event is expected to sell out – tickets may be purchased in advance at However, youth who are active in their communities as members of a Bay Area-based nonprofit organization need only to present their membership ID to gain free access. For anyone who needs financial assistance, they are encouraged to email to submit a 250-500 word essay about what they do to improve their community.


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Method Man-Straight Gutta Featuring Redman, Hanz On & Streetlife Official Video

Method Man’s “Straight Gutta” posse cut is a dark basement-looking clip designed to focus on the lyrics and refelct an underground aesthetic. Redman, Hanz On and Streetlife all make appearances in the video. The Meth Lab can now be purchased in fan bundles via Bandcamp.

Media Questions Of The Week

Would Straight Outta Compton have been a better movie if the violent incidents involving
Tairrie B, Michel’le or Dee Barnes had been included?


Why didn’t Beyonce do an interview for Vogue magazine’s Spetember 2015 issue even though she’s on the cover?


Is Will Smith’s reboot of the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air right on time?

The Underachievers-Chasing Faith Rain Dance & Allusions

The Underachievers took their songs “Chasing Faith,” “Rain Dance” and “Allusions” to create one video for all three songs. They filmed the video in the Mojave Desert and the Sunset Strip using Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas as the theme. Evermore:The Art of Duality is ready for pre-order.

Mick Jenkins-Get Up Get Down Official Video

Mick Jenkins worked with co-directors Nathan R. Smith and Sebastian Sdaigui for the “Get Up Get Down” video which features young hip-hop dancers from a local Chicago school. Jenkins goes on tour in support of his Wave [s] album in two weeks.


JunglePussy-Now Or Later

Junglepussy is already following-up her millenial womanist tome, Satisfaction Guaranteed and “Now Or Later” is the first single from her upcoming Pregnant With Success.

Yasiin Bey-Basquiat Ghostwriter Official Video

Yasiin Bey’s “Basquiat Ghostwriter” video is a mix of footage of him rapping, Basquiat tagging, a video interview of him and wrestlers in the ring.

Rapsody-Don’t Need It Remix Featuring Joey Bada$$ & Merna

Rapsody’s “Don’t Need It” from Beauty And The Beast EP gets remixed by Young Guru and added features from Joey Bada$$ and Merna.

Bonz Malone Discusses Crowning Biggie Smalls The King Of New York

Veteran hip-hop scribe and A&R Bonz Malone talks to GASFACE about how he gave Biggie Smalls the the King Of New York title and how he almost signed him but couldn’t because of dice game.


MoRuf’s “Neighborhood” is a look at his Newark, New Jersey hometown and his live performance. You can stream Shades. Of. Moo. on MoRuf’s Bandcamp page.

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