The only factory that remains is the drug trade…and they’re hiring. They’re the only people hiring. – David Simon, co-creator of The Wire As we watch our Olympic athletes parade around the country that birthed these United States wearing clothing made in China while filming the festivities on smartphones and cameras made in China, Taiwan(…)
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A lot has changed, both personally and professionally, in the world of Aesop Rock (AKA Ian Bavitz) since we last heard from him on 2007’s None Shall Pass. On a personal level, this album seems to have come from a place of inner turmoil, generated by events is his life you can read about(…)
Havoc – Same Shit Different Day
“Before I slide, I’ma leave you this jewel: even mechanics walk around with they tools.” – Freddie Foxxx, “The Militia” It was over a decade ago that Bumpy Knuckles gave fans that wisdom on Gang Starr’s Moment of Truth posse cut. The veteran Long Island, New York emcee then (and forever) known as Freddie(…)
16 years ago today, an ambitious hardworking Sean Carter dropped classic debut Hip-hop album “REASONABLE DOUBT” which to date has been acknowledged as one of the best albums in the history of rap. Released on June 25, 1996, on ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS and PRIORITY RECORDS, the album features production by DJ Premier, Big Jaz, Irv Gotti,(…)
Born and bred inNew York’s second largest borough,Brooklyn, microphone maestro Wordsworth, is the embodiment of a true Hip-Hop wordsmith. With a vast array of musical skills, whether rapping about life on the streets, social issues or just being creative, his smooth flow and lyrical ability shows that Wordsworth thinks vividly, analytical, and looks at things(…)
“After releasing one of my best mixtapes yet this year I was looking for the next level and the best way to connect with my fans and the whole world”. It took a long time but CarlthaTruth has finally launched his much anticipated app on the Android platform and soon it will be available(…)
The Game’s RED Album With this fourth release, The Game has managed to return harder than ever. The R.E.D. Album hit us unexpectedily for we were not expecting what it contains. It will probably be considered his best album yet, apart from his Freshman debut, The Documentary. The R.E.D. Album showcases a different Game that(…)