The saying that an artist spends a lifetime making their first album might be cliché, but it still doesn’t make it any less true. And exactly fifteen years ago today, Eminem released his proper debut, The Slim Shady LP – an album that superbly showcased years of struggle, a razor sharp wit, and rap skills… Read more »
CHECK OUT SOME OF KANYE’S BEST LINES ON THE COLLEGE DROP OUT!
ALLHIPHOP INTERVIEWS RZA ON “GANG RELATED” TV SET IN ATL
SKEME LISTS A SURPRISING TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE
GET TO KNOW : TERRACE MARTIN : KENDRICK, SNOOP’S GO TO GUY!
EXCLUSIVE: BIZZLE EXPLANS HIS CONTROVERSIAL “SAME LOVE” RESPONSE TRACK & HIS VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY
TAKE A LOOK AT THE TOP SONGS IN YOUR REGION FOR 2014
FROM JESUS WALKS TO YEEZUS: A LOOK BACK AT TEN YEARS OF MEMORABLE KANYE WEST MOMENTS
2 CHAINZ T.R.U. CONCERT BROUGHT OUT ASAP ROCKY, FRENCH MONTANA & MORE TO AT NYC!
HERE ARE EIGHT FACTS ABOUT PRE-COLLEGE DROPOUT KANYE WEST YOU PROBABLY DO NOT KNOW
KANSAS CITY CHIEF’S LINEBACKER TAMBA HALI IS A GOOD RAPPER!
RAEKWON TALKS ABOUT TALIB AND HIS PASSION FOR HIP-HOP
QUELLE CHRIS GIVES HIS PICKS FOR CLIPSE VS RAEKWON, GTA VS CALL OF DUTY, SEAHAWKS VS BRONCOS & MORE
EMCEE/PRODUCER QUELLE CHRIS TALKS “CONVERSATIONALIST MUSIC”, MELLO MUSIC GROUP, & RAPPIN’ A** RAPPERS
9TH WONDER & JAMLA ROCK SOB’s
SEAN PAUL JUST WANTS TO MAKE YOU DANCE AGAIN
NAS SPEAKS ON BEING HONORED AT VIBE IMPACT AWARDS
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: TALIB TALKS EVOLUTION OF AN MC & MENTORING YOUNG ARTISTS
EXCLUSIVE: DOM KENNEDY SAYS HE MAY NEVER RELEASE ANOTHER FREE MIXTAPE + MORE
WE SAT THRU 3 HOURS FOR THIS? THE TOP 5 MOMENTS OF THE 2014 GRAMMYS
SOCIAL MEDIA’S TAKE ON BEYONCE, KENDRICK, PHARRELL, & MORE HELP MAKE GRAMMY NIGHT MEMORABLE
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The Grammy Awards hit some of the right notes with viewers on Sunday but not everyone in Hip Hop was thrilled. On a high note according to Nielsen’s preliminary ratings, roughly 28.5 million viewers tuned in to the show on CBS. That’s up from last year’s 28.4 million viewers and… Read more »
CHUCK D TALKS JAY Z, MLK AND WHAT HIP-HOP NEEDS NOW
THE 2014 GRAMMY SEATING CHART!
EXCLUSIVE: TALIB KWELI AND RAEKWON AT “VIOLATION” BEHIND-THE-SCENES
Slaughterhouse member Crooked I shot a new video last week in North Hollywood, CA and AllHipHop.com was on the scene to check it all out! The video, directed by Eddie Patino, is for the “Sumthin’ From Nuthin’” song off of his latest release Apex Predator and Crooked took the time to chat it up with… Read more »
The West Coast is the home to so many talented rappers on the come-up and one of them is the Iranian/American story-telling lyricist Azad Right. As the son of well-known blind poet Majid Naficy and trained in classical music, Azad has been putting his creativity to use since early childhood and has brought that creative… Read more »
AFTER THE SMOKE’S ROB COIN TALKS ‘MICROWAVES’ MIXTAPE, COMPARISONS TO OUTKAST & NEXT PROJECT
Last Thursday (January 9, 2014), Atlanta trio Migos and Los Angeles rising star Schoolboy Q paid a visit to Soul Assassins Radio located at Burbank’s Backside Records. The show aired in its entirety Monday night on Sirius/XM’s Shade 45 and AllHipHop.com was in the house during the initial taping to capture some of the segments… Read more »
In an unprecedented move, “The World Famous Wake Up Show” took the AllHipHop.com Top 50 Underground/Indie/Emerging List Of 2013 and created an ENTIRE SHOW around it! Yes that’s right the legendary DJ’s King Tech and DJ Revolution spun all 50 artists in the span of one show and it was nothing short of completely dopeness!… Read more »
25 years is a long time. 300 months. 9,125 days. It is a true testament to anything when it is still as highly regarded now as it was a quarter of a century ago when it was first introduced. And Hip-Hop is an accelerated art form, so for music from that culture to have maintained… Read more »
We now conclude our two-part story with radio legend Greg Mack and for those who might dispute that, yes he is a legend. Back before the artists that you now refer to as legends became legends, they needed a home to be heard and 1580 KDAY was that place whether it was an East Coast… Read more »
TRAY CHANEY DISCUSSES HIS “FATHERHOOD MOVEMENT”, THE WIRE’S BEST SEASON & THE STATE OF HIP HOP
Leading a cultish existence, Deniro Farrar, transforms his thoughts into art. Never hesitating to spit legitimate lyrics, Farrar’s, growing musical family appreciates the unfaltering depth of an expanding perspective. A message, which originated in North Carolina, continues to resonate with a growing global audience. The MC’s natural gift, organic showmanship, and pure humanity helped to… Read more »
In 2013 we heard a ton of producers that grabbed us and shook us by the shoulders with their choices of high hats and bass, horns or keys…samples of songs we never knew and ones that we’ve loved forever. A few stand out to us specifically for various reasons. Some had songs that were super… Read more »
THE AHH COMMUNITY WEIGHS IN ON THE BIGGEST WINNERS OF 2013
un·der·ground Existing, situated, operating, or taking place beneath the surface of the ground, hidden or secret; not open, published or produced by political or social radicals or nonconformists:avant-garde; experimental. In other words, unique, different, something special that is not like everything else. The Underground. We are back with our picks for the Top 50 Underground/Independent/Emerging… Read more »
RIP JAMES AVERY: THE BEST MOMENTS WITH “UNCLE PHIL”
DICE RAW REPS FOR THE DISENFRANCHISED
“I think that all my music is classic and timeless. It’s stuff that people can listen to forever. I make that type of music,” the South’s Young Scooter shares his truth. Born in South Carolina and bred in Georgia, Kenneth Bailey, became baptized in rhyme and began to craft street scriptures. Periods of an incarcerated… Read more »
No story about KDAY can be complete without going back to the beginning of where it all started and to do that you have to talk to the man responsible for putting together the format that would alter radio to this very day – Mr. Greg Mack. In the early to mid-80’s on an AM… Read more »
BRANDY GARCIA KEEPS IT HOT FOR REAL HIP-HOP
KURTIS BLOW EXPLAINS HOW HE CO-CREATED ONE OF HIP-HOP’S MOST ENDURING SONGS…”CHRISTMAS RAPPIN'”!!!!
HERE ARE THE BEST CHRISTMAS HIP-HOP SONGS OUT THERE!
AKIL THE MC GIVES DETAILS ABOUT NEW JURASSIC 5 PROJECTS & HIS OWN SOLO WORK
HAVE A GOOFY LIL HIP-HOP CHRISTMAS WITH ALL THESE PICS!
From beat-boxing to Grand Wizzard Theodore developing scratching, it became clear early on that Hip-Hop music was being created by unconventional means. With Hip-Hop continually reinventing sounds from samples and various DJ techniques, it was inevitable that production would evolve to the point where beats could be made by incorporating entirely non-musical elements. Rap is… Read more »
Folks are happy in Los Angeles because as we reported late last week, KDAY has been sold to a company that’s keeping it alive! Earlier in the year, the station was close to being sold to RBC Communications, who were looking to give Hip-Hop the boot in favor of a Mandarin Chinese format. After that… Read more »
LeSHAUN: STILL “DOIN’ IT” WELL
Power 106 FM of Los Angeles held their annual Cali Christmas concert at The Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday December 14th and brought out Hip-Hop’s brightest stars. The sold out event ran almost flawlessly with only slight delays here and there, which is pretty remarkable for an event of that magnitude. No fights and… Read more »