DJ Whoo Kid

In today’s current Hip-Hop climate, there is no better promotional tool as effective as the mixtape. No longer do record companies hold the power to impose their data calculated will upon the Hip-Hop community. Thanks to this ever-popular medium, the streets now dictate who is hot. In 2002 mixtapes gave birth to Hip-Hop heavyweight 50… Read more »



Alchemist: To the Front Line

No flash, no bling, no mess, Alchemist is about beats. For the better part of six years Alchemist has been one of the more reclusively successful producers in Hip Hop, producing grimy banger after grimy banger. In those six years, producers have risen to levels where their personalities and commercial draw equal, if not eclipse… Read more »



Dame Dash: Fashion Forward

Roc-A-Fella and its empire has shifted its position appreciably in the entertainment industry, similar to the way moving tectonic plates cause massive earthquakes. On facet, Roc-A-wear, one of Hip-Hop’s premiere urban clothing was founded in 1999 by moguls Damon “Dame” Dash, Jay-Z and Kareem “Biggs” Burke to the delight of urban and suburban dwellers worldwide…. Read more »



Fall Fashion In Full Force

While the fashion tastemakers of the world gear up for the August MAGIC Convention, held in Las Vegas August 30th through September 2nd, the Fall lines that were presented at February’s MAGIC show are beginning to hit stores. In each month, or ‘delivery’ in fashion-speak, clothing companies work hard to capture your attention in department… Read more »



CL Smooth: Broken Atoms

The music industry is notorious for breaking up relationships. Friendships and family ties have went down in the ball of flames due to the inner strife that the industry is sickened with. The dynamic duo of Pete Rock & CL Smooth is no different. Pete Rock, one of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated underground producers, recently went… Read more »



WC & Felli Fel: West Up

If one were to peruse Billboard’s hip-hop singles charts, they’d probably think West Coast hip-hop was extinct. The fact that the Left has only a handful of consistent chart-toppers that keep the West alive might have some under the impression that West coast mc’s have nothing to offer but regurgitated gangstaism. Those who listen to… Read more »



AllHipHop Week 2004

Chuck ‘Jigsaw’ Creekmur and “Grouchy” Greg Watkins, co-CEO’s of AllHipHop.com formally announces its First Annual AllHipHop Week, which will include voter registration, Breeding Ground Live, The Social Lounge, the 2nd Annual BBQ and others special events. Jigsaw and Grouchy said the week wasn’t even supposed to be. “We never intended to have a week, but… Read more »



The Heatmakerz: Flame On!

There are certain songs that have longevity in the clubs. These are called 2 o-clock records, because at 2 AM, when the party is just hitting its peak, these are the songs that get thrown on. “Dipset Anthem” was one of those songs. The Heatmakerz, a Bronx-bred production team who’ve been behind much of the… Read more »



LL Cool J: The Marathon Man

There are few people in Hip-Hop as dominating as LL Cool J. If you’re an adult now, he was there when you were probably still a kid. If you’re younger, LL was likely around before you were seeded. But both young and old know LL Cool J as an icon. With no sense of history,… Read more »



Remy Martin: The Champ Is Here

During Jay-Z and Nas’s battle of boasts, Jay would often compare their lyrical tirades to boxing. Although his comments were made partially to quell the fears of another battle potentially going wrong (Biggie/’Pac), for the most part, his assertion was correct. For instance, rappers spend just as many hours recording in the studio as boxers… Read more »



Nas Part 2: Fear & Loving

It’s been ten years since the prophet of hip-hop breathed new life into the game with the release of his instant classic Illmatic. Dropping science, dropping emcees and sometimes even dropping the ball, Nas takes it all in stride as he prepares to release a double disk CD to celebrate the past decade of delivering… Read more »



Nas: Street’s Disciple Pt. 1

Since Stillmatic, Nas has been continuously beating life into heart of Hip-Hop. Recent tracks like “Get Down” and “Thief’s Theme” proof that rap courses through his veins. Known for his reserved ways, Nas rarely talks about the insides of the game, not to mention his life. Usually, it’s all business and music. But, Nas has… Read more »



Trillville: The Definition Of Crunk

Trillville has become an entity all itself – a place, an attitude, and most notably, a person. As a result of Lil’ Jon’s stronghold in mainstream Hip-Hop, Crunk is finally getting its praises. A key architect in the last five years of Crunk, is Atlanta’s three man collective Trillville. Part of Jon’s BME Recordings Group,… Read more »