Features

Mannie Fresh: Step Up Front

AllHipHop.com: Can you speak on your new album? Mannie: The title if it is The Mind of Manny Fresh. That means the situation and things that have been happening in my life. If I had to describe it, I would say it is fun an escape from reality, an escape from the norm. AllHipHop.com: In… Read more »

More

Shock G: Just A Man

When you hear a Digital Underground album, or pay to see them perform, Shock G has always made sure that you have gotten your money’s worth. As the leader of the legendary Oakland-based group, he has morphed into many different characters over his career. His metamorphosis into the highly talented Piano Man or the world… Read more »

More

T.I.: Ego Trippin’

AllHipHop.com: You’ve been calling yourself the ‘King of the South’ for a minute and a lot of cats agree, while it rubbed some the wrong way…now you’re on the way to superstardom… T.I.:(Sarcastically) Oh we are? AllHipHop.com: Yeah, so how does it feel having called yourself the ‘King of the South’ such a long time… Read more »

More

Trick Daddy: Thug Honor

For all his transgressions, Trick Daddy is surprisingly moral. The raunchy rapper—with a history of drug charges and jail time—holds strong opinions regarding education and police presence surrounding the hip-hop community. But much like his discography, the Miami native is often overlooked as a legitimate talking head. We all know Trick loves the kids, but… Read more »

More

Edo G: Something To Say

While many hearts hurt in the Hip-Hop community when John Kerry’s presidential results came in short. But as names like Kerry may fade, Edo G has been holding down Boston for fifteen years – with a top single, a debut album barking at Gold status, and a string of classics ever since. This year bodes… Read more »

More

Crooked I: Talkin’ Turkey

Some would argue that it’s actually easier to get a death-row pardon in Texas than to wriggle out of a recording contract with Death Row Records. Just ask Crooked I, the decisive lyricist that emerged as one of the West Coast’s finest. Last year, he announced that he had departed the influential label but the… Read more »

More

Ja Rule: Rates The Hits

As he sits back and enjoys the current critical acclaim and public acceptance being garnered for his sixth album, R.U.L.E., Queens-bred veteran Ja Rule can’t help but look back on his dramatic career and appreciate just how far he has come. Enduring through highly-publicized beefs, premature count-outs, federal investigations, and a constant see-saw shifting of… Read more »

More

Diplomats: The People’s Republic

The move from an independent label to a major is one most artists aspire to make, but for Harlem’s proudest representatives The Diplomats, the exact opposite took place. As a result of Cam’ron’s signing to Roc-A-Fella Records, the crew (which, at the time, consisted mainly of Cam, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Freeky Zeeky) released… Read more »

More

Krumbsnatcha: Truthfully Dedicated

While Boston native Krumbsnatcha is mainly considered a seasoned veteran in the underground scene, he sees himself as much more than that. Riding shotgun with Gang Starr since the release of the group’s Moment of Truth back in 1998, Krumbsnatcha has already issued three widely-appreciated indy records, including Respect All, Fear None for D&D Records…. Read more »

More

Wu-Tang Clan Live: Continental Airlines Arena

Wu-Tang – Continental Airlines Arena. New Jersey Friday, November 12 “Who the f**k ain’t here?,” yelled Method Man Friday Nov. 12 at Wu-Tang’s first East Coast show in four years. The thousands of people at Continental Airlines Arena responded in unison: “ODB! ODB!” “There is no one man bigger than the Clan,” continued Meth with… Read more »

More

Afrika Bambaataa: A Beautiful Mind

Afrika Bambaataa can tell you how heavy the bricks are in the foundation of Hip-Hop, he laid down many of them. As a living, working icon, Bambaataa still releases albums, worldwide. In the celebration of his latest, Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light, we discussed the need for such records, as well as… Read more »

More

Fred Wreck: Politics & Bulls**t

The one producer in Los Angeles who broke the titanium wall of Hip-Hop namesake producers on the west is Fred Wreck. Like Dre and Quik, Fred has garnered success putting music behind a variety of people in an array of places. From MC Eiht, to KRS-One, to Snoop Dogg, to producing Game’s first track, Wreck… Read more »

More