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Grand Master Melle Mel – The Original GOAT

The Original G.O.A.T. – Grand Master Melle Mel By Jigsaw Born Melvin Glover, Grandmaster Melle Mel is more than one of the pioneers of hip-hop – he is heralded, by those that know, as one of the finest lyricists hip-hop has ever seen. While we at AllHipHop deem him the original G.O.A.T., the notion is… Read more »

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Gloria “Glory” Velez: The American Dream

Gloria “Glory” Velez. Most likely you’ve seen the face, body and the sensual portray in videos and print media, but she promises she is much more than a sexy image. The 24-year-old started in the seedy music industry 10 years ago in a variety of dancing contests in Florida that eventually lead to big budget… Read more »

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Chino XL: Trading Places

As hip-hop plows forward burrowing into history, more and more rappers are frozen in time or completely forgotten. Rap lyricist extraordinaire Chino XL isn’t about to be one of them. The rapper is readying Poison Pen, his next album slated for a fourth quarter release. But, in the interim period between albums Chino has turned… Read more »

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Nick Broomfield: Tupac, Biggie & The LAPD

While the loss of perhaps the two biggest and brightest stars in hip-hop still resonates throughout the collective ears of hip-hop today, many of us still scratching our heads in awe. We all wonder: How could two of the most high profile murders in history go unsolved? It’s known the Feds were following them both…. Read more »

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Tupac Shakur: On The Line With Tupac

One of the most interesting and intense interviews, I’ve ever conducted was with Tupac Shakur.. He had just hit it big with the movie "Juice" and everyone was wondering was he just acting or putting forth his real life persona in the movie. Although I had known him for a couple of years it was… Read more »

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Fatal: Revisited

When Tupac Shakur exited this physical plane called Earth, he left behind millions of fans. One of the biggest was fellow Immortal Outlaw Fatal Hussein, who is still in the world living Thug Life. Tonight is another one of those nights. A hot summer night in the city where tension is climbing steadily. New Jersey… Read more »

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Mic Geronimo: Back From Hell

Mic Geronimo is one of those MC’s that took hip-hop through the nineties. He picked up on the gritty styles of the mid-years, and dragged hip-hop through the flashy age, and now on to the independent frontier. Not many people realize that in 1995, Ja Rule, DMX, Cormega, and Irv Gotti were all riding on… Read more »

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C-Bo: The Life Of A Rider

Recent history tells us that a successful independent artist is a scarce commodity. C-Bo has broken the mold and is laughing all the way to the bank. His current resume reads like the who’s-who of Hip-Hop: a true-to-form entrepreneur, owner of all his masters and backlog, and an estimated two million albums sold (all without… Read more »

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Style Wars

Style Wars In 1982, New York hip-hoppers were living in danger. They weren’t shooting up each others’ cars, instead graffiti writers, many of whom, kids, were running from police in pursuit of expression. Style Wars captures that essence. The documentary film explores that defiant rebellion that makes hip-hop. Style Wars is not a hip hop… Read more »

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24K: Mama Said…

No intro – Get to know 24K, a female emcee on the verge. AllHipHop.com: You’re from Canada? 24K: Yeah, born and raised, but this is home now. AllHipHop.com: Why you say that? 24K: ‘Cause it feels more like home, I get more love here. It’s hard because there’s no industry over there especially since I’m… Read more »

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dead prez: Plantation Life

Fans have anxiously awaited an album release from internationally acclaimed rap duo, dead prez, for several, painful months. While it has already garnered stellar reviews sources at Columbia Records have revealed (off the record) that dead prez was no longer on its payroll. The group was allegedly dropped according to unofficial reports as a result… Read more »

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Extended F@mm: A Happy F*ck You Interview

Tonedeff, Substantial, PackFM, Session. You may have heard them individually, or read about them, but together they’re Extended F@mm. As a group, their music is undeniably catchy and their individual styles are truly unique. Their joint project Happy F*ck You Songs, brought the return of the battle MC mixed with a sense of humor and… Read more »

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The Last Emperor: The Last Of A Living Breed

The Cliff Notes Version of the saga behind The Last Emperor: A West Philly b-boy makes moves in his hometown in the early ‘90s, but emerges as a standout on the mic and in the classrooms at Lincoln University, the nation’s first historically Black college. He shuts down ciphers in campus dorms, proving that he… Read more »

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MC Lyte: Rock Of Ages

It is an undeniable fact that few MCs have contributed more to the game of Hip-Hop than MC Lyte. To say she helped blaze a trail for other female MCs to follow would do her a severe injustice. Not only has she garnered the respect of her peers, she has captured the imagination of those… Read more »

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