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Dipset West Presents: Sex, Money & Murder (Free Download)

Check out the new EP from the CEO of Dipset West, Omar “Iceman” Sharif. Nine tracks of all original music featuring Dipset West artist Young Hu$tle, Gramz4Sale, Begetz and the Fly Boyz.  Also includes U.N. members Felony Fame and Charlie Clips and Dipset/Top Gunna Hell Rell.  Fueled by the single and video for “Longevity” feat. Young Hustle, shot… Read more »



ChartWatch: The Charts Are Poppin’ With Rihanna, Nelly, Lil Wayne & More!

ChartWatch For November 24, 2010Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers out there.  Here’s the charts for Hip Hop this week.  As usual, I don’t normally include an R&B act unless they are in the top ten.  Rihanna enters the top of the charts this week with her fourth studio album Loud.  She holds the number… Read more »



Hip-Hop Pioneers Gather To Celebrate Zulu Nation, Hip-Hop’s Anniversary

A variety of rap stars paid their respects to The Universal Zulu Nation during the celebration of the organization’s 37th anniversary last weekend in Harlem, New York.Legendary rap luminaries like Big Daddy Kane, Ice-T, The Cold Crush Brothers, Jesse West, Kool Herc and The Rock Steady Crew came out to support the event, which was… Read more »



ChartWatch: Kid Cudi Sells! Cee-Lo Enters Award!

Chartwatch for November 17, 2010 I missed last week but not too much happened.  Sorry.  Did anything really happen?  Jay Electronica signed with Jay-Z and Diddy got his feelings hurt.  Chrisette Michele gave up on Hip Hop because she found out rappers were (newsflash) egotistic.  Hammer squashed the one-sided beef between him and Jay-Z which… Read more »



2nd Review: Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

Artist: Kanye WestAlbum: My Dark Beautiful Twisted FantasyRating: 9.5 out of 10Let’s recap. Kanye got here by spitting through the wire but due to a few grand missteps dragged his career through the fire and set it ablaze. But he would return. Kanye made the music community take notice with his defiant return to the… Read more »




Blessed with a resilient spirit, Jay Rock’s sense of self-worth has never mirrored the deteriorated conditions of his Nickerson Gardens projects. They confined this Bloods’ youth. His emphatic voice rings true to many who have endured similar living conditions. The controlled angst which kneads his voice, whispers of witnessing death, arrested development and hope. With… Read more »