Reviews / Music


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 »




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 »



Video: N.O.R.E. Talks Influence; New Track “5 Deadly N**gaz”

Rapper Noreaga just released a new track titled “5 Deadly Niggaz” featuring Imam T.H.U.G. Ft. Peedi Crakk, Vado, Reek Da Villian and Fred The Godson.The track is reportedly from N.O.R.E.’s upcoming album S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G., which will be the Queens, New York native’s sixth solo album. N.O.R.E. is currently on a nationwide tour promoting the upcoming release,… Read more »



Mixtape Download: The Outlawz

THE OUTLAWZ new mixtape is HERE!! This HOT new mixtape features Freeway, The Jacka, Yung LA, GLC and many others. Download and enjoy this mixtape now! The Outlawz Killuminati2K10>> DOWNLOAD NOW << Tracklist01. Outlawz Feat. DJ Smallz – Fear Factor Intro (0:32) 02. Outlawz – From The Bottom [Prod. By Cye Fyre] (4:22) 03. Outlawz… Read more »



Mixtape Download: Play-N-Skillz Back To The Future -Old School Vs. New School Vol.1

Super producers Play-N-Skillz have released a free download of their new mixtape, “Play-N-Skillz Presents “BACK TO THE FUTURE” Old School Vs. New School Vol.1″.  The new mixtape features both original and current versions of some of your favorites songs going head to head.   The mixtape is really good and features music from Michael Jackson,… Read more »



A3C 2010: The West Coast Way

Atlanta, Ga.-The A3C Festival is an Annual Hip Hop celebration that displays the diversity of  urban music by inviting hundreds of emcees, producers, and industry affiliates to exhibit their interpretation of rhythm and rhyme.  Attendees came from coast to coast to network, promote and perform.  Friday October 8th this Hip Hop extravaganza was swimming with… Read more »



Dead Rising 2: XBOX 360 Review

Developer / Publisher:  CapcomPlatform: XBOX 360Players: 2-16 (Multiplayer)Rating: 8 out of 10When it comes to zombie themed games it seems Capcom holds the undisputed belt with their indelible Resident Evil series. In 2006 Dead Rising took things to another level with its insane amounts of zombie genocide. Even with some noticeable faults, Dead Rising went on to garner a serious cult… Read more »



Film Review GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimp’s and Ho’s Please Stand Up!

It’s a story that’s been told time and time again, that corporate America is filled with “pimps” and “gangsters” exploiting and systematically destroying the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Middle and Urban America. Well, conspiracy theorists, rejoice! This film might just prove what you wise sages have known all the time. GhettoPhysics: Will the Real… Read more »



BET Hip Hop Awards 2010: Red Carpet

On Oct. 2nd, Hip-Hop’s industry elite from across the country descended on Atlanta’s Civic Center for the 2010 edition of BET’s Hip Hop Awards. But before the actual TV taping, a select number of current chart-toppers, legends, standout rookies, and ATL royalty graced the renamed “black carpet.” The artists mingled for well over two hours, giving ample time for discussion on… Read more »



ChartWatch: The Same Ol’ Stuff With More Underground Dropping

ChartWatch for September 22, 2010First up on the countdown is Linkin Park.  They kind of rap…sometimes…well not anymore….but they did have that Reanimation album from 2003.  Plus they did that album with Jay-Z.  All that aside the California band drops their fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns, and takes the number one spot selling 253,685… Read more »