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Common Launching New Line Of Hats

Rapper Common is planning to venture into clothing accessories with a line of “high-end” hats called Soji “I love hats man, I been wearing them for so long and people always ask me where I get my hats from. So, why not just design something? I want to keep it high-end and quality on the… Read more »



Brawl Ends Da Brat’s B-Day Bash

A brawl abruptly ended a birthday party for Chicago rapper Da Brat early Sunday morning (April 10) after uninvited guests attempted to enter the party at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. At around 1:30 a.m., two men allegedly shoved past security guards at the venue, Chicago police spokeswoman JoAnn Taylor told South Florida’s Sun Sentinel…. Read more »



Common, Kanye Talk ‘Be’

Kanye West is notorious for unabashedly hyping himself as well as his own artists, so naturally the Chicago rapper/producer has projected Common’s upcoming album Be as a classic. Meanwhile, Common has responded to critics who claim West restored his career. "I’m telling you right now it’s five mics [The Source album review rating], five stars… Read more »



Sway & Tech: Wake Up!

Lyrics, lyrics, and more lyrics. Any graduate of the famed Sway & King radio Wake Up Show has one raw emotive similarity – his or her ability to craft a solid Hip-Hop performance through lyrical content alone. Since the early ‘90s, the duo has been churning out talented radio performances from the likes of the… Read more »



Feelin’ Earatik

Artist: Earatik StatikTitle: Feelin’ EaratikRating: 3 StarsReviewed by: Max Herman In Chicago, Earatik Statik is considered to be a trio of Hip-hop vets. Sure, it’s taken them quite a few years to get an album on the shelves, but their official debut, Feelin’ Earatik (Gravel), is a testament to the dues they’ve paid along the… Read more »



Motown Releasing Remix CD Of Classics

A variety of Hip-Hop artists will help re-introduce Motown’s “Sound of Young America” to a new Hip-Hop audience via a compilation, Motown Remixed. Some of Hip-Hop most well respected producers took part in the remix project for the legendary label that boasted such talent as The Temptations, The Supremes, Jackson 5, The Commodores, Rick James… Read more »




Artist: All NaturalTitle: VintageRating: 3 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Christopher Yuscavage Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, DJ Tone B. Nimble and partner-in-rhyme Capital D are, as Masta Ace once called himself, “all natural like a case of Snapple.” As the collective All Natural, the pair has co-signed two previous records, No Additives, No Preservatives and… Read more »



All Bets Off

Artist: JUICETitle: All Bets OffRating: 3 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Christopher Scav Yuscavage Being the only man walking the Earth to have defeated Eminem in a freestyle battle definitely has its advantages – just ask Chicago rhyme-spitter JUICE, whose claims to fame include defeating Slim Shady in a mind-numbing off-the-top battle and losing gracefully to the… Read more »



Jay-Z Sues R.Kelly

Continuing their ongoing battle, this time in the legal realm, Jay-Z filed a countersuit against R&B singer R. Kelly in Manhattan Supreme Court Jan. 24. The duo began their running dispute following a series of incidents during their abridged Best of Both Worlds tour, which ended abruptly after a show at New York’s Madison Square… Read more »



Jean Grae: Tales From The Road

Well, back home in NY… Although it was only a short stint: two weeks…. It’s always beautiful to see your own bed. The road was the incredible (far better than saying “the good”) mixed with the, "this is some bulls**t". Of course, every great show always gives you that kind of high that you can’t… Read more »



Lil Wayne Still With Cash Money Records

After months of speculation, representatives for Lil’ Wayne confirmed that the rapper is still signed to his native label, Cash Money/Universal and not a Jay-Z helmed Def Jam. “Lil’ Wayne is still on Cash Money/Universal and his label Young Money Entertainment is through Cash Money/Universal as well,” Lil Wayne’s publicist CJ Robinson confirmed with… Read more »