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Oschino: Trial By Fire

Though greatness is not always rewarded with longevity, it can often be measured by the legacy it creates. We may never know all of the juicy or ugly details behind the break-up and sale of Roc-A-Fella Records. But it is impossible to deny effect that the company had on the music industry, Hip-Hop culture and […]

Sparks: Outspoken

Last week, Beanie Sigel’s mother indicated to AllHipHop.com that State Property was now defunct. According to her statement, the majority of the crew cared less about Beanie and haven’t reached out since he was jailed. Visits were few, aside from Oschino, and with the Dame/Jay division, there’s no future in frontin’. In addition to catching […]

Edan: Future Primitive

They don’t breed MC’s like Edan anymore. The D.C. area native relocated to Boston in pursuit of creating the Plymouth Prowler of Hip-Hop – classic styling with technological upgrades. His debut, Primitive Plus was a buzzing record that celebrated early drum machines, boom-bap, and twisted 1988-minded deliveries. 2005 finds Edan lounging in a hotel room […]

C-Bo: Boss Behind Bars

Like a victim in one of his own lyrics, C-Bo was pulled over while doing 85 in a 35 zone while driving his Mercedes. What the police found in that German automobile, landed C-Bo in prison. It’s that same realness that has had city officials on his back and the streets following his social commentary […]

Hezekiah: Boldly Brand New

In the past few years, there have been numerous artists representing the city of brotherly love and its unique sound. Electric pianos and soulful singers often encompass thought provoking laid back rhymes. But perhaps the next step for the city will come from nearby Delaware. Soon to drop his debut album, Hurry Up and Wait, […]

Biggie Remembered: A Look Back

Frank White. Biggie Smalls. The Notorious B.I.G.The King of New York. Christopher Wallace assumed many monikers and the Brooklyn native been many things to many people. Through the eight years since his murder Biggies stories, songs and style have lingered over Hip-Hop like a holy cherub. March 9 is a sad day for Hip-Hop, but […]

Quan: Man Up

“It’s another Warrior Song, from Nasty and Quan/ It’s to him I pass the baton, to carry this on” – Nas, from “Just A Moment” For Don Ferquan (better known simply as Quan), this cosign from one of the game’s all-time greats is the official genesis of an illmatic talent. Far from an overnight celebrity, […]

DJ Zxulu: Trial by Fire

“And I’m rap’s MVP, don’t make me remind y’all what happened in DC,” Game boasts on the remix to the 50 Cent remix of “Hate It Or Love It.” Those that monitor the Hip-Hop newswire can allude to what the Compton rapper is referring to. Even though the line isn’t specific, he could be threatening […]

Styles P: Choices

Styles P stares at a crossroads. Styles P, one third of Yonkers Rap triple threat, The LOX along with Jadakiss and Sheek Louch, is prepping to release his new album Time is Money in April. After shining on Akon’s “Locked Up Remix,” Jadakiss’ “Why? Remix” and countless mixtape cameos, Styles insists the highly anticipated follow […]

Cormega: Delayed Testimony

Like Large Professor’s LP, insider critics always revered Cormega’s debut, The Testament as the greatest Hip-Hop you never got to hear. That notion has now changed. Def Jam never bothered to release ‘Mega’s debut in the late 90’s, but Cormega acquired his album almost a decade after its original inception. Deep into his career with […]