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Stat Quo: Grinding By Association

Stat Quo refers to himself as the “Rap Lebron James” but perhaps he should consider calling himself the “Rap Magic Johnson” because he is a rookie walking into a championship situation. After dropping three volumes of his now infamous Stat Quo Presents: Underground Atlanta mixtapes, he was heavily recruited by the Shady/Aftermath team. Now that […]

Linkin Park: Walk This Way

Linkin Park is a name familiar to fans of rap, even though enthusiasts may not admit to it. The metal quintet is more Hip-Hop than one would suppose. The group mixes old-school Hip-Hop traits with classic rock-n-roll and electronica. The band has sold several millions with a metal/rap hybrid that is pleasantly reminiscent of early […]

Jay-Z: The Reanimation

AllHipHop.com Staff members Jayson Rodriguez and Jigsaw also contributed to this interview. The legions of fans that follow Jay-Z are curious: Is he really retiring? Here is a theory. More than retiring, Jay-Z is likely experiencing a remarkable, expedited evolution that the public is privileged to witness on some level. As evident by a heightened […]

Immortal Technique: New Rules

Immortal Technique is one of the few emcees in New York City re-writing the rigid rules to the Hip-Hop game. With a volatile mixture of brutal political commentary, spiteful battle raps and street knowledge, Technique put himself on the field of play without significant aid from outside forces. Now, the Peruvian-born, Harlem-bred rapper has remained […]

Lil Jon: Crunk Royalé

When crowning 2004’s hip-hop ‘man of the year,’ the obvious choices may be Usher or Kanye West, but, sit back and think about it for a second and the clear victor is Lil Jon. Producing a bulk of the year’s biggest hits, his track record this year speaks for itself: Usher’s “Yeah,” Ciara’s “Goodies,” Petey […]

Hip-Hop Impacts

Today could quite possibly be the most important day in America’s history. With the upcoming elections and the state of the world, it seems that Hip-Hop’s political consciousness, long thought to be dormant, has been reawakened. Between rapper’s making bold statements in their lyrics, grassroots Hip-Hop movements were mobilized throughout the country and the more […]

Shyne: Critical Resistance

The hype surrounding Shyne has dwindled but the rapper –still serving a 10-year jail bid – has thoughts on everything from the presidential election to 50 Cent to life behind bars. Still seeking an appeal for a first-degree assault conviction, here is what’s going on with Jamal Barrow. AllHipHop.com: Lets talk politics. Any thoughts? Shyne: […]

Willie D: FOUND

After an exhaustive search, I managed to find Willie D of the world famous Geto Boys. In my July ’04 editorial, I let it be known. If you missed it, please take a moment to reacquaint yourself to my views on the H-Town legend. The D was infamous way before Houston exports like today’s Lil’ […]