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M.O.P: Rocksteady Pt. 1

The Mash Out Posse, aka M.O.P., is one of the few hip-hop products that continues to live up to the rugged ideology that embodied the 90’s. But while the M.O.P. grinded for years, plowing through the underground, they didn’t meet the mainstream face-to-face until “Ante Up,” from their Warriors CD. Now, M.O.P. will take their […]

Illogic: Got Lyrics?

Performance Poetry can be a lot like Stand-Up Comedy: Great for an evening out, not what you really want to hear in your CD player. In the mainstream, it’s worked. Kanye’s appearance on "Def Poetry" was priceless promotion for his album. One of the only memorable elements of Nastradamus, may’ve been the intro and outro […]

Fred of Da Band: Lord Willin

On the final episode of MTV’s “Making The Band 2.” the world saw Fred just quit, refusing to return from his Florida home to venture back to New York. In a profanity-laced blaze of glory, the Miami-native cursed out P.Diddy’s handlers (and Da Band’s manager) in a way that truly oozed exasperation and frustration. Things […]

Dylan: Airs It Out

When Dylan of Bad Boy’s Da Band signed on the dotted line, he made history to become the first dancehall artist signed to the monolithic label. Now, he might make history as the first to depart as he is slated to drop a mixtape entitled "Life After Diddy," which is hosted by Brooklyn’s DJ Sickamore. […]

Trina: Built To Last

Miami’s Diamond Princess Trina sat down with AllHipHop.com for a candid talk about acting, female competitors, men and her new CD, The Glamourest Life. No need to waste time – you know her. AllHipHop.com: Talk about The Glamourest Life. What kind of album are we going to hear this time? Trina: The album is really […]

Bizzy Bone: Warriors Song

Vincent Van Gogh changed the archetype of the artist. He was a misunderstood street craftsman who basically drove himself crazy. Bizzy Bone isn’t starving, and he’s not crazy. But Bizzy Bone whether you’re a fan or not, signifies the voice of Hip-Hop. Bizzy’s message is that of struggle, pain, and darkness. This side of Bizzy […]

Akinyele: Found Pt. 2

AllHipHop: Eastern Conference represents for the past with Tame-One and RA the Rugged Man. How’d they approach you to actually put this record out? Akinyele: J-Zone put me up on them. He said they were a good label. At the same token, I knew [DJ Mighty-Mi] from a while ago. They were the only label […]

Akinyele: Found Pt. 1

Will Smith’s acting caused most people to long forget his rapping. Much the same, Akinyele’s recent reputation for sexually explicit tracks allowed many to forget just how nice of a grimy MC this legend was. Ten years ago, his debut, V##### Diner was treasured by many a Hip-Hop purist – and still is. But due […]

Planet Asia: Planet Asia

Sign a record label deal. Record album. Release album. Instant riches. If the life of a rapper were that easy, a lot more folk would be in Maybachs canoodling their R&B song stress wife-to-be. Planet Asia will tell you in an instant, success comes from hard work. And with an album that just recently released, […]

Cee-Lo Green: Revolutionary

Cee-Lo Green is such a revolutionary lyricist, he’s ahead of himself, his peers and the bulk of MC’s to appear. But it is his past, not future, which has lead the Atlanta, Georgia rapper to the Goodie Mob, trading verses with comrades Outkast and Lauyrn Hill, and finally one of the most proficiently profound MCs […]

The Alchemist: Beats II the Rhyme

The Alchemist can barely conceal his excitement for his debut album project called 1st Infantry. When entering his mid-town Manhattan studio, the underground beat maestro’s beats are already pounding sounds to be featured his masterpiece. Still, despite crafting his masterwork, putting in work from the ground up and producing tracks for industry heavyweights such as […]

Jadakiss: Moment Of Clarity

If skills sold, Jadakiss would be a superstar. Lyrically, there’s no denying the talent of the Yonkers-bred rapper. “Big told me I’m nice. Hova. Nas.” he says. “All the people I’ve been looking up to for years.” Skills alone, however, won’t guarantee ‘Kiss the success he desires. He wants to do five mil. But in […]

Master P: Big Business

Big business is the cornerstone of Master P’s success, but it’s been his artistry that’s made him the legend he is. But, while P acknowledges haters that pray for his downfall, he also recognizes the New No Limit Tank must roll on. Here, one Percy Miller discusses business, love & hate, his “bankruptcy” and his […]