Pharoahe Monch

Sound Check: Pharoahe Monch

It’s clear that Pharoahe Monch has seen every side of the music industry since his time as one half of Organized Konfusion almost two decades ago. As a solo artist, his legacy is cemented as being one the greatest MCs […]

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Robert Glasper Black Radio 2

Album Review: The Robert Glasper Experiment ‘Black Radio 2’

For most non-traditional music connoisseurs, listening to the radio nowadays is like placing your ears on sound punishment. Gone is the vast array of gifted

Rock the Bells

B-Boy Bell Tolls: A Journal of My 1st Rock The Bells

Just like the song from a one James Todd Smith’s debut offering that gives the festival its name, hip-hop, in its essence, is raw, loud,

Rick Rubin - 2007

The Producers: Rick Rubin

Frederick Jay Rubin, a.k.a “DJ Double R,” but most well know as Rick Rubin, is one of the groundbreaking producers in music, especially for his


Profile: Eternia–Friends

International hip-hop star Eternia takes a hot-second break from performing to wipe sweat from her brow. The drove of audience members on hand is roaring


Nas, Harvard, and Hip-Hop Academia

Nas is a lyricist, poet, and arguably the greatest MC of all time, and it seems that Harvard University recognizes.  The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship


From Jay-Hova to Yeezus: Hip-Hop’s View of Self as Christ

On Kanye West’s new album Yeezus, he claims that he “is a god” and there is also the obvious combining of Ye’s nickname Yeezy with

London B

Hip-Hop Can Engender Positive Change: London Bridgez

London Bridgez, a hip-hop spoken word artist, evinces the true diversity of hip-hop as an art form.  She performs a cappella, with band


Q&A: Tim Westwood–The International

It’s a legitimate question: Would hip-hop have successfully crossed the Atlantic and thrived without the help of now legendary DJ, Tim Westwood? If you’re one


Hip-Hop’s Drug Dilemma

Hip-hop is a culture I fell in love with.  The movement was real.  The lyricists were dope, and the art was amazing. As it evolved, I

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