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The 100 Best Opening Lines in Rap History, Complex – Part 1: 100 – 51

The 100 Best Opening Lines in Rap History, Complex – Part 1: 100 – 51

Nothing beats that amazing feeling for a hiphop fan when a great song comes on and you just can’t wait to rap along to the opening lyrics like they were your own. You get that adrenaline rush. You wanna rap the shit outta that verse with pride and emotion. You wanna impress our friends. You know what I mean; You’re in the club, and you […]

DJ Premier – Def Jam 30th Anniversary Mix

DJ Premier – Def Jam 30th Anniversary Mix

The great Primo cooked up a 30 minute Def Jam special for the label’s 30th anniversary in his HeadQCourterz kitchen. Deliciously grimey, spiced up with mouthwatering cuts and scratches. Perfect for your hip hop appetite.

?uestlove & Chris Rock on Juan Epstein

?uestlove & Chris Rock on Juan Epstein

?uestlove and Chris Rock stop by for an unbelievable thanksgiving Juan Ep podcast : Nothing better than listening to a bunch of passionate geniuses together sharing amazing hip hop related opinions, stories and anecdotes.

Marley Marl interview- Redbull Music Academy; Tokyo Oct. 2014

Marley Marl interview- Redbull Music Academy; Tokyo Oct. 2014

Marley Marl is the godfather of James Brown loops in hip hop. James Brown loops in hip hop means « funky ». « Funky » means it will have you buggin’… basically, react in a hyper head bobbin’ way only a hip hop fiend knows how with the volume on full blast. Plus, this genius was the backbone of The Juice Crew aka some of the best MCs to […]

A Conversation With Wendy Day pt1

A Conversation With Wendy Day pt1

Wendy Day has been responsible for over a billon dollars in album sales, meaning she’s involved in shifting units comparable to Jay-Z and P-Diddy combined. But the 52-year-old isn’t a label shark profiting from manipulating artists into bad deals. She’s dedicated her life to building careers, sharing industry insight and negotiating fair contracts for rappers. Go through Nahright for the greatest read of the month. […]

Kendrick Lamar performs « I » on SNL

Kendrick Lamar performs « I » on SNL

We won’t lie, it took us more than a few listens to fully appreciate K Dot’s new single « I ». Not just his words but his whole mind state and message behind the track too. Then came the video and interviews with the media, by then, we admit, we got it and he had us convinced… Fast forward a few weeks; It looks like K Dot […]

Documentary: The Bass That Ate Miami

Documentary: The Bass That Ate Miami

When someone mentions Miami Bass we usually think of big booties bouncing to 808 beats and Luke’s gap tooth smile. Here is an excellent documentary that tells the history and the timeline of it all. Go through here to watch and learn about the unsung heroes of Miami Bass Music.

Shady CXVPHER

Shady CXVPHER

Are you ready for an 18 minute verbal assault? Are you wondering if Marshall’s still got it? Camp Shady does not disappoint. Em rounded up his Shady Records roster for some incredible bars. Crooked I, Yelawolf, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce The 5’9″ and of course Slim all get busy. Each rapper is filmed spittin’ from his respective hometown to promote The Shady XV album […]

Andre 3000 Interview – NPR Microphone Check

Andre 3000 Interview – NPR Microphone Check

it’s always great to hear from 3 Stacks aka 1/2 of Outkast aka 100% Atlien. Check out this audio interview as he chops it up with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley for Microphone Check NPR Music. He talks about working with Aretha, representing Atlanta and the South, being yourself, The Dungeon Family and more. Stank you very much André. Bonus: go through here and […]

Wax Poetics and WhoSampled: Ready to Die 20th Anniversary Mixtape

Wax Poetics and WhoSampled: Ready to Die 20th Anniversary Mixtape

This is absolute gold right here. DJ Chris Read from Wax Poetics went bananas and put together a masterpiece filled with bits of masterpieces to celebrate a masterpiece. Get it? Yes Ready To Die came out 20 years ago (september 13th, 1994… check our Bad Boy post from last week if you missed it). Anyways, turn up the volume and get Ready to die celebrate: […]