Tag Archives: New York

Mr. Complex: Forever New

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Mr. Complex has had an extensive career in Hip-Hop. Dating back to the mid-90s the Queens, New York emcee has released music as a member of Polyrhythm Addicts and as a solo artist. His catalogue is comparable to his name, … Continue reading

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MC Shan: Bars Over Bullshit

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The divide between fans of traditional Hip-Hop and fans of what’s been deemed “mumble rap” is not one of age, but of ideals. What moves you musically is what moves you – that’s fine, but what about the craft? Some … Continue reading

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Thirstin Howl the 3rd: Skillmatic

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Thirstin Howl the 3rd is an all-around entrepreneur. The Brownsville native is a producer, film maker, fashion designer, and an author. He’s also an emcee and Hip-Hop is his bread and butter. Thirstin recently released the album “Skillmatic” a nod … Continue reading

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From The Vault: N.O.R.E.

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Before he became a drink champ N.O.R.E. was an emcee. He came onto the scene in 1996 at the peak of the East Coast/West Coast rap wars. Along with his partner Capone, N.O.R.E. formed the group C-N-N and defended his … Continue reading

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Oswin Benjamin: Hueman

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In the muddled mire of mumble rap a Hip-Hopper can often find oneself questioning the future of our culture. The reality is dope music has never left Hip-Hop. Sometimes you just have to search a little bit to find it. … Continue reading

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O.C.: Same Moon Same Sun

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In 1994 O.C. came onto the scene with the hit single “Time’s Up.” The song was filled with so many quotable lyrics that have been repeated and sampled to this day. O’s debut album Word…Life followed and solidified him as … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Lord Sear

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DJ Lord Sear wears many hats in Hip-Hop. He’s a DJ, producer, and vocalist. He’s worked with some of the most notable names in Hip-Hop like MF Doom, the Beastie Boys, and the late Big Pun. Sear served as a … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Sean Price (Random Axe)

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This week we celebrate the birthday of the late Sean Price. Sean was one of my favorite people to interview in Hip-Hop. He hated typical questions and his answers were off the wall and honest. When I booked my first … Continue reading

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Vic Spencer: The Ghost of Living

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One of the best lyricists in Hip-Hop currently is Chicago’s own Vic Spencer. His music is not reminiscent of Chicago’s drill scene or its conscious movement — Vic has his own lane. His rhymes are full of wit and depth, … Continue reading

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Billy Danze: 6 O’clock Briefing

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Nearly 25 years after entering the rap world one half of M.O.P. is going for dolo. Billy Danze is preparing for the release of his first solo album, which will be a little different from his Mash Out Posse work. … Continue reading

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