Tag Archives: New York

Tone Chop & Frost Gamble: Veteran

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Tone Chop and Frost Gamble are veterans in Hip-Hop. The Binghamton, New York natives have worked together over the last two decades on each other’s projects, but never as a group. With Frost moving north of the border and Chop … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Supa Dave West

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The man who has been a significant contributor to the sound of De La Soul for the past sixteen years has been Supa Dave West. West, a Queens, New York native is the mastermind behind some of De La’s most … Continue reading

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Shabaam Sahdeeq & Fokis: Recognize Your Power

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Edo.G, Shabaam Sahdeeq, and Fokis are Hip-Hop veterans. Together they have nearly 60 years of experience in the business of rap. These three men know the importance of utilizing their abilities to reach their goals, and they want to spread … Continue reading

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From the Vault: DJ Premier

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The next installment of The Real Hip Hop.com’s From the Vault series features the greatest producer in the history of Hip-Hop, DJ Premier. The interview was conducted in February of 2010 during NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas, Texas. Preem had … Continue reading

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Masta Ace: The Falling Season

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From the start of his music career Masta Ace has always pushed the creative envelope. His projects come across as more movies than albums. Ace beautifully intertwines beats and rhymes with stories that everyone can identify with. Ace’s latest release … Continue reading

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Ras Beats: Control Your Own

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Born in Denmark and raised in Queens, New York Ras Beats continues the East Coast tradition of making that old boom bap. His sample-based sound provides a feeling from a past era with a modern day appeal. Ras Beats’ work … Continue reading

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Introducing: The Higher Up

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New York natives Mark Scott and Kye Brewin are The Higher Up. Scott is an emcee with a slick and substantive delivery, Brewin is a producer with a sample-based boom bap sound. Together they make up one of the most … Continue reading

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Craig G: I Rap and Go Home

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M.C. Craig G released his first song in 1985 at the age of 12 years old. He shined alongside Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, and Big Daddy Kane on the greatest posse record of all-time, The Symphony. A superb battle … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Positive K

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In the late 80s and early 90s Positive K made show stealing appearances on songs by MC Lyte and Brand Nubian. His voice, his energy, and his lyrics made his album one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of its time. … Continue reading

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J-Zone: Fish-n-Grits

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J-Zone is one of my favorite people to interview in Hip-Hop. His honesty and candidness is refreshing in today’s synthetic society. J-Zone the musician keeps it as real as J-Zone the man. Since coming out of retirement in 2013 J-Zone … Continue reading

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