Tag Archives: Queens

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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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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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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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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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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Chordz Cordero: HighBred

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Chordz Cordero and Sir Manley are HighBred. From Jamaica Queens and Muskegon, Michigan respectively, the duo teamed up to create a full-length album that fuses Hip-Hop with Soul. The project, titled “The HighBred LP” not only intends to usher in … Continue reading

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