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The ‘Shaft’ Soundtrack to be Re-released as a Deluxe Issue

Craft Recordings has announced a new deluxe reissue of Isaac Hayes’ Grammy Award-winning album Shaft. Set for a June 14th street date and limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, the two-CD collection will offer the newly remastered, classic soundtrack—originally released in 1971—plus all of the original music from the film, which did not appear on the […]

10 Scariest Rap Feuds in Hip-Hop History

What’s beef? Well, it’s one of the most synonymous occurrences in Hip-Hop that, regardless of how much people try to protest it, gets factored into the culture on a level of near entertainment. Basically, we really can’t just all get along. Sometimes though, rap wars can get a little scary. Some of you may be […]

15 Groundbreaking Debut Rap Albums Since Hip-Hop Was Born

Words by Keenan Higgins & Jasmine Johnson   Today marks 45 years since the birth of Hip-Hop! In the decades since it all began on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, the genre has went on to become the most powerful (and most lucrative!) in all of music. Of course, that feat is heavily due to the […]

Is Meek Mill’s BET Performance a Preview of the Future of His Music?

Meek Mill kept the promise of being an advocate for criminal justice and prison reform by highlighting issues during his thought-provoking performance on BET. After Meek Mill’s less than a spectacular bout with Drake and a recent run-in with the law, some may have questioned the future of the Philly rapper’s career. When Meek hit […]

Police Forced to Listen to N.W.A’s “F*** Tha Police” on Repeat

After an illegal broadcast came through their radios, Police officers in Dunedin, New Zealand were forced to listen to N.W.A.’s classic “F*** Tha Police” on repeat. F*** Tha Police is one of the most controversial, but iconic protest anthems against police brutality and racial profiling. This isn’t the first incident in which people of New […]

Mariah Carey and N.W.A. Nominated For The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Two legendary and respected hit makers, Mariah Carey and N.W.A., might soon be awarded for their respective marks on music history. Nominated for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame, both acts may be set to receive well deserved distinctions. N.W.A. could be the second rap act ever to make it to the Songwriters Hall, second […]

Music Matters: Does Misogyny Get An Unfair Pass In Hip-Hop Culture?

Hip-hop started out as a cultivation of musical talents and experiences by underrepresented black youth in the 80s. As time progressed it became so much more. From art to fashion, hip-hop has left a mark on every industry it’s come in contact with. As a result, for the first time in history it is America’s […]

Ice Cube Wants Us To Stop Comparing Kendrick Lamar To Tupac Shakur

Ahead of the release of All Eyez On Me, the highly anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic, Tupac has been a topic of many conversations. Including the ongoing comparison of Kendrick Lamar to the legendary rapper. But Ice Cube is over it, and thinks we should let them both be individuals. The N.W.A rapper stopped by The Cruz […]

Ice Cube Will Be Inducted Into Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ice Cube took to Instagram to give a toast to his day “riders”, who made it possible for him to get a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Toast to all my Day 1 Riders! If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ? A […]

Ice Cube Drops Reissue of 1991’s “Death Certificate”

It’s already been 25 years since the release of Death Certificate, the fiery sophomore solo effort from rapper and actor Ice Cube. The unapologetic delivery and storytelling was what cemented Ice Cube’s icon status, but also found the West Coast emcee simmering in a bit of controversy at the time. Nevertheless, its impact and his […]

Legendary N.W.A. Manager Jerry Heller Dead at 75

A year after the release of the highly successful N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A’s original manager Jerry Heller has passed away at the age of 75. According to multiple reports, the cause of death was a heart attack. On Friday, September 2, he was rushed to Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, where he was pronounced […]

Which Classic Hip Hop Albums Still Sell Today In Australia?

Many classic Hip Hop albums released in America decades ago continue to sell well in Australia today. The top selling classic Hip Hop albums as per the Google Play Australia Overall Album Chart (the most expansive album chart in Australia) currently are: 32 – N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton (1988) 59 – Eminem – The […]