1. SigNif ft. Elzhi — “Play 2 Win” (AUDIO).


    New-York-by-way-of-Milwaukee MC Signif and Detroit’s Elzhi do the knowledge on this free-flowing single that resonates with a heavy ‘90s vibe.

  2. Tha Alkaholiks’ E-Swift Recalls The Time Scarface Saved Them From Police, a Close Call with Tupac & Beef with… Mike Tyson? (VIDEO).


    The wild days of the Likwit Crew.

  3. You Could Try To Imagine Record Shopping at
    Tower Records in
    Los Angeles in 1971 – Or You Could Just Watch This (VIDEO).


    Vintage footage from Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood – the famed, now-closed record retail chain’s flagship location – from its initial year of operation, 1971. …MORE

  4. Homeboy Sandman — “Problems” (AUDIO).


    “I’m surrounded by hipsters / What does that say about me? / Maybe I’m not being honest with myself…”

  5. Mndsgn — “TXT (MSGS)” (MUSIC VIDEO).


    Mndsgn’s Yawn Zen out now.

  6. Diamond District — “First Step” (AUDIO).


    Wisdom over rhythm from the DMV as yU, Oddisee, and Uptown XO ready their March On Washington (October 14).

  7. Your Old Droog is Just Rhymin’ With Skizz (VIDEO).


    Hey look, it’s Nas.

  8. Hieroglyphics Rockin’ Tramps & Fat Beats NYC Back in 1998 (VIDEO).


    DJ Eclipse says: Here’s another classic episode from Tramps and Fat Beats NYC when the Hieroglyphics crew came through back in ’98. These guys properly utilized their popularity from being on major labels and put it to good use when it was time to establish their own label, Hiero Imperium. They were one of the first groups to build a following online when many other acts didn’t even own a computer. But not only did they have a good sense of business, they had a good sense of rhyming. Still do. Freestyling wasn’t created by them, but they were one of the earliest groups I can remember where everyone in the crew was nice off the top of the head. …MORE

  9. Bumpy Knuckles — “PhLoWtAyShUn” (AUDIO).


    “…I’m a credit to my age because I’ll still body any show dolo on stage…”

    Something menacing from the consistent Freddie Foxxx. When you see him, salute the man.


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