Rebel Diaz, M-1 Of Dead Prez, YC The Cynic & More To Perform At NYC Concert To Raise Funds In Support Of Mumia Abu-Jamal

    ARTICLE CREDITS : (AllHipHop News)  Bronx artist collective Rebel Diaz is hosting a benefit concert for imprisoned activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. M-1 of the rap group Dead Prez, YC the Cynic, Ferguson activist/rapper Tef Poet, acclaimed poet Aja Monet, Brooklyn emcee King Capo, and the Youth Poet Laureate of New York City Ramya Ramana will all perform tonight (April […]



Let Eminem And Tech N9ne Explain To You How To Write A Crazy Verse

    ARTICLE CREDITS & CLIPS : MTV NEWS    Their collab ‘Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2)’ dropped this week. Tech N9ne, Eminem and Krizz Kaliko each put on a mesmerizing lyrical display on “Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2),” which dropped on Monday. The track, which is off of Tech’s upcoming album Special Effects, is essentially an […]

Earth Day: The History of a Movement

            Earth Day: The History of a Movement   Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi […]



Rick Rubin: “Beastie Boys Were Very Influenced By Pro Wrestling”

  ARTICLE CREDITS : ROLLING STONES  Rick Rubin on Wrestling and How Roddy Piper Turned the Beastie Boys Bad “We were as inspired by pro wrestling and Monty Python as we were music,” the iconic producer says of the Beasties’ ‘Licensed to Ill’ era In the studio, Rick Rubin usually exudes a Zen-like calm; in […]

Yelawolf Details Style Change On “Love Story”

  ARTICLE CREDITS : HIP HOP DX    Yelawolf says. [There were] forty ideas before I had a song that I felt like was of the calibre,”   With yesterday marking the release of Yelawolf’s second album as a Shady Records artists,  the Alabama-born rapper chopped it up with HotNewHipHop about his prohibitive recording process […]