Rock The Bells 2012: San Bernardino

In the few short seconds before officials opened the black gates, San Bernardino’s Nos Events Center transformed from a field of scorching asphalt to the epicenter of hip-hop on the west coast. Drawing more than 37,000 fans this weekend, the Annual Rock The Bells festival served as a platform for more than 60 artists, all representing the past and future of hip hop music. On what seemed to be the hottest day of the summer (a burning 101 degrees)... Read More

Rock The Bells 2012

A musical heatwave is about to hit San Bernardino unlike any other. This weekend more than 40 legendary and emerging artist will touch down on the stage, setting off the first day of the annual Rock The Bells Festival concert series. Featuring artist like Nas, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar w/ Black Hippy, Method Man and Redman, Common and many more, Rock The Bells 2012 is sure to be the most talked about event of the summer. The concert kicks off at... Read More

Freddie Gibbs “Menace II Society (feat. Dom Kennedy & Polyester)” Video

Summer’s long gone, but Freddie Gibbs is still chillin’ and grillin’, as this latest video for “Menace II Society” proves. The track is featured on his recent mixtape, Cold Day In Hell, and the video is straight outta (early ’90s) Compton. Watch below…  Read More

Smoke DZA (Feat. Dom Kennedy) – “Pow Wow” Video

Smoke DZA teamed up with Dom Kennedy for “Pow Wow,” a standout track of his Rolling Stoned record, released earlier this year. Now there’s a video, directed by 3 Little Digs, featuring the duo getting fucked up and playing Monopoly… with real money. Watch below… Smoke DZA ft. Dom Kennedy “Pow Wow” from 3 Little Digs on Vimeo.  Read More

CMJ Artist To Watch: Def Sound

If we were to put Jazz, Electronic, Rock, and Hip Hop in a blender we’d get something along the lines of Def Sound. The abstract rapper/spoken word artist hails from Los Angeles, and credits N.E.R.D, A Tribe Called Quest, and Oukast as influences which can be seen throughout his innovative sound and creative persona. Having worked with the likes of J*DaVey, Dom Kennedy, and Nas’s band Mulatto, as well as many others Sound shows great potential... Read More

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