Grammy’s Announce Nominations—Kanye West Leads With Seven, Adele Set to Score Big

The nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, with rapper Kanye West leading the pack with seven, including co-writer for “All of the Lights” and best rap album for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Adele, with six, stands to win big with nominations for both song and album of the year. Other notable nominees include Bruno Mars, Bon Iver and Amy Winehouse. The complete listing of nominees is available on the... Read More

Hip-Hop Culture is Occupying

A movement has swept across the globe… that being Occupy Wall Street, the ongoing series of demonstrations beginning September 17th, 2011, in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. The protests have focused on social and economic inequality, high unemployment rates, greed, corruption, and the undue influence of corporations—particularly that of the financial services sector—on government. The protesters’ slogan, “We are... Read More

Pusha T – Fear of God II (Let Us Pray) [8.0]

Pusha T recently released an EP with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D (Getting Out Our Dreams) Records, which signed Pusha T in 2010.  Fear of God II (Let Us Pray) consists of twelve tracks of hard, raw and creatively lawless rap—complete with features from some of the most notable names in the game today, such as 50 Cent, Diddy, Kanye, Jeezy, Tyler the Creator and Meek Mill, along with Pharrell, Rick Ross and French Montana. “Amen,”... Read More

J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story [8.3]

After what seems like decades worth of anticipation, rapper J. Cole has finally stepped on the court with his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. Being the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, Cole has had to live up to a lot of hype and delivers with Cole World, an album which Cole produced 13 of the 19 tracks. Although the album was prematurely leaked a week prior to its release date, Cole has full faith in his fans, explaining... Read More

Jay-Z and Kanye West Drop “Otis” Video

Since Jay-Z and Kanye West dropped their newest album Watch the Throne, it’s demanded the attention of everyone in the hip-hop world. The track “Otis” off the new hit album was what started all the buzz. The visuals for the new video were directed by Spike Jonze, incorporating everything from fast cars and girls, to destroying and reinventing a Maybach. Watch it below.  Read More

J.PERIOD Named Official Tour DJ For Q-TIP Summer European Tour 2011

If attended   the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Saturday, July 16 then you couldn’t but to notice J.PERIOD rocking the scene alongside a 4-piece band and surprise guest including Black Thought , Busta Rhymes and Kanye West . Well he’s not stopping there. J.PERIOD just announced his partnership with The Abstract Poetic as the Official DJ for Q-Tip’s 2011 Summer European Tour. The 2-week festival tour includes shows at Sweden’s... Read More

Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis” …and the Otis Redding Day Festival

Jay-Z and Kanye West have been dropping hints about their collaborative album Watch The Throne for a grip now. Finally, they’ve released a track form the LP that we can all enjoy, entitled “Otis.” Produced by Kanye, he and Jay rhyme back and forth at each other without ever breaking for a chorus—all the while sampling Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness.” Maybe it’s their contribution to the celebration taking place... Read More

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Video Recap

This past weekend, Brooklyn Bodega brought us the seventh annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, featuring Q-Tip & Friends in the headlining spot. “Friends” just happened to include Busta Rhymes, Black Thought and Kanye West. Check out some footage below.  Read More

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