On October 10th, 1995 the rap world was blessed with a classic album from Brooklyn, NY’s legendary lyricist AZ.
Starting his career off by spitting a 16-bar verse of fire on Nas’ “Life’s A Bitch” cut off his epic debut album, Illmatic, AZ was engulfed in a bidding war for his MC services. Landing with EMI Records in 1995, he released his debut album with the club/radio hit, “Sugar Hill”.
With a stint as the co-D to Nas in Dr. Dre’s super group The Firm, AZ has gone on to make 9 (yes, 9!) solo albums. Check his resume and watch the clip to see if his 10th album, the upcoming Doe or Die 2, will be his last.
For 15 years, AllHipHop has been a pioneering outlet for Hip Hop news, music and respected opinions. On October 17th at 7 PM sharp, SOBs will host the concert celebration for AllHipHop’s 15th Anniversary headlined by the Wu Tang Clan legend himself, Raekwon and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy!
The event will be a part of the 2013 CMJ Music Festival and will also include performances from Hustle Gang artist Doe B, Talib Kweli’s new artist Cory Mo and Breeding Ground artists: Ken Rebel, Caleb James, Bishop Nehru and Atlanta collective Two9! Hosted by J Hatch.
R.A. The Rugged Man has never shied away from controversy, whether in his music or his political views. Recently, R.A. sat down with The Young Turks to discuss politics, his career, free speech, racism, and more. Speaking with former MSNBC and Current TV contributor Cent Uygur, R.A. explains his controversial track “Shoot Me In The Head,” defends his use of the word “faggot”, and attacks the Democratic Party’s racist history. With over 50 million monthly views, The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world.
Announcing the release of 7 Days of Funk – Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla aka the legendary Snoop Dogg. The album is set for release December 10, 2013 on Stones Throw Records. First project Snoop has done with the vision of a single producer since Doggystyle.
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Here’s the second release in the Re-Touch series by Sparkii Ski & DJ Grazzhoppa a.k.a. These Handz.
Big tune from Deams (Amsterdam) ft. heavy weight Big Daddy Kane!
Taken from The Legacy EP where Deams is joined by Hip Hop pioneers like Ice-T, De La Soul, DJ Premier, Jeru The Damaja & Chuck D from Public Enemy. Available at iTunes, Rhapsody, Emusic and more…