Riley Wallace Kickstarts His “From Boom Bap To Trap: Hip Hop’s Greatest Producers” Book

There has never been a book like this. Written and illustrated by noted hip-hop journalist Riley Wallace, From Boom Bap to Trap: Hip-Hop’s Greatest Producers is a groundbreaking compendium that not only digs deep into the stories and catalogs of icons like Pete Rock, RZA, Dr. Dre, and DJ Premier but also features highly influential […]

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UNDRCRWND – John Jigg$ VS Innocent?

UPDATE: Stay tuned for the UNDRCRWND: Innocent? vs John Jigg$ mixtape – coming soon! Weekly Rap Gods announces the second official UNDRCRWND on Saturday, January 16th between John Jigg$ and Innocent?. Who will be crowned the winner? Both are lyrical heavyweights, both fan favorites, both hold a strong reign over NY (past and present), and […]

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The Most Important Bassists in Hip Hop

Hip Hop wouldn’t be what it is without the bass guitar. Since the earliest, sample-driven days of hip hop, the bass guitar has been a crucial part of hip hop’s evolution. From veteran effects pedal-hogging luminaries like Pino Palladino to contemporary producer-musicians like Brady Watt, let’s dive into the world of the most important bassists in […]

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Mass Appeal: New Noise Out the Northeast

When it comes to East Coast hip-hop, Boston—and Massachusetts as a whole—hasn’t garnered the same attention as neighboring cities like New York and Philadelphia. While there have been individual success stories, such as Guru of Gang Starr, viral sensation Joyner Lucas, boom-bap torchbearer producer Statik Selektah, and Ed O.G., acts on their level have been […]

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Rapper Skillz & Lena Waithe Bury the Hatchet Over Strong ‘Queen & Slim’ Criticism

The movie Queen & Slim has received mixed reactions amongst critics. Recently, Emmy award winner and producer of the film Lena Waithe and rapper Skillz became the center of attention in what looked like an online tiff over the film. Thirty-five-year-old Chicago-born Lena is an actress, screenwriter and producer. She is best known for her […]

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Willie The Kid Signs On As Producer Of PBS Langston Hughes Documentary

Hip Hop artist & entrepreneur Willie the Kid has joined on as a producer for I Too Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled a documentary slated to be released in 2020 through PBS’ American Masters Series about the great American poet, novelist, playwright, columnist & social activist who rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. Willie & his […]

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