20 Years Later, Big Pun’s “Capital Punishment” Is Still One of the Best Hip Hop Debut Albums Ever

On April 28, 1998, Christopher Rios introduced to the world what would later be crowned as one of the greatest debut albums in hip hop history. Capital Punishment is important to hip hop for so many reasons. Pun was the first Latin rapper to bring home a platinum plaque (selling 1 million copies) for this […]

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Wu-Wednesday Spotlight: Killah Priest & 4th Disciple’s “Don’t Sit On The Speakers”

It’s 2018 and we can categorically say that “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F**k Wit”. With a legacy that has outlasted most rap careers and a legion of fans that stretch beyond both sides of the equator, the one other unique factor about the Wu is the number of affiliates. No other group in the […]

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“Roxanne Roxanne” — The Biopic of a True Rap Goddess Hits Netflix In March

Legendary Juice Crew member and battle rapper extraordinaire Roxanne Shante’s biopic titled “Roxanne Roxanne” will be coming to Netflix. After rave reviews from Sundance Film Festival 2017, the film is finally getting the exposure it deserves. The riveting film about the Queens native stars Academy Award winning actor Mahershala Ali, Nia Long and debuts fresh […]

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The Privilege Of Being Black

So, I, like many others have heard the rambunctious ramblings of “Everyone’s Favorite Asshole” — Charlamagne tha God from Power 105.1’s the Breakfast Club. He lives up to the title, especially after making Lil Mama cry during a previous episode. So when it was announced that he was writing a book and promoted (ad nauseam) […]

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The “Legacy” of Wonda Woman

Wonda Woman aka Dyana Prinze hails from Brooklyn, NY where she grew up in a family with strong musical influences. Her father, Omatangu, was a grass-roots Reggae artist from St. Vincent and the Grenadines known for his song “Slave Driver”, and her cousin Alston “Becket” Cyrus (ABC) was also a Soca/Calypso artist who had a big hit […]

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The Building Blocks Of Boom Bap

Boom Bap is stronger than ever, despite opposing viewpoints. We are highlighting a few artists blazing the scene in the name of boom bap. It’s refreshing to hear artists preserving the hip-hop genre with gritty lyrics, prowess, substance, cadence and visuals that reflect the culture. They are truly legends in the making! First up, we bring […]

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How To Cripple A Giant

The issues that caused the watering down of Hip-Hop can be summed up into 4 distinct categories: Money Before Art: Rappers have decided that money is more important than the culture. There is a lack of “Hip-Hop integrity” — being true to the core values and principles of the culture. Therefore, “artists” routinely sell their […]

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