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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys Passes Away at 47

MusicComments ⋅ May 4, 2012
Adam Yauch, known by his emcee moniker MCA and member of storied hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys, has passed away tragically at the age of 47, after a three-year battle with cancer. Known not only for his incredible work as a musician, Yauch directed m...

Nas: “The Don” Video

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 28, 2012
Following the preview last week, Nas went ahead to unveil the full visual interpretation for “The Don.” As the song title suggests, you’ll catch Esco living lavish while he makes his rounds all across the Empire State in a vintage R...

VH1: Behind The Music – Nas | Full Video

EntertainmentComments ⋅ Apr 20, 2012
Wednesday saw VH1 and their ever popular series Behind The Music turn their attention to none other than Nasty Nas himself. Touching on an array of topics that have both shaped him as a man and as an emcee – including his relationship with his...

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap Trailer

EntertainmentComments ⋅ Apr 13, 2012
“Hip-hop is a masterpiece, but nobody painted it all.” As the reel begins to play for the upcoming Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap movie, the trailer welcomes us into a dialogue between some of music’s most iconic and recogni...

Jay Electronica – Dear Moleskine

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2012
It’s better late than never as they say, and now fans can finally rejoice to some long-overdue Jay Electronica today through the form of “Dear Moleskine.” A shortened version of this soulful, self-reflective ballad was previewed way...

Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Nas & Young Jeezy – Champion

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 29, 2012
Here’s another look from Nicky Minaj’s upcoming sophomore effort Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. She’s just unveiled arguably one of the more anticipated records from the project that features Nas, Young Jeezy, and her label compadre,...

Children Of The Night – Queens…Revisted (Mixtape)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 28, 2012
After dropping the second single last week, Children Of The Night releases their new full-length mixtape, Queens…Revisited. The mixtape is comprised of original productions from Black Noi$e, Hannibal King, Skywlkr, as well as Odd Future’s...

Bumpy Knuckles featuring Nas – Turn Up the Mic (Remix) (Produced by DJ Premier)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 25, 2012
The nostalgic essence of NYC hip-hop comes forth in this new remix featuring Bumpy Knuckles, Nas and DJ Premier. Not exactly an official reunion between the legendary producer and emcee, however, it is always a monumental moment hearing Nas on a Prem...

Swizz Beatz featuring A$AP Rocky – Street Knock (Produced by araabMUZIK)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 23, 2012
Here’s a first look at the upcoming mixtape being offered from producer/Reebok brand ambassador, Swizz Beatz. With a guest feature from A$AP Rocky and production duties from araabMUZIK, you can tell Swizzy’s looking to start things off on...

Nas – The Don

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 16, 2012
No stranger to exclusive track releases, Funkmaster Flex today debuts the newest single from Nas. Aligning with the Queens spitter’s upcoming tenth studio album, Life is Good, the cut is titled “The Don.” Boasting a notable Jamaican...

Wiz Khalifa – Taylor Allderdice (Mixtape)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 14, 2012
It is no secret that Wiz Khalifa has lost a segment of his followers after taking a rather commercial route since his Kush & Orange Juice mixtape. Shifting gears again in attempt to cater to his early fanbase, Khalifa advances his newest mixtape...

Yasiin Bey – Sunshine Screwface (Produced by J Dilla)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 10, 2012
Yasiin Bey recently touched down in Paris to promote his upcoming show with Talib Kweli at La Bataclan on March 9. As previously reported, the acclaimed rapper paid a a visit to Nova radio during his stay in the French capital and laced the airwaves...

Alexander Richter: Picture Me Rollin’

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 5, 2012
Did you know in Germany, the surname Richter is just like Smith in America? You know…prevalent, all over the place, and far too common; sort of like “professional” photographers these days. This is all kind of ironic, considering Alexander Richter is...

Paul Rodriguez Talks Similarities Between Skateboarding & Hip-Hop

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 2, 2012
In a recent sit down with new school hip-hop website The Masked Gorilla, pro skateboarder Paul Rodriguez delves into the correlation between skateboarding and hip-hop. As two of the most widespread outlets for youth these days, P-Rod informs of his l...

Idle Warship – Laser Beams

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 1, 2012
Hypetrak premieres the brand new visuals to one of the latest singles from Idle Warship (the musical duo composed of Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli and Philadelphia singer Res). A high-energy record, the song brings forth an upbeat tone – a great w...