Legendary Lyricist Lounge: Volume 1 Celebrates 26 Years

In May 1998, Rawkus Records unveiled the seminal “Lyricist Lounge, Volume 1” compilation, a landmark release in hip-hop history. Inspired by New York’s vibrant Lyricist Lounge open mic showcases, the double-disc set showcased an impressive roster of talent including De La Soul, A.L., Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Punchline, Wordsworth, and KRS-One, among others. The lead…

Celebrating One Year of Harmony: Smoke N Beatz Creates a Hip-Hop Utopia

On November 25th 2023, a special milestone graced the calendar, marking the one-year anniversary of Smoke N Beatz—a haven forged by Lord Nez for the community to unite, support each other’s talents, and kindle their shared passions. In the heart of Smoke N Beatz, there is no judgment, no concern for color, and certainly no…

Cory Gunz – Super Goblin Visuals On The Way!

On October 20th 2023 Cory Gunz held a private screening for his “Super Goblin” video off his “Loosie Pack” EP. He also announced the follow up “Loosie Pack 2” is coming next month! Loosie Pack Tracklist Stream/Buy Loosie Pack

Vinny Paz – All Are Guests In the House of God

Jedi Mind Tricks front man Vinny Paz surprised fans by announcing he’s dropping a new project on 11/17/23. The Project is called “All Are Guests In The House Of God” and boast features with, Freeway, Smif-N-Wessun, Saigon, Ransom, ILL BILL, Lord Goat, Timbo King, Young Zee, Blacastan, Tha God Fahim & Trstworthy. Hit the links…

Elementos – Celebrating Latino Contributions in Hip Hop

The 2023 Puerto Rock Steady festival carries a profound mission at its core: to safeguard the narratives and pay tribute to the Latino community’s contributions in the four elements of Hip Hop – DJs, Rappers, Graffiti artists, and Dancers. These visionary individuals have not only played a pivotal role in shaping hip-hop culture but have…