Hip-hop prepares to see the long-speculated reunion from the Living Legends—Murs , Luckyiam, Eligh, The Grouch, Sunspot Jonz, Bicasso, Scarub, and Aesop—as they gather for their 10th annual Holiday season tour.
In a conversation with HipHopDx, the rap icons shared a common enthusiasm regarding their upcoming get-together. “It had been a while since the Legends got together and Grouch got us to do a reunion tour,” mentioned Sunspot, “I'm always down to with my brothers and the time seemed right so I agreed to rock, and the rest will be history.”
“As far as I know, this was The Grouch's idea,” relayed Luckyiam. “It's the perfect time to do it. 2016 has been such a trash yearRead more
On this day, Amaru Entertainment released 2Pac's sixth studio album, R U Still Down?(Remember Me), breaking silence following one year since the West Coast rap legend's tragic passing in September, 1996.
The album, officially released by Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur, featured a multitude of both unreleased and unfinished singles salvaged straight off the emcee's creative vaults, manifest in the form of a double-disk collective. Two hit-singles spawned another critically-acclaimed installment adding to Pac's legendary discography, “Do for Love” and “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto”, which garnered RIAA Gold for the album in its initial week of sales.
Resonant to the majority of his previous work, R U StRead more
Chance the Rapper has cancelled all of his upcoming tour dates, reportedly for "personal reasons."
"It is with regret that Chance the Rapper has to cancel the remainder of his European tour due to personal reasons,"promoter MCD announced on their Facebook page earlier today. Chance's Magnificent Coloring World Tour was supposed to conclude with those European shows, but it looks like the Chicago rapper's world tour will have to skip most of the continent. MCD says Chance will be back to perform in the region at an unspecified date in 2017.
Yesterday during an interview with the BBC, Chance expressed his concern for fellow Chicagoan and frequRead more
Today marks the anniversary of the debut solo albums of two hip hop superstars: the iconic Snoop Dogg and A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip.
Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle was released on this day in 1993, a little more than a year after the Long Beach rapper was featured heavily in Dr. Dre's own legendary debut album, The Chronic. Building on the West Coast sound pioneered by Dre, Doggystyle helped to cement the laid back, funk-influenced sound of the "G-Funk" subgenre as the defining style of mainstream 90's hip hop. Even though Doggystyle is Snoop's first solo album, his trademark melodic flow and playful lyrics were already fully developed and were lauded by both critics and fellRead more
Hardcore rhymes from Hip-hop underground invades this week's Spotlight Artist as Brooklyn emcee Billy Danze takes the title.
Danze began making a name for himself as one-half of the rap duo Mosh Out Posse (MOP), prominent for their breakout album Warriorz which featured the international hit “Ante Up”, significantly marking mainstream notoriety for Danze and partner Lil' Fame. The single peaked at #25 off the Billboard 200 and #7 on the UK Singles Chart.
Whilst being rostered in a highly-favored rap tandem, Danze flaunts his formidability pursuing a solo career as well. His most recent magnum opus making manifest in the politically-fueled single, “6 O'Clock Briefing”, released with accompaRead more
DIGABLE PLANETS: We be to Rap What Key be to Lock
By Marielle V. Turner for RAPstation.com
There is so much truth to this line Butterfly spits on “The Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat.)” Their innovative sound really opened a lot of doors for Hip-Hop to become a more intelligent genre. Digable Planets won a Grammy award in 1994 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for that song. Their competition for that award were: Arrested Development for “Revolution,” Cypress Hill for “Insane in the Brain,” Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg for “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” and Naughty by Nature for “Hip Hop Hooray.” They were also nominated for Best New Artist t