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25 Years After Their Wondrous Debut, Wu-Tang Still Brings The Ruckus

Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers triggered an East Coast Renaissance, paving a path that would later be followed by the likes of Nas, Biggie...

Celebrating 25 Years Of Midnight Marauders: A Musical Masterpiece

We pay homage to the underappreciated gem that was A Tribe Called Quest's last epic album. Little did we know that as Wu Tang dropped...

“Biggie” The Documentary Reminded Us Of A Time When Hip Hop Had Soul


We all know the origins of Hip Hop.

It was born out of the harsh realities of the Bronx during a time where life was hard, opportunities were limited and the streets were institutions of learning in which you could either learn to overcome or

Common’s Finding Forever Remains Hauntingly Exceptional 10 Years Later


"Music can be forever if you make it from the heart, if you make it from the soul and it's good," said Common as he was working with producer Kanye West to craft his seventh studio album, Finding Forever. "And I look at music like Bob Marley's or M

Black Music Month In Focus: Mobb Deep


This is part of The Shadow League's Black Music Month In Focus serie

Black Music Month In Focus: The Legendary DJ Kid Capri


This is part of The Shadow League's Black Music Month In Focus series celebrating the vibrating musical excellen

The Boom: All Eyez On Me Director Benny Douglas


Benny Douglas was standing near a camera holding a walkie-talkie on the set of Woody Allen's untitled work in progress in the early 1990s. He wasn't a director, but he was unintentionally working on his acting chops by pretending to be one.


Welcome To Hip Hop’s Puberty Stage


Nobody can really pin down how or when it happens, but at some point in the cognitive development of hip hop heads, cobwebbed eardrums develop an unhealthy disdain for contemporary sounds. This affliction manifests itself in the form of rash contem

Everybody Loves Pharrell


It seemed like a million years ago when Pharrell worked with N.E.R.D. and Star Trak Entertainment. In 2010, he released an album with the Neptunes sealing his notoriety as a producer. Not that he wasn’t a g

Kendrick Lamar: The Right Choice for the Grammy’s Album of the Year


History is filled with empires that have fallen from great heights into rubble.  Populations that once were adorned in silks and linens are reduced to wearing rags over the course of time, as foreign invaders now roam their lands and dominate