When it comes to crafting classic albums or block-breaking singles, there are few better on the boards than Just Blaze. Since his start in 1999, Just has been a consistent source of heat for new-jacks and established acts alike with a diversity that’s allowed him to supply sonics for everyone from Mariah Carey, Kanye West, […]

Somewhere on the outskirts of New York a hip-hop moment twenty years in the making is about to commence. It’s the kind of frosty, January night that inspired the uncompromising verses and beats that defined an era: “Escuchela La ciudad respirando….” In one part of town a leader of hip-hop’s new school, 9th Wonder, is holding a […]


Quite a few people are familiar with Hip-Hop O.G. Ice-T, but where you know him from differs from fan to fan. Most know him as veteran voice in the West Coast gangsta rap scene from “6’n The Morn” to  “Colors.” But even more know him from his time on the screen both TV and silver. Over […]

Big Boi and Andre 3000 made Outkast fans very happy when they announced last year that they’d be reuniting at this year’s Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic debut album “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.” The ATL duo took the stage Friday night in California and opened their 92-minute set with […]

When the ball dropped in Times Square in New York City and ushered in the year 2014 it also officially made 1994–one of what many would consider the greatest year of Hip-Hop’s Golden Age–twenty years old. Though often debated and sometimes over-analyzed, there’s little room to argue that during an era known for classics that […]