The 2010 NFL season was just as interesting after the games were over thanks to Nick Javis “Rhyme Reels.” The weekly rapped recaps of every football game became so popular that ESPN eventually took notice.  While Nick’s lyrical dexterity and football knowledge (he played ball at Rutgers) deserve a lot of praise, that infectious beat […]

The legendary DJ Premier will be releasing his first full length compilation on his Year Round Records label, Get Used To Us, this December.

Superstar producer Swizz Beatz has been named the first Producer in Residence at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

From I can’t even take credit for this one. That walking hip-hop encyclopedia  Dart Adamsover Blogger House put Kanye’s latest leak “Lord, Lord Lord” on blast for being more than a little similar to Nas’s “Find Ya Wealth.”

Producer/DJ /lecturer 9th Wonder recently joined a long list of hip-hop producers who have picked up the microphone.

Back in 1999 Mos Def’s “Ms Fat Booty” helped propel the then underground MC into the mainstream radio spotlight. One of the greatest odes to beautiful booties (click here for the top 10) the song was built on a sample of Aretha Franklin’s “One Step Ahead.” In this interview with the producer of the […]

Ayatollah, producer of Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” Styles and Pharoahe Monch’s “My Life” and many others, picks his Top 5 Beats from his hometown of Queens, NY. (From

From After judging the iStandard beat battle in NYC last night I caught up with producer Illmind (Scarface, Boot Camp, Little Brother, Sean Price,Supastition) to talk about the new Redman record he did with Redman “Buck Buck.”