Tay Tay is not ready to take her "L" just yet.

It seems unreal that the late, great Notorious B.I.G. has been gone for 20 years to the day. Biggie’s lyrics and flow were culture shifting that fans young and old still bump his music today. The Brooklyn emcee did so much during his short time in the rap game that he’s considered your favorite rapper’s favorite […]

If you’re anything like Ed Lover, you’ve been confused about what Monie Love says about being the “daughter of a sister of a…” in “Ladies First” for ever! She breaks it down bit by bit and brings clarity to all. Click on the audio player to hear more in this hilarious exclusive clip from “The Ed Lover […]

The Sound

Whether he's letting those Twitter fingers fly, rapping, or giving a speech at an award ceremony, when Kanye West speaks, we listen.


The Golden State Warriors are still riding high atop the NBA standings at 29-1 and the wife of their star player had a few choice words (read: rap lyrics) to celebrate her husband’s impressive performance on the court following their latest victory. The Bay Area’s 2015 NBA Champions took on Steph Curry’s brother Seth Curry […]

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. aka Common (or Common Sense if you’re an OG fan) has never been the type of MC you can place in a box. Certainly he is regarded as one of the best pure lyricists to bless a mic, but his subject matter has run the gamut from crime ridden streets to sex between the […]

Two of our favorite Brooklyn MCs, Skyzoo and Torae have finally made good on their promise to drop a full length album together named for one of their best collabs, “Barrel Brothers.” The collection caves in the streets on May 27th and features guest appearances by Sean Price, Sha Stimuli and Livin Proof. The first […]

Once upon a time New York’s famed “Times Square” was not the neon-flavored Euro-disney knock-off with pedestrian plazas and Starbucks popping up like boils on every corner. The heart of the city used to reflect the angst and tension of its metropolitan denizens. On his new album “P.T.S.D (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Queens, NY rhyme […]

Lyrical masterminds Pharoahe Monch and Black Thought of The Roots tag team a truculent Marco Polo instrumental for the new track, “Rapid Eye Movement,” the latest cut from Monch’s fourth solo album, “P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) dropping on April 15th. “I got the beat, recorded my first verse and immediately was like ‘I gotta […]

Celebrity News

According to Huffington Post, rapper (former police officer) Rick Ross has a controversial new song out called “Black  & White” in which the rapper evokes the name of Trayvon Martin. Says Ross, “Too close to a n***a as a motherf**king bomb/ Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target/ B***h n***as hating, tell me it’s what […]