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Evolve Works With KRS-One On New LP

Evolve-Final-Cover-2 Rap has always been a staple in the South and Evolve’s latest project is one for Texas to be proud of. His I Am A Lyricist/Swollen Pens LP only includes a few …
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Bodega Bamz Channels “Goodfellas” In “Billy Bats”

bodega Bodega Bamz shared a glimpse off his upcoming Sidewalk Exec LP (real fans can pre-order here) to hold over the fans that are patiently waiting for it be released. In true Tanboys …
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Duddi Wallace Makes “Unconventional” the New Status Quo

Photo: Kova Fuente Cachero Duddi Wallace is a Madrid-hailing MC mixing it up with flawless, on point, Spanglish flow, and incredibly intriguing instrumentals. “Unconventional” is a pretty emotive piece that’s a great addition to his already extensive catalog …
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Does Kap G Really Want To Be “Like El Chapo”?

kap Atlanta’s own Kap G is back at it. The young cat dubbed “The Future” by none other than Pharrell – and who we had the pleasure of featuring last year on our Cultura Dura Tour –  is starting off …
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Listen: Bodega BAMZ's "93' Acura Legend" [USA]

Bodega BAMZ just released a track from his upcoming Martinez Brothers-produced Sunday Service EP, due out June 23rd. For those that have been following the TANBOYS' general, this is a highly-anticipated project as he's …
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Album Review: Emfasis' Husky LP [MEX]

Twitter: @Kiddieriot While there’s still a large underground network of hip-hop artists producing amazing music, I sometimes miss the sound of nineties indie rap. The obscure samples and grainy beats that served as …
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Pitbull's "Open Letter" is…actually smart

Twitter: @BarbotRobot This is a thing that Pitbull actually said once, of his own music: "'If I was younger, I'd think it was some bullshit. The music isn't brilliant." Indeed. After producing party anthem after …
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Free Download: RVSB's "Araña"

Just because these two guys are some of the best and most influential DJs to ever come out of the Chilean hip-hop scene, doesn't mean that when they get together to produce …
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Rebel Diaz Arts Collective Launches Community Library in the Bronx

photo credit: Patrick Wall/DNA InfoTwitter: @AndreaGompf Nearly 40 years after the hip-hop movement was born in the South Bronx, brothers Rodrigo, aka RodStarz, and Gonzalo “G1” Venegas created the borough's first hip-hop community arts …
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Video: Alika – "Jengibre"

Some of you may remember her from the mid '90s, when she was one half of the Argentine female rapping duo Actitud María Marta and got quite a lot of airplay on …
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The Uptown Driving Manual Part 1

This is written for anyone who has either never driven Uptown or those who have but didn’t make out too well. You have to understand; driving Uptown takes a whole different mindset. …
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Video: Ski Beatz ft. Los Rakas – "Mr. Miyagi"

I’ve said it once. I’ll say it a million times. Hip hop is about grit and grime. And Los Rakas have stayed consistently grounded on their grind since I first heard their …
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Meet Josie Carr: Hip hop's La Gata Negra Feroz

Raíces: The way New Yorkers are, I'm sure Brooklyn counts as a root definer... Sounds like: Mambo/electro/hip hop or an Ana Tijoux from the States. You should listen to Josie Carr because…. she's a …
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Meet Los KFN: No-Holds-Barred Rap en Español

Née: Dinger King & Guillermo Frutos Loncán Raíces: Somewhere in Spain Sounds like: if Cartman from South Park started a rap group... back in 1989. You should listen to Los KFN because… you shouldn't take …
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Q&A: Phero's Plan B

It isn’t only a local thing that Phero (Eric Lopez) has pulled off, and much like the city of wind, he has also made way into the ears of others in …
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Meet Danay Suárez: The New Queen of Hip-Hop

Née: Danay Suárez Fernández Raíces: La Habana, Cuba Sounds like: Lauryn Hill You should listen to Danay Suárez because...we desperately need someone to represent represent Cuba better than Pitbull. __________________________________________ Watch out Anita, La Mala, Goyo, and Niña …
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Pipe Llorens: An exercise in lo-fi humor

Rarely spotted sans wayfarers or sly smirk, Torreón native Pipe Llorens has been called Coahuila’s bad boy. He’s even joked about getting a tattoo of the phrase (I wouldn’t put it past …
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Ozomatli, Bomba Estereo and more at Bonnaroo

For the first time  in its 9th year history, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which will be held in Manchester, Tennessee from June 10 to 13, will host a tent just …
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Mala Rodriguez Turning Into Christina Aguilera

Remember way back when in the year 2000 when Mala Rodriguez burst onto the scene with hard core hip hop and sharp social lyrics? Then not so long afterwards, the spitfire Spaniard came …
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Chile Grooves Forward With Help From Nacional Records

Shortly after a devastating earthquake hit Chile, Latin alternative music label  Nacional Records is putting their grain of salt (and music) by releasing a benefit compilation titled Fuerza Chile. This digital-only benefit …
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