Interview: Travis Porter at Studio 96 posted at 2:55 pm

Travis Porter takes some time to talk with Kobi and DJ Beatstreet at Studio 96 in Philadelphia. The hip-hop trio discuss where they used to perform at during the beginning of their career, what type of music will be on the album, their single "Ayy Ladies", and even how to properly make it...

Rye Rye’s Go! Pop! Bang! Finally Hits Shelves posted at 2:55 pm

Slated for a 2009 release, it seemed like Rye Rye’s Go! Pop! Bang! wouldn't ever hit stores. She hit some speed bumps -- including a pregnancy -- but nothing has permanently stopped her stride to the top. Since her introduction to the scene, a slew of female emcees have stormed the rap world...

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Kanye’s Air Yeezy 2 Sneakers Release Date posted at 2:54 pm

Sneakerheads rejoice. Kanye West's much anticipated Air Yeezy 2 kicks will be arriving in stores on June 9. This release date is for the Australian market but the US drop should be within a few days of that. The kicks will be released in both colorways, the Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum (pictured...

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Exclusive Interview: Getting to Know Audio Push posted at 11:20 am

Towards the end of March, Audio Push dropped their latest mixtape, Truth Be Told. The Inland Empire (IE) duo, who first came into the industry with "Teach Me How to Jerk" in 2009, are a bit older and are trying to move past the stigmas of one-hit dance rappers. With a new record deal in the...

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Video: El-P Performs on David Letterman posted at 11:20 am

El-P is having quite the week. First, Killer Mike's phenomenal R.A.P. Music album, which El produced entirely, hit stores, then he took to The Late Show with David Letterman to perform a cut off his upcoming album, Cancer for Cure. Along with Islands frontman Nick Diamonds, El gave a...

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells 2012 Lineup Announced (Kid Cudi, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, & Everyone in Between) posted at 11:14 am

It is here! For those whose tastes in hip-hop vary from HOT 97's annual Summer Jam, Rock The Bells is here to rescue you. This year's festivities expanded to two days and are scheduled to visit four major North American cities -- San Bernardino, CA (Aug. 18 + 19), Mountain View, CA (Aug. 25 +...

New Music: Oddisee – Odd Renditions EP posted at 10:16 pm

A new EP from DC's Oddisee should hold us all over until his debut project, People Hear What They See drops on June 5. Oddisee remixes and reimagines tracks from Marvin Gaye, Bon Iver, Metronomy and K-Os to the point where there should be serious consideration about making them "official" remixes....