Inspired by Illmatic

Inspired by Illmatic
10 writers reimagined the album tracks as short stories
Few albums have left such an indelible mark on any genre as Illmatic, which is why, 20 years later, it's still held up as the high watermark for pure rap album expression. To commemorate the album's 20th anniversary (April 19, officially), Nas has already performed the album in its entirety backed [...]

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Pharoahe Monch — PTSD

Pharoahe Monch — PTSD
(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Pharohe Monch releases his latest LP PTSD in a free live stream. With his highly-anticipated fourth solo-LP, “P.T.S.D.” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results [...]

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Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers
Narrated by Chuck D
Founding Fathers is a fascinating and at times controversial history of DJs/emcees/promoters in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, and their roles in hip-hop and NYC sound system culture. While the Bronx is the acknowledged birthplace of hip-hop and home to its greatest and most storied pioneers, Founding Fathers presents the largely untold [...]

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MC Mello on UK Hip Hop

MC Mello on UK Hip Hop
The early stages of UK Hip Hop
u.net interviews MC Mello on the early stages of Hip Hop in London. Mello talks about the reggae sound system scene and the coming of hip hop; about Covent Garden in the mid 80s and about one of the earliest hip hop clubs', Spat. [...]

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J-Live Message !

J-Live Message !
But Wack Rappers Are Not Listening
J-Live doesn’t just rhyme, he tells stories–stories with a point. In his latest release, he attacks virtually every cliche in Hip-Hop, all in 1 verse. Unfortunately, most wack rappers are Not Listening. Check it out. [...]

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Real Revolutionaries

Real Revolutionaries
AP2P-All Power To the People
Lyrics as dangerous to the establishment as the synthesis of art and minds of these two artists, a beat so percussive and futuristic as the movement of resistance it paints sonically. Real Revolutionaries proposes a radical and powerful message, as the imagery of struggle which it intends to spread for the [...]

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