Category Archives: Hip Hop

Major Lazer :: New Album :: Apocalypse Soon :: Out Now.

Futuristic dancehall producers Major Lazer are back with a brand new release. Apocalypse Soon just dropped yesterday. Listen to three bomb ass apocalyptic tracks, and check out their new single Aerosol Can featuring Pharrell Williams below. Go here to order … Continue reading

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De La Soul :: Keep The Love Spinning :: Download Their Albums for Free Now.

In honour of Valentine’s day, De La Soul has very generously granted access for anyone to download several of their albums in their entirety for free. Alot of their work was previously unavailable due to copyright infringing samples in some … Continue reading

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Mysterious Genius :: Drops Fresh Remix :: Mos Def/ Louis Futon :: Miss Fat Booty.

This turned up in my inbox yesterday, and even though I was at work (my other day job), something compelled me to press play on the soundcloud file immediately. I wasn’t disappointed. Genius, I later discovered, is a producer that … Continue reading

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Through A Lens Darkly :: New Doc Uncovers History of Black Photographers.

Directed by multi-award winner Thomas Allen Harris, Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is a film that chronicles and examines the fascinating history of black photographers and their subjects, and how that relationship developed … Continue reading

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Mister Lies :: New Album :: Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Heard.

February is looking to be a great month for new releases. Sure – there’s the new Die Antwoord and Com Truise albums to look forward to. But another artist I’m super excited about is Vermont based producer Mr. Lies. You … Continue reading

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Ed Piskor :: Hip Hop Family Tree :: Hip Hop History in Comic Book Form.

Ed Piskor is a comic book illustrator based out of Pittsburgh that has worked with comic legend peeps like Harvey Pekar on American Splendour. After that, he made Beats- an illustrated story on Beatnik legends Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. … Continue reading

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Ronald Jenkees :: New Album Update :: RJCD4 :: There Came An Echo.

Everyone’s favourite fedora and coke bottle glass wearing, keyboard playing wizard is still working on some fresh new material. Ronald Jenkees has just completed producing the soundtrack for There Came an Echo, a crowd funded strategy game starring Wil Wheaton. … Continue reading

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Ricky Eat Acid :: It Will Draw Me Over To It Like It Always Does.

Just before his new album drops, Marlyland based beat maker Ricky Eat Acid AKA Sam Ray gave us a taste of what’s to come. It will Draw Me Over To It Like It Always Does may be a mouthful of … Continue reading

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Odesza :: My Friends Never Die :: New Video.

Odesza just dropped a brand new video for My Friends Never Die. It’s a house party scenario in reverse, where there’s some makeout sessions, a chick gets herself a glass of milk, someone falls asleep in a tree, some bespectacled … Continue reading

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Cold Fresh Pillows :: New Mix is 100% Dopeness.

Thanks to a nod on Ellie Goulding’s instagram, this trippy, Ambien-infused chilled out mix has gone viral, and with good reason. The new set courtesy of Cold Fresh Pillows is nothing short of superb. Featuring restrained trappy beats punctuated with … Continue reading

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Borough to Borough :: A Trip Down Hip Hop Memory Lane.

If after all that Christmas themed music from Grandma’s house in the suburbs has got you illin’, and you’ve been jonesing for some old school hip hop flavour to rinse you clean of your daughter’s Miley Cyrus wailing; look no … Continue reading

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Brand New Video :: High Cotton :: Lexicon Feat. Sean Blane.

With stark, black and white silhouettes, shirtless corn rows and a strip club scene that’s more reminiscent of vintage LL Cool J restraint than Lil Wayne excess; it’s really all about the raw, intelligent lyrics here, which is what real, … Continue reading

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Weep :: I Know U Got Work.

When Snakehips aren’t dropping brand new bombshells of their own, they regularly post high grade tunes from other peeps on their facebook page. This one got posted just a few hours ago. It’s a track by Weep, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Houston Rap :: New Book Profiles Southern Hip Hop Culture.

Photographer Peter Beste and writer Lance Scott Walker teamed up and spent 8 years researching and documenting the hip hop scene in Houston, Texas. They came up with Houston Rap; a definitive collection of the makers and shakers on the … Continue reading

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Pharrell Williams :: Drops 24 HR/Interactive Video.

It’s great that we live in an age where we can shoot stuff with high quality digital cameras that are pretty affordable compared to what they cost back in the day. We can then move the footage onto computers and … Continue reading

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