The LOX are on a roll — kids better recognize. All three of The LOX (Jadakiss, Styles P) have been slaying 2015 and you’re busy sleeping or looking out for some wack ish. Anyway, I digress. Sheek Louch is now delivering the goods out of the three with “Hood N*gga” featuring some monster rappers. Sheek is joined by spitter Joel Ortiz, Billy Danze and Houston OG Trae Tha Truth. Listen to the new Sheek joint after the jump.

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Before we enter 2015 Joell Ortiz will be dropping a remix EP (or mixEP) entitled Yaowa Nation. And first on his list of well-known Top 40 hits is Iggy Azalea’s “Beg For It.” Listen to Ortiz’ rendition of Iggy’s “Beg For It” after the jump and be on the lookout for Yaowa Nation dropping December 17th.

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Cyhi the Prynce and half of Slaughterhouse team for this remix. This is a bonus from his Black Hystori project, which names and pays tribute to black history’s icons. Joell gets the concept right while Cyhi talks about class differences and black leather. Track after the jump.
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With anticipation growing for their forthcoming third LP, Slaughterhouse drops a new ten-track mixtape to hold their fans over in the interim. House Rules includes an impressive production lineup with instrumentals coming from The Heatmakerz, araabMUZIK, Harry Fraud, Nottz, and more.

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Sometimes wish there were separate Rap Awards for things like this…radio freestyling. Slaughterhouse does it probably better than anyone else who’s ever done it as a group. Maybe Wu Tang is in the picture if you edit them down to their giants. These guys are a class unto themselves though. They don’t need to make songs.

How NY Hip-Hop Died On 9/11

 |  September 11, 2013

what is cultural memory? news stories and internet videos are 3-minute clips. toddlers of the millennium can use a tablet before they know how to speak; instant fame has shrunk from the designated fifteen minutes to a few. the cycle goes: reality show star to porn debutante to burnt-out addict in 2 years. simply put, we’re tired of remembering so we gave up on it.
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Kendrick Lamar: King of New York?

 |  September 11, 2013

It’s been over a month since Kendrick Lamar shook the Rap world to its very foundations with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control”. If you have been hiding under a rock and have not heard the song, Kendrick claims the title of King of New York while appearing to take shots at J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Tyler, The Creator and Mac Miller. Rappers from every section of the globe bolted to their Twitter accounts and their soundproof studio booths to respond to the Compton native’s jabs. Some applauded Kendrick for giving rap a much needed shot in the arm, while others took things a bit more personally and made response records. Read More


On July 20, 2013, Peter Rosenberg hosted the second annual Peterpalooza. The event, which took place at Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn, New York, featured performances by Odd Future, Meek Mill, ScHoolboy Q, Joell Ortiz, World’s Fair, and many more. Click through see the slideshow to see all of the happenings from this year’s Peterpalooza. All photos by Bernard Smalls.

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