Noisey continues unveiling new bricks for their forthcoming The Rap Monument project. We’ve already been blessed with dope ish from the likes of Pusha T, Danny Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Raekwon, Vado, and Go Dreamer. But with this latest installment we head to NYC to hear from Flatbush ZOMBiES & Meyhem Lauren. Peep their bricks for Noisey’s epic The Rap Monument after the jump.

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On Monday December 1, 2014 Power 105.1 Sweden’s premiere hip-hop export Yung Lean hit the stage at NYC’s Webster Hall with Sad Boys, Gravity Boys, and Goth Money Records. iHipHop was on hand to document the event. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the night’s event. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.

Your Old Droog is real and so is his self-titled debut album. The Droogster (once mistaken for Nas) has made his debut album available for stream via NPR’s website. The project consists of the self-titled EP that he released earlier in the year and eight new tracks including “Free Turkey,” and more. Listen after the jump.

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Here’s a treat for hardcore hip-hop heads out there. Saigon, one of Brooklyn’s finest, has dropped a jewel on ya’ll. “Mechanical Animals” is a beast of a track, featuring a stacked lineup which includes the legendary Kool G. Rap, Marcy alumni Memphis Bleek, and Chiraq’s Lil Bibby. Safe to say you better brace yourself because all four MCs deliver stellar verses. Get at it after the jump.

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Singer-songwriter Sam Smith went from being just another ordinary English boy to a worldwide sensation thanks to his pipes and honest, confessional lyrics. The same could be said about ASAP Rocky, who went from standing on the block in Harlem to being one of the most distinct rappers in the world today. So it’s not that farfetched that Rocky would jump on Smith’s “I’m Not the Only One” to deliver two stellar and equally heartfelt verses. Check out the track below.

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Video: Ken Rebel “Wreal N*ggaz” ft Emanni

 |  September 16, 2013
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Brooklyn spitter Ken Rebel links up with Emani on this self-produced track which serves as the first single from A3C Volume 3, dropping October 1st.  The compilation will feature over 50 of the best up-and-coming artists from across the country and marks the third year that iHipHop Distribution has partnered with the A3C Hip-Hop Festival in this capacity.  Hit the jump to check out the cover art from this sure-to-be dope compilation. Read More

How NY Hip-Hop Died On 9/11

 |  September 11, 2013
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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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Cash Money Records’ Busta Rhymes joined Angie Martinez at Hot 97′s studio to talk about his free album, Year Of The Dragon, label mate Lil Wayne’s recent negative comments on New York, and the Summer Jam beef between Nicki Minaj and Peter Rosenberg.  Read More

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