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Last week, Raekwon made headlines by publicly denouncing his affiliation with the Wu’s upcoming A Better Tomorrow project. Rae was particularly critical of RZA, the man who is arguably most responsible for the birth of the Clan’s signature sound and the collective success of the group. Earlier this morning, RZA stopped by the Hot 97 Morning Show to sitdown with Ebro and Peter Rosenberg and offer a response to Raekwon’s scathing comments. Read More

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On Thursday December 19, 2013, Marz Lovejoy held a Holiday Party at 205 Chrystie Street in Manhattan. The event was also held to celebrate the release of her new single and music video, “Discouraged.” DJ Brooklyn Dawn and WcKids held it down on the turntables, while Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, Sammy Adams, and Tennille were among those in attendance. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from that night’s events. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2013 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.

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Music and fashion walk hand in hand in pop culture, so it’s no surprise that fashion has influenced some of our favorite hip hop tracks. From sportswear lines like adidas to high-end couture like Versace, rappers are naming the brands they love, and sometimes even getting endorsement deals along the way. Here are 15 hip hop videos that celebrate love of fashion.

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There’s not many artists that beat a life sentence on surveillance camera in front of the world…I’m the first and probably the last to do that,” remarks Gunplay while explaining why he is worthy of the title “Living Legend.”

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44 Songs For Jay Z’s 44th

 |  December 4, 2013
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As the legend goes, on December 4, 1969, Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves (who made love under the sycamore tree) brought Shawn Corey Carter into the world. Their lives and the lives of millions around the world would never be the same from that point forward. Read More

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On Tuesday November 19, 2013, Trademark Da Skydiver released his highly-anticipated album, “Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale.” To celebrate the album’s release, Trademark held a release party at The Studio at Webster Hall in Manhattan. The event which was hosted by Dice The God featured performances by Trademark, Smoke DZA, Young Roddy, Cannibal Ox, Ken Rebel, and G.R.A.M.Z. DJ Two Three held it down on the turntables that evening. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from that night’s events. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2013 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.

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With MMLP2′s release to an adoring public, even as it earned uneven marks, Eminem’s perceived maturity has emerged as a red herring in terms of ways to evaluate this clumsily-conceived sequel. Like many of Hollywood’s clunkers, it is necessarily weighed against and down by the success of the first.
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Looking for a good read? Here are ten critically acclaimed books about hip hop culture that you must find.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We were waiting on Hov to make a statement to the press about his ill-timed deal with Barney New York for their holiday collection, as the clothing outlet has fought allegations of racist practices in its stores. Didn’t have to wait very long as Mr. Carter released a statement via his Life and Times outlet. But that wasn’t all. He contacted us with an exclusive freestyle broaching the topics at hand. Full lyrics after the jump.
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we had high hopes for jermaine. his mixtape “the warm up” was a needed shot of vigor in a slumping independent scene, wanting for a sellable, sobering presence. his college kid pluckiness and tupac-nas derivative flows were respectful without mimicking. his collegiality was light-hearted, but not obnoxious. then, he got signed to a record deal, and it all unraveled.
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