Hip Hop News 3/27

Dr. Dre is working on an album inspired by film Straight Outta Compton, but it may not be released.  (Read More)


Kanye West and Dame Dash confirmed they are buying Karmaloop. (Read More)

Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp A Butterfly debuts 6 songs on the Hot 100. (Read More)

50 Cent teams up with Disney. (Read More)

Lil Durk‘s manager was shot and killed in Chicago last night. (Read More) 

Beastie Boys confirm group is over . (Read More)

Check out the trailer for A$AP Rocky‘s new film DOPE that sparked a bidding war at Sundance.


Action Bronson & Earl Sweatshirt – “Warlord Leather” (Produced by Alchemist)

Following the release of Action Bronson‘s Mr. Wonderful and Earl Sweatshirt‘s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, the two collab on new track “Warlord Leather” produced by Alchemist.

Snoop, Pharrell & Charlie Wilson – “Awake”

Listen to the second feel-good single from Snoop DoggPharrell featuring Charlie Wilson called “Awake” off of their upcoming album, Bush.


Lupe Fiasco – “Atomic Misphilosophy”

Listen to an unreleased anti-war track by Lupe Fiasco called “Atomic Misphilosophy” that was supposed to be on his scrapped  Lupe Fiasco’s Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2.

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 41

Did you know?…

410. Long before working with Adidas, Kanye West once destroyed a pair of their sneakers on film. (4:46 mark)

409. Drake‘s producer Noah40Shebib mixed and mastered So Far Gone at the  Beverly Wilshire hotel on a pair of AKG 240 headphones and a iHome clock radio. 1

408. Snoop Dogg used to record with 213  in the studio at VIP Records in Long Beach, a record store that Ab-Soul‘s grandfather founded. (6:46 mark)

407. Dr. Dre and Suge Knight once had their own custom lowrider shop called Let Me Ride Hydraulics2

406. “Ken Kaniff” on Eminem‘s Slim Shady LP was the only skit not voiced by Em.  A Detroit rapper named Aristotle did the vocals. 3

405. In 2007, J. Cole tried to hand Jay Z  a CD full of beats outside of his Roc the Mic studios.  Jay replied, “Man, I don’t want that,” and Cole considered him to be evil at that point.  4

404. Logic can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute.

403. When Method Man first met Mary J. Blige, she told him she woke up to his song “Bring the Pain” every day. 5

402. Tyler, The Creator named the roach in the “Yonkers” video Nissan, and yes, he really bit into it. (12:50 mark)

401. J Dilla was  present when DJ Premier recorded “Devil’s Pie” with D’Angelo. 6


1. [http://www.gq.com/entertainment/music/201111/noah-shebib-40-drake-take-care-producer]
2. [Vibe Magazine, September 1995]
3. [http://watchloud.com/13-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-slim-shady-lp/8/]
4. [http://www.complex.com/music/2014/08/from-struggle-to-stardom-how-your-favorite-rappers-were-discovered/j-cole]
5. [http://uk.complex.com/music/2011/10/method-man-25-essential-songs/]
6. [http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2oav69/iama_dj_premier_and_royce_da_59_are_prhyme_ask_us/cmlfhau]

Love Is Evol: A Collection of Eminem Songs About Love and Heartbreak

Love has been terribly unkind to Eminem over the years. Read on to discover the evolution of Eminem’s most honest and personal songs about love and heartbreak over the past few decades.

The Game of Love

In his early days, Em touched on relationships and breakups with these two songs from his first solo effort.

Eminem feat. Eye-Kyu - “Searchin’” (Infinite, 1996) 

The only true Hip Hop love song of his career features a 24-year-old Em romantically gushing, “I got some game that I’m preparing to run/The way your lips sparkle and glare in the sun.”  This is a rare gem that doesn’t result in anguish or violence.

Eminem – “Jealousy Woes II” (Infinite, 1996) 

Em vents about a money-hungry girl who leaves him for another man. “Leaving me in sorrow, Brandy never felt so brokenhearted/I fell apart when you departed,” he vents.

Listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATL6FCtvDpc

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HipHopDX Article: Just The Two Of Us: Chronicling, Defending & Meeting Eminem


Read about how I defended Eminem as a teenager and eventually got the opportunity to meet him after creating my own fan site:


LA Hip Hop Landmarks

Update: Will now be adding landmarks on a national scale as time permits.

Map of Hip Hop landmarks in LA. 

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Hip Hop News 3/26

Drake is adding an unreleased song to physical copies If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and dropping it April 21.  (Read More)


Kendrick Lamar says his next album is coming “a long time from now” and shooting the “King Kunta” video.  He’s also expected to hit No. 1 again.  (Read More)

Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt projections are in.   (Read More)

Yung Gleesh was arrested. (Read More)

Ice Cube opened up about Eazy-E on the 20th anniversary of his death. (Read More)


Kylie Minogue and Roc Nation are going their separate ways​. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 3/25

Kendrick Lamar’s first week sales are in, and he performed on a truck in West Hollywood last night. (And I was there!)

A$AP Rocky announced his new album title is At.Long.Last.A$AP. (Read More) 


Kanye West  recently parted ways with his longtime agent. (Read More)

Jimmy Henchman receives life sentence again. (Read More)

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill will be archived in Library of Congress. (Read More)


Action Bronson threw a fan off stage last night.

Jay Z‘s new streaming service TIDAL is counting down to a New York launch event. (Read More)

50 Cent‘s SMS Audio is going into business with Disney . (Read More) 

T-Pain‘s new mixtape will feature previously unheard Aaliyah vocals. (Read More)

Jadakiss hints at surprise album. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 3/24

Rich Homie Quan fought a security guard at LIV then escaped on a speedboat.  He also responded to Young Thug calling him “Bitch Homie Quan.”

T.I.  announced his next album is called Trap’s Open and describes it as “unapologetically gangsta.” (Read More) 


Drake‘s redesign of the Toronto Raptors logo is set to release March 27. (Read More) 

An Australian news outlet reports Kanye West is studying to become a reverend. (Read More) 

Jay Z‘s streaming service is now available for a free 7 day trial. (Read More)


Snoop Dogg is developing an HBO drama with the director of Menace II Society and the writer for The Boondocks. (Read More)

Yung Gleesh has reportedly been charged with sexual assault in Austin, Texas. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 3/23

A man who threw a beer bottle at Lil’ Wayne‘s show gets attacked by another fan for disrespecting him. (Read More)


Lil’ B says he’ll lift his curse on Kevin Durant if he plays him a game of basketball. (Read More)

Chris Brown is finally off probation. (Read More)

Dame Dash and Kanye West are apparently buying Karma Loop.  (Read More) 


Lil’ Twist has reportedly been charged with six felonies. (Read More)

Glastonbury Fest organizers defend Kanye West despite petitions. (Read More)

Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to a rehabilitation center. (Read More)

Marvin Gaye’s family asks the court to cease playing Robin Thicke & Pharrell‘s “Blurred Lines.” (Read More)  

Friday will return to theaters for one day only this year: 4/20 (Read More)


Russell Simmons will be bringing a  Hip Hop musical “The Scenario” to Broadway, and it will involve Def Jam artists.  (Read More)