The ever-godlike Gift of Gab.When a baby's born with a microphone in his mouth and a name like Gift of Gab, there's no denying he's gonna grow up to be a badass MC. It's almost like the rap gods have got their finger on the boy from the very first minute, steering him toward the studio and feedin ... More >>
via heard-words.comBig BoiWhen something happens in threes, we take note. When Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper died earlier this year, everyone was asking, "Who's next?" The universe answered: Rick Moranis Art Linkletter. There are three primary colors, three types of matter, three little pigs, t ... More >>
And keeps its eyes on the future of the genre.
Transformations Live for the People (Shout Factory)
Peanut Butter Wolf's return is overshadowed by Jay Dee's death
Cliquety Kliqk (Quannum)
Feuding neighbors, art objects, and combative cops
How do you build a successful label like Rhymesayers? One good album at a time
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
Il-oet Dim Mak
Live! In Tune and On Time (Geffen)
Fourth Dimensional Rocketships (Quannum)
Later That Day (Quannum)
Blazing Arrow (MCA)
Nia (Quannum Projects)
Miami's annual Winter Music Conference