Subject:

Underground Hip-Hop

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The Neighbours, New Weekly Party at Electric Pickle: "Summer Vibes and Feel-Good Songs"

    Miami's Champion Sound and Soul Amazing are here to remind us that the 305 moves to more than SoBe's commercial EDM beats. Our city's scenesters bump it to alternative hip-hop, leftfield disco, and future bass too. And what better place for a local sonic smorgasbord than Wynwood underground dance mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Peanut Butter Wolf on '90s vs. 2010s Hip-Hop: "The Commercial Music's Worse Now"

    Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of the legendary Stones Throw Records, has presided over some of the most important releases and moments in modern hip-hop history. Recently, a Kickstarter-funded documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, was released about his iconic mecca of underground hip-hop beats. It h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    You don't need a significant other, heart-shaped chocolates, and roses to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside this Hallmark holiday dedicated for lovers Valentine's Day ... All you need is music and Mr./Mrs. Right Now. Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from Wale's smo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Ma Dukes on J Dilla Day: "It's Global and It's Mind-Blowing"

    Ma Dukes is slang for anybody's mother. But when you talk to hip-hop heads, only one matters. J Dilla was a hip-hop producer from Detroit whose life was tragically cut short in 2006 by a rare blood disease, but his momma, the Ma Dukes, continues to travel the world in support of her youngest son's ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Which One of Kool Keith's Alter Egos Is Gonna Show Up at Eve April 2?

    via Kool Keith's Facebook pageKool Keith ... Or is it Poppa Large? Dr. Octagon? Black Elvis?‚ÄčOn October 19, 1963, a potential heir to the throne of best rapper alive was born in the Bronx. His name was Keith Matthew Thornton. And after an incubation period of 25 years, the kid became a crazy lyri ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
  • Music

    August 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Q&A With Termanology, Performing at PS14 Tomorrow Night

    To understand up-and-coming MC Termanology's commitment to the golden age of hip-hop, just take a look at the production credits on his new album, Time Machine. It's enough to make you cry: the Alchemist, Large Professor, Pete Rock, and even the untouchable DJ Premier all lend beats to this sophom ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008

    Vordul Mega

    Megagraphitti (Backwoodz Studioz)

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Donuts Are Forever 2--Tribute to Jay Dee New Dilla Podcast

    Most Jay Dee enthusiasts know that over the weekend, there were some worldwide celebrations for the birthday (Feb 7) and passing (Feb 10) of the late great producer J Dilla. Here's some footage from the Donuts are Forever party in Brooklyn with appearance from Illwill, Phonte, House Shoes, Von Pea, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Throwback Tuesdays: Jaylib and Frank N Dank

    Here's some more Dilla for ya since it's Throwback Tuesdays. A classic Madlib beat with Dilla and Frank N Dank killing their verses off the Champion Sound LP. -- Jonathan Cunningham

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    DJ House Shoes gets HVW8

    Hip-hop junkies and beat heads need to familiarize themselves with DJ Houseshoes. He's one of the foremost experts on all things Dilla related, which is a technical way of saying the two came up together in the same gritty Detroit night clubs and vibed outside of the typical DJ/MC relationship. Shoe ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Return of the Boom Bap

    The Rock the Bells tour brings a dream cast of hip-hop heroes, just for one day

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007
  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    J Dilla

    Ruff Draft (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Black Milk

    Popular Demand (Fat Beats)

  • Calendar

    March 22, 2007

    It’s Bigger than Hip-Hop

    This party is beyond belief

  • Music

    March 15, 2007
  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    The El Word

    After years as an underground MC hero, El-P drops a sonic bomb that will rock your world

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Cut Chemist

    The Audience's Listening (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Aloe Blacc

    Shine Through (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Mr. Lif

    Mo' Mega (Def Jux)

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Murs

    Murray's Revenge (Record Collection)

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Uncertain Smile

    Peanut Butter Wolf's return is overshadowed by Jay Dee's death

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    The Independent Juxtaposition

    Def Jux reasserts its status as this decade's most important independent hip-hop label

  • Music

    September 15, 2005
  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Made from Scratch

    How do you build a successful label like Rhymesayers? One good album at a time

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    C-Rayz Walz

    Year of the Beast (Definitive Jux)

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Quasimoto

    The Further Adventures of Lord Quas (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Lyrics Born

    Same Shit, Different Day Quannum

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    The Perceptionists

    Black Dialogue Definitive Jux

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Prefuse 73

    Surrounded by Silence Warp

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Z-Trip

    Ice Palace Studios, Wednesday, March 23

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Hip-Hop Nation

    WMC isn't just for disco dancers anymore

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Basshead

    Whose Culture?

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    MF Doom

    MM...Food Rhymesayers

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    DJ Rels

    Theme For a Broken Soul Stones Throw

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Basshead

    Conspiracy

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Masta Killa

    No Said Date (Nature Sounds)

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Vast Aire

    Look Mom ... No Hands (Chocolate Industries)

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Madvillain

    Madvillainy (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Riddim Warfare

    Meet Jay-Z's The Black Album -- the remix

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Fabled Aesop

    The rhymes are strange and the beats are bleak, but Aesop Rock insists that his latest is anything but experimental

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Diverse

    One A.M. (Chocolate Industries)

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Jaylib

    Champion Sound (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    He Said, He Said

    No matter what happens between Push Button Objects and Seven, their friendship is over

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Prefuse 73

    One World Extinguisher(Warp)

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    El-P

    Fantastic Damage "Def Jux"

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