Shimmy Shimmy Ya! It’s ODB and Czarface from Super7!

By Staff Reports It’s the ODB, as you can see! Straight out of the Brooklyn Zoo is the one-man army known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Gone far too soon but forever in the Wu, Super7 is proud to present this ReAction Figure of ODB. No need to adjust your system, Czarface is here to save…Read moreRead more

In Shops Today- RZA & Ghostface Killah’s comic book 12 REASONS TO DIE written by Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon

By Staff Reports In shops 11/11, we’re thrilled to bring you TWELVE REASONS TO DIE! Collected in trade for the first time, this collaboration brought Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Ghostface Killah to Black Mask with writers Matthew Rosenberg(Uncanny X-Men, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank) and Patrick Kindlon(Nobody Is In Control, Shoplifters Will Be Terminated)…Read moreRead more

Eminem and Kid Cudi- The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady

By Nolan P. Smith Ready for the latest hip hop team-up? Check out Eminem and Kid Cudi- The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady! Both lyricists bring it on this track, hoping we get a full album!

Movie Review: Beastie Boys Story

By Kevin Hoskinson “Now here’s a little story I’ve got to tell, About three bad brothers you know so well, It started way back in history, With Ad-Rock, MCA, and me, Mike D.” It has often been said that if a story is powerful enough, it doesn’t matter if you know how it ends. We…Read moreRead more

Tupac x Black Panther Available Exclusively @ POP by Foot Locker Launched

By Staff Reports The Estate of Tupac Shakur and the Marvel Comics are collaborating to bring together one of the most legendary artists of all time and the most culturally-impactful comic book hero of our era, exclusively at POP by Foot Locker. Launched Friday, November 9, the exclusive 9- piece Tupac Shakur and Black Panther…Read moreRead more

Eminem- Kamikaze Review: Return to Form

Last year, the controversial motor-mouthed rapper Eminem made his return with Revival, an album that didn’t make the impact his previous releases have in the past. Personally, I thought it was really good, just a departure from the fiery, battle rap emcee I have followed since The Slim Shady LP. Well, this past week, Eminem…Read moreRead more

It’s Time to Rise Up: The Hamilton Mixtape Drops Dec 2nd

Two Tracks Available Now with Pre-Order of The Hamilton Mixtape By Nolan P. Smith “You only get one shot, take it or leave it…” Lin-Manuel Miranda, the visionary behind the smash hit musical, Hamilton, is bringing the world an early Christmas present in the form of The Hamilton Mixtape. Taking tracks from the musical and…Read moreRead more

Real Rap Song of the Week: Yelawolf – Best Friend ft. Eminem

By Jason T. Smith “To the father, son and Holy Spirit, I hold you dearest..” The tongue twisting Yelawolf rides a sinister beat in “Best Friend”, a song that sounds like it would be more of a soft song than what we are used to from the Slaughterhouse collaborator. What we get is some extremely…Read moreRead more

Battle Rap: Award Winning Rapper Takes on Bullying, Self Harm Around the Globe

By Staff Reports Have you ever heard of a rapper being endorsed by Politicians, Police Departments, Paramedics, School Principals, Guidance Counselors, Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, Students, Mental Health Organizations, High Ranking Public Officials, Environmental Activists, and more? Well, Curtis Adams AKA “Unkle Adams” is definitely not your “average” Rapper. The Canada-born MC not only performs uplifting…Read moreRead more

Marvel Becomes Inspired by the Music Industry with Marvel Comics’ Hip Hop Variants

By Staff Reports Expression and art form merge between Marvel Comics and the world of hip-hop with a unique line of HIP-HOP Variants covers inspired by some of the most iconic and well received hip-hop and rap albums of all time. Accompanying each all-new #1 from Marvel Comics coming this fall, fans will get the chance to…Read moreRead more

2014 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many…Read moreRead more

Shady XV Review: 15 Years Already?

Review by Nolan P. Smith Label: Shady/Interscope Release Date: 11/24/14 Format: Digital, 2 Disc CD set (Victor Valley)—Eminem is arguably one of the most well known rappers on the planet, and for good reason. The motor-mouthed MC from the Motor City has made an impact on the rap game that nobody can argue: whether you…Read moreRead more

Epic Rap Battles of History! Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye!

By Nolan P. Smith “We got a bad ass over here…” Epic Rap Battle of History is back, and for me, this has to be the best yet!!! We have Bill Nye, the Science Guy, going toe to toe with a titan of scientific discovery, Sir Isaac Newton! [youtube] With this episode, we are…Read moreRead more

Epic Rap Battles Of History: Rick Grimes Vs Walter White

By Nolan P. Smith The rap battle you never wanted to see is pretty amazing! I don’t know how I missed this one: check out the epic rap battle between The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes and Breaking Bad’s Walter White. Extremely well done, I couldn’t help but laugh!!! Created by Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter)…Read moreRead more

Music Video Premiere: Eminem ft. Nate Ruess- Headlights

By Nolan P. Smith “Maybe we took this too far…” Those are the words from Headlights, the newest music video from Eminem and featuring Nate Ruess. The song is off of Em’s latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and is a departure from what we usually hear about in regards to his mom, Debbie…Read moreRead more

Atmosphere- Always Coming Back Home To You (Lyric Video)

By Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation “The clouds ran away, opened up the sky, and one by one, I watched every constellation die…” Atmosphere is one of the rap games most dynamic duos: the team of Slug and Ant have entertained the rap scene for years, so much that the 10-anniversary edition of the album, Seven’s…Read moreRead more

Real Rap Song of the Week: Juggernauts by Slaughterhouse

(EXPLICIT SONG, if you don’t like hearing swear words and other vulgarities, then STEER CLEAR of this one!) The best Slaughterhouse song is on a mixtape. On the House, the ridiculously great mixtape by Slaughterhouse (Royce Da 5’9, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz) is the home of Juggernauts, a high octane, fast paced…Read moreRead more

Real Rap Song of the Week: Judgement Day by Method Man

The name of this one is judgement day… The M-E-T-H-O-D MAN is definitley one of the best to grasp the mic, and his Tical 2000 was no exception. The lead single was a grim ode to what many thought would happen when the clock struck midnight in the year 2000: judgement day. The Wu-Tang Clan…Read moreRead more

Real Rap Song of the Week: Macklemore X Ryan Lewis-Otherside Remix

“Swore I was goin’ to be someone… And growing up everyone always does…” Everyone knows who Macklemore is these days: his Thrift Shop is the number one song on iTunes at the moment, it’s blowing up the airwaves, and the video is hilarious. So, get ready for the total opposite of Thrift Shop: Otherside. A…Read moreRead more

The Lonely Island Ft Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar-YOLO

The boys are back! Check out the latest single from The Lonely Island: YOLO! Featuring Kendrick Lamar and Adam Levine, the boys lampoon the overused acronym perfectly. Check out the video below, and buy it on iTunes at [youtube]

Real Rap Song of the Week: "Goodbye" by Slaughterhouse

I’m rushing up to Cedar Sinai, praying for a miracle, I don’t want to see my idol die… Before he did, the look in his eyes said “even though you just got here…goodbye. Those are the words from West Coast legend Crooked I on what I think is the best track off of Slaughterhouse’s newest…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Slaughterhouse- Welcome To: Our House

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Release Date: August 28th, 2012 Record Label: Shady Records/Aftermath/Interscope Genre: Hip Hop/Rap Parental Advisory-Strong Lyrical Content This past week saw the release of one of the most anticipated albums in recent memory: Slaughterhouse’s Welcome To: Our House. The rap super-group composed of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and…Read moreRead more

Slaughterhouse's Welcome to Our House is Out Today in Stores and iTunes

Today is the day…Slaughterhouse!!! Rap fans, it’s finally here: Slaughterhouse’s Welcome to Our House album is officially out! The super group composed of Royce Da 5’9, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I is making their Shady Records/Aftermath debut, and in a big way. Check out the track listing below, and a video for one…Read moreRead more

Brother Ali "Mourning in America" Single Now on iTunes, Album Drops 9/18

This is rap. Rhymesayers Entertainment’s Brother Ali is back with a new single, a new album, and that’s great news for the world of rap. His newest single, “Mourning in America”, is on iTunes right now. This is the lead single to Ali’s fourth full length album, and by the sounds of it, it’s going…Read moreRead more

Slaughterhouse featuring Eminem: Throw That Now on iTunes

Here comes another one. This week saw the release of the newest Slaughterhouse single, Throw That. Featuring the man himself, Eminem, Throw That is a fast paced track that lets the five emcees let loose. The single is on iTunes now, along with quite a few other singles off their latest album. Their major label…Read moreRead more

45 Minutes Left for Agent 88!!! HUGE Update and Peter Mayhew…aka Chewbacca!

The time is upon us! Digger and his Agent 88 Kickstarter project has only 45 minutes left to go!!! The amount raised is HUGE, check out the page for the full number!!! Make sure to go check out the Kickstarter page now while there is still time! ALSO, check out a video with the…Read moreRead more

Real Rap Song of the Week: E-40 featuring Bo-Rock "Things'll Never Change"

Now I’m homeless and I’m freezing like the morgue… Only thing keeping me alive is the Lord… The 1996 classic from the bay area heavyweight E-40 is one of the realest songs I ever heard. I mean of ALL music, not just rap. If you relate to this song, then you know exactly what I…Read moreRead more

Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion???

(Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP) I think he’s been sipping on that gin and juice… Snoop Dogg, a pioneer in the rap game, especially west coast rap, has officially changed his name to Snoop Lion after a trip to Jamaica. His plans are to make music that kids and grandparents can listen to as well, and…Read moreRead more

Insane Clown Posse Release New Single and Video: Chris Benoit

Words can’t really describe my shock. I just saw that the Insane Clown Posse are putting out a new album in August. That isn’t the shocking part: their lead single and video is titled Chris Benoit. Yeah. As a huge fan of the Canadian Crippler Chris Benoit, I was in complete shock like everyone else…Read moreRead more

Real Rap Song of the Week- Babygirl by Brother Ali

If there’s one wish I could make true, I would shoulder that pain and take it all from you… The albino rhyme spitter on Rhymesayers is the definition of diversity. From bouncy, light-hearted tracks to something like “Babygirl” is something not many can do. The haunting track touches on such a personal subject, that it…Read moreRead more