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Sales Predictions: Slaughterhouse

It’s no secret that the Internets do not buy albums. But the ‘net has never seen a musical force like Slaughterhouse. The online-favorite four-man rap band—Royce Da 5’9”, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I—managed to momentarily take over Twitter ...

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BLOG: Powerful

Sometimes it makes me bananas trying to explain how powerful hip-hop would be if we all understood the part we play. DJ, artist, journalist, photographer, director and let us not ever forget the fan; the lover of hip-hop music. ...

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FEATURE: Beats by the Pound

In recent years, Just Blaze has scored video games such as Tiger Woods PGA Tour and NBA Street Vol. 2 and produced music for Nike and USA Basketball. He has also booked more DJ gigs than usual. The 32-year-old producer ...

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Dorrough: Dorrough Music

DORROUGH Dorrough Music (NGenius Records/E1 Entertainment) It’d be easy to pigeonhole Dorrough as just another ringtone rapper. True, the Dallas-based rookie’s catchy debut single, “Walk That Walk,” and flossy follow-up, “Ice Cream Paint Job,” are both mindless bangers—heavy on the beat but light ...

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