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FEATURE: Grand Puba, The Essence

As the lead MC of rap trio Brand Nubian, Maxwell Dixon a.k.a. Grand Puba was instrumental in making his group’s 1990 debut One For All a classic. A rarity, Puba walked the fine line between Native Tongues sensibility and more militant ...

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Turn My Swag Off

"Cracker" media is enough to make a nigga... "Hop back in the bed. Turn my swag off./ When I wake up I’mma roll another blunt./ Yeah. I’m gettin monayyy./" If I were young DeAndre Way, I’d turn the computer and vaporizer off for a ...

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Best cans I ever saw

How is it that I don't even like Drake, and I must be the only one who likes his new video? The Internets today are full of people saying he played himself with the clip for "Best I Ever Had." I ...

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Havoc Prepping New Solo Album

Havoc continues holding down Mobb Deep while Prodigy is locked up, working on his third solo album and a mixtape, both titled From Now On. The album, slated for a 4th quarter release, will be mostly self-produced with contributions also coming ...

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DJ Big Mike Denies RIAA Raid Rumors

Reports that surfaced yesterday (June 1) claiming DJ Big Mike’s home was raided by the RIAA are false, according to karencivil.com. “The story is completely bogus,” said Mike, real name Mike Wilcox. “While I do have a prior legal situation I ...

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