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Listen to Joell Ortiz, “Lil’ Piggies”
If anyone has been through the industry wringer, it's Joell Ortiz. In the middle of the last decade, during hip-hop's ringtone dynasty era, the Brooklyn MC made a name for himself as a gritty, animated realist. He signed to Aftermath when the reverberations of Get Rich or Die Trying were still ringi…
Joell Ortiz Sticks To The Script In “Phone” Video
This is a parable for the digital age. In a classic case of 'be careful what you wish for, the main character in Joell Ortiz's "Phone" video can't keep his hand off of his girl's iPhone. Of course, he doesn't like what he finds, and the scene descends into …
People In Hip-Hop That Have Lost The Most Weight In 2014
2014 has been a year of change for quite a few rappers, with many making extreme adjustments to their eating habits. To the likes of Rick Ross, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled and more; check out a gallery of the hip-hop heads that have shed the most weight in this year...
Slaughterhouse “Party”
S on their chests. Shortly after announcing their Glasshouse Tour, Slaughterhouse drop a teaser to their forthcoming stops across the United States called “Party.” The four housemen bring their lyrical onslaught on the Cardiak and Just Blaze production...
Ranking The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Verses
Last night, BET aired its annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, which means one thing: cyphers. While the awards themselves are more often than not treated as an afterthought at the ceremony, the cyphers still have the potential to make waves. With an early clip of Kendrick Lamar's appearance leaking week…
Slaughterhouse Takes Over Highline Ballroom
Last night (July 16th), Hip Hop’s most formidable supergroup, Slaughterhouse, took over the Highline Ballroom in downtown NYC.
The feeling of anticipation in the air was palpable, as the Slaughterhouse fans waited for the supergroup to arrive
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