Jackin’ for Beats?

The internet and radio went nuts today for the new Busta Rhymes and Eminem track “Calm Down“. (They also went nuts for Busta’s outfit at the BET Awards, but that’s a whole different issue). The Scoop DeVille banger loops and READ MORE…

J Rawls – Rio (feat. Rashad)

Dope new video from veteran J Rawls. The video takes place in a record store so you know I’m a fan! Spent more time looking at the wax than the Brazilian (Get the joke? lol). The track is from J READ MORE…

Wu-Tang is for the Children!

Ol’ Dirty (RIP) couldn’t have been more right when he uttered those famous words while interrupting the Grammy’s in 1998 (way before Kanye and Taylor Swift). 15 years later, it looks like Wu-Tang is trying to appeal to the children READ MORE…

Study Says Sampling Increases Sales

Forbes recently published an article about the sampling of music and the resulting increase in sales for the sampled artists’ works. The study by W. Michael Schuster focused on the group Girl Talk, known for their mash-ups and extensive use READ MORE…

Underrated - Nashiem Myrick

Ever hear someone say “Nashiem Myrick is my favorite producer“? Didn’t think so. However, there really isn’t a logical explanation as to why no one ever says that. This month’s edition of Underrated focuses on hip-hop producer Nashiem Myrick. Myrick READ MORE…

Reverse Sample Lawsuit

If you are looking for a Robin Thicke story NOT related to Miley Cyrus, then read on… Thicke’s hit single “Blurred Lines” has undoubtedly become the “song of the summer“. Aside from the video and live VMA performance, there is READ MORE…

Endemic – High Society (feat Tragedy Khadafi, Ruste Juxx & Afu Ra)

I came across this new track from UK Producer Endemic featuring some names I haven’t heard in a while. “High Society” is a moody underground beat with a dope string sample featuring Queensbridge vet Tragedy Khadafi, Duck Down artist Ruste READ MORE…

Underrated – 6 Feet Deep

This month’s edition of Underrated isn’t for a group, but for an album. 6 Feet Deep (or Niggamortis for the European crowd) was the brainchild of several Hip-Hop artists that were already well-established before it’s release. The group compromised of READ MORE…