Today’s local music scene in Pasadena, California is alive and well. Mistah Wilson caught up with Download This Interview Pasadena Hip Hop pioneer Paco Swartz for an exclusive interview about Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity. In this interview, Paco touches on how his spot was the ‘dojo’ for a lot of the Pasadena artists from his generation. Giving Glory to God for still being here, Swartz also speaks on growing up in Pasadena and attending Washington Middle School. Paco mentions the adverse conditions of students who attended Washington Middle School, or the … Continue reading Pasadena Hip Hop Pioneer ‘Paco Swartz’ talks Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity…
Pasadena rapper 2-Hye has been one of the most noticeable consistent artists on the local music scene. After releasing “Back 2-Hye School” EP featuring artists like Major James and Bones, 2-Hye is back with a full length LP “The Conference of the Council”This song stands as Bing Bing‘s first feature on an original album. And he’s definitely got the bars! Continue reading Pasadena rapper Bing Bing debuts first original feature on 2-Hye’s new album "The Conference of the Council"
After two decades of development, the Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame (“HHHOF”) is poised to become “the Hip-Hop institution of record for the 21st century,” as reported in Billboard Magazine. The organization kicks off November 2016 ‘Hip Hop History Month’ by unveiling its long awaited ‘State of the Art’ Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum & Hotel Entertainment Complex design concept for its Manhattan location in New York City. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame was Established in 1992 by Founder J.T. Thompson, who created and executive produced the first Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony … Continue reading Hip Hop Hall of Fame Unveils New Design Concept for Manhattan
NY Rapper/Actor Lord Jamar recently went on DJ Vlad and said that Lil Yachty is trash and anyone who likes his music is stupid. While Yachty fans may strongly disagree, many independent underground Hip Hop fans feel the same way. “When I heard Yachty on a Sprite commercial with LeBron James, I knew it was real that they were putting these culture vultures in position to potentially take over Hip Hop,” says an anonymous rapper. Hear what Lord Jamar has to say in full about rappers like Lil Yachty and Young Dolph… Continue reading Lord Jamar: "People Who Like Lil Yachty are Actually Stupid"
The street named after the late Phife Dawg will officially be unveiled in November. The unveiling ceremony is scheduled to take place on Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. in St. Albans, Queens. Linden Boulevard at 192nd Street is the location where Phife Dawg will be immortalized. The spot holds a specific significance as it is where Phife met Q-Tip. A Tribe Called Quest would famously reference Linden Boulevard in their classic single “Check the Rhime.” “The thought of having Linden Boulevard at 192, renamed to Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor is indescribable,” Phife’s wife Deisha Head Taylor said in a statement. … Continue reading Hip Hop Legend Phife Dawg to get Street named in his honor
DJ Akademiks Speaks on Ace Hood Telling DJ Khaled To Use his ‘Keys’ and Unchain and Let him Free from his Label ‘We The Best’ Continue reading Ace Hood wants off of Khaled’s "We The Best" label?
After tweeting his 1.11 million fans that he’d be releasing new music, YG kept true to his word and dropped a dedication track early Tues. morning (Oct. 25) titled “One Time Comin’” dedicated to individuals who’ve been subject to police brutality. The Compton rapper is known to keep his music brutally honest, from his anti-Trump song “F–k Donald Trump” to “Police Get Away With Murder” from his newest album Still Brazy — which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and carries on his unapologetic attitude on “One Time Comin’.” Continue reading YG Pays Tribute To Victims Of Police Brutality In ‘One Time Comin’
The Yonkers Police Department and Fire Department gathered on Friday (Oct. 21) for their annual Toughman Competition charity event, and were met with a heart-warming speech by one of the night’s famous attendees,DMX. “On February 8, [they] saved my life,” the legendary rapper told the room of policemen and firemen in a video TMZ released. “To go from, at one point running from the police to get away from shit — you know, to get away from what I was doing — to having those same police save my life…” Earlier this year, DMX was found unconscious in the… Read … Continue reading DMX Calls Police Officers and Fire Fighters ‘True Heroes’