Wiz Kid's essence and the afrobeat explosion in Prospect Park

The problem with long waits in large crowds is that you can’t control the conversations around you: you don’t mean to ear hustle but the proximity you find yourself in subjects you to the nonsense.

Shenseea blessed on an upward trajectory

The aftereffects to a Summer Jam appearance/performance have historically shown to project said artist’s career on an upward trajectory towards super star.

Neither rain, nor Storm Henri can stop Summer Jam

While the tri-state missed the full devasting potential of Hurricane Henri, we still got that work from Mother Nature. The show must and did go on however, this past Sunday at the MetLife Stadium as Hot 97 welcomed back the ...

Life is Hip Hop and Poetry

For the majority of us, as mere infants we’ve been indoctrinated we the maxim, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

Lox Verzuz Dipset hip-hop history made in NYC

“Yo, we can hit a lick doing this music thing, I’m telling you. My man nice with the beats, I know this kid who got a lethal pen and my swag crazy.” For better or worse, this is a mind ...

Hood life––“Power Book III: Raising Kanan” stacking up

To reach optimum level is what we strive for. Even if it’s only once. We know that the arrival to that place is going to come with peaks and valleys but when we arrive, it’ll be worth it in the ...

Thank you ‘The Vapors,’ Biz, RIP

Maybe we need to start looking at things a little closer. Apparently, few years back one of the most respected music outlets, at least at that time, compiled a list of the greatest one-hit wonders of all times.

NIghtlife July 8, 2021

When on the cusp of the finale of the 2021 NBA season, the thoughts should be squarely on how the last two teams standing match up in their quest for the Larry O’Brien trophy.

Harden's Heartbreak

NBA Superstar, Brooklyn Net guard James Harden, is on the cusp of grabbing the brass ring. That one achievement that he has yet to grasp on the court.

Remembering George Floyd

For the past 15-18 months commemorating any date has been a task as days seem to just string together as one continuous, monotonous time frame.

Nightlife May 20, 2021

The headlines and soundbites, while deserving of the celebratory accomplishment, doesn’t reveal the whole story. Yes, we have giants, building blocks even, of hip hop culture feted, but of deeper significance is the recognition of the contributions of African American ...

DMX: ‘No one in hip hop has ever done it better’

Twenty-three years after the release of his genre-altering debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” DMX, on an episode of the podcast Drink Champs, spoke with exuberance, details of the then yet to be completed new album.

The BIG3 is back again

At this time last year, the company line for the start of the new season for the Big 3 read as follows:

Triller's One Two Punch

Nothing like watching remnants of the future unfold before your very eyes. That’s what went down last Saturday as the Triller Fight Club invaded the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

Hip hop on deck: DMX, Cuddi & Talib

What a week it has been for the hip hop industry.