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My TOP 25 Albums, Mixtapes and EPs of 2013

Ready or not, 2014 is upon us. But, before we move forward let’s look back at 2013. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Kool Herc putting on the first hip-hop party extending breakbeats...

The biggest winners at The GRAMMYs Noms: Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Hip Hop

The biggest winners at The GRAMMYs Noms: Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Hip Hop

The headlines read that Jay Z earned nine nominations, giving him the distinction of having the most nods for the 2014 Grammy Awards, but the artists who stole the show in the major categories...

J Cole talks Kanye West, “Dumbing Down”, Power Trip Double Meaning + More

J Cole talks Kanye West, “Dumbing Down”, Power Trip Double Meaning + More

Four years after their first interview J Cole and Nick Huff Barili link up for their fourth in-depth interview. In part 4 J Cole talks Kanye West, “Dumbing Down”, Power Trip Double Meaning +...

Hopsin talks Keys to Success, Miley Cyrus, Molly, Turning Down Major Labels, Artist Responsibility,

Hopsin talks Keys to Success, Miley Cyrus, Molly, Turning Down Major Labels, Artist Responsibility,

Part 6 of this very candid interview starts with Hopsin explaining a recent tweet were he stated: “F*ck getting signed to a record label, I am the label.” “People may idolize Jimmy Iovine, they...

Hopsin talks Getting Arrested by Racist Police Officer, New Album Knock Madness

Hopsin talks Getting Arrested by Racist Police Officer, New Album Knock Madness

Part 5 of this very candid interview starts with Hopsin describing to Nick Huff Barili what is going through his mind as he gets ready to put out his first album in 3 years....

Hopsin: “We Don’t Know How To Be Human Anymore Because We Are So Dependent On Technology”

Hopsin: “We Don’t Know How To Be Human Anymore Because We Are So Dependent On Technology”

Exclusive in-depth interview with Hopsin at his studio. Part 4 of this very candid interview starts with Hopsin telling Nick Huff Barili that he is frustrated with the industry and commitments he has as...