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Droppin’ Knowledge: In Chi-Town, Rashid Hadee Is On The Beat. And The Mic, Too.

In hip hop, a sample can sometimes lead you on an unexpected journey. Rashid Hadee’s first box of vinyl records…
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Droppin’ Knowledge: In Chi-Town, Rashid Hadee Is On The Beat. And The Mic, Too.

Boston MC Billy Dean Thomas Reminds Us That “Hope Is A Song In A Weary Throat”

Last year seemed like the year that Billy Dean Thomas would finally break through. The Boston-based hip hop artist, poet…
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Boston MC Billy Dean Thomas Reminds Us That “Hope Is A Song In A Weary Throat”

Droppin’ Knowledge: Behind The Boards with Boston’s Musical Polymath, Rilla Force

And we back… Boston music scene stalwart Rilla Force is a musical polymath and a man with a distinct sound…
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Droppin’ Knowledge: Behind The Boards with Boston’s Musical Polymath, Rilla Force

Droppin’ Knowledge: Despite Life’s Ups & Downs, Virginia MC Chuck Dolo Is Doing “Aight”

Late last year, the rap artist Chuck Dolo released his first official music, the single “Late Nights,” and the EP…
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Droppin’ Knowledge: Despite Life’s Ups & Downs, Virginia MC Chuck Dolo Is Doing “Aight”

Droppin’ Knowledge: For Niagara Falls Rapper Jamal Gasol, All The World Is Piff

It started like this… It was 2008, or 2009. The rap artist Jamal Gasol has a brother, and his brother…
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Droppin’ Knowledge: For Niagara Falls Rapper Jamal Gasol, All The World Is Piff

Droppin’ Knowledge: Jay Cinema & WilfMerson Know “What You Need Ain’t What You Want!” – Album Review & Interview

A trans-Atlantic collaboration between the Harlem-based rapper and London producer WilfMerson yields an album of depth and beauty. The Internet…
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Droppin’ Knowledge: Jay Cinema & WilfMerson Know “What You Need Ain’t What You Want!” – Album Review & Interview

Droppin’ Knowledge: Jiyu Purp Creates Spiritual, Life Affirming Hip Hop on His Album Earth is Ours – Interview & Review

Last month, Dallas, Texas based hip hop artist Jiyu Purp released his first long player, Earth is Ours, an album…
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Droppin’ Knowledge: Jiyu Purp Creates Spiritual, Life Affirming Hip Hop on His Album Earth is Ours – Interview & Review

Droppin’ Knowledge: A 10 Song Hopeful Playlist For A Time That Strains Hope

If you’re feeling a deficit of hope lately, don’t fret. You are not alone, Hope is an intrinsic human attribute…
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Droppin’ Knowledge: A 10 Song Hopeful Playlist For A Time That Strains Hope

Droppin’ Knowledge: Behind The Boards With Birmingham’s Grimy Sound Architect Hobgoblin

And we back… From the gritty depths of the UK’s second city, Birmingham, arose an anti-villain who plumbs the muck…
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Droppin’ Knowledge: Behind The Boards With Birmingham’s Grimy Sound Architect Hobgoblin

Droppin’ Knowledge: Listening To Music During a Pandemic – 10 Hip Hop Songs To Help You Carry On

By October, music had failed me. In the beginning of the pandemic, music from my youth carried me through the…
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Droppin’ Knowledge: Listening To Music During a Pandemic – 10 Hip Hop Songs To Help You Carry On

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