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Happy 50th Birthday To Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar!

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Born Lorenzo Dechalus on this day in the Bronx in 1968, Hip Hop legend and critic Lord Jamar of the legendary Brand Nubian crew has maintained his relevance in the game by not just dropping gems on the mic in the booth, but he keeps artists and notables on their toes when stepping into the […]

Will Lord Jamar Respond to Eminem on Record?

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Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian is pleased that Eminem is finally addressing him. After five years of discussion from Jamar regarding Eminem and his place in hip-hop amongst much more. With Em not really engaging in the debate until now, it had been left largely to Royce da 5’9” to speak on the topic. Visit […]

MTV Reboots ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ with League of Golden Era Legends for 30th Anniversary Concert in Brooklyn

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Treasured hip-hop music video show Yo! MTV Raps will celebrate a milestone with a strictly nostalgic tribute concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on June 1 as the Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience, an ode to hip-hop’s most defining era amplified with performances by the Golden Era’s most legendary lyricists and collectives. Visit for […]

TV One Premieres Brand Nubian ‘Unsung’ Episode Tonight


All for one and one for all! Visit for more information TV One has put together an in-depth episode of Hip Hop’s icons of consciousness, Brand Nubian, for Unsung premieres tonight 9PM EST and 8PM Central Time. Featuring all four members of the New Rochelle, NY-based group founded by Grand Puba Maxwell, Unsung attempted […]

Is Flipmode First Lady Rah Digga Joining Lord Jamar’s Godcast?

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Actor, producer and legendary Brand Nubian emcee Lord Jamar finally launched his highly requested own podcast titled the Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar on 7 January 2018. After a series of memorable, no-holds-barred interviews with STAR and solo on VladTV on a whole multitude of controversial topics, Jamar has further developed his cult-like status as […]

Lord Jamar Launches His New Podcast ‘Yanadameen Godcast’

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Over the past five years, Lord Jamar became one of the most notably outspoken rappers to brew out of hip-hop culture due to his vivid presence on the couch of DJ Vlad. His commentary on Macklemore‘s act of promoting the gay agenda and mostly recalled commentary on Kanye West‘s fashion sense (as he was known […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Menace II Society Sountrack Released 24 Years Ago


On this date in 1993, Jive Eecords released the soundtrack to the blockbuster hood classic Menace II Society featuring various artists. The sixteen track Hip Hop assortment peaked at the pole position on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop albums. Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs: “Streiht Up Menace” by MC Eiht, and […]

Hip Hop History: Brand Nubian Drops ‘In God We Trust’ 24 Years Ago

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This week in 1993, Brand Nubian released their sophomore album, In God We Trust on Elektra Records as a follow up to their five mic classic All For One. Visit for more information With Grand Puba embarking on a solo career and a year into the success of his Reel to Reel album, Sadat […]

9-Year-Old DJ Kool Flash is “The Youngest DJ in Charge”

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Hip Hop is evolving and there’s no way around. The Golden Era days of graffiti and B-Boys have been replaced by trends popularized online. Social media has swallowed the once intimate culture turning into and the blueprint for international pop culture. Although the changes are rapid, there are a few who have decided to stray […]

Grand Puba Set to Release First Album in Seven Years

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At one time Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar made up the group Brand Nubian for the 1990 album, All for One. The trio fit well with the conscious-rap of the time like Public Enemy, Poor Righteous Teachers, Gangstarr and others. It was Puba’s 1995 hit “I Like It” that really launched him as […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Happy Birthday Grand Puba!

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On this day in Hip Hop history, Brand Nubian front man, Maxwell Dixon a.k.a. Grand Puba was born today in 1966. Visit for more information Grand Puba made his debut with the group Masters of Ceremony. The group’s first album Dynamite was released in 1988 and had an amazing critical reception. However, due to […]

[Video] Brand Nubian Performs at #SOURCE360 2015

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Visit for more information At the second annual #Source360, the weekend’s musical festivities were closed out by a rejuvenating performance from Lord Jamar, Grand Puba, Sadat X and the illustrious Brand Nubian, in the BRIC House BAM building in the heart of Brooklyn’s Cultural District. They performed classics like “360 Degrees,” “Don’t Let It […]

Scarface, Brand Nubian and Others Bring Standing Room Only Crowd To Harlem For Malcolm X Day


Visit for more information This past weekend, in association with the annual “Harlem Week” Festival, 135th Street from St. Nicholas Avenue to Lenox Avenue, better known as Malcolm X Boulevard, was lit in celebration of “Malcolm X Day”. The entire Shabazz family, along with The Northstar Group/The Source Magazine Owner L. Londell McMillian, put […]

Hip Hop 101: dead prez “Its Bigger Than Hip Hop”

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When it comes to making knowledge sound cool, dead prez has accomplished that goal on an international scale Visit for more information On a surprisingly chilly night in late October, a promoter from Japan pulled together a show at one of NYC’s favorite Hip Hop hangouts, Santos Party House. Besides the fact that someone […]

Check Out The Video To Sadat X’s “On Fire” Featuring Cormega

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One fourth of the legendary Brand Nubian crew drops the first video from his upcoming album slated for the top of 2015 Visit for more information The Wild Cowboy #1 himself is still on the grind dropping joints like he did two decades ago with Lord J, Puba, and Alamo. This time Sadat teams […]