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Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, and De La Soul Are Heading on Tour

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Three of Hip-Hop’s most iconic groups, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, and De La Soul, are coming together for the Gods of Rap Tour this year. The historic announcement about the upcoming tour, which is due to land in London, Manchester, and Glasgow in May as each group celebrates a classic album from their discography. DJ […]

5 Times Redman Bodied A Guest Feature

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Redman is a rapper’s rapper — an artist that truly embodies what it is to have funk, style and to really immerse oneself in the beat. Having been introduced to the world through EPMD’s track “Hardcore” in 1990, he hasn’t missed a beat since. As the Jersey-bred rapper just hit 48 years old this past […]

20 Hip-Hop Inspired Christmas Songs

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Christmas is today, and if you’re in the spirit, there might be holiday-themed music on your playlist. If you’re a Hip Hop fan, “Silent Night” or “Deck the Halls” might not be ideal tunes to get the house gathering lit. You might prefer listening to Master P and C Murda tell tales of “Christmas in […]

DJ Premier and Pete Rock Join Forces To Produce De La Soul’s New Album

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One of the many wonders of modern day hip-hop culture is seeing its most seasoned bodies active in crafting tunes that transform into the birth of fanbase fantasies. In the latest episode of the Rap Radar podcast, legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier went into storytelling mode as he touched base on his experiences with Biggie […]

How Tom Petty Influenced Hip-Hop Classics

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Words by Nick Slay & NDSmith In the wake of iconic rocker Tom Petty‘s death, The Source wanted to take a look at how his music influenced Hip-Hop. Here’s a couple of great songs that sampled Petty’s 1989 hit, “Free Fallin’ “. A cult-classic, “Free Fallin’” was one of those tracks that makes you lose all […]

De La Soul Enlists Little Dragon For New Track “Drawn”

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Before the release of their new album And the Anonymous Nobody on August 26th, De La Soul unleashes a dreamy track titled “Drawn”ft. Little Dragon. The record finds vocalist Yukimi Nagano delivering some mesmerizing instrumentals, when De La Soul comes in past the halfway mark. This is the third track released since the announcement of the album, as they’ve previously released a collaboration with […]

De La Soul Drops ‘Stakes Is High’ 20 Years Ago Today

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Today [Saturday, July 2] marks the 20th anniversary of De La Soul‘s fourth album, Stakes Is High. The title accurately describes the point in Posdnous, Dave and Maseo‘s careers where they were at a crossroads. Stakes Is High would be the first album that wouldn’t feature longtime producer Prince Paul behind the production board. After all, […]

De La Soul Talks New Album and Pioneering Branding In Hip Hop

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Hip Hop legends De La Soul have stood the test of time simply because they’re different and aren’t afraid to be themselves. In an interview with Sway in the Morning, the trio took a look back at their musical contributions, discussed how having Hip Hop as a unified front helped brand them and revealed N.W.A. had the biggest […]

[Listen] De La Soul Drops New Single “Pain” Featuring Snoop Dogg

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On the heels of the 25th anniversary of De La Soul‘s 1991 classic, De La Soul is Dead, Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo have dropped the new single, “Pain,” off their long awaited, forthcoming album, And the Anonymous Nobody. Featuring a generous verse from Snoop Dogg, “Pain” retains the classic De La sound with smooth, jazz undertones […]

De La Soul Releases Surprise EP, For Your Pain and Suffering

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De La Soul‘s long awaited full length, And the Anonymous Nobody, was supposed to be released today [Friday, April 29], which would have been the legendary trio’s first album since 2004’s The Grind Date. Due to unforeseen time delays, the release date has been pushed back once again, but rather than leave fans empty handed, Maseo, Dave […]

Kanye West to Headline Governors Ball, Vince Staples, Mac Miller, Miguel & More to Perform

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Yeezy season is clearly approaching. Earlier today, news broke via Kim Kardashian that Kanye West would be dropping a new song #EveryFriday–accompanied by the hashtag #Swish, alluding to the fact the album could soon follow–and now we have the official Governors Ball 2016 flyer, featuring none other than Kanye West as the June festival’s headliner. […]