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Erick Sermon Says He Turned Down an Opportunity to Produce on Nas’ ‘Illmatic’

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In the world of Hip-Hop production, Illmatic is highly acclaimed as the ultimate work to feature big league Hip-Hop producers. Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Large Professor? The gem speaks for itself. Hip-hop enthusiasts have always played with the idea of hearing other classic beatmakers on Illmatic including RZA, Easy Mo Bee, and Erick Sermon. […]

Hip-Hop Mourns The Passing of 90s Hip-Hop Icon Craig Mack

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Craig Mack, whose 1994 hit single “Flava In Ya Ear” thrilled the era of 90’s hip-hop, died on Monday (Mar. 12) from heart failure near his home in Walterboro, South Carolina. He was 47 years old. During the wee hour of 2 am on Tuesday, legendary hip-hop DJs Funk Flex, Biz Markie, and DJ Scratch […]

Behind The Scenes: Rap Legends Come Out to The Art Of Rap at Kings Theater in Brooklyn

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Photos by Stella Magloire November 4th, Kings Theater hosted the Art of Rap concert showcasing some of Hip-Hops legends. Brooklyn’s own Big Daddy Kane and Strong Island’s god-emcee, Rakim touched the stage and created pure magic. But they weren’t the only show stoppers: Raekwon and Ghostface Killah from The Wu-Tang Clan,  EPMD, N.O.R.E., Melle Mel […]

PMD’s Prodigy Tribute Might Send Chills Down Your Spine

PMD Prodigy Tribute

Words by Ime Ekpo Don’t you just love it when hip-hop legends honor one another? Best known as being the PMD of classic Golden Era Hip-Hop duo, EPMD, Parish Smith is all about preserving the greatness of the Hip-Hop MC. Prodigy’s clever spits on the mic revived east coast hip-hop, during a time when opposed […]

Premiere: Erick Sermon produces King Myers’ new single, “I Need”

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Long Island is making a major comeback into the hip-hop world in 2016, and King Myers is definitely aiding in that process. This time around, he liberates a soulful cut titled “I Need” which features an R&B artist from Long Island by the name of Voice, and produced by Erick Sermon, producer/rapper from the legendary […]

Today in Hip Hop History: EPMD Releases ‘Business Never Personal’ 24 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history, duo EPMD released their fourth LP Business Never Personal.  Coming after what critics would call their worst album, Business Never Personal served as a proper revival and temporary farewell for the underground sensation that was EPMD. This album is considered their third classic album. Although underground for the majority of their […]