Hip-Hop fans will have some new tunes to rock to for Biggie Smalls‘s birthday on May 21st. Faith Evans drops ‘The King & I,’ a duet album that has been in the works for a while. The 25-song album includes additions from Lil Cease, 112, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Jadakiss, Mama Wallace, and more. Stream below . . .
The Notorious B.I.G. left this world in 1997, but his legacy continues in 2017 with the release of “Take Me There,” a new collaborative record with Faith Evans, featuring Sheek Louch and Styles P. This verse was originally written for Lil Kim’s “Drugs.” Faith and Biggie’s the King & I duet album releases on May . . .
Tread carefully when attempting to remake the music of hip-hop legends. Uki did an excellent job of adding new flair to three Notorious classics with his B.I.G (The Tribute of Biggie) EP. Today is the 20th anniversary of Christopher Wallace’s passing, and this is a fitting way to pay homage. Stream B.I.G (The Tribute of . . .
“Machine Gun Funk” is one of the more well known songs within The Notorious B.I.G.‘s revered discography. Woody’s Produce takes the vintage track and gives it a new feel, incorporating a soulful new sample to get heads nodding. Stream Woody’s Produce’s “Machine Gun Funk” remix below, listen to his previously released Drake remix afterwards, and . . .
Cookin Soul adds their skilled touch to another classic, infusing the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Sky Is The Limit” with some breezy instrumentation that would fit right into your local jazz station’s “Quiet Storm” late night mix. Stream Cookin Soul’s “Sky Is The Limit” remix below.
The Flatbush ZOMBIES switch the style up for a purpose on their latest release, “Glorious Thugs.” Paying homage to The Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony‘s Life After Death standout. “Notorious Thugs,” the Brooklyn crew delivers fast-paced rhymes over a piano laden instrumental that will instantly spark nostalgia for a number of hip-hop heads. Stream “Glorious . . .
Our West Coast compatriot ESSNTL drops off Session 033 of Earth To Your Brain radio, just in time for the weekend. Catch another two and a half hours of great music, including cuts from the likes of Big K.R.I.T., AbJo, Common, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Usher, Kanye West, Goapele, and many more. Stream Session 033 of Earth To . . .
March 9th is an important day for those who pay attention to hip-hop history; it is the day that Christopher Wallace, also known as the Notorious B.I.G., was murdered in Los Angeles. In remembrance of the rap legend, DJ Mister Cee made a new mix called Biggie Blendz for the people. This mix actually combines modern . . .
It’s a year old, but a bit underexposed, still. Seeing as how today is the anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.’s untimely death, it’s only right that we highlight this funky mash up of “Hypnotize” and funky instrumentation from The Mercy Sluts. Mixed courtesy of Steely Chan, “Hypnotize $600” is a bit more bright than the original. . . .
London producer Navy Shade flips the Notorious B.I.G.‘s posthumously released “Nasty Girl,” creating a smooth and gradual intro that builds and shifts before the first verse even comes on. The original version of “Nasty Girl” was already pretty smooth, but Navy Shade’s edits make things feel a bit more sophisticated- fit for a lounge as . . .
During an interview with Ebro, Lil Yachty debuted is new song, “Judgement Free.” Moreover, Yachty seems to have a change of heart after taking the time to listen to The Notorious B.I.G.‘s music. “To this day, I feel like I was wrong for speaking about something like that without taking a second to listen,” Yachty . . .
I grew up in Brooklyn during the height of emcees like The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim, Jay, Wu-Tang, A Tribe Called Quest, Big L and the other revolving door rappers from Bad Boy. So, while I love and appreciate the current popular incarnation of hip-hop, I will always have a soft spot for loud, hard-hitting . . .
It’s been a few decades since rock band Living Colour was prominent, but they are making an interesting return to the scene with a remake of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya?”, featuring Black Thought, Chuck D, Pharoah Monch, Prodigal Sunn, and Kyle Mansa. The band is releasing a mixtape on September 9th called MIXTAPE, . . .
The latter half of the 1990s, from 1995 to 2000, was the beginning of a wide takeover period in pop culture for black musicians, artists, and singers. Black artists experienced great crossover appeal from the urban market to topping Billboard’s hot 100. During this time, black artists were found to be lucrative in various arenas. . . .
The early ’90s are often cited as a period of great musical growth for black music. It was the time of the “Golden Age of Hip-Hop”. The music was groundbreaking and sonically innovative. A lot of albums considered to be classics were produced during this era. Nas‘ Illmatic, Wu-Tang‘s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was . . .