De La Soul, one of the OG groups of hip hop and responsible for many classic and golden releases, have gone further to cement their place in history by announcing they will let their entire back catalog be available for free download from 15th February 11am EST – but you will have to be quick, as it will only last 25 hours! Peep their website to download.
Zion I boast an extensive body of work which incorporates many different styles of hip-hop, so much so that it’s hard to pinpoint one particular sound they embody; instead he duo from California take bits and pieces from sub-cultures of hip-hop and reinterpret them through their own unique angles, oozing creativity and ideas.
Shay D is an incredible rapper and our special guest for this edition of The Word is Bond Rap Radio Hour. We are celebrating International Women’s Day with our 4th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular. In this chapter of the show, Chase March Interviews Shay D about her work with the Lyrically Challenged Collective, her solo work, her involvement in the hip-hop community, must-have rap records, and the issues involving women in hip-hop culture.
Nas (along with a 40+ orchestra & DJ Green Lantern) performed the entire album of ‘Illmatic’, as part of his 20th anniversary release of it at the One Mic Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival in Washington, DC. Listening to an orchestra piece together the instrumentation in the way the beats were made is breath-taking; there’s definitely nothing like it.
The late J Dilla has become a symbol for hip-hop artists around the globe, a beacon of creativity, authenticity and hard work. Dilla showed the world that the MPC 3000 was much more than a sampling machine–in Dilla’s hands the MPC became a powerful tool of precision where he created countless masterpieces....
FloFilz is no newcomer to WIB and has been serving up some off-the-hook dopeness for a while now. As he prepares his debut solo project Metronom via MPM, he blesses us with the sax-assisted mellow joint Vigal. The vibe he crafts is soothing and retrospective, and has that Euro-ish Jazz feel to it. Features Anthony Drawn on the sax.
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