On his 30th year in the game, Short Dog catches up with DX contributor Dana Scott to give his take on 510 history in the past (Freddy B and those early albums) and current (such as the Raiders leaving for Vegas and anyone who's sitting for the National Anthem). It's an Oakland thang, baby.
It's been a decade since the world got wind of a new Mr. Cheeks record but the leader of the Lost Boyz is back to not only expand his empire in the world of Hip Hop business but to push great emceeing back to the forefront.
If you were to tell OG Maco he was "back from the dead" following this summer's near-fatal car accident, he would brush it off. The QC starting point guard has bigger things to tackle in his opinion, such as reminding everyone that he has plenty of offspring running around rampant in the Hip Hop game.
From creating the rule book to conduct yourself “Like a Pimp” to evolving into a businessman, community leader, and film composer, Hip Hop's very own Incredible Hulk has been a direct inspiration for all for over a decade strong. But what lies ahead on the road next for Lavell William Crump? Unlike most artists of his ilk, he has the exact answers to those questions.
EXCLUSIVE: A decade’s worth of hard work and sibling camaraderie with sister Issa Rae have taken Enimal's journey in some interesting directions.
EXCLUSIVE: So Way Out captain opens up about building his South Central business and rap career in a year where everything nearly spiraled out of control.
You could say the G-Funk is back but it never really left. Just ask Butch Cassidy, the West Coast hookman-for-hire famous for his collaborations with legends such as Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Warren G and his late cousin, Nate Dogg. HipHopDX contributor Chad Kiser caught up with veteran crooner as he preps a new project that he feels will be a game changer.
EXCLUSIVE: Alongside his amazing Netflix documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” the EDM grandmaster is embracing Hip Hop and video game culture more than ever.
In a rap climate where the out-of-the-box is being considered the standard, the two veteran artists explain to HipHopDX how they managed to prove adhering to the basics doesn't have to be boring.
So many rappers these days claim the "hardest working" title because it makes for easy rhymes. For Nick Cannon, is simply him talking about his lifestyle.
24-year-old emcee hopes to represent his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina with pride.
Additionally, Red speaks on his "big brother" Game's beef with Meek Mill and his "little brother" Famous Dex's infamous video of him beating up his girlfriend. All in under 10 minutes.
EXCLUSIVE: The rapper/singer/producer is releasing a sequel to last year’s “GoldUn Child” mixtape soon under a new alias. In the meantime, the Chicago native looks back at the previous drama with Odd Future, making “Radio Song” for Danny Brown and giving free beats to Chance The Rapper.
Marvel's new Netflix superhero saga is very much a Hip Hop show and fans can thank series creator Cheo Hodari Coker, who previously wrote the 2009 "Notorious" movie for its ode to the greatest musical genre on the planet. On the heels of the series' release, Coker elaborates on Guru and DJ Premier's legacy that ultimately made history within the production reels.
If it wasn't for the Bronx, this rap shit, well you know the song. Tish Hyman is a product of such an environment, which has led to her burgeoning success.
In part one of his exclusive HipHopDX conversation, the former Funk Volume CEO answered plenty of questions revolving around the end of his label and fallout with Hopsin. In the final part of his interview, he offers up plenty of optimism for the future, which includes Dizzy Wright.
Chicago emcee just premiered his "Long Time" single with DX.
The veteran director has reunited with Denzel Washington for the cap-peeling Western flick, "The Magnificent 7" and it looking forward to continue his talks to spearhead a "Scarface" remake. Also, he knows who Steve McQueen is.
Together with Prefuse 73, the Boston-bred rhymer is part of Fudge and he's doing it all from the comfort of his own design.
EXCLUSIVE: Founder of Hard Tyme Records also explains the one thing that would have prevented the “Hot N*gga” rapper from getting caught up in the first place.
Maybach Music Group's newest mastermind details his rise.