Philadelphia's Queen emcee came up under Gang Starr, helped DJ Drama get a start, and gives perspective on life.
Akon's group from St. Thomas were local stars. Will an assist from Beanie Sigel make the Konvicts pop in the US?
One of the rookies of the year from 2007 might have gotten a raw deal in getting dropped, but perhaps it charged his battery.
Nas' pops let's it be known how it is to raise a living legend, his musical legacy and his feelings on Nas' Nigger album.
In addition to Roc-A-Fella and Sean John, health-care is a leading source of booming black business.
The former Wu-Tang affiliate keeps it 100 about his brothers, jail, and how he's truly had two careers in 15 years.
Arguably the biggest rapper - ever from Washington D.C., Wale is pushing lyricism with an understanding for what the youth wants.
DXnext goes back to the future with '60s Funk group Pieces of Peace, with views on music, sampling and never getting dusty.
17 year-old Rich Hilfiger might join Brooke Hogan and Stack$ as paid-in-full celebutant hopefuls, but he's also Swizz Beatz' BFF?
Given a helping hand by Kidz In The Hall, this graf-writer turned producer is churning tracks for Papoose and Skyzoo.
Using liquor stores to sell mixtapes, Isaiah might be Harlem's next hustler, when he's not acting or rapping.
E-40's sister and member of The Click is a changed woman from her '90s gangstress days. See why Suga-T still keeps it sweet.
Q-Tip discusses his new album, Kanye West, putting his name "to bed" and says why the basements of Queens birthed stars like 50 Cent.
Two Harvard grad Hip Hoppers collide to join Star Trak and Interscope to win over fans of Coldplay and Lil' Boosie at once.
Appearing on Kanye's Graduation, Al Be Back has a multifaceted attack of his own, including film, fashion and an album that brings it back to the BX.
Gucci Mane talks about his underground legitimacy, throwing stones at Jay-Z's throne, and just how he ended up being the trap-rapper he is.
Being backed by Madlib's brother, OHNO, makes Roc C a hot commodity in a stale Hip Hop environment. Check out the man from the OX
With an album featuring Talib Kweli and Fabolous on deck. Duo Live should definitely be on your radar. Don't sleep!
A comprehensive look at the history, the stakes and the racism you aren't hearing about from America's most important internal affair.
There are certain artists who are bigger than R&B and Hip Hop. Kevin Michael stands to be a huge star. Don't miss out...
How the fuck do you not know the emcee who worked directly with Jay-Z, Ja Rule, DMX & Irv Gotti? Well he's back kids...