Exclusive: With a decade pursuing his passion in music, Jesse Abraham recalls opening up for Chuck D and walks new fans through his catalog.
Exclusive: The veteran New England emcee reveals getting Doo Wop and DJ Peter Parker on his retail project, and learning from Apathy over the years.
Philadelphia emcee Has-Lo speaks about his debut album, and the remix treatment he was afforded by J-Zone, Exile and Apollo Brown.
With an average guy persona and a singer/songwriter approach, New York's John Public has mapped out an interesting type of music that may align with what's popping in the mainstream.
Philadelphia's Chic Raw explains how a troubled youth led to a life of crime, and how a life of crime has led to countless projects that resonate in the streets.
The original Go Getter tells DX about his long-awaited debut coming to light, getting down with Kanye West back when, and what Ice-T, Too Short and UGK taught him.
The son of Pete Rock & CL Smooth's road manager, Jersey's JY is trying to bring '90s attention to detail with '00s strategy.
Def Jam has looked to Las Vegas for their latest talent. The former Desert Squad emcee is working with DJ Toomp and Jake One.
Meet the former Boston school-teacher, that dropped his books for trading with Jadakiss on his album single.
Meet the South Florida emcee who's worked with J Dilla, has an album coming this month on BBE Records with Slick Rick & Jazzy Jeff.
Meet the Stevie Wonder and J Dilla-influenced multi-talent that's got an early Drake appearance on his new effort.
Crooked I's label-mate shows his patience, explains being bi-lingual, and how 2Pac inspired him to rap.
The DPG triple-threat affiliate talks about platinum plaques, albums with Kurupt, and running a label.
Get to know Hueston Independent Spit District outta Texas, who ?uestlove compard to Slum Village and Little Brother.
Diva talks about her many, many ventures, and revisits her time in Floetry, and talks appearing on Q-Tip's The Renaissance.
Pittsburgh's next spitter says his travels have taught him well, and die-hard fans deserve chances.
The newest addition to Cash Money says he's better than Lil Wayne, and he has a legitimate shot at bringing home a Grammy before his album drops.
Working with The Runners and getting some major nods, Toronto's Luu Breeze might be part of the great north movement.
Twista's newest artists Skooda and Mello tear up rap's death certificate, and explain the Chi Town renaissance.
The SEA Award nominees in several categories tell DXnext about their Texas hustle and fallen soldier Lonestar.
Meet this Toronto emcee who's rubbing shoulders with G.O.O.D. Music and was mistakenly "signed" to Duck Down.