Microphone Check featured 2
Jul 23, 2014 — One of the biggest and developing stories in hip-hop is the Los Angeles label Top Dawg Entertainment. The company employs an in-house production team responsible for its best and best-loved songs.
May 29, 2014 — At the close of Microphone Check's onstage conversation with the producer and DJ, he took to the decks to demonstrate what he meant when he said, "When I want you to understand something, I remix it."
Oct 17, 2013 — The rapper pulled no punches during a performance at NPR Music's showcase in New York City. Watch Pusha T perform a set that ranged from his work with Kanye West to his critically acclaimed new album.
Mar 29, 2014 — The Dallas through Houston trio sat down in the Austin sunshine, cracked a few Lone Stars and opined on Texas funk, Texas weather, church and their business plan.
May 10, 2014 — This week the hip-hop magazine revealed its annual cover highlighting new acts, which prompted the usual avalanche of debate over the artists featured, those absent and the state of the genre.
May 5, 2014 — After an eight year absence, the release of a new Mobb Deep album would be notable enough, but it's the bonus disc of previously unheard sessions for The Infamous that send this package over the top.
Apr 29, 2014 — The rise of the rapper, singer and songwriter given the name Future when he was a teenager being fostered by the legendary Dungeon Family only looks meteoric from the outside.
Apr 22, 2014 — The rapper is a 19-year-old from Chicago with one mixtape, a high-profile co-sign and big dreams.
Apr 20, 2014 — For a hip-hop artist who eschews commercial rap stereotypes and clichés in favor of thornier writing, the challenge is to do so without being a bore — Jeremiah Jae does this well.
Apr 14, 2014 — The rap duo OutKast launched what may be its farewell tour over the weekend at Coachella, but the group and its fans, who have waited a decade for the reunion, might not have the same expectations.