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Bonobo Is Still the Sampling King of Electronic Music
FEATURED PRODUCER / MARCH 20, 2013
When people think of great sampling producers, some of the biggest names in hip hop production come to mind. DJ Premiere, DJ Shadow, RZA, DJ Spooky, Pete Rock, Madlib; they have all taken the art of sampling to new...
Ferris NY Brings Vintage Back to Brooklyn
NEWS / MARCH 19, 2013
The ice is melting and the green is working its way back into the landscapes. Its time to put away those ACG boots and bring out the Ray Bans. Some of you may think last year's cruddy old shorts and low tops ...
Farewell To The Ferrari Boyz: The End Of An Era?
NEWS / MARCH 19, 2013
I grew up in an unbroken household with two parents who loved each other. In New York City, half of my friends had parents who had gotten a divorce, so I felt especially fortunate to live in a house with both...
AZ should be Just as Famous as Nas
MUSIC / MARCH 18, 2013
If only skill was as relevant to success as building hype is. Billions of things in the world are relatively ignored simply because they lack any sort of hype, even if the thing being ignored outperforms the ...
Rapper "Oh" Speaks On His Mixtape, The Far Side
EXCLUSIVES / MARCH 18, 2013
Cypher League receives lots of great submissions, and most recently the homie Devaughn forwarded me a mixtape called The Far Side. As a huge fan of the legendary comic strip, I had to check out the t...
Lil Wayne's Syrup Seizures: The Cost Of Living The "Hip Hop" Lifestyle
NEWS / MARCH 18, 2013
It's midnight on St. Patrick's day and I can't sleep. In past years, I would have taken advantage of this energy and shamelessly drowned my insomnia in 2 six packs of Guinness, a fifth of Jameson, and enough painki...
J.Hurt: 1st Amendment Hip Hop
MIXTAPES / MARCH 16, 2013
Los Angeles emcee J.Hurt dropped his second mixtape The Clarity last July, but it flew under the Cypher League content radar until recently. A poli-sci major at UCLA, J.Hurt has received little recognitio...
A Kendrick Lamar & J Cole Collab?
MUSIC / MARCH 15, 2013
I can’t be the only one who would be willing to sacrifice an appendage to get my hands on a J Cole and Kendrick Lamar collaboration project. Kendrick is unquestionably the hottest MC around right now, Good Kid M.A...
Can't Knock The Hustle: Nickelus F aka Sweet Petey
EDITORIALS / MARCH 15, 2013
There’s a point where you just have to respect the hustle. It’s difficult to say exactly where this point is. It might happen right around that landmark fifth album/tenth mixtape, but the exact pa...
Is it Time for a Hip Hop Pope?« Previous 1 ... 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ... 16 54 Next »
NEWS / MARCH 14, 2013
Pope Francis was elected yesterday as the 266th pope of the Catholic Church. As a 76 year-old Argentinian man, he is both the first pope from South America and also very likely to die within the next five years. But whil...
Lauryn Hill Strengthens her Stride after Years of Faltering Elegance
As a singer, poet, rapper and warrior for dissolving conflict, Lauryn Hill has been a powerful figure in my life since I first heard The Score&nb...
LL Cool J Says Don't Judge the Confederate Flag
In an ironic turn of events country music star’s song ‘Accidental Racist’ is accidentally perceived as racist. Country ...
Why We Actually Should Be Listening to Demos
The last week brought us new material from Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Nas—but not in the form of new, official singles, mixtapes, or albums...
There's Nothing like Some Good Ol Fashion Self-Promotion... And Self-Examination
The Underachievers Merk The Airliner (And Drop A New Track)
The Pillars (Part II)