Hip Hop Archive

Interview with Brian from Downset; Playing @TIHCFEST; One Blood drops this Summer @downsetla

West Coast Hip Hop over grooved out, crunchy Hardcore riffs?! HOLY FUCK, the 16 year old me was in love with Downset from the moment I heard the opening bass line under Rey Anthony Oropeza’s solo vocal intro to “Anger.” You know EXACTLY what I’m talking about, or else you wouldn’t be reading this interview […]

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GREENHOUSE (BLUEPRINT + ILLOGIC) PREMIERE NEW VIDEO ON HIP HOP DX.COM; Playing Buffalo, NY 8/31!!!

GREENHOUSE (BLUEPRINT + ILLOGIC)PREMIERE NEW VIDEO ON HIP HOP DX.COM  NEW ALBUM OUT / ON TOUR NOW!Hip Hop DX has the world premiere of “Willing To Bleed” from Columbus, OH duo, Greenhouse. Composed of two highly decorated lyric vets,Blueprint and Illogic, Greenhouse Effect just released their new full-length album, Bend But Don’t Break (out now via Weightless Recordings). The video was directed […]

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@BREAKSCIENCE drops new track #WHOGOTIT on Pretty Lights Music; Playing @campbisco 7/13!!!

Borahm Lee. Adam Deitch. Redman. ‘Nuff said. Break Science just dropped their new track, WHO GOT IT, for your listening pleasure. You’ll get your chance to catch the magic this weekend at CAMP BISCO (unless you slacked and missed your shot to get tix.) If so, catch them on one of their upcoming dates below.   […]

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Interview with Eddie, Jesse, and Jonathan of WATCH THE DUCK; Mini-tour announced prior to @SXSW! @watchtheduck

Let’s get it poppin’ off! Atlanta’s Watch The Duck is a 3-member conglomeration of Hip Hop beats, EDM drops, Soul flavor, and Rock attitude. That, and they have a big ass duck for a mascot… Definitely something to check out if you like having a good time! Make sure to scroll down for tour dates, […]

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Juelz Santana dropping first new mixtape in 7 years 1/14; Playing Albany TOMORROW, 1/12/13 @upstatehall518 @the juelzsantana

Former Dipset honcho and all-around gangsta rapper JUELZ SANTANA will be dropping a new mixtape on DATPIFF on 1/14, his first in a very long time. Additionally, Juelz will be making a rare stop in Upstate NY on Saturday, 1/14/13, when he hits Upstate Concert Hall (formerly Northern Lights) in Clifton Park, NY. Road trip!!! […]

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Interview with DJ MUGGS from Cypress Hill; New album “Bass For Your Face” drops 1/15/13 @dj_muggs @ultrarecordstm

Gotta start the year off with a bang over here at LIVE HIGH FIVE! How about DJ MUGGS from Cypress Hill? Yep.. That’ll do! Legendary DJ and producer DJ MUGGS needs no introduction, but I’m going to give him one anyway. As the beat maker and man in control of the 1’s and 2’s for […]

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Interview with Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee from BREAK SCIENCE; Playing NYC tonight and Albany tomorrow! @breakscience @realdeitchbeats @borahmkeys

Brooklyn, NY electronic duo BREAK SCIENCE are fantastic! Though the explosive popularity of Dubstep and EDM has flooded the musical market with many hard partying yet derivative mp3 jockeys, these Brooklyn boys offer so much more in terms of writing creativity, performance quality, genre blending, and musical innovation than most of their counterparts.

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Interview with Christafari from Fear Nuttin Band (@fearnuttinband)

On a mission to “Unify The Music, Unify The People” and hailing from Springfield, Massachusetts, Fear Nuttin Band are turning heads and making plenty of noise in the Reggae-Rock circuit these days. Featuring a diverse cast of musicians from all over the world, the sextet’s multiple genre approach to recorded music and live performance makes […]

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Download – Kitty Pryde “haha i’m sorry” EP (FREE Media Fire link)

Cute, young white girl rapping over some very intriguing, highly captivating beats. Scoop it HERE. Scroll down a touch to link to the Free Media Fire link. Nothing like scooping some free jams on a Friday morning!

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DJ Shadow Review 3/31/12 Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY

In 1997, DJ Shadow came to Syracuse, NY to perform during one of SU’s (often intriguing) music events. The show never happened. Headlining act Nas failed to appear, leaving DJ Shadow, tour mate Jeru The Damaja, and Suzanna Vega pondering a memorable Talking Heads lyric. Entroducing the Divine Design of Luka in a NY State […]

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The Oxymorrons Interview with D. and K.I.

“Trial by Fire” is never the best way to go into an interview with an artist, let alone 2 at the same time and their handlers. But this is exactly what happened to me on 3/1/12, when phone, Skype, and every other form of digital transmission failed at the last minute. AIM to the rescue, […]

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