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Edo.G After All These Years

Edo.G – After All These Years (Album Review)

Musical careers can arc in unpredictable ways. New chapters can arise with seemingly no relevance whatsoever to the preceding ones. Listeners enjoying/enduring this past summer’s FIFA World Cup anthem probably had no idea that Aloe Blacc rhymed some fierce cerebral abstractionisms as one half of Emanon 15 years ago. Whoever the hell the demographic was [&hellip


ANNOUNCEMENT: Word Is Bond Partners with Behind The Unsigned (Fuse TV)

The team at Word Is Bond is beyond excited to announce our exclusive partnership with Fuse TV’s very own Behind The Unsigned.  Behind The Unsigned is the innovative documentary series that takes viewers into the lives of 12 independent artists following their dreams in hip hop. This season, BTU hits four major cities: New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and [&hellip

Def Dee

Def Dee – Toss N Turn (ft. One Be Lo)

The second single stream from Def Dee’s recently released album, Deja Vu, on Redefinition Records.  One Be Lo’s characteristically effortless rhyme style is well placed on Dee’s loose, bass-heavy production which makes the whole track pass through your ears with a natural ease.  Deja Vu was released earlier this month (featuring Roc Marciano, Blu, Raw [&hellip

praverb the wyse

R.I.P. Praverb the Wyse

Word Is Bond was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Praverb the Wyse yesterday. He was someone we wrote about many times, and in fact was about to be invited on to our podcast. His sudden death has shocked many of the underground hip-hop community, who knew him as a warm and wise individual who [&hellip


WIB Rap Radio – Exclusive EMC Interview

EMC  is a super-group composed of Stricklin, Punchline, Wordsworth, and the legendary Masta Ace. They just put out an E.P. called The Turning Point to help whet our appetites for the full length project that drops later this year. These guys truly are “Experts Making Classics.” I saw them last time they were in town [&hellip


Walker Wear Love Note Series #2 – The Barrel Brothers

Coming back on the scene has been a real experience. People often ask me why I decided to relaunch Walker Wear and the most practical answer would be because I had an itch creatively, I thought the timing was right and wished to extend my portfolio. That would be true, but the most important factor [&hellip

K-Def Tape One Marley Marl

K-Def – Tape One (Album Review)

K-Def, a New Jersey native, spent a substantial amount of time in New York during the “Golden Era”, immersing himself with the culture, the clubs, and then hitting the records stores in both cities for sample fodder. The result was many of the beats featured on this cassette; his résumé to Marley Marl fused on a [&hellip

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