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Algorhythms – EELRIJUE (EP Review)

Frankly, trying to review this album sent me into Barton Fink-mode. For a while, I planned to settle on that single sentence alone as my review. Only after several repeat listens could I begin to wrangle some verbiage. What is EELRIJUE? Is it an anagram? The name of an ancient Nordic sea serpent? This was [&hellip


Nas x Hennessy V.S Presents: ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Tour!

After the popularity of Nas‘s release of Illmatic XX, and his documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, he’s taking his act on tour. With the support of Hennessy (I know some of you have seen their collaborative commercials), Nas is going to be blazing the states with his upcoming tour! He has performed privately in [&hellip


WIB Rap Radio – Political Rap

The Word is Bond Rap Radio Hour: Part 1 – Political Rap Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Today, we look closely at the sub-genre of Political Rap and how it came to be. The show features these great songs . . . Continue Reading


Dilated Peoples – Directors Of Photography

For those that don’t know, the new Dilated Peoples project Directors Of Photography will drop on the 12th of August(via Rhymesayers). They already blessed us with that Primo laced single Good As Gone and after streaming, I must say, this is something off the chains. On the other hand, I really can’t believe they haven’t dropped a [&hellip

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WIB Rap Radio – Marvelous Mag Interview

Chase March interviews hip-hop artist Marvelous Mag in the latest edition of The Word is Bond Rap Radio program. They talk about building and supporting a local hip-hop scene, what it’s like for underground hip-hop music in the Miami area, the writing process, and all things hip-hop. Chase March also spins these great tunes. Continue Reading

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AfroPunk 2014: The Lineup | AfroPunk Festival

If you didn’t know already, the AfroPunk Festival is one of the dopest concerts in the northeast. This year it goes down at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, New York on August 23-24. AfroPunk is full of originality that would blow your mind. It’s all about having your own identity in music, no matter what genre, [&hellip

Madlib Pinata Beats Review

Madlib – Piñata Beats (Album Review)

When the Madlib-produced Freddie Gibbs debut Piñata came out a couple of months ago, critics began levelling heavy praise at it with the fervour of a birthday kid swinging his bat in a sugar-rage for more confectionery innards to gorge on. I didn’t feel so strongly about it. Gibbs’ flow was nice enough, and there’s [&hellip

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