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Jay Electronica Live @ KOKO Reviewed

Let me make an opening statement: Jay Electronica’s gig in London on Friday is one of the best I’ve ever been to. For me, what makes a performance is not, say, the technical skill of the performer explicitly (although it feeds in to the whole thing) but the energy that fills the room. So, for a [&hellip

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Throwback Thoughts: DJ Clue

DJ Clue had long gained notoriety for his street tapes before aligning himself to the then rising Roc-a-Fella records. Said move solidified his grounds in the game; imagine being the official DJ rubbing shoulders with Jay-Z and Mr Dash, sharing drinks with Mariah Carey while being afforded the opportunity to launch his own label (shouts to Mr [&hellip


Food 4 Thought – Top 5 Best One Hit Hip-Hop Wonders of the 90s

Living through the 1990s period, it’s undeniable that this period in hip-hop was at its greatest. From album classics to one-hit wonders, Word is Bond examines those great jams that ended at just that, a great jam. There was a plethora of one-hit hip hop wonders, but some stood above the rest. Here are the [&hellip


Drop On A Classic – Remembering “Bonita Applebum”

“Bonita, bonita, bonita…” With the utterance of an iconic, early 90’s hip-hop phrase, and reminiscent of one of hip- hop’s most beloved groups, “Bonita Applebum” shines forth as a classic example of everything that we fell in love with in hip-hop and representative of the legendary group that is A Tribe Called Quest. The year [&hellip

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Food 4 Thought: The 20th Anniversary of Wu-Tang’s “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”

20 years ago, November 9th, nine New York super group rappers released their debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” and the hip-hop world was forever changed. Their delivery was bulletproof. Their style was gritty.  And the production on their album was unlike anything that came out in the 90s. RZA’s genius in mixing soul samples [&hellip


The Stanky 16: A Quest to Find the Greatest Outkast Song, EVER

The last time Atlanta rap legends Big Boi (born Antwan Patton; known also as Daddy Fat Sax, Sir Lucious Left Foot or General Patton, among other names) and Andre 3000 (André Benjamin, known also as 3 Stacks, Possum Aloysius Jenkins or simply Dre) recorded an album together as Outkast was 2006.  Idlewild was the soundtrack to Big Boi and [&hellip


Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Affiliates

Wu-Tang Clan is perhaps the most influential hip-hop group ever, I really can’t name another group that has such a large/cult following in the history of rap. Besides having a world wide (I mean spanning possibly all the continents) reach, the clan practically spawned a truckload of affiliates, crews and whatnot. At this point, as [&hellip

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