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  • Hip-hop legend DJ Premier is touring with a live band

    Hip-hop legend DJ Premier heading out on tour with full live band

    Ask anyone over the age of 30 who the greatest hip-hop producer of all time is and there’s a good chance they’ll answer with DJ Premier. With his chopped up samples, sturdy drum breaks and scratched choruses, Preemo’s beats are instantly recognizable and over the course of his 30-plus year career...
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    Photos: Tech N9ne and friends deliver for Strictly Strange Tour

    Few hip-hop artists have been as prolific and consistent over the last quarter century as Kansas City-based rapper Tech N9ne. This decade alone he has released nine new full-length studio albums including several highly-acclaimed collaboration projects. He’s also released numerous EP’s; among them...
  • Listen: DJ Cassidy releases bittersweet new song 'Honor'

    Listen: DJ Cassidy releases bittersweet new song 'Honor'

    Earlier today, New York City hailing producer DJ Cassidy released a new track called “Honor” and it’s genuinely one of the heartrending songs of the season. The track features lush vocals from singer Grace and some surprisingly heartfelt verses from hip-hop rising star Lil Yachty. In it, Grace...
  • Machine Gun Kelly unveils new album title and cover art

    Machine Gun Kelly unveils new album title and cover art

    Machine Gun Kelly (a.k.a MGK) has officially released the title and artwork for his latest album, bloom. According to the Cleveland rapper’s Twitter, the album is set for released on May 12, 2017. So far, MGK has been dropping singles and garnering the attention of the mainstream one track at a time...
  • Machine Gun Kelly reveals release date for third album 'bloom'

    Machine Gun Kelly reveals release date for third album 'bloom'

    The upcoming third studio album from Machine Gun Kelly finally has a title, and official release date. It was revealed today that the rapper's upcoming release bloom, will come out this spring on May 12. Along with announcing bloom's release date, Machine Gun Kelly also posted a picture of the album...
  • Freddie Gibbs hitting Denver's Bluebird Theater in support of 'You Only Live 2wice'

    Freddie Gibbs hitting Denver's Bluebird Theater in support of 'You Only Live 2wice'

    The Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs is back with a new album and this summer, he will be taking the album out on tour, including a stop at the Bluebird Theater in Denver on June 25. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 7, right here on AXS.com. Gibbs is hitting the road in support of his just...
  • MARCH 30: LOS ANGELES, CA - Rappin' 4-Tay joins Eric Bryan Stone at the Globe Theatre for 'Testify to Hip Hop.'

    Interview: AXS talks with Rappin’ 4-Tay and goes behind the scenes at ‘Testify to Hip Hop’

    Producer Eric Bryan Stone launched the first-ever Testify to Hip Hop event last year with the help of music artist, Tech N9ne. Stone’s nationwide search to find the greatest undiscovered MC led to an epic “8 Mile” style rap battle at the Microsoft Theater with the winner, OMG2RAW, taking home the...
  • Watch: A Tribe Called Quest's epic video for 'Dis Generation'

    Watch: A Tribe Called Quest's epic video for 'Dis Generation'

    Earlier today, seminal rap group A Tribe Called Quest released an epic new video for their single “Dis Generation.” The clip, helmed by “Atlanta” Hiro Murai, is filmed in striking black and white and features the group rapping about their excitement, fears and expectations for the next generation in...
  • Watch: P.O.S talks songwriting, world-building and the Minneapolis music scene

    Watch: P.O.S talks songwriting, world-building and the Minneapolis music scene

    It’s easy to take greatness for granted. Artists who do exceptional things for long enough can fall victim to their consistency, as we tend to notice peaks only when they’re adjacent to valleys. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to appreciate the expansive and impressive career of longtime...
  • Trey Songz bringing 2017 tour to The Bomb Factory in Dallas

    Trey Songz bringing 2017 tour to The Bomb Factory in Dallas

    Trey Songz is heading out on tour after dropping his brand-new album this week. The Bomb Factory reported that Trey Songz will be bringing the tour to Dallas for a stop at their club on May 25, and tickets for the concert go on sale next Friday, March 31, through AXS. The new Trey Songs album was...
  • Jermaine Dupri to host SoSoSummer 17 Tour in Dallas this June

    Jermaine Dupri to host SoSoSummer 17 Tour in Dallas this June

    Jermaine Dupri has announced that he will hit the road this summer with the winners and cast members from "The Rap Game." Live Nation reported that Dupri will bring this big tour to Dallas on June 25 with a special performance at The Music Hall at Fair Park. Tickets are now on sale. It has been 2...
  • Listen: Skepta seizes his moment on Drake’s ‘More Life’

    Listen: Skepta seizes his moment on Drake’s ‘More Life’

    Drake has always been something of a cultural tourist, sampling sounds from all corners of the globe and integrating them into his distinct brand of hip-hop and R&B. Nowhere in his catalog is this more evident than on his new “playlist” More Life, which includes a buffet of styles from Jamaica...
  • Travis Marsh releases video for 'Lay Me Down'

    Travis Marsh releases video for 'Lay Me Down'

    Southern California singer-songwriter, Travis Marsh, has recently released the new music video for his single, "Lay Me Down," on Vevo.com. The music video features Chicago rapper G Herbo, with artist and model Asphyxia Noir. Marsh plays a wounded man, and Noir plays the pretty lady who removes the...
  • Watch: Migos try out the rock 'n' life in new video for 'What The Price'

    Watch: Migos try out the rock 'n' life in new video for 'What The Price'

    Atlanta rap trio Migos are living like rockers in their new music video for “What the Price,” the latest single off Culture. In the Migos and Daps-directed clip, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset don their finest leather, denim, paisley and caution tape as they rock out amongst old cars and fire in a forest...
  • Kendrick Lamar teased what could be his next next album via a mysterious Instagram post on Thursday. 

    Kendrick Lamar teases new album with its first single, 'The Heart Part 4'

    The headlines in the world of hip-hop have pretty much been dominated by Drake and Chance The Rapper so far in 2017. As fun as it is to read about Chance giving back to his hometown of Chicago, don’t let a few social media headlines change the fact that Kendrick Lamar is still the biggest name in...
  • Los Angeles rapper KYLE earns first top 10 hit on Hot 100 with 'iSpy'

    Los Angeles rapper KYLE earns first top 10 hit on Hot 100 with 'iSpy'

    Kyle Harvey, better known as KYLE hailing from Los Angeles, is breaking out into the mainstream music scene as his latest single "iSpy" charges into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The song featuring Lil Yachty becomes KYLE's first top 10 single and first success on the chart that...
  • New Kamaiyah mixtape 'Don't Ever Get It Twisted' due out April 21

    New Kamaiyah mixtape 'Don't Ever Get It Twisted' due out April 21

    Almost exactly one year ago, Kamaiyah dropped her debut mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto, which set car audio systems afire throughout the summer and introduced the world to one of hip-hop’s most promising new voices. Now, the Oakland rapper has announced the release of another tape for the warm...
  • Burna Boy to play New York's PlayStation Theater in May

    Burna Boy to play New York's PlayStation Theater in May

    This spring, Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy will be headed to the Big Apple as part of his current Outside tour. On May 6, the red-hot dance hall performer will play a show at New York, New York’s PlayStation Theater. Burna Boy is making the sojourn to The City That Never Sleeps in support of...
  • IAMSU! announces April 28 performance at El Rey Theatre

    IAMSU! announces April 28 performance at El Rey Theatre

    This spring, Richmond, California-hailing hip-hop star Iamsu! will be bringing his Spring Bling tour to Los Angeles. This April, Iamsu! will headline the show at Los Angeles, California’s El Rey Theatre. The “The Way It Go” rapper’s Heartbreak Gang will act as the show’s opening act. Tickets for the...
  • Interview: Punskription release new EP, talk friendship

    Interview: Punskription release new EP, talk friendship

    New York-based hip-hop duo Punskription are quickly growing in the music scene and have been influenced by such hip-hop acts as Gorillaz and KRS-One. The duo has been playing and working in NYC's music scene for the last couple of years and growing their fan base. Punskription just released their...
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