Ninterview: Meet The Man Who Makes Hip-Hop Music From Classic Nintendo Hardware

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"The controller we have created is like wearing my childhood round my neck" We recently came across a UK based hip-hop producer and DJ by the name of Imperial, who makes quite a striking impression with a strange musical instrument strapped around his neck, which has parts that might seem very familiar to our readers. This musical instrument is made up from a NES, SNES and … [Read more...]

Jurassic 5’s Marc 7 Explains How Live Shows Have Become More Prevalent In Hip Hop


Marc 7 also says that his group has performed with numerous artists who haven't had to do as many shows because of their successful record sales. Jurassic 5 knows a thing or two about Hip Hop during the 1990s and part of what they were able to enjoy was good album sales and perform at well-attended shows. During a recent interview with HipHopDX Senior Features writer Ural … [Read more...]

Future Earns His First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Future - 6/22/2015 - Milano, Milano - MARCELO BURLON Presents the Mens Spring 2016 Runway Show held at Via Orobia, Milano Italy. (Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFA) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

Future celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as DS2 arrives atop the list. The set starts at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 8 with 147,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 23, according to Nielsen Music. The album is his third studio effort and was released on July 17 through A-1/Freebandz/Epic Records, though it was only announced on … [Read more...]

Lily Allen: Women inspire me


Lily Allen feels very proud of her female friends and family. The 30-year-old singer has always been open about what she believes in and lets her feelings out through her music. Therefore it's no wonder that Lily also looks up to other strong women. "There are so many!" she enthused to the German edition of Cosmopolitan. "A lot of artists and other singers like Rihanna, Lorde … [Read more...]

Old Schooling: Why Hip-Hop Nostalgia Is on the Rise


Hip-Hop is always ready to champion the next. Though the foundation of sampling old records and shout-outs to forefathers forever keeps one eye towards the past, young fans of the genre crave originality and the cutting-edge. But for the generations that grew up with hip-hop back in two fertile periods of the genre — the late Seventies and the early-to-mid Nineties — there's … [Read more...]