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DJ Cash Money

The incredibly insane collection of DJ Cash Money

DJ Cash Money’s legacy as a turntable heavyweight began in 1988 when he won the DMC World Supremacy battle. After…

June 15th, 2015 | Paul Sullivan | Articles
LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out (Lenticular)

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, and the most memorable boxing entrances

Floyd Mayweather stood prancing in his dressing room at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, long after his cue to…

April 30th, 2015 | Ericka Blount Danois | Guest Blog

A gallery of photos from the NYC Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention, 1993–1995

We recently found a stash of photographs from the late, great record dealer John Carraro that we did not use…

February 6th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Gallery
Adrian Younge

10 records that influenced Adrian Younge while producing the new Souls of Mischief album

Adrian Younge recently got together with Bay Area golden boys Souls of Mischief to create a new album that harkens…

August 15th, 2014 | Wax Poetics | Record Rundown

Producer/DJ Kaytranada pulls 10 records while beatdigging at New York’s A-1 Records

If you’ve ever bore witness to one of Montreal beatmaker Kaytranada’s DJ sets, you’ve likely been shuttled through an aural…

August 8th, 2014 | Rico Washington | Record Rundown
Pete Rock and Buckwild at the Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention

New York’s golden era had hip-hop luminaries digging in the crates at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention

It is no small privilege to have been invited to share with you the story of New York’s legendary Roosevelt…

May 9th, 2014 | John Carraro | Articles

Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip team up again for new mixtape

First, Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip joined forces for Busta’s new single, “Thank You.” Now they bring us a new mixtape to seal the deal.

December 12th, 2013 | Wax Poetics | Mixtape

A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders 20th Anniversary Mixtape

On November 9, 1993, A Tribe Called Quest also released their third studio album, the classic and oh-so-sublime Midnight Marauders.

November 12th, 2013 | Alice Price-Styles | Mixtape

Hip-hop crew Tanya Morgan release its third album, Rubber Souls

This week sees the release of Tanya Morgan’s third album, Rubber Souls.

September 24th, 2013 | Alice Price-Styles | Articles

D.I.T.C. Crew reflects on their careers and the late, great Big L

  Nearly twelve years after the fatal shooting of Lamont “Big L” Coleman on February 15, 1999, the whole story…

January 7th, 2011 | Damian Ghigliotty | Articles
Roc Marciano Marcberg

Roc Marciano

Like Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, Mobb Deep’s The Infamous, and Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt before it, Roc Marciano’s Marcberg…

April 21st, 2010 | Jesse Serwer | Articles
Busta Rhymes (in hat) and John Carraro (at the turntable)

John Carraro

We were saddened to hear last week that our friend John Carraro passed away. He was a well-known record dealer…

December 8th, 2009 | Wax Poetics | In Memoriam
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II

Raekwon speaks on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II

  Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… surpassed all expectations in 1995. Wu-Tang was hurling towards greatness and Raekwon, the MC…

July 30th, 2009 | David Ma | Articles
Rudy Ray Moore

Rudy Ray Moore

Rudy Ray Moore, the incendiary performer whose raunchy routines and rhyming style broke new ground for generations of comic entertainers…

October 21st, 2008 | Wax Poetics | In Memoriam

Dante Ross

Oliver Wang interviewed producer Dante Ross for Issue 9. We offer bonus coverage with Ross talking about his own group,…

October 19th, 2004 | Oliver Wang | Articles