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Jadakiss is making a big statement with this album title. “Top 5 Dead or Alive” He’s straight up telling you where he stands among the top MCs. Jadakiss stays true to his roots with rhymes touching on the hustling game and what comes with living that life. He gets some help from music industry heavyweight Akon on the track “Y.O. (Youthful...
It's that time again to break up your week with a walk down memory lane. I'm diggin in the crates for some raw, intense street lyrics. M.O.P. dropped their classic album "First Family 4 Life" in 1998. This was their third album. Production came from DJ Premier with 5 tracks, Laze E Laze, Da Beatminerz and M.O.P. Jay Z, O.C, and...
If you're in the Miami area, or have any way of being there Feb 5th-7th, the  "Dilla Weekend in Miami" will be going down. The list of artists is crazy. Miami will be off the hook. Believe it or not, you can see all these artists in one place, in one weekend: Pro Era, DJ Premier, Slum Village, 9th...
Brooklyn MC, Skyzoo has a new project. His third solo album is called "Music For My Friends". I like the album title. It's simple and hit's the heart of all artists. Don't we all just want to make1 music for our friends? It starts out with a young kid talking about this being a story about him and his friends. He's...
Las Vegas MC Dizzy Wright is coming out with an 8 song EP called "Wisdom and Good Vibes". It's coming out Feb 5th. Dizzy Wright is one of the younger MCs holding it down and rep'n that real Hip Hop. I'll be checking this out when it drops. Here's the cover art and tracklist: Wisdom and Good Vibes (intro) (Prod. by...
Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def has announced his retirement from Hip Hop music. The Mighty Mos Def has been hitting us with real Hip Hop gems for years. His unique style and lyrics that leans towards the socially conscious and activism is a breath of fresh air in a culture that seems to be full of materialism. From...

Freestyle Friday: Logic

Happy Friday Hip Hop Authority fam! What better way to start off the weekend than with a freestyle. I'll be posting freestyles every Friday to get you amped as weekend starts. Young, up and coming Maryland MC Logic was at Sway in the Morning a while back. He took a stab at "The Five Fingers of Death" on Sway in...
Have you been wondering when Hip Hop big guns Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar were going to get on a track together? Well the wait is over. Kendrick and Kanye have teamed up on the track "No More Parties in L.A." Madlib blesses us with the beat in true Madlib fashion. The songs touches on a timeless and always relevant...
Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder have a new video for one of the songs on their bangin album "Indie 500". The song is called "Pay Ya Dues" with Kweli of course, and features Problem and Bad Lucc, and produced by Eric G. These MCs speak on what it takes to make it in Hip Hop and the grind that is...
Welcome to the first installment of the "Waaay Back Wednesday series. Every Wednesday I'll be turning back the hands of time and bringing you back to some Hip Hop gold. Albums, videos and other content that you may have forgotten about will be brought to light. Time to kick things off with "The Coming" by Hip Hop veteran Busta Rhymes....