Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon have dropped a new track, ‘Bob James Freestyle’.
Kojey Radical has announced his debut album, 'Reason To Smile', which will land on 4th March through Asylum and Atlantic Records.
The UK-Ghanian rapper has lined up an impressive list of guest appearances for the record, including Tiana Major9, Masego, Shaé Universe, Cashh, Kelis, and his mother. The single 'War Outside', featuring Lex Amor, is also included, as is the hit 'Gangsta'.
A rare collection of Tupac Shakur photos are to be sold as NFTs.
According to a report in Rolling Stone magazine, the images have never been published before, and were taken in the midst of a release party for the legendary rapper's landmark debut album, '2Pacalypse Now', in 1992.
A new podcast exploring New Zealand's hip hop scene is available now.
Titled Aotearoa Hip Hop: The Music, The People, The History, the 11-part podcast — presented by host Phil Bell AKA DJ Sir-Vere after three years in the making — takes a deep dive into the country's hip hop scene, spanning 1980 to the present day and taking in over 100 interviews.
A new short film series celebrating Black music history in Manchester has launched, with the first episode already available to watch.
Coming from the Rhythm Lab Records Stable, the sister project to Reform Radio, I Just Love How Black It Was started as part of Black History Month. The first instalment features rising producer Ethan Hill and decade-spanning drum & bass stalwart Madrush MC, covering "the history of shebeens, scared jungle promoters, and Home Office violence."
Cypress Hill have shared a new track, 'Open Ya Mind', complete with video.
A new book, set to be published by Soul Jazz Books/Records, will explore the very earliest days of hip hop.
'Yo! The Early Days Of Hip Hop 1982-84' comprises more than 300 pages of photographs documenting the genre's rise in the early '80s, taken by French photographer Sophie Bramly.
Among those pictured in the book are Run-DMC, Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Beastie Boys, Rocksteady Crew and Fab Five Freddy, while it also includes an introduction written by American music journalist and hip hop specialist Bill Adler.
Biz Markie's legacy is to be celebrated in his hometown of Patchogue, Long Island, with a street set to be named after him.
The hip hop pioneer's widow Tara Davis revealed the news this week via a post on Instagram, writing: "In honor of the contributions Biz has achieved as an actor, beatboxer, DJ and philanthropist, his hometown of Patchogue, Long Island will honor him with the renaming of South Street to Biz Markie Way!"
She continued: "Thank you. [Tracey Todd] for spearheading this project, Patchogue Villiage Mayor, Paul Pontieri and The Greater Patchogue Foundation."
GRM Daily's annual Rated Awards has confirmed the performers for this year's virtual ceremony, which will be streamed at 7PM BST on Thursday 16th September.
Wu-Tang Clan's Redman features on a new posthumous track by Phife Dawg, 'French Kiss Trois', which also includes lines by Illa J.