Gang Starr

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Our Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist

    We're nixing Valentine's Day this year and instead bitterly dancing alone to these anti-love songs. We recommend sharing this playlist with your ex, along with a sexy nude pic so he knows what he's missing. (On second thought... maybe you shouldn't). Oh well. Enjoy:

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Tales From the Trap: Behind the Scenes of Gucci Mane's Early Recording Process

    Picture this. It's the mid 2000's, and the south has been steadily drawing out the blueprint for street music in the 21st century. Records in Young Jeezy's early canon such as Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 and T.I.'s Trap Muzik have all but literally set in stone the commandments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    The OCeeker: Guru Nanak Sikh Temple and the Headwear Mishap

    Everybody loves a play on words, ye heathen, so let's get this outta the way real quick-like: The OCeeker transformed his glorious person into the O'Sikher on a recent Wednesday night in Buena Park, when his graceful footfall blessed the grounds of Guru Nanak Sikh Temple of USA.He committed one fuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Slaine Opens Up About New La Coka Nostra Record, Friendship w/ DJ Premier and La Coka Nostra Without Everlast

    Drugs and booze for years kept Boston-based rapper Slaine from shedding his reputation as a mixtape legend and taking his place among hardcore hip-hop royalty. The 34-year-old rapper admits he came late to the game, but he has redeemed the time, with a solo album hailed as one of the best true-schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Black Star: We Break Down Mos Def and Talib Kweli's Brilliance

    ​Hip-hop's history might be strewn with many more notable groups than duos, but time and time again, a couple of guys are able to come together and blow everyone to smithereens. So many great twofers have existed in rap: Eric B. & Rakim, Outkast, Blackalicious, Atmosphere, and Gang Starr. ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010

    Wee Man In Mariachi Divas Video

    [Mental Notes] Also, Avenged Sevenfold drummer's cause of death, Rock the Bells has Lauryn Hill

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    The Rub's 'History of Hip-hop' Mixtape Series

    Brooklyn trio the Rub have done some insanely thorough curating with their series of yearly rundowns of the best (in their learned opinions) hip-hop tracks. They've strung together dozens of gems for every year from 1979 to 1999 (you can access the MP3 files here). That is some serious dedication an ... More >>

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Abstract Art

    Abstract Workshop spent eight years bringing hip-hop to OC: Now they're bring their own music to the world

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Organic Culture

    Cal State Fullertons Sol of Hip-Hop