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Hawaiian Writer Quest Interview…

Hawaiian Writer Quest Interview…

Which island are you from? Born and raised here, on O'ahu. Your first memory or Hip hop experience was? My earliest memory would be in Wahiawa, where i first witnessed cats poppin, lockin, struttin and rockin. It was also the first place I've seen MCs and DJs, but as...

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Mannie Fresh Always Stands Up For His City!

Mannie Fresh Always Stands Up For His City!

NEW ORLEANS, LA, November 2021 – “I just stepped in another motherf***i’' pothole,” laments DJ Mannie Fresh in his video endorsement of New Orleans City Council District B candidate, Lesli Harris. Throughout his incredible career, Mannie Fresh has always made sure to...

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Interview with Toronto’s Fortunato…

Interview with Toronto’s Fortunato…

What part of Toronto do you call home? Downtown is where I call home, near Regent Park. How has the underground hip hop scene in Toronto changed since you started out is it worse or better in your opinion? It's way more divided. We used to have cyphers and battles but...

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SWAMP THING ‘Halloween 2021’

SWAMP THING ‘Halloween 2021’

This Halloween, Swamp Thing (Timbuktu, Chokeules, & Savilion) are getting extra spooky with the release of their 13 track LP, titled World War Swamp. The upcoming record marks Swamp Thing's 10th annual Halloween release, and will be available via URBNET on Friday...

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Los Angeles Rapper Gin Interview

Los Angeles Rapper Gin Interview

Your first hip hop experience? My first hip-hop experience was attending a car show that had Too Short and Xzibit on the bill. My first underground hip-hop experience was seeing Hiero perform live. What is your native background? I was born in Los Angeles and raised...

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Fort Wayne Emcee Rapper Sankofa Interview

Fort Wayne Emcee Rapper Sankofa Interview

Peace Sankofa how did you get that name? Somewhere around '96, I got a brochure promoting an upcoming African American health publication, in the materials was the Akan term Sankofa, described as learning from the past and building for the future. The meaningful...

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Toulouse France’s Dj K-Tana…

Toulouse France’s Dj K-Tana…

Peace Dj k-tana, how did you get that name? I took that name when I was 12 or 13 years old, it was even before getting my own turntable set up. At the time I was really into martial arts with, of course, a focus on Japanese history. I remember reading that some of the...

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Configaration Records DA Donnieboy…

Configaration Records DA Donnieboy…

Peace DA Donnieboy where you from and where is home? Peace! I'm from Detroit, Michigan, born and raised. Can't ever imagine living too far from here. The Midwest is where I have to be. Explain the whole concept behind 'Roots Run Deep'??? Whenever Fro Magnum Man sends...

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JU$T JILL and Bridgeside Cyphers

JU$T JILL and Bridgeside Cyphers

Above photo by DC Pompel, @nt_northwest First hip-hop experience? I would say my first hip-hop experience would have been when I was about 2 or 3 years old. My older brother, known as Checkmark (of the Cambridge-based rap group Skitzofreniks) would have cyphers with...

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Chill Lofi hip hop beat tape by Litman

Chill Lofi hip hop beat tape by Litman

MC and producer LitmanOne from Cologne, Germany dropped 'Lab Studies' July 2, 2021. The project consist of fourteen chill lo-fi hip hop beats inspired by the sound of the Golden era. Strictly samples, funky grooves, chopped vocals and dusty drums loops... lab studies...

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U.K. Rapper/ Emcee Frisco Boogie…

U.K. Rapper/ Emcee Frisco Boogie…

Peace Frisco Boogie where’s home? I was born and live in Nottingham City in the UK, I've lived in a few other places, but always returned here I guess it's home. Out of your catalog do you have a favorite song that always moves the crowd? I haven’t performed any of...

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