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DJ Kool Herc sound system sells for over $200k at Christie's auction

A soundsystem that belonged to hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc has sold at auction for $201,600.


The Christie's auction took place yesterday, with the system...

Danger Mouse & Black Thought: cheating the system

Although it features guests like A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels and Raekwon, the best moments on Danger Mouse and The Roots legend Black Thought's new LP are in its filmic rhymes, woozy psychedelic loops, soul snippets and jazz and blues rhythms. Here, Ben Murphy speaks to them about their long-awaited collaboration

Hip-hop is ingrained in the work of American musician and producer Danger Mouse. Though he’s made records with Beck, Karen O, Gorillaz, Michael Kiwanuka, Adele...

DJ Screw

In his new book, Lance Scott Walker tells the story of DJ Screw, the maestro of Houston’s chopped ‘n’ screwed ‘90s rap scene. Here, Marke Bieschke speaks to the author about this unique moment in hip-hop history, and Screw's incredible legacy

Why did hip-hop slow down to a syrupy crawl in Houston, Texas, three decades ago? There are many theories, but Houstonians, who had come late...

Press shot of DJ Premier in a black hat looking toward the camera in a t tshirt that says "Royalty"

For over three decades, DJ Premier has consistently proven himself to be one of hip-hop’s greatest producers. As he releases his new EP, 'Hip Hop 50: Vol 1', celebrating the genre’s 50th anniversary, he speaks to Arielle Lana LeJarde about evolving with the culture and the hip-hop/dance music connection

“I’m raised off being a fan first,” DJ Premier states clearly. “Before DJing, before producing or anything else, I’m a fan.” He sits across from...

jammasterjay

The murder trial of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay has been scheduled for September.


18 months on from two men being charged with the 2002 killing...

New J Dilla biography will explore the life and influence of pioneering producer

A biography exploring the life and career of J Dilla is set to be published.

Dilla Time: The Life And Afterlife Of J Dilla, The...

He died of a rare form of cancer, which he had battled since 2017

Influential Bay Area hip-hop producer Traxamillion has died. He was 42.

The San Jose-born producer - real name Sultan Banks - was best known for...

Featuring Underground Resistance (Live), VTSS, SHERELLE, Shanti Celeste, India Jordan, Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann and more

The first names set to play next year's Maiden Voyage festival have been announced.

Run by the team behind Camden's Jazz Cafe, the festival -...

With inventive production and animated lyrics in Spanish and English giving unique takes on violence and, of course, weed, Cypress Hill's 1991 debut introduced them...

Sen Dog hated driving all the way to Gardena. But as B-Real was buying the weed, Sen begrudgingly agreed to drive him home after every...

A little over two decades after the Houston icon's death, aged just 29

A new book on hip-hop legend DJ Screw is set to be released next year. 'DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution' is slated to...

The documentary focuses on how Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B became two of the biggest names in current hip-hop

Channel 4 is set to air a one-off documentary about women in hip-hop.

'Queens Of Rap' will focus on the evolution of women in the...

It's part of the documentary filmmaker's forthcoming BBC series, Forbidden America

A new documentary by Louis Theroux on US rap and hip-hop is in the works.

Focusing on the "new world" of the genres, with an...

It'll be the rap legend's 13th studio album

Nas will drop a new album next week.

Serving as the New York-born rapper's 13th studio album, 'King’s Disease II' will be released via Nas's Mass...

The museum is due to open in 2024

Hip-hop royalty turned out to the Bronx, the home of hip-hop, last week to attend a ground-breaking ceremony that marked the official launch of building for...

Tiffany Calver, Nova, Ransom FA and Darren McGarvey are among the key speakers locked for the event

A new grime and hip-hop conference is set to take place in Glasgow this summer.

Set to launch in July, the inaugural edition of HANG...

From Boom Bap to Trap will feature MF DOOM, Dr. Dre and RZA among others

A forthcoming book will celebrate some of hip-hop's most influential producers.

The work of Toronto-based writer, illustrator and rapper Riley Wallace, the 312-page From Boom...

In DJ Mag's April charts, four artists a select their top 10 tracks of the month, spanning crazy hip-hop mashups, jungle pressure, propulsive house bangers...

What 4’11” Northampton MC FFSYTHO lacks in stature, she more than makes up for in talent and ferocity. Her quickfire bars and vicious lyricism made...

Listen to 'Pugilism' now

RZA has announced a new album.

Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, who sold the rights to 50% of his songwriting and production credits in August, has...

Tattooist-turned-rapper TRAPY speaks to Amy Fielding about his favourite Marvel characters, obscure samples, and his reason for anonymity

Framed by white curtains and stood against the red brick tower blocks of the city, West-London born, British-Serbian artist TRAPY looks down from a window...

Raekwon shared an unreleased Griselda collaboration during the live stream

You can now watch Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon’s VERZUZ battle online.

In February, following a performance from D'Angelo, VERZUZ hosts Swizz Beatz and...