The Return of Chief Keef

Benny Flash Five years ago, Chief Keef was hip-hop’s next big thing. Rising out Chicago’s rough Englewood neighborhood with a hit single at the age 16, the rapper, born Keith Farrelle Shantique Cozart, quickly became the most controversial artist in… Continue Reading

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GRAMMY Award-Winning Artist Poo Bear Explains Problems With Streaming Royalties

Los Angeles, CA – Happy Birthday! Multiple Grammy award-winning songwriter Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd recently stopped by the DXHQ to chat with the #DXLive team and promote his Red Bull documentary, Afraid Forever. With his signature icebreaker greeting, “Happy Birthday,”… Continue Reading

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Shabazz Palaces Announces 2nd Album To Accompany "Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star" Album

Following the announcement their upcoming Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star album dropping July 14, Shabazz Palaces says a second album titled Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines will release on the same day through label Sub Pop. Both projects will be the duo’s first full… Continue Reading

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Nick Grant Reflects On The Impact Of OutKast’s Debut Album

(AllHipHop Features) There can’t be a discussion about the pillars southern Hip Hop without mentioning the Grammy-winning duo known as OutKast. Big Boi, Andre 3000, and the entire Dungeon Family crew’s artistic output influenced an entire generation music acts, including… Continue Reading

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R. Kelly Sued For Allegedly Bump N' Grindin' Man's Wife & Transmitting STD

Jackson, MS – While R. Kelly’s longtime fictitious beef with Ron Isley made for deliciously fun music, it seems the acclaimed singer — who has a long track record controversies — has trouble with a real “Mr. Biggs.” In this… Continue Reading

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DX Digest: Dr. Octagon Unearths Vintage "RedEye" Track & Big Boi Performs "Mic Jack"

The DX Digest for Tuesday (April 25) finds a new track from Dr. Octagon — Kool Keith, Dan The Automator and DJ Qbert — titled “RedEye,” which is one five previously unreleased tracks included on the upcoming Dr. Octagonecologyst vinyl… Continue Reading

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Kendrick Lamar Made ‘Damn.’ Producers Sleep in the Studio

Bryan Bedder, Getty s Kendrick Lamar’s new album, Damn., clearly took some hard work and dedication to put together for all those involved. Apparently, you can add sleeping on studio couches and in sleeping bags as some the sacrifices that… Continue Reading

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Best Songs of the Week Featuring D.R.A.M., Flatbush Zombies and More

Ethan Miller/Randy Shropshire, Getty s (2) This week’s edition XXL‘s best songs takes a look at both ascendant rap stars and stalwarts hip-hop’s bursting underground. These tracks all have at least a few things special about them, but we will… Continue Reading

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The Break Presents: Ski Mask The Slump God

Krishan Bansal Even though XXXTENTACION is grabbing the internet’s attention by the neck, he’ll tell you straight up Ski Mask The Slump God is the better rapper. Born near the Swap Shop in Deepside, a rough area that’s a part Broward County,… Continue Reading

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Extra Butter: Jamie Foxx Talks Crime Flick ‘Sleepless’ & His Encounter With ‘Thoughtful Thugs’

Your browser does not support iframes. Jamie Foxx is set to release his latest film, Sleepless, in which he plays a Las Vegas police ficer by the name Vincent Downs. The movie gets turnt up when Downs and his partner… Continue Reading

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