1999’s Internal Affairs thrust underground veteran Pharoahe Monch into the spotlight, imbued with the might of Godzilla and a vocabulary like none other. Twenty years on, we’re looking back at the Organized Konfusion emcee’s classic solo debut, exploring the feud that all but erased it, and celebrating the anniversary that brought it back from the brink!
How do you become the laughing stock of the industry after climbing the music charts and inking multi-million dollar publishing deals? More simply, how do you become one of the biggest busts in the history of hip-hop? A look into Tekashi 6ix9ine’s career holds all the answers.
Jaden Smith. GoldLink. Tyler, the Creator – or should we just call him IGOR at this point? Settle in and prepare to immerse yourself in an unforgettable night in Orlando’s Addition Arena. An hour before the doors at the Addition Financial Arena at the University of Central Florida even opened, a long line, made up […]
After nearly two hours, Xavier Rudd’s band left him alone on the stage as his guitar took on a bittersweet tone. The fans proceeded to finish the last song for Rudd, the lights slowly dimming to sync perfectly with the end of the tune. As they did, he sat there with closed eyes, and felt their voices; I could tell that this was the reason he loved to perform…
Kool Keith, the original “Weirdo Rapper”, is a hard man to decipher. His off-kilter and nebulous lyrics preceded the likes of MF Doom and Canibus. However, Keith is perhaps most known for his Dr. Octagon persona: a character so hilariously sinister in his lack of conscience, his erratic raps about murder and sex became a cult phenomenon.
With the staggering volume of music that’s being released every month, it’s next to impossible for any one person to keep up with it all. I guarantee that there was at least one release this summer that you haven’t heard but would’ve loved. We sat the CentralSauce Collective down to focus in on 5 excellent […]
ZEKIEL’s laid back, “just clocked out” attitude drove our conversation to relate over nearly everything else as we discussed a love for fantasy, science fiction, making up stories, Eminem’s “Cindarella Man,” and foolish failed attempts at early romances…
It’s been 25 years since Organized Konfusion––that’s Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch––released their sophomore record, “Stress: The Extinction Agenda”. Not only is it one of the greatest underground hip-hop records of all time, it’s a crowning achievement of the genre’s richest decade. In celebration, we’re exploring the stories behind every beat and every sample––at least the ones we know about––that make up the classic Queens LP!
It’s been five years since we last heard from MadGibbs, one of hip-hop’s most revered emcee-producer duos. Their triumphant return comes in the form of Bandana, a sophomore record that averts the slump with unbridled excellence. There’s a lot going on in there – let’s take a look at the samples underpinning Madlib and Gibbs’ […]
“Essential & Unheard” is a series that highlights awesome music that probably flew under your radar each month. Learn why MIKE’s “Tears of Joy” made him the first ever artist to be featured twice on Essential & Unheard, and check the playlist for 20 tracks songs that just missed the cut—all by lesser-known artists that […]