An MF DOOM street-naming ceremony will take place this weekend, honouring the legendary rapper and producer.
The road in Long Beach, New York, stretches from Long Beach Boulevard to Riverside Boulevard, where the artist and his brother grew up. It will become 'KMD - MF DOOM Way' on Saturday 31st July 2021 at 2PM EST.
The $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album bought by ‘pharma-bro’ Martin Shkreli has been sold by the US government for an undisclosed sum.
The record in question is 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin', a 31-track double album the hip hop group spent six years recording, packaged in a handmade silver and nickel case. A 174-page leather-bound book is also included. At the time it was produced, band member RZA stated he wanted the release to be viewed as a piece of contemporary art.
Beatbox and hip hop pioneer Biz Markie has passed away at the age of 57.
The news was confirmed by the late rapper's rep Jenni Izumi, in a statement that read: "It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side, hip hop pioneer Biz Markie peacefully passed away. We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time.
RZA has announced a new album, 'RZA vs Bobby Digital', and shared the latest single, 'Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater'.
The LP was originally teased under the title 'Bobby Digital: Digital Potions', alongside the track 'Pugilism'. While the name has changed the concept remains the same, with RZA revisiting the solo moniker he created for 1998's 'Bobby Digital in Stereo'.
Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, and more paid tribute to the rapper DMX during the BET Awards, which took place on Sunday 27th June at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg has joined Def Jam as Executive Creative and Strategic Consultant.
The legendary rapper will "strategically work across the label's executive team and artist roster," according to a video announcement posted to social media yesterday, Monday 7th June.
DMX’s posthumous album will feature guest appearances from Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Griselda, Bono, Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Benny the Butcher, The LOX, Usher and the rapper’s own son, Exodus Simmons.
A posthumous DMX album will be released this month, 'Exodus', slated to arrive via Def Jam Records on 28th May
A new, posthumous single by A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg has dropped, ‘French Kiss Deux’.