Five years ago, established solo MCs Oddisee, Uptown XO, and yU came together as rap trio Diamond District to release In The Ruff, a refreshingly traditional rap album during one of the genre's (and the music industry as a whole's) most tumultuous years. Since then, all three have continued on with ... More >>
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Raekwon is the mayor of fly shit. Snow Beach pullovers to Cuban links, his oft-imitated style and slang have been referenced for the past 20 years -- as Cappadonna once put it, "Half the East Coast sound just like Rae"). In the past, he's accused Frank White of biting his visual style. Today, if he ... More >>
One of the most intriguing new voices in hip-hop, Maryland MC Oddisee has amassed one of the most loyal word-of-mouth grassroots fanbases in indie-rap today. Acclaimed for his work both behind the mic and behind the boards (he's produced for Talib Kweli, Freeway and Homeboy Sandman), what makes Oddi ... More >>
Last night, President Obama announced that congressional leaders and the White House had made a deal to raise the debt ceiling. The agreement, which is expected to be voted through today, raises the debt ceiling $900 billion to get the country through the year. A special congressional committ ... More >>
How our mayor has given us the business
Queens man Raffi Stepanian tells the New York Post exclusively today that, "The streets of 47th Street are literally paved with gold." With typical NYC street character (or nut job) enthusiasm, Stepanian spends his days crawling around on the pavement in the Diamond District, where he uses tweezers, ... More >>
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