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Hip Hop Weekly Newsletter

André 3000 Reveals Why He Stepped Back from Hip Hop's 50th Anniversary Celebrations

André 3000 recently revealed in an interview why he chose not to participate in any of the celebrations for Hip Hop's 50th anniversary this year.

He explained that he didn't feel the urge to look back and didn't want to perform or attend events just to meet expectations.

He emphasised that OutKast got into music to see how far they could take it, not for the accolades or celebrations.

Additionally, André 3000 addressed the reactions to his recent album, New Blue Sun, and sympathised with those who were disappointed.

He explained that the album was not a rap album and didn't want to mislead fans.

Overall, he expressed that he is in a different phase of his life now and had to present what he was given at the time.

Get Ready to Be Blown Away: Cappo and Kong The Artisan Release Epic Music Video!

The new video for "Midz" by Cappo and Kong The Artisan features Nottingham-based MCs Juga-Naut and Vandal Savage.

The track is part of an upcoming album that explores themes of mental health, addiction, and redemption.

Directed by Honey JD and produced by Kong The Artisan, the video showcases the artists' talents and the depth of their lyrics.

Suge Knight Exposes Shocking Truth: Jimmy Iovine Turned 2Pac's Mom Against Him

In a recent episode of his podcast, Suge Knight accused Jimmy Iovine of turning 2Pac's mother against him.

Suge claims that Iovine told him she took some of the Pacs masters from Interscope Records at gunpoint.

Knight expressed sadness that she died without knowing the truth.

Black Thought Promises New Roots Album: Get Ready for the Long-Awaited Music!

Black Thought has given fans an update on the long-awaited new Roots album, revealing that the group has recorded lots of music for it and that it's "definitely coming."

The album will be their 12th studio album and their first since parting ways with Def Jam Recordings.

Blade's Classic 1990 Smash 'Mind of an Ordinary Citizen' Finally Released on Limited Edition Vinyl!

Boot Records is releasing Blade's classic 1990 hit "Mind of an Ordinary Citizen" on limited edition black 7" vinyl for the first time.

The record features a reworked artwork and includes the instrumental version on the B-side.

This limited edition release will never be repressed.

Unleashing the Power of Indian Cyphers: The Rising Influence of Indian Hip-Hop

Cyphers, an integral part of hip-hop culture, have gained popularity in India's growing hip-hop scene.

Platforms like the Northeast Cypher, SpitDope, Dharavi United Cypher, and Wanandaf have provided a space for talented Indian rappers to showcase their skills and gain recognition.

As the Desi hip-hop scene continues to evolve, India is solidifying its place on the global hip-hop map.

Unveiling The Little Brother Story: A Must-Watch Documentary for True Fans

The highly anticipated documentary "May The Lord Watch: The Little Brother Story" is now available on YouTube.

The film follows the rise, breakup, and reunion of the influential hip-hop group, Little Brother, and includes interviews with industry execs and cultural critics.

It's a must-watch for fans and newcomers alike.

Da Beatminerz and KRS-One Collab on Explosive New Single Seckle

Longtime production duo Da Beatminerz have teamed up with KRS-One for their new single "Seckle."

This is the first release from their upcoming compilation album in close to two decades, and according to the duo, it's the song they've always wanted to make with KRS-One.

Boldy James & Nicholas Craven Drop Fiery New Single "No Pun Intended" with Intense Energy

Detroit rapper Boldy James and Montreal producer Nicholas Craven have released their latest single, "No Pun Intended," ahead of their upcoming album.

The track follows their previous single, "Brand New Chanel Kicks," which was recorded shortly after Boldy's serious car accident earlier this year.

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