Live for the Funk


This blog sifts through all the new music, remixes, and reviews from all genres of music. Just because Live for the Funk isn't exclusively hip hop doesn't mean they don't have good taste in hip hop music. Check it out and you might be surprised.

Ab-Soul- Tree Of Life
about 4 years ago
Vegyn: All Bad Things Have Ended… EP
about 4 years ago

Remix the Video


This blog features really good remixes of top hip hop artists like Drake and Wiz Khalifa. Remix the Video is a great place to go for free downloads and innovative new takes on popular new music.

201 Beats


Throwing a party and need a playlist? Want some new mixtapes? 201 Beats has all of that in addition to music updates and reviews of new hip hop music!

Southern Hospitality


Want to know who's hot in hip hop across the pond? Southern Hospitality is written by two U.K-based DJ's and they keep up with the European hip hop scene as well as the American hip hop scene.

DT Blanco – ‘Flexa$’ (Video)
by Davey Boy Smith about 4 years ago
Preview: Southern Hospitality Presents #RAPGODS SXSW (Video)
by Davey Boy Smith about 4 years ago

Davey-D's Hip Hop Corner


If you want to get a hip hop perspective on the news and happenings in the world, come to Davey D's Hip Hop Corner. Wisdom, music, and a critical reading of the news, what more could you want from a blog?

Madlines: Talks About New Album ‘Love Child’ & Transitioning to the Bay Area
by mrDaveyd about 4 years ago
Jasiri X: Raising the Flag & Using Music as a Weapon to Fight Oppression
by mrDaveyd about 4 years ago

Fake Shore Drive


This blog has won several accolades from prestigious music publications, so it comes highly recommended by those in the industry. Check out their mixtape collections for a good selection of music, mostly coming out of the Chicago music scene.

Chief Keef – Randy Moss
by Andrew Barber over 3 years ago
Live Stream: Kanye West Live @ A (RED) THANK YOU In NYC
by Ty Howard over 3 years ago

Swagger are Us


Swagger are Us not only discusses hip hop music, but also hip hop fashion. Find out what your favorite hip hop artist is wearing or check out new shoe designs at this blog.

99 problems


This blog combines social commentary with music reviews and news and is run by a youth fund promoting youth education. So if you want a young and socially aware point of view check out 99 problems.

Political Quick Hits: April 11th Edition
by Justin Burkhardt about 4 years ago
Political Quick Hits: April 4th Edition
by Justin Burkhardt about 4 years ago

No Warning Shots Fired!


This blog sets itself apart because it doesn't deal with music except in the broad cultural influences on hip hop and rap. So if you want interesting and new ways of thinking about music check out No Warning Shots Fired!

Call for Black Power on MLK Day
by noreply@blogger.com (No Warning Shots Fired !) over 2 years ago
Books or Bullets
by noreply@blogger.com (No Warning Shots Fired !) over 2 years ago

The Smash!


The Smash offers critical commentary on the music industry in a funny and lively tone. This blogger also scours the web for some premium and hilarious hip hop related youtube videos!

by Michelle S. over 3 years ago
by Michelle S. over 3 years ago



How cool is a weekly take on the national news rapped over sick beats? Yes, rapper Jasiri X does just that on his blog RealTalkXpress. So if you're sick of dull and boring news reports you should definitely take a look at this blog!

Pardon My Back


This blog's mission is to showcase new music with a unique spin in order to challenge stereotypes that surround hip hop culture.

Hype Floats


This is a neat blog because it not only features cool new music, but also well organized. There is a section devoted to techno, dubstep, and weekend playlists. This an eclectic mix of hip hop info that any fan would love.

Kanye West, RIhanna & Paul McCartney: Four Five Seconds
by noreply@blogger.com (DJ The Blogman) over 3 years ago
BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Ghostface Killah and DOOM: Ray Gun
by noreply@blogger.com (FrankTHEvegan) over 3 years ago

Can't Stop Won't Stop


Want some opinions on race, hip hop, and copyright law? How about book reviews and social commentary? If this appeals to you, then take a look at Jeff Chang's Can't Stop Won't Stop for an intellectual take on contemporary hip hop culture.

Who We Be + N+1=Summer Reading For You
by Jeff Chang almost 4 years ago

The Audacity of Dope


The Audacity of Dope (besides having such a cool name) is a very well-rounded blog! Music, culture, politics, nothing goes beyond the scope of this blog! So check it out for some very well-rounded music news!

Sound Session #468 (6-1-14)
by Hyphen about 4 years ago
Freddie Gibbs on KUBE 93′s Sound Session (video)
by Hyphen about 4 years ago

The Interludes


Classy graphics accompany intelligently written pieces on cultural movements and trends in rap and hip hop. The bloggers of the Interludes consider their posts to be social documentation of the current music climate and each post is accompanied by a downloadable mix.

Hip Hop is Read


Do you need more hip hop in your life? This blog gives you very well written blogs on the alternative hip hop scene. Past, present and future music tastes come together and combine fabulous mixtapes.

Strange Sounds #3
by noreply@blogger.com (Ivan Rott) over 3 years ago
The Tical Archives (20 Year Anniversary Re-Up!)
by noreply@blogger.com (Ivan Rott) over 3 years ago

Elevator Hip Hop


Chicago's famous hip-hop culture is the fuel for this catchy and popular blog. The podcasts here should be considered mandatory listening by any real rap fan.

Ruby Hornet


This blog puts the sting back into the otherwise placid Chicago music blog scene. Great local acts are featured here consistently.

[Netflix Pix] Don Jon
by Alex Katz about 4 years ago
[Trailer] Boyhood
by Geoff Henao about 4 years ago