Fake Shore Drivehttp://www.fakeshoredrive.com/about
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.
No Warning Shots Fired!http://nowarningshotsfired.blogspot.com/
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!
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!
Can't Stop Won't Stophttp://cantstopwontstop.com/blog/
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.
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.