It’s Going Down with The “A3C Hip Hop Festival” Line-up

You know when it’s a good time to visit Atlanta? The beginning of October. More specifically, October 2nd -6th. Why? Because there’s a little happening down there called the A3C Hip Hop Festival. The five-day festival is going to feature over 300 performances from acts, including Ghostface Killah, Bun B, Black Hippy’s Schoolboy Q, Too Read More

Trap Lord Season Begins With A Mural On The Lower East Side

Did you forget that a little album entitled Trap Lord finally dropped yesterday (August 20)? There’s no way that you did, right? I mean A$AP Ferg’s debut album is only one of the most anticipated releases of the year, even though you’ve probably already streamed it. In honor of the album that is now available Read More

Kayne Covers WeSC’s Superlative Conspiracy Magazine

After Kanye West and Kim Kardashian posed together for a cover, it’s nice to see Kanye making a rare cover appearance on his own. Yeezy posed up for Andreas Kock in Milan here on the cover of WeSC‘s Superlative Conspiracy magazine. This will be issue #8 and you can find it on new stands everywhere. Also in the Read More

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Lady Gaga is Over: A Film by Haus of Gaga

As you might know, Lady Gaga’s newest single, “Applause,” was leaked this weekend. Gaga was not pleased. So she promptly shot a video for the track where she appears fully nude. Continuing her campaign for ARTPOP, she dropped this video entitled “Gaga is Over,” and it’s dope. It’s also an indication that she knows exactly Read More

Get The Most Out of Your Musical Experience With These 5 Essential Headphones

If you’re like us, you probably view music as a vital and important element of your daily routine. Whether if it’s getting ready for work, hitting the gym, or dancing the night away in a club, music is all around. And, as it’s been said before, music is the soundtrack to our lives. Unfortunately, there Read More

Action Bronson and Danny Brown Are “2 High 2 Die”

Brace yourselves. Two of Hip Hop’s most interesting characters, and probably two of the top live performers currently around, are teaming up for the “2 High 2 Die” tour. Alright. We don’t dig the tour name either, but this is going to be one blazing *giggles* show when Action Bronson and Danny Brown hit the Read More

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Casey Veggies Scores a Home Run with “The Team” (Official Video)

Still on tour with G.O.O.D. Music’s Travis $cott, he decides to feed the fans with his latest video off his recent mixtape Life Changes. It honestly took me a moment to adjust to Casey Veggies sound but after awhile, I couldn’t help but flex and bump that California sound. I’m definitely waking up to this Read More

Reminder: Jay-Z’s ‘Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film’ Airs Friday Night

A couple of weeks ago, many of us were glued to our computer screens when word got out that Jay-Z was performing at New York City’s Pace Gallery. Like almost every other Jay fan out there, we were extremely curious on why Hova would be doing a surprise gig at an art gallery. Luckily, we Read More

Travi$ Scott Releases First Track “Quintana (Remix)” featuring Migos

Whether you think Been Trill sold out or not really isn’t the issue. The former very rare brand has had an explosive 2013. Besides opening up their own online store, the brand struck a deal with PacSun. When that went down, people who shelled out a $100 for a tee suddenly realized they could go Read More

#Throwback: Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. (Official Video)

It’s been over 15 years since this video debuted and Raekwon got the whole world chanting Get the money; dollar, dollar bill, y’all. If you’re like me, then you’re PRAYING for the day to see these guys hit the stage at least one more time! It definitely hasn’t been the same since the loss of Read More

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Old School: 18 Rapper Yearbook Pictures

School’s out. And, for Seniors, it’s one of the greatest moments of their lives. But, just wait a couple of years and look through your yearbook. You’re gonna cringe. Back in high school, we didn’t really have our own style. We didn’t grow into our bodies yet. And, we fell victim to any number of Read More

SoJones Trivia: The History of Beatboxing

Beatboxing is now an integral part of the hip-hop community. It has grown from a side-show attraction to one of the main events  that feature stars and big annual competitions. While most fans are aware of what beatboxing is now, they know little of the history of the culture, so we here at SoJones put Read More

SoJones Beat: Asian Rappers in America

Instagram “Gangnam Style” is not Asian rap. It is a novelty that got its 15 minutes of fame and milked it for 5 more. The truth is–there are quite a few Asian-American rappers out there who can actually rap and have been criminally slept on by the mainstream hip-hop fans for whatever reason. To help Read More

How Come I’m Not Feeling the 2013 Made in America Festival?

It bothered me for years that while massive music festivals were popping up around the country, Philadelphia, my part of the world, was being wrongfully neglected. Nestled perfectly in the center of the densely populated Northeast Corridor, Philly is a short drive from New York, Baltimore, and D.C. Plus, it’s rich in history, food, drinks Read More

Celebrate the Video Release of Ain’t No Love’s “Gone Already” With a Rocksmith Giveaway

Ain’t No Love Drops “Gone Already” Video How many artists can say they’ve performed on the same stage with Skrillex and Calvin Harris, Sean Price and Steve Aoki? Ain’t No Love may be one of the only exceptions. Made up of two MCs (Roly Broere and Elias McBean), one innovative producer (Liam Clarke), and one Read More

SoJones Interview: DJ Paul Talks About His New Work, Three 6 Mafia and Lil’ Wayne

DJ Paul is a legend in his own right. As one of the founding members of Memphis group, Three 6 Mafia, he has made countless hits, won a Grammy, and even became a reality star (sort of). Now with the group on an indefinite break, the two remaining active members and faces of the group, Read More

SoJones Interview: DJ Supreme La Rock Talks Hard Work and Favorite Cities

The men and women behind the wheels of steel don’t usually get the credit they deserve, but they should. They serve as the bridges between artists and the listening public. They are one of the main things that can help make or break a record and turn a potential single into a full-fledged club banger. Read More

The Rap Anthems: Why Hip-Hop Music is Considered a Genuine Form of Patriotism

What makes a song patriotic? For many people in the U.S., a patriotic song is one that makes them “proud to be an American”. And upon hearing the “Star-Spangled Banner” or “America The Beautiful,” you may be moved to proudly wave an American flag. But let’s be honest here, there are plenty of horrible patriotic Read More

Video of Kanye West and Will Smith in the Studio Together

By now you’ve probably heard about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian living it up in Brazil. You may have even heard that Will Smith is also in Rio. In the same hotel. At the same time. Coincidence? Probably not. For well over the last week there have been reports that Kanye and Will are actually Read More

SoJones New Artist Feature: Sanise’ Damone’

SoJones likes discovering emerging talents as much as updating you about Lil Wayne or Jay-Z. We caught up recently with hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Sanise’ Damone’  to discuss the Virginia Beach resident’s music and the video for her single “Make It Hott”. Sanise’ not only has her own clothing line for women, she’s also looking to Read More

YouTube Releases Top 10 Trending Videos of 2012

YouTube announced its most-viewed videos of 2012 with an entertaining video mashup that parodies the top videos of the year. Titled Rewind YouTube Style 2012, the video parodies PSY’s “Gangnam Style” and Carly Jae Repsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” while featuring a big set of stars acting out the entries in the list. It’s no surprise Read More

Cash Money Milestone: Selling 500 Million Singles Worldwide

Notorious for its impressive roster of Billboard chart-toppers and music award-amassers, it comes as no surprise that Cash Money Records has broken yet another record. Releasing hits after hits for 21 years and counting, Cash Money has notched its biggest milestone yet, selling over 500 million singles worldwide. Having a successful reign in the music Read More

American Music Awards 2012: Complete Winners List!

The 2012 American Music Awards celebrated its 40th anniversary with a star-studded blowout of standout performances from contemporary hit-makers who represented the full spectrum of the music scene. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the awards show took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night. It was a big night for Justin Bieber, Read More

The Breakup: Hip-Hop Duos and Groups We Wish Were Still Together

It’s devastating to know when your favorite rap duo split up or when a highly esteemed hip-hop group disbanded. We’re not just talking about the legends, but the classic icons we grew up on and came to love over the years … That’s why when they called it quits, it was hard to accept they Read More

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