I’mma let you finish, but the Groove’s B.K. Kirkland is one of the best urban radio personalities of all time!

We love all of our SiriusXM jocks equally around here, but it’s always exciting to see one called out in an industry top ten list. We’re of course referring to The Groove‘s B.K. Kirkland, who recently earned the number three … Continued


HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/5/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, Schoolboy Q is still running things at number one with Man of the Year. Drake’s Trophies hangs tight at number two, and DJ Infamous/Young Jeezy/Ludacris/Juicy J/The Game/Hitmaka follow suit, staying at number three … Continued


Where there’s Smoke, there’s fire: 50 Cent talks power, Animal Ambition, and pressuring Dr. Dre

Widely known, revered, and feared, hip-hop staple 50 Cent is perhaps best known for his debut and sophomore albums, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and The Massacre, both of which are rap enthusiast essentials that propelled Fiddy to the top … Continued


Blind Fury + J Pressure cypher on Sway in the Morning

Watch below as rappers Blind Fury and J Pressure stopped into to Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning to discuss the release of their debut albums and to participate in a Friday Fire cypher.


HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/2/14)

This Music Meeting is called to order! Schoolboy Q is the Man of the Year, or at least the number one spot holder supreme yet again in this week’s Top 10 Countdown. Drake’s Trophies makes an impressive leap to number … Continued


Get the Backspin back story on classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep

Airing Tuesday 4/1 at 6 pm ET on Backspin, Ch. 46 Replaying Thursday 4/3 at 8 pm ET, Saturday 4/5 at 4 pm ET, and Sunday 4/6 at 1 pm ET Classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep have been performing together … Continued


King Los’ crazy freestyle reminds Sway of the hip-hop greats

Baltimore-based rapper King Los slays the ‘5 Fingers of Death’ on Shade 45’s Sway In the Morning. After it was over, Sway couldn’t help but give King Los high praise, as he compared his flow to that of Biggie, Tupac, … Continued


Listen to Matisyahu’s soulful new single, Watch the Walls Melt Down

We’ve got something to smile about today: Sirius XM’s Jam ON has the web exclusive of Matisyahu’s brand new single “Watch the Walls Melt Down”, the first song from his forthcoming album Akeda, due out later this year.


HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (3/10/14)

Order in the music meeting! On today’s agenda, Schoolboy Q IS the Man of the Year, or at least of the week, grabbing the number one spot after being last week’s number nine! The ultimate hip-hop artist mix comes close … Continued


Rick Ross: ‘I feel like bosses lead by example, ya undadig?’ The Bawse talks Mastermind + remaking The Notorious B.I.G.’s Nobody

After nearly a decade on the hip-hop scene, Maybach Music Group chief Rick Ross has staked his claim as THE Bawse (and if you don’t believe us, just ask GQ). After releasing a couple of singles late last year (No … Continued