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Hear a Hard-Hitting Notorious B.I.G. and J Dilla Mash-Up Tape Music – 2 mins ago Source: Soundcloud A new twist-up from Seattle artist, D.Social, celebrates a pair of era-defining hip-hop icons. In 1996, Busta Rhymes was set to host the first on-record collaboration between The Notorious B.I.G. and J Dilla. However, the late Brooklyn rapper […]

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Photo courtesy of Def Jam “These are more than words, this is more than rap.” Support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Jaap van der Doelen keeps an archive of prestigious actors to win late career awards who have also appeared in golden age rap music videos. The rivalry between the east […]

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The 15 Best DMX Deep Cuts Music – 5 mins ago Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/WireImage via Getty Everyone is familiar with hit DMX songs like “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “Party (Up in Here).” But DMX also made amazing albums. Here are the 15 best DMX deep cuts. As is typical when a prominent person passes […]

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Photo courtesy of Def Jam We’re just some writers who write about heavyweight rhyme writers. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Caleb Catlin sees a blank Google docs page and rubs his hands together like he’s Birdman. When I was younger, I saw DMX as rap’s ultimate gladiator. I only […]

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serpentwithfeet’s “Same Size Shoe” Highlights the Importance of Non-Monolithic Black Love Stories Music – 15 mins ago “Same Shoe Size,” the first single from DEACON, is a visual representation of a day in the life of a Black queer couple at home. Photo Credit: serpentwithfeet We caught up with serpentwithfeet who talked about his stunning […]

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Photo courtesy of D-Block Inc. and Roc Nation Still doing this for the block and the blogosphere. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Oumar Saleh has been preaching the gospel of Christopher Moltisanti’s drip for years. When news broke of DMX rejoining Def Jam nearly two years ago, we quietly […]

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Photo courtesy of Reese Youngn Support real, independent rap journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Brandon Callender played through pain, typing with a sore vaccinated arm just to bring you this week’s entry. Reese Youngn – “KeKe” For weeks, there was no way to escape “No More Parties” and its cheery […]

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Rico Nasty Announced As AfroPunk 2021 Virtual Festival Headliner Music – 2 hours ago Photo Credit: Scott Dudelson for Getty Images For the first time, AfroPunk will center around a “Black Spring” theme. Emerging Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean artists including Rico Nasty, Seu Jorge, Seafoam Walls and more. Rico Nasty has been announced as a headliner […]

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Homestead, FL-based rapper-songwriter GenoDa1 recently released several singles as well as an EP. The singles released are “Tell Me” FT Fedarro, “Someone Else,” “Cream Of The Crop Freestyle” FT Zues, “Level Up” and the EP 3AM Sessions. The powerhouse tracks include some extremely impactful freestyles like “Cream Of The Crop Freestyle” FT Zues. With 10,000 […]

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Photo courtesy of Jonathan Mannion Our collective pen game grows stronger by the day. Don’t let the ink run out. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Nitish Pahwa ranks Verzuz battle winners like an All-NBA squad. The hard-charging “4, 3, 2, 1,” from LL Cool J’s Phenomenon, is best remembered […]

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Photo courtesy of Ransom / Randy Nicholls We’re here for you when the streaming services stop producing good content in the remaining days of quarantine and when they continue to shuffle through a tired, lifeless algorithm. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Son Raw should have spent that film school […]

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Report: DMX Completed a New Album Before His Death Music – 37 seconds ago Photo by Seher for Okayplayer An HBO documentary about the late rapper was also in the works. It appears DMX was readying the release of several new projects before his passing. In fact, the rapper had reportedly completed a new album, […]

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Watch Swizz Beatz Remember DMX in an Emotional Tribute Music – 1 min ago Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage via Getty Images “If he didn’t fuck with you, there wasn’t nothing I could do. If he loved you, there wasn’t nothing you could do.” Safe to say, it’s been a heart-crushing week for anyone and everyone […]

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Read Ms. Lauryn Hill’s Touching Tribute to DMX Music – 10 seconds ago Photo by Paras Griffin via Getty Images “Traumas are used to generate so much for so many.” Yesterday, hip-hop lost another one-of-one in the passing of DMX. Within moments of the news breaking, peers, family, and fans, flooded social media with tributes […]

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10 Ways DMX Shifted The Landscape of Hip-Hop Music – 3 mins ago Debuting in 1998 with his multi-platinum debut, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, DMX would go on an unprecedented run through the rap game, breaking and setting numerous records throughout the peak years of his career. Photo Credit: KMazur/WireImage via Getty In […]

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30 Essential Q-Tip Guest Verses You Need to Hear [Playlist] Music – 2 hours ago Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images Featuring is Okayplayer’s new playlist series celebrating guest appearances from hip-hop’s most iconic artists. For our inaugural edition, we focus on Q-Tip. As A Tribe Called Quest‘s co-founder and frontman, Q-Tip has been the […]

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Last Friday, DMX overdosed and suffered a heart attack, which caused him to fall into a vegetative state. Today, the 50-year-old hip-hop legend passed away. To honor the New York rapper, Def Jam released two new EP’s that feature previous tracks from X.  The first ?si=ES9MVT2HSeKP5l8O6PCJPQ”>EP, A Dog’s Prayers, features all of DMX’s prayers from previous […]

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An A.I. Program is Making “New” Songs by Dead Music Icons Music – 4 mins ago Photo by Gareth Cattermole via Getty Images A Toronto-based non-profit fed the songs of Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and The Doors, to Google’s Magenta A.I. program. The troubling (and frankly, pointless) A.I. era of music creation has added […]

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Legendary Rapper DMX Dead at 50 Music – 30 mins ago Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Live Nation DMX, one of the most successful rappers of all time, has died at the age of 50. DMX, the gruff, Yonkers, New York rapper, who during the late ’90s was considered to be one of hip-hop’s […]

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Photo courtesy of Westside Gunn’s Instagram We’re here to document every 10-minute track that sees two New York state rappers squash an inconsequential beef. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Watch as Douglas Martin hits the flying knee on lesser writers’ dome pieces. Over the holidays, a photo circulated on […]

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