Category: Rap/Hip-hop underground acts

June 5, 2007

HRS Underground Blog Merges With HRS Mainstream Blog

Well all good things must come to an end, and this marks the end of the road for the HRS Underground blog.

But don’t despair! All the good underground tidbits you crave will be moved on over to the HRS …

May 24, 2007

Hieroglyphics Drop A New Line Of Jeans

Hip-hop collective, Hiero Imperium, recently announced their new line of high end jeans for men, set to hit butts in August.

The first release, which consists of a hand-numbered, limited edition, vintage indigo “Basic” style denim, will be available online exclusively, …

May 3, 2007

Phat Kat Offers Carte Blanche On The Road

Three years after the release of his solo debut Undeniable, Detroit-based hip-hop artist Phat Kat has announced the dates for his Carte Blanche Tour.

Taking place May through June, the tour will support his upcoming album Carte Blanche, set to …

April 7, 2007

El-P Hits the Road For North American Tour

Super producer El-P is preparing a North American tour scheduled to hit this spring. The 25-date trek starts April 27  at the Indio, California Coachella fest (along with Rage Against The Machine). Fans are split in their reactions to his …

March 26, 2007

New Music: Lifesavas – “Dead Ones” feat. Nas & Fishbone

Jumbo, Vursatyl, and Chief Xcel, otherwise known as Lifesavas, bring a signature style of underground hip-hop characterized by funky soul beats, classic team-based rhyming, and high energy performance.  The Portland, Oregon trio will soon release …

March 20, 2007

Hieroglyphics Travel “Over Time” With New Disc

Fans of underground backpacker kings Hieroglyphics will drool over their latest release Over Time.

The set, dropped today, features b-sides and remixes many of which were released on the group’s vinyl only singles. The usual suspects …

March 1, 2007

Om Hip-hop: Volume One – Album Review

Om Records really puts it down with this great compilation of progressive hip-hop.

Having built a rep as the place to go for soulful electronica and hot chill-out beats, the label has also released quality hip-hop …

January 31, 2007

Germany’s Snowgoons Preps “German Lugers”

On February 27th you can check out the debut from German producer team Snowgoons, German Lugers.

Guests on the set feature indie hip-hop greats such as Sean Price, O.C., Edo G., Living Legends, Rasco, Chief Kamachi, Last Emperor, Jus Allah, El …

January 17, 2007 Launches Indie Record Label recently announced the launch of a hip-hop record label. The website, originally designed as a dedication to preserving the memory of Tupac Shakur formed Thug Life Army Records “to help Hip-Hop and Rap indie artists, who have finished projects, …

January 14, 2007

Artist Spotlight: Stimulus

Some might recognize Stimulus from NYC’s The Real Live Show with MC Dionysos. Others might just be hearing him for the first time, courtesy of Myspace‘s Featured Artists.

Either way, just be glad you …

January 12, 2007

Vote Now For The 2007 PLUG Awards

The largest Independent Music Awards Show is back! The 2007 PLUG Awards will be held February 10th, at Irving Plaza in New York City.

We are happy to announce that World’s Fair Label Group has an astonishing 15 nominations! These include: …

January 10, 2007

J Dilla Giveaways

If you sign up for J Dilla’s mailing list, via Myspace, IMEEM, or OkayPlayer, you are automatically entered to win The Shining prize package.

This package includes: The Shining on CD, a J …

January 8, 2007

Pre-Order The New El-P

El-P’s I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead is now available for pre-order at Definitive Jux.

Not only will you be guaranteed a copy upon it’s release on March 20th, but you will receive an autographed copy …

January 6, 2007

Stones Throw Stays In The Spotlight

Stones Throw Records kicks off their Ten Year Anniversary with Chrome Children 2.

The original Chrome Children paired up STR with Adult Swim and created one of the most innovative musicals in cartoon history!

The …

January 4, 2007

Talib Kweli And Madlib Team Up For Free Internet Album

Talib Kweli has teamed up with indie super producer Madlib to offer fans a late holiday/New Year present.

Their collaborative album, Liberation, is free to anyone on the Internet.

Simply download the 9 track release (along with …

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