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The inspiration behind Jadakiss’s fifth solo album Ignatius is an emotional one. He created this project to honor his close friend and colleague Ignatius “Icepick Jay” Jackson who passed away in 2017 from colon cancer. Jackson was instrumental in Jada’s career as well as those of Eve and Swizz Beatz. Jada recorded this album as…

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For Jadakiss, his love for music came when he was introduced to it by family members. “[I fell in love with rap] by hearing the music they were playing as I was growing up,” Jadakiss said. “They introduced me to hip-hop. My early influences range from The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., [and] The Sugar Hill Gang. When it came to R&B, it was The Whispers and Luther Vandross. My mom was playing that music at the crib.”

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This past weekend, celebrities, influencers and gaming enthusiasts gathered for the invite-only #RISETOGETHER NBA LIVE 16 preview party at Terminal 23 in Midtown Manhattan. NBA All-Star and NBA LIVE 16 cover athlete Russell Westbrook joined guests in testing the game’s newest features, graphics and gameplay. Each guest was also given an opportunity to shoot hoops at…

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After many years as a musician, Detroit-bred super producer Brandon Williams has finally released his new album. Titled Xll, the transformative and soulful album consists of collaborations with more than 70 musical engineers and artists. The album’s title is a nod Williams’ ability to play 12 musical instruments and his belief that there is power…

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Big Sean and Curren$y hosted Coors Axis in Brooklyn, New York, an event showcase that highlighted the careers of these two hip-hop stars in an intimate setting for fans and media. With lines around the block, Sean and Curren$y gave attendees a chance to experience their live performances up close and personal, with free beer…

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Girl Talk and Freeway get together to drop this short, sweet and to the point six-track EP. Wacka Flocka Flame, Young Chris, and Jadakiss all show to lend support Standout tracks include “Tell Me Yeah,” “I Can Hear Sweat,” and “Suicide.” To download Girl Talk and Freeway’s Broken Ankle EP via datpiff, please click here.

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Mobb Deep and The LOX are two of East Coast hip-hop’s most beloved crews. And according to a recent interview with Shade 45’s Sway In the Morning, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has revealed that the two parties will be collaborating in the very near future.

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