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Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz – Grass Ain’t Green (ft. Blu)

  I wish all “left-over tracks” were this good. Rapper Big Pooh and Nottz drop a track that didn’t live on their recent collaborative LP, Home Sweet Home. Check out “Grass Ain’t Green” above.   Written by StrongArm (16)

Ziggy – Ball (prod. Cisco)

  San Jose emcee Ziggy is gearing up to release his collaboration with Cisco aka Cortez whom has made a name for himself producing for the likes of City Shawn, NHT Boyz, AOne, Rexx Life Raj and other Bay Area artists. “Ball” is the 3rd single off Hurry Up & Buy. We posted “Nothing Else”  when it […]

C Plus – Lost Count (prod. Yungas)

TBP heavy-hitter C Plus drops a new record produced by Yungas, who is the man behind the boards on Nef the Pharaoh’s breakthrough infectious hit, “Big Tymin”. Plus sounds right at home over this slapper. Prepare to nod your head throughout this banger.   Written by StrongArm (11)

Sahtyre – Expertise (ft. Danny Brown) (prod. Stewart Villain)

  Sahtyre releases a new track which sees him collaborating with Danny Brown over a Stewart Villain beat. Team Backpack heavy hitting producer/emcee Chase Moore mixed this record. Dope to see Saht getting down with Danny Brown, a collaboration which feels like would have happened sooner or later, the results are great.   Photo Credit […]

KOTA – Elephants Never Forget Ft. Isaiah The 3rd & Lovey

Kota shows no sign of slowing down with another release featuring Isaiah The 3rd & Lovey. (25)

Latest Music Videos


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Chuck Inglish – Freaknik ’96

Chuck Inglish drops a dope visual for the standout track off his most recent LP, Everybody’s Big Brother.     (18)

[Watch] Stro – Me And You

Stream & Download Stro’s “B.E.S.T. B.Y. F.A.R.” mixtape here: https://soundcloud.com/strothemc/sets… Stro (aka Astro) performing “Me and You”, the second single off of his new mixtape “B.E.S.T. B.Y. F.A.R.” Produced by Stro. Loaf Films Directed by @shotbycisco     Follow Stro! https://twitter.com/stro https://www.facebook.com/strothemc http://instagram.com/strothemc https://soundcloud.com/strothemc (97)

Kanye West – College Dropout Turns 12!

Kanye West released his debut album, The College Dropout on this day 12 years ago. It happens to be Certified triple platinum in the United States alone, and has inspired millions across the world. One could even argue that his loyal following has stuck by him so long because of this one piece of work. 12 […]

[Watch] History – Can’t Believe (Prod By. H. Illa)

Everyday is easy when you know your a gawd!! 😉 Directed by FifthGod & J Emz Off the latest project “The Sun Of Roc-A-Fella” now available for purchase on iTunes. Purchase Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the… Stream on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/historythemogu… (45)

Jeru The Damaja – Solar Flares

The Brooklyn OG is back with some SOLAR FLARES. (316)

[PREMIERE] Danny Delavie – Baysick (Official Music Video)

Danny Delavie is a young fresh artist coming out of  Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. Truthfully I’m not sure we know of any other artists killing it out of Sheepshead, it could be safe to say the Danny is setting the bar and putting on his hood at the same time. His outlook on life & sense […]

LATEST ALBUMS/MIXTAPES


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LOAF MUZIK PAYS TRIBUTE TO J. DILLA WITH A NEW MIXTAPE, “THE MUNCHIES”

  Album Photo By : Sen M Floyd Album Art By : Extra Ketchup Tracks Recorded By pdp Beats ( @pdpbeats ) Tracks Mixed & Masted by King iLLA www.LoafMuzik.com We got a new video as well, peep! (1504)

Renima – Suspect.90: Lost Kids

Renima drops debut album “Suspect.90 | Lost Kids” . So what is his music all about?  “I focus on making music that’s real and from the heart and not so much worrying about if it’s different to someone else. Everyone wants to stand out and be different, and end up following trends anyway. So how […]

Mixtape Monday | Angelo Mota, “Crystal Avenue”

Is there a single art scene in the world more crowded with quality content than the underground hip-hop community in New York City and the surrounding territories?  Probably not, but that hasn’t stopped a younger generation of top tier rapping purists and genuine artists working out of the five boroughs and surrounding areas from stepping […]

EP Review | Soul Khan, “Hugo and Rufus”

It takes a ton of guts for a master in their craft to suddenly and definitively change lanes and throw away the following they’ve built, but that’s almost exactly what Soul Khan did when he abandoned his buzzing career as a battle rapper to start making underground hip-hop music that he loved full time.  When […]

Project Review | Alien Family II

The first person I asked for a second opinion on Cat and Obvi’s collaborative Alien Family II was my little brother.  Next to a small group of backpackers I have met over the past few years and a small group of musicians I have collaborated with throughout my life, my brother’s opinion is the one […]

#Mixtape Monday | Ty Banks, “Cold Winter”

It takes a ton of time, energy, and passion to release a full and comprehensive project as an independent artist.  Hours of studio recording, hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands of dollars invested out of pocket, countless lines written and rewritten, and unending stress arising from marketing and the promotional hustle.  That’s why many […]

Latest Cyphers


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TBP TORONTO | Kayo, Clairmont The Second, Flex The Antihero, John River, Raz Fresco

Toronto’s first TeamBackPack Cypher features Kayo, Clairmont The Second, Flex The Antihero, John River, and Raz Fresco in a one-take. Watch artist interviews here – http://youtube.com/40ozheroes In this first-ever Toronto edition of the TeamBackPack Cypher, 5 of the city’s dopest to touch the mic come together at The Post Office Sound to record this one-take […]

LAX to JFK | Chris Rivers, Oswin Benjamin, Denzil Porter (prod. Clyde Strokes)

Read “Three Wise Men | Teambackpack Cypher” by Chris Rivers, Oswin Benjamin, Denzil Porter (prod. Clyde Strokes) on Genius (3011)

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Martin Luther King, Hip-hop Politics, and Black History Month | #LFTU

WRITTEN BY CASSIDY KAKIN  A disclaimer, since one is always necessary for me in hip-hop and black culture, if I don’t want to be misunderstood.  I am white; that doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to say about MLK or Hip-hop or Black History Month.  It just means I need to think carefully about my […]

Donald Trump is a Hip-hop Forum Troll

WRITTEN BY CASSIDY KAKIN  How many of my old-head readers have been hip-hop nerds for long enough to remember the brilliant and glorious rise and fall of the once ubiquitous hip-hop internet forum? And that vile and enlightening landscape’s chief antagonist and bottom feeding cultural vampire, who none of us can forget and most of […]

My White Privilege is a Window | #LFTU

WRITTEN BY CASSIDY KAKIN  My white privilege is a window. I say this as an “outsider,” who cares deeply; I think about privilege as a defining characteristic of who I am, despite my poverty, and because of my whiteness. It’s important, if you really care about hip-hop and really want to contribute positively to the […]

Latest Interveiws


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Best of The Rap Hack 2015 | S2:EP12

The Rap Hack thanks you all your support. Happy New Year everyone! Follow: @theraphack (98)

The Rap Hack Talks With The Saurus | S2:EP11

Battle Rapper / Pro Poker Player The Saurus talks poker, fatherhood and his dream battle rap cypher with host The Marine Rapper. Follow the guest: Twitter: @thesaurus831 Follow the show: @theraphack (546)

The Rap Hack Talks Life, TBP And Music With Dirtbag Dan

Battle Rapper Dirtbag Dan talks rapping on magic truffles, Teambackpack cyphers and his podcast The Dirtbag Dan Show with host The Marine Rapper. Follow the guest: @dirtbagdan408 Follow the show: @theraphack (160)

Rap Hack Talks Hip Hop, Battles and More With Lush One!

Our very own Marine Rapper catches up with battle rap icon Lush One! Lush One speaks on the movement, advice for MC’s and what battle he wants to see happen. Spoiler Alert! It involves KRS-ONE… Hosted By: Raymond Lott Filmed: Antonia Markie (186)

Rap Hack : Trizz Talks TBP & His Dream Battles

In this episode we catch up with TBP Alum , Trizz. (315)