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WRITTEN BY CASSIDY KAKIN  Art and Depression I’m sitting in a puddle of sweat on a sofa that Craigslist rejected. I’m in my apartment near the beach, it’s summer, the sun is out, my air conditioning is broken, I’ve just drunken a twelve pack of cans and smoked too much and eaten too much Jack […]
This year TBP cyphers were quality over quantity. Sure we had less cyphers this year each one we put out was epic! Here are the top 5 cyphers of 2016!   5. Who would have thought that one day TeamBackPack would have not one but three legends on the Mission Underground stage! The truth is […]
In many ways 2016 hasn’t been such a good year, but in the face of adversity art always prevails. In act these particular 10 albums have the very vibes that helped us get through it. It should go without saying that choosing just 10 was extremely difficult. Perhaps these projects went unseen via the mainstream […]
“Finally an official documentary [ Hip-Hop Evolution ] about hip-hop.”— Grandmaster Caz, Hip-Hop pioneer and member of the Cold Crush Brothers.  “Necessary viewing not only for music historians, but for anyone who considers themselves a student of the game.” — Exclaim! TORONTO (December 1, 2016) – The real story of hip-hop finds a home on […]
WRITTEN BY CASSIDY KAKIN H2FLOW – Hip-hop with a powerful message isn’t a new idea.  Hell, you can keep your Lil what-nots and  mumbled hooks; if the bars don’t have meaning, it ain’t hip-hop in my eyes and ain’t pushing the movement forward.  This culture has always contained a “conscious” element intent on bringing the […]
WRITTEN BY: BRANDON THOMAS ———————————————– Early beginnings I’ve listened to hip hop since I was in elementary school and I have seen firsthand how music changed my thinking and even my worldview. When you’re part of the culture of hip hop you get introduced to everything that comes with it. MC’ing was my favorite, but […]
WRITTEN BY: MARC MAXIS “Biting” is a very disrespectful word in Hip-Hop or at least it was. When you tell someone they’re biting, you’re insinuating that,that person doesn’t have enough creativity to come up with their own style.Certain artists take offense to that, Like anyone would. In regards to creating art…. Read More
  WHY TUPAC IS STILL ALIVE TODAY Written By: Brandon Thomas   We Still See Tupac Many people far and wide have made claims of spotting the Legend Tupac Shakur in multiple places. There have been photos of him in random clubs, award shows, and even walking amongst people at random events. One of my favorite conspiracy stories is […]