Masta Ace is making 'A Breukelen Story' all about Marco Polo… • Word Is Bond

 Masta Ace & Marco Polo is teaming up to bring you A Breukelen Story, where the concept for the album is about the Canadian’s move to Brooklyn from Toronto – back in the early 2000s. For their introduction to the album, the duo linked up with Boot Camp Clik’s own Smif-N-Wessun – who comes in […]

BONUS: Apollo Brown & Joell Oritz – Timberlan'd Up (remix feat. Royce Da 5'9 & KXNG Crooked) • Word Is Bond

Mona Lisa by Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz So Joell Ortiz & Apollo Brown have linked up to bring you an album called Mona Lisa, which is due for an October 26th release. After three singles released to the masses, the duo brings you a bonus track which features an additional two members of the Slaughterhouse […]

There is a Jean-Michel Basquiat musical in the works… • Word Is Bond

A Broadway music focused on the life and works of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century is currently in production by Jon Batiste. Batiste, who’s currently the bandleader & musical director for the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, will be showcasing the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1980s New York – from […]

Check Prof out at a venue near you as he delivers his 'Eulogy'… • Word Is Bond

 Prof just delivered his ‘Eulogy‘, through the help of Will Moses and Tomas Aksamit that directed the new visuals. The video paints a stunning backdrop for the lush audio. Speaking about the track and the visuals, Prof says, “We live in heaven right now. Don’t ignore the signs. This is my eulogy.” Aside from […]

Mello Music Group to celebrate ten years with 'special' re-releases • Word Is Bond

Over the course of 2018-2019, to celebrate their upcoming tenth anniversary, Mello Music Group will be releasing special Audiophile Editions of their classic titles. The Mello Signature Series will be pressed on double LPs, limited to 300 copies of each title, on 180 gram black vinyl, with special gatefold packaging, including liner note stories from […]

Black Moon's 'Enta Da Stage' 25th Anniversary Show at SOBs! • Word Is Bond

In the words on DJ Evil Dee (linear notes): “This album was done on blunted terms. Anyone who is offended by the contents of the album, FUCK YOU. Nuff said.” In the 90s, Black Moon was basically EVERYTHING hiphop fans wanted to be like. The idea of having huge crews in your music videos was […]

The Killuminati Conspiracy Theory Continues (part 2) – Suge J Knight • Word Is Bond

A little over eight years ago, one of our older writers wrote this compelling piece that got folks talking about Tupac Shakur speaking about the Illuminati. The difference was that the opinion piece took the opposite position that most people was taking. The end result was it became one of our most read (and retweeted) […]

Tupac Shakur's Estate Awarded Unreleased Music & Royalties • Word Is Bond

The estate of the late Tupac Shakur has recently settled a five-year-lawsuit with Entertainment One (eOne) – who purchased Death Row Records a few years back. According to TMZ, the estate has filed documents earlier this week stating that the two sides came to agreement to settle. Sources that knew about the deal made known […]

Pharoahe Monch: New Album, Organized Konfusion, & more… • Word Is Bond

We were late on this, but better late than never, right? It’s been a little over four years since we’ve had a full length album from Pharoahe Monch. We’ve seen him go overseas back in March, then dropped a verse over the summer on a Wu remix track called ‘Pearl Harbor’ (s/o AFH) – so […]

Little Brother reunited at Art Of Cool festival over the weekend… • Word Is Bond

For their first time in almost 10 years, Little Brother got back together for one night at the Art Of Cool‘s 5th festival event in Durham, North Carolina. According to the city’s twitter page, they managed to make the reunion happen a few hours before the show. Initially, 9th Wonder was the only member out of […]