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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jansport J brought the 'Magic' to House Shoes' magic show… • Word Is Bond

Last night Jansport J paid Uncle Shoes a visit to the Magic (weekly) radio show to promote his album, ‘Low‘ – which comes out tomorrow. He also got the opportunity to spin some tunes as well. Check out his set below. Also, be sure to check out House Shoes’ ‘Magic‘ show every Wednesday.  See Original […]

Lauryn Hill responds to Robert Glasper's 'stolen' comments • Word Is Bond

Lauryn Hill responds to Robert Glasper’s comments that she stole music from ‘The Miseducation…’, a claim that were made on Houston’s 97.9 The Box a few weeks back with a statement. She wanted to respond right after her debut solo album’s 20th anniversary date passed. I chose to wait until after the anniversary to post […]

Tech N9ne's Independent Grind Tour 2018 starts in October! • Word Is Bond

Tech N9ne is about to embark on a national tour this fall, and he has released the dates on what venues he will be hitting up with Dizzy Wright, Futuristic, and Krizz Kaliko. Included in those dates are a couple of festivals he will be performing at as well. Check out the dates below, and […]

Prof returns for the fifth year with his Outdoors festival in Minnesota! • Word Is Bond

This September, Prof will be having a huge festival in the city of Minneapolis called Prof Outdoors (which will be returning for its 5th year). Tickets for this is now available for purchase. Past guests includes Mac Lethal, Hopsin, Run The Jewels, his labelmates Evidence and Atmosphere, Fashawn, and more. The guest list will be […]

RBMA: Engineering the Wu-Tang Clan's '36 Chambers' Album • Word Is Bond

A little over a week ago, the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) did a segment called ‘Mixing & Mastering’ which gives you a closer look at the last stages of recording a project. They’ve covered a number of artists, one of them in particular, is the Wu-Tang Clan and their debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 […]