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 […]

Mac Miller tribute concert taking place on Halloween in Los Angeles • Word Is Bond

An all-star cast will pay tribute to the late Mac Miller at the end of the month at the Greek Theatre. The cast will include those who Miller collaborated with in music, friends, and associates in music. The “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert will feature acts like Anderson .Paak, Thundercat, Childish Gambino, Travis […]

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 […]

Fat Beats Returns To Los Angeles • Word Is Bond

On Saturday, September 22nd 2018 Fat Beats Los Angeles reopened its iconic doors.  Fat Beats closed its doors in Los Angeles back on September 19th, 2010. The New York location closed down earlier that same month. For many, the closure of Fat Beats marked the end of an era. The record store being closed left […]

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 […]

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 […]

DJ Muggs Announces New Album, releases single with MF DOOM & Freddie Gibbs • Word Is Bond

DJ Muggs has just announced a new album called ‘Assassination Day’, which is scheduled to be released August 3rd through his Soul Assassins imprint. The album itself will feature a “chapter” concept with a number of emcees. For example, MF DOOM has a two-song “chapter” with one of the collaborative tracks featuring Freddie Gibbs (as […]