Mike Tyson just dropped a Soulja Boy diss track; Welcome to 2017

Soulja Boy, you know that one guy from that one song that for some reason everyone liked, has arose back into relevance the best way a rapper knows how – by starting drama. Now Mike…

Young Thug’s new music video with pissed off director that he didn’t turn up for is an awful success

Thugger’s new music video for ‘Wyclef Jean’ just dropped and the shooting was a mess, so the “pissed off” director made the fuck-ups the actual video. Let me first get started by saying I don’t…

Tupac Shakur now the first solo rapper to be inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

One of rap and hip-hop’s most influential forces, paving the way for a new era of conscious rappers, Tupac (2pac) Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. The…

BBC Music reveal the Sound of 2017 longlist with Anderson Paak, Jorja Smith and others

BBC’s longlist for the Sound of 2017 has been revealed and shows the domination of hip-hop in music with urban artists making up over half the list this year. Using an eclectic panel of 170…

RouteNote Interviews: Gentleman’s Dub Club at Hospitality In The Park

Last weekend I was invited to Hospital Records’ London drum and bass day festival Hospitality in the Park and interviewed the incredibly talented dub/hip-hop group Gentleman’s Dub Club. Gentleman’s Dub Club are a 9 piece…

Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill Form New Supergroup

Members from the three groups are coming together to form an alternative hip-hop supergroup with a debut concert planned for next month. The internet went wild last week when a countdown website appeared suggesting a…

The Rip-Hoff – David Hasselhoff Raps ‘Yo! Home To Bel-Air’

Using cuts of The Hoff, this genius has re-created The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s theme song ‘Yo! Home To Bel-Air’.

Rapper Who Is Very Concerned With Password Security

CollegeHumor release a new parody music video “Rapper Who Is Very Concerned With Password Security”. It goes over the difficultly of creating, remembering and keeping your password safe… standard rap stuff.

Cristian MJC Interview, talks ‘Born A Star’ – BBC Radio Introducing Lancashire

Great interview with Cristian MJC a new RouteNote artist on BBC Radio Introducing Lancashire. Good stuff!