Besides the likes of Pete "SuperMix" Salaz, Z-Trip, and Robbie Rob, few cats in the Valley epitomize old-school DJ culture than Stephen Peabody. For more than 16 years, the performer known as Mr. P-Body has worked turntables at practically every major club -- both past and present -- in metro Phoeni ... More >>
In hip-hop the past is a constant and idealization of one's forefathers-or mothers-is an uncrossable tradition. The Game might be hip-hop's most eloquent eulogizer. His 2005 hit "Dreams" spoke poignantly to that point; Game all but admitted that he'll never mean as much to the culture as his lordl ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
When it comes to hip-hop, cadence is everything. Well, maybe not everything, but a rapper's flow is a damn big deal. Whether you're making a club banger or flexing your lyrical chops, delivery makes or breaks a jam. Phoenix emcee Sar KAZum knows this, so he looked to hip-hop heavyweights like KRS-O ... More >>
See also: *The Best of Coachella: Friday, April 20 *Our Complete Coachella Coverage Yesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of LA Weekly music editor, Ben ... More >>
See also: 2012 RPM Challenge: Five Valley Artists (And Yours Truly) Attempt to Record an Album in One Month With the extra day provided by leap year, four of the seven Valley artists we tracked for this year's RPM Challenge were able to record an entire album from start to finish. That would be S ... More >>
The man that shot rapper Tupac Shakur in a 1994 shooting has allegedly come forward, according to Consequence of Sound.Dexter Isaac, who is already an inmate, confessed to the shooting. Isaac's shooting took place two years prior to Tupac's death. Isaac has claimed that he was hired to shoot Tupa ... More >>
This is an installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which www.PHXmusic.com catches up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today, we continue with Candyman, who ironically went on to become a one hit wonder with the single "Knockin' ... More >>
Maja gives anime and gaming a good rap
The best baller in Phoenix doesn't play for the Suns. Can Diana Taurasi take the Mercury all the way?
Governor Photo-Op was wrapping herself in the flag over the new AZ 9/11 shrine. Now, she who puts the P in politician's running for cover
Jonny Lang dumps drugs and finds Jesus
Bottle-poppin' Jacuzzi duty at the PHX's freshest spot? That's what awaits the fly and the sly at Tempe's Phase 54
Forget caroling. Here's a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your Yule log
At Nantucket Seafood and Raw Bar, there are bivalves dying foryou sins
Jay-Z returns with The Black Album - and renewed disdain for the hip-hop game
Def Jam Recordings Presents Music Inspired by Scarface (Def Jam)
As narcocorridos - Mexican drug ballads - get nastier, the crowds in Phoenix get bigger and bigger
It took five years, but the old-schoolers of Gang Starr are finally on the comeback with The Ownerz. Guru, for one, is still hungry.
One man travels through the best of what American music magazines offer -- and needs a shower
The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse (Rocafella/Island Def Jam)
Hip-hop has lost greats before, but this murder is different, as a Houston DJ expresses
After surviving a difficult beginning, J-Live gives hope to hip-hop
Is Russell Simmons' 360HipHop.com the best hope to bring hip-hop culture onto the Internet?
Music, money and mayhem clog MP3 download sites
Giving meaning to bad TV
Collegiate wrestler Jake Harman turns into Multimedia Man
N.Y.-bred Lyricist Lounge explodes on the hip-hop nation with a national tour
After a decade on hip-hop's front lines, Gang Starr is finally reaping the rewards
Hip-hop court jester Busta Rhymes rides high with new album and groundbreaking tour
Liquor department director tries to close Tempe rap venue based on sex allegations that weren't prosecuted
Tupac Shakur's murder leaves behind a formidable legacy--and disturbing questions
Das EFX keeps bringing it up from the underground