State of Hip-Hop
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Uptown Weekly Archive: Shop Talk w/ Migos, Big K.R.I.T. & Scotty ATL

It was August 3rd 1995. If you google that day in history, very little made world news. However to an underground culture birthed in 1973, that day would rock the culture to it’s core. (Or as some Hip Hop romanticist tend...
by Layne Luv


A gentle GIANT: The legend of DJ Tall Paul by Delayne Whiteside

  In the Hip Hop world there are many legends mentioned when it comes to DJing. New York city is home to a lot of those names. Names like DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaata, Grand Master Flash, and DJ Hollywood will forever be ...
by AvianD


Shop Talk: DJ Layne Luv Chops it up with Scoob Da Dawg

There is a lot of work involved when it comes to breaking a new rap artist. Being in the business for over 20 years, I have several primary reasons Hip-Hop artists don’t make it today…lack of work ethic and they are...
by Layne Luv



Shop Talk: DJ Layne Luv Chops It Up With DJ Wiz of Kid N Play

The best interviews are the ones that turn into a conversation among friends. I started out talking to DJ Wiz but I ended up chopping it up with my homie Mark Eastmond of NYC. Listen as he shares his history about the at one t...
by Layne Luv


Parents Today: Friend Or Foe by Delayne Whiteside

In the year 2000 the world heard the King of Comedy Bernie Mac (RIP) called us a bunch of  “punk ass parents” and “I will f**k your kid up!” In a comedic way, Bernie walks us through the breakdown and ...
by Layne Luv