Fader magazine honors BK’s Finest Notorious B.I.G. in their 2011 Icon issue on sale May 3rd.
â€œWeâ€™ve always tried to parse their influence by speaking with friends, family and fans to create a portrait of their lives both in and outside of music. However, with an artist like Notorious BIG, the subject of this yearâ€™s issue, much of that work has already been done because Big was so beloved. Weâ€™re not trying to compete with Notorious, but we set about painting a portrait of Big both as a rapper and as a regular dude. In our issue youâ€™ll read accounts from the intern who witnessed Big and Tupacâ€™s first encounter, youâ€™ll hear what Puff thinks about when he listens to Biggieâ€™s music today. Youâ€™ll see new photos of prominent places in Bigâ€™s life, from the tunnel he drives through backwards in the â€œHypnotizeâ€ video, to the block where he performed his infamous teenage freestyle.â€
Fresh off his European Tour (w/ Cunninlinguists), PackFM is back to “F*@king Hating Rappers” in hometown Brooklyn, USA. Devin The Dude and The Coughee Brothaz are sure to tear it down. Add Pack in to that mix and you know it’s going to be extra crazy! Consider this Pack’s homecoming. Let’s make it a night to remember!
Shouts to QN5 and the rest of The PLAGUE!
Knitting Factory Brooklyn Presents… Fresh Brew Tour: Devin The Dude
withÂ The Coughee Brothaz, PackFM
Inspired by the classic B.I.G./Jay Z song of the same name, MCMIreport.com has released the promo mixtape “BROOKLYNâ€™S FINEST Vol.1: This is Hip Hop. This is Brooklyn.”, a timeless mix showcasing the very best of Brooklyn bred hip hop and the boro’s vast array of anthems.
DP ONE (TURNTABLE ANIHILIST / HEAVY HITTERS / THE PLAGUE) and Â GMS (MCMI / HYDRA / THE PLAGUE) seamlessly mix old school, new school, underground and mainstream, with a couple of exclusive remixes.
Exclusive HYDRA joint and DOWNLOAD LINK for the whole Mixtape after the jump.