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It’s ridiculous to talk about Black Hippy, the California rap supergroup, as if they were the Who, but let’s do it anyway. If Black Hippy are the Who, then Kendrick Lamar is the Pete Townshend, the showy creative genius who’s always testing himself and his audience, attempting grand and ridiculous gestures and actually pulling them… More »

It’s never easy to winnow a week down to five songs, but this one was a bloodbath. Every song here could have been #1 on this list, and in most weeks, they would have been. This week, though? This week was so stacked that we were forced to leave off at least two or three… More »

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

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Jay Rock – “Vice City” (Feat. Black Hippy) Video

Jay Rock's 90059 is coming any day now, and he's already shared a slew of singles off the record. We've heard the title track, the…
Caitlin White | September 10, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Kendrick Lamar Discusses Macklemore Text, Plans September Release For New Album

One of the biggest, silliest stories in recent music memory -- the apologetic post-Grammys text that Macklemore sent to Kendrick Lamar, and What It Means…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2014 - 10:14 am

Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay-Rock – “U.O.E.N.O. (Black Hippy Remix)”

"U.O.E.N.O.," the recent single from the Atlanta rapper Rocko, earned itself a ton of unwanted notoriety in recent months: It's the song where Rick Ross…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2013 - 11:26 am

Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank) (Black Hippy Remix)” (Feat. Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul)

Hey, another Black Hippy posse cut! I'll take it! The four members of the furiously creating L.A. rap crew -- Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2012 - 11:27 am

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Pt. 3″ (Feat. Jay Rock & Ab-Soul)

Tomorrow, Kendrick Lamar releases his absolutely incredible major-label debut Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City. And as an appetizer, he recently posted a non-album track called "The…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2012 - 9:33 am

Ab-Soul – “Black Lip Bastard (Black Hippy Remix)” Video (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q & Jay Rock)

L.A.'s Black Hippy may be one of the most exciting rap crews to emerge in recent years, but all four members of the group don't…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2012 - 9:31 am

Watch Black Hippy Cover The Temptations

None of the four members of the great California rap crew Black Hippy can sing. But that didn't stop all four of them (along with…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 4:59 pm

Ab-Soul – “SOPA” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)

The frizzy-haired livewire Ab-Soul may be the least-known member of the left-coast rap quartet Black Hippy, but that seems like it might change soon, since…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 10:52 am