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Classic Hate: The Internet Hates on Nas’ ‘Illmatic’

By Lucas G. | Posted April 19, 2017
"Nas stole his style from Kool G Rap and continues to beat us in the head with nothing but hype."

This Week in Hype: The Death of “Indie” Rap, 15 Minutes With Pusha T & More

By Nathan S. | Posted May 23, 2014
Welcome to another episode of the "This Week in Hype" podcast. It's like Shakespeare, only with Rosa Acosta's titties instead of romantic...

The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: Peter Rosenberg

By Nathan S. | Posted May 23, 2014
Way.....way....way....back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up...

What Rapper Represents You? (aka Your Hunger Games Rapper)

By Nathan S. | Posted May 21, 2014
The other day Lucas and I got to talking about hip-hop - because what else is there to talk about? - and off this article we got to circling around...

7 Dope Underground Rappers You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Of Vol. V

By Alec Zisi | Posted May 20, 2014
What’s up RefinedHype Nation? I know it’s been a while, but I’m finally back with another batch of dope emcee’s you...

Find Her: Who’s the Girl in Usher’s “Good Kisser” Video?

By Nathan S. | Posted May 19, 2014
My apologies RefinedHype Nation. I spent most of today writing this Pusha T interview for the mothership that you should read. Or don't read it,...

This Week in Hype: Hot Dogs, Chicago & Creativity with Alex Wiley

By Nathan S. | Posted May 16, 2014
A new generation of artists have vaulted Chicago back into the national hip-hop spotlight, but while the drill scene certainly has an...

The Rap Soundtrack to My Life - What’s Yours?

By Lucas G. | Posted May 15, 2014
These last few weeks has felt like 1994 all over again. This past month, with the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, Nas has been in the headlines...

The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: Elliott Wilson

By Nathan S. | Posted May 15, 2014
Way.....way....way....back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up...

Teach Me To Love Dipset

By Lucas G. | Posted May 14, 2014
Back in high school, we had yearbook pages, where put took photos, quotes or pretty much anything else they could think of and squeeze it into one...

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