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Davide Squillace
Washington, DC
Dec 3
DC101 Presents Elliot in the Mornings Holiday Concert with Fall Out Boy, AWOLNATION, Bastille and The Struts
Fairfax, VA
Dec 3
Holiday Jam with New Edition and Black Alley and Kenny Babyface Edmonds and Babyface
Washington, DC
Dec 4
Silver Spring, MD
Dec 4
Tyler Farr
Charles Town, WV
Dec 10
Mannheim Steamroller
Baltimore, MD

Halloween is the best holiday. The primary objective is to get trashed and also scare the shit out of everyone around you, two activities that are loads of fun on their own but just pure magic...

67 18 days ago

Each week, FACT trawls through the untamed world of free mixes, radio specials and live blends so you don’t have to.

This week, we’ve got woozy house and rushing techno from two of the most legit dance DJs around, the most bonkers Halloween mix of the season, Three 6 Mafia taking over NTS and more. Yes, you did read that last bit right.

Phonica Mix 18

Is there ever a bad time for a Leif mix? The Welsh wizard and FreeRo lodge-master’s session for Phonica strikes the perfect balance between sighing chords and crunchy drums with tracks from October, STP, Steevio and more....

59 23 days ago

After Kanye West’s Graduation outsold 50 Cent’s Curtis in 2007, street centered rap has been consistently overshadowed by the hipster/suburban streak for nearly a decade. Some acts representing the other side of the culture – for instance, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Meek Mill, Future – were able to impact the album charts, but for the most part the 2010’s have not been favorable in the mainstream to those artists telling tales about the hardships of inner-city life.

Chicago’s Drill and Atlanta’s Trap subgenres have actually produced plenty of underground records representing the urban lifestyle in recent times. The soundscapes of those modern movements...

45 25 days ago

Koopsta Knicca, a member of Three 6 Mafia and Da Mafia 6ix, passed away today (October 9) due to complications from a brain aneurysm he suffered Sunday (October 4).

The admin for his Twitter account tweeted out that he did pass away after conflicting reports regarding his death yesterday (October 8). HipHopDX also confirmed his passing with DJ Paul publicist Dove Clark.

DJ Paul issued a statement exclusively to HipHopDX reflecting on the passing of one of his best friends. The Three 6 Mafia founder says Koopsta Knicca, born Robert Cooper Phillips, suffered a stroke after taking a shower Sunday and that...

94 About 1 month ago

Gangsta Boo – Candy, Diamonds, & Pills Mixtape

Gangsta Boo will never not be highly revered around these here parts. She’s managed to remain relevant in the sea of irrelevant rappers from last year, let alone a decade ago, because she stays true to herself and makes dope music. Imagine my joy at discovering, upon return from sabbatical, that she had dropped Candy, Diamonds, and Pills! Hurray!

Though she isn’t sharing rapping duties this time around with BeatKing like last year’s excellent Underground Cassette Music, she’s more than capable of handling it on her own. BeatKing’s ominous producer tag does show...

60 About 1 month ago


Elizabeth Avalos 4 days ago in Photos

Last Sunday the IHEARTCOMIX team hosted HAM on Everything and COLT45’s secret FREE day party for the ages. Fans lined up around the block for FAMILY REUNION’s super stacked line-up which included legendary rappers Soulja Boy, Lil Debbie, OG Maco, Project Pat, and headliner JUICY J. The only way to get in was through HAM on Everything’s announcement through social media.

While the Colt45 flowed and the BBQ grill kept getting hotter the IHC Film crew shot a new...

93 About 1 month ago

Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Cooper Phillips, rapper and member of Memphis group Three 6 Mafia, died Friday (Oct. 9) in Memphis due to complications from a stroke he suffered on Sunday. He was 40 years old.

Three 6 Mafia's Lord Infamous Dead at 40

Phillips was in Three 6 Mafia through the early and mid-'90s, contributing to every album from Smoked Out, Loced Out (the group's first album, released in 1994) onward. He started his solo career with the 1999 album Da Devil's Playground shortly before leaving the group in 2000 following arrests on charges of domestic violence, assault and aggravated burglary.

After remaining involved with...

84 About 1 month ago

Founding member of Three 6 Mafia Koopsta Knicca has died at the age of 40 according to reports from Memphis newspaper The Commercial Appeal. Born Robert Phillips, the Memphis rapper passed away early Friday morning following complications from a stroke he suffered last weekend.

Phillips was a member of Three 6 Mafia until 2000, at which point he focused on his solo career, which began in 1999 with Da Devil’s Playground: Underground Solo. He also took part in the reconstituted version of the act, Da Mafia Six, that has been touring and recording since 2013.

Fellow Mafia member DJ Paul...

100 About 1 month ago

Koopsta Knicca whose real name is Robert Cooper Phillips passed away on early Friday morning, October 9. One of the original members of Memphis rap group, , died at a Memphis hospital after suffering from a stroke earlier this week. He was 40.

"We gota pray harder for @koopstaknicca36 yall!!" bandmate DJ Paul previously wrote on Instagram. "He had an Aneurysm yesterday in its blood on his brain.Dr. said we need a miracle & i believe in those so lets get one for my brother yall!!!"

In the wake of Knicca's death, Paul released a statement to Commercial Appeal. "[He] went...

103 About 1 month ago

Image by Trey Smith / All photos courtesy of Southside

Atlanta, Georgia. 2047.

Imagine The Road taking place on Moreland Ave. The city is gone, and violent hordes have taken over the metropolitan area. There’s no law, and human beings are left to be their most savage selves. The smell of death and open sewage linger wherever you wander. A thick, soupy fog covers what’s left of the once-vibrant skyline, leaving a haunting, all-consuming cage over the city. It’s a wasteland as far as the eye can see. Only evil and despair live in this place.

This is what Southside beats sound...

36 About 1 month ago

While speaking on her “1999” and “Meet The Devil” records, Gangsta Boo revealed that she becomes annoyed whenever she’s asked about Three 6 Mafia.

The Memphis, Tennessee lyricist was a member of the group for several years, before reportedly leaving Three 6 Mafia over money issues.

During a recent interview with DJ Smallz Eyes, Gangsta Boo explained that being asked about the group is “played out,” and resulted in her creating “Meet The Devil” and “1999,” two records featured on her Candy, Diamonds & Pills mixtape, which was released last month.

“It gets annoying when people...

46 About 1 month ago

The Three 6 Mafia family is currently mourning the death of one of the group’s early members, Koopsta Knicca. He joined the group in 1991 but was plagued with legal issues which often times made him unable to tour with the crew. However, he released a number of projects and solo releases that kept his cult following alive.

According to sources, Koopsta passed away at age 40 from complications after he suffered a recent stroke. Our prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.

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RollingStone Reports:

Robert “Koopsta...

37 About 1 month ago