From East to West: Some of Hip Hop's Best

Jan. 20, 2016  |  No. 111

Doomtree: Minneapolis Hip-Hop

by Zac Meyer

Doomtree is a hip-hop collective base in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The seven-member band and record label is known for its homegrown DIY ethos, wide range of musical influences, and lyrical complexity...

May 15, 2014  |  No. 101

Just Blaze: Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye, Drake

by Zac Meyer

Justin Smith, better known as Just Blaze, catapulted to the upper echelon of hip hop in the early '00s as the producer behind a string of hits with Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records. He has been in high...

Jan. 15, 2006  |  No. 51

Hank Shocklee

by Philip Stevenson

Sometimes it's too bad Tape Op doesn't offer an audio version of the magazine. Whatever you might know or not know about Hank Shocklee, it's difficult without hearing him speak, to convey the...