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We recently sat down with legendary producer, drummer and DJ Karriem Riggins to get the low-down on his involvement with Common‘s 11th studio album, Black keep reading »

Karriem Riggins is a legend. No two ways about it. Compile a list of your favorite hip-hop records, and chances are that he had a keep reading »

Producer, drummer and DJ Karriem Riggins is hitting Alphabet City’s Nublu on November 4 alongside DJ Spinna, DJ Dummy as well as supa-emcee Common. Riggins keep reading »

Veteran pianist Orrin Evans is slated to release his forthcoming trio record, The Evolution of Oneself, on September 11th via Smoke Sessions Records. Linking up keep reading »

It’s been a minute since the venerable drummer, beat-maker, and Detroit-bred Karriem Riggins has graced New York’s stages, and we’ve resorted to tempering our patience keep reading »

James Dewitt Yancey has garnered all the posthumous acclaim you’d expect for a hip-hop visionary underappreciated outside of his circles. Whether it be for his impeccable choice of samples through a multitude of different styles, his uncanny knack of blowing your mind with his musicianship or his humility in a sea of egos and gold chains, he is revered as a legend beyond the realms of hip-hop music, and rightfully so.

Legendary frontman of the Ohio Players Leroy Bonner died last week at the age of 69. “Sugarfoot” sang and played guitar with the group that dominated the charts in the ’70s with their thick-bottomed dance music and unique style. This week Detroit-native producer and musician Karriem Riggins payed homage to one of Sugarfoot’s most sampled tracks.

With the release of Karriem Riggins’ Stones Throw debut, Alone Together, there has been a growing desire, even anticipation for more artistic output. Today we’ve got that new piece of material. The drummer, producer, and DJ has dropped an official music video for his track “Summer Madness.”

We are really excited to be giving away a copy of Alone, the first half of Karriem Riggins’ Alone Together, on vinyl today for one lucky winner. To be entered in the drawing, you must comment on your favorite of the released Alone Together tracks on Soundcloud. After you have commented send an email to with your name and mailing address to be entered into the drawing.

Karriem Riggins is synonymous to jazz. Karriem Riggins is also synonymous to hip-hop. Karriem Riggins makes beats using MPCs, drum sets, samples and anything he can get his hands on. Karriem Riggins rhymes. Karriem Riggins is a musician, a teacher, and a father, but most importantly he is Karriem Riggins. The only thing he prescribes in is what he hears and that’s why you should get to know him.