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Earn a $10 iTunes Card or $5 Starbucks Card By Contributing to KN

Earlier this summer we introduced a new commenting platform here on This new platform (SolidOpinions) gives our readers incentives to share their thoughts in our community simply by commenting on posts. Today, we are offering two new rewards to frequent commenters. If you earn 1,000 points by commenting and sharing on our site you can redeam a $5 starbucks card. By earning 2,000 points commenting and sharing you can redeam a $10 iTunes card. Rewards can be redeamed on the Rewards tab of the comments of any post. So get involved and earn free stuff! Let us know if there are any other reasonable rewards you’d like to see. Read More »

Solid Opinion: New Community Based Comment Platform Allows You To Earn Reputation & Share Our Revenue!

Always looking to improve the user community here at, we’ve recently changed our comment platform from Disqus to Solid Opinion.  While Disqus is a great platform and one that has moved up to be a standard commenting system for many websites, we like to stay above the curve and innovate new technologies.  When the team at Solid Opinion presented us with their product, I was intrigued and more than willing to give it a try. So why the change?  Simple.  Solid Opinion gives our users a community to get involved in.  Years ago, KN had a great community and many great discussions were had in our posts. These days it seems most people just read, listen, and leave. No comments, no feedback. We’re hoping to change that. With this new comment platform on KN, powered by Solid Opinion, users earn points for being engaged in the discussion – for example, for posting and viewing comments. You will earn a reputation on KN. You can also use points to buy fun power-ups and dominate the discussion, engage in micro-transactions or sell points to other members. Every transaction monetizes your content. Ranks & Privileges: 10 Points give you a rank of KN Soldier and the ability to add images in your comments 100 Points give you a rank of KN Enforcer and the ability to add videos in your comments 1000 Points give you a rank of KN Lieutenant and the ability to change the comment author’s name. Lieutenant’s are also protected against others’ effects and can participate in ... Read More »

New KN T-Shirts For Sale! has teamed up with to design and manufacture some new super fly KN t-shirts.   88 Strong is the go-to place for quality Hip Hop tees and we hope the readers of KN will appreciate these shirts’ design and quality. Screen printed on the front and back in white ink on a Gildan 10.1 ounce tee, the shirts are available in the following colors: Black, Red, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Cardinal Red, Kelly Green, and Military Green.   Sizes run from Small to XXXL. Front of tee is pictured above and the back is shown below. Order yours now for $15.95! Read More »

KN Site Redesign: After 6 Years, KN is Heading into a New Era!

We’ve gone through our share of site redesigns over the past 6 years KN has been in existence. Today we present to you our latest attempt at keeping up with the times.  The site has been totally overhauled from the ground up to make the site cleaner and load faster. Our main goal for the site was to reorganize our content to give you exactly what you’re looking for up front. To do that, we’ve grouped posts together by categories; a concept seen in many online magazine layouts. In addition to the new layout, there will be some more changes coming up at KN. We’ve listened to your requests about being overloaded with posts, so we will be cutting down on the number of daily postings on KN. We’ve always prided ourselves in quality over quantity and we want to go back to that method of thinking. We will also start to focus more on news stories and opinionated editorials as much as we can than just jamming new music down your throats. The ultimate goal of these new changes is to bring a sense of community back to KN. This isn’t just our site, it’s your site. Let’s make it the best Hip Hop community that we possibly can! With that said, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments below… Read More »

Top 10 Albums of 2014
Top 10 Mixtapes/Free Albums of 2014
Top 10 Slept-On Albums of 2014
Top 10 EPs of 2014
Albums / Mixtapes Instrumentals New Singles Sponsored Releases
Ben Boogz (of 2 Hungry Bros): Soleil (feat. DJ M-Tri)
MarQ Spekt & Blockhead: Devil’s Island Storyteller (feat. Sadat X)
Hassaan Mackey & Kev Brown: That Grit [EP Review]
Big K.R.I.T: Cadillactica [Album Review]
Black Milk: If There’s A Hell Below [Album Review]
Stalley: Ohio [Album Review]
Ras Kass Talks Blasphemy LP, Working with Apollo Brown and Longevity in Rap
D.S. Interview At 90.5 FM [Video]
Artist Spotlight: RF3RD
Otis Brown III Talks The Thought of You, Jazz & Hip Hop’s Symbiosis and Donald Byrd
Lazarus: Open Heart Surgery (feat. Bizarre of D12)
Clay James: Kool Water Intro (Music Video)
Git x 1Mt: Lifestyle of an Artist
British Producer Actress Embarks on Short Tour – Win Tickets!
Paid Dues
Win Passes to see Lil Wayne, Ab-Soul and more at Paid Dues Fest in Los Angeles!
Microphone Check 1-2, 1-2
Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 8: 2014 Wrap Up (feat Von Pea)