Lifestyle

DJ Rhettmatic & Aloe Blacc are ‘Blaccmatic’

One of our favorite Beat Junkies, DJ Rhettmatic, celebrates his birthday today by gifting us with ‘Circa 2004: Blaccmatic’, a never before released collaborative album with Aloe Blacc. This project features a pre-soul singing Aloe Blacc, and fledgling producer, DJ Rhettmatic. Back in 2004, Aloe was a bonafide emcee, barely tapping into his soulful vocal abilities, and Rhettmatic […]

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Lifestyle

The Credit Controversy

“Give credit where credit is due.” It’s a simple enough concept, and one that we hear everyday. We can all agree this is a fair and ethical rule. But when, exactly, is credit due? If you ask Danny Brown, one photographer who produced a concert photo he recently posted on his Instagram, was not due […]

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Lifestyle

My State Of Mind’s All Purple

“I swear I thought I lived in a world where MJ and Prince don’t die…” Statements like this riddled my timelines since Prince suddenly passed away on Thursday. The man, the myth, the legend was revered by his fans through all social media outlets, with even Google commemorating the Artist with a Purple Rain theme on […]

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Emcee, New Music

2015’s Best: Song Picks Of The Year

As we prepare to wave 2015 goodbye, I think back on the droves of new songs, artists, and sounds that hit the radio waves and my Spotify Discover Playlist this year, and selected a handful of jams that made an impression on me and the hip-hop audience in general. From conscious to ignorant, intoxicating to […]

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DJ, Emcee

ATCQ Releases “People’s” 25th Anniversary Edition

Today is release day for the legendary group’s 25th anniversary edition of “People’s Instinctive Travels and Paths of Rhythm.” Accompanying Tribe’s milestone is a world tour of sorts through the media waves. Included stops were Sirius XM, Hot97, and a very special visit to ESPN where the Sportscenter set was decked out in ATCQ cover art as […]

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