Emcee, Media, New Music, Video

Peep This: Vince Staples – Lift Me Up

Long Beach, CA spitter Vince Staples offers up a crazy visual for “Lift Me Up,” from his 2015 album Summertime ’06. Clearly, we need to give this dude a Video Of The Year award already, or at least a recognition with equal value. The dude has consistently put out some of the best videos that touch base on […]

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New Music, Video

Peep This: Daye Jack ft. Killer Mike – Hands Up

The dialogue regarding police brutality and race relations in this country is on-going and a crucial conversation to be had to create any semblance of peace and understanding for all parties involved. A few months ago, Daye Jack joined this poignant discussion by debuting his take on the situation through the song, “Hands Up,” featuring noted […]

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Emcee, New Music, Video

Peep This: brandUn DeShay – Had ‘Em All

The premiere of branUn DeShay’s “goldUn Child” album had me and the writers wanting more information about the upcoming rapper. When it was first released a few weeks ago it was blowing up my social media feed. I was thinking, “Am I the last to know about this dude?” Truth be told I probably was. […]

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Emcee

Peace, Peace, Peace: Mos Def’s Greatest Joints

In a shocking turn of events last night, Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def, announced his retirement from the  entertainment industry. Bowing out of the spotlight by way of an audio recording that mostly addressed his recent legal situation in South Africa on kanyewest.com, the man many have to come to know over the years as […]

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Emcee, New Music

Jam On It: Skillz – 2015 Rap Up

As tried and true a New Year’s Eve edition as poppin’ bottles and Auld Lang Syne is, Skillz comes through once more in timely fashion to wrap up 2015 with, of course, “2015 Rap Up.” While giving a proper run down of all the the past year’s high and low lights, Skillz does so in his […]

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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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Emcee, Media, New Music

Jam On It: Snoop Dogg – I’m From Long Beach

“If you wanna find me, come to Long Beach. 213 is where I be, I’m from Long Beach,” chants the infectious chorus. 2015 is ending on a strong note thanks to this new track from Snoop Dogg. This new joint from The Doggfather is definitely heavy on that signature West Coast feel good vibe, the […]

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