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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Album Review, Emcee

2015’s Best: The Album Picks of the Year

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but be completely in awe of all the music I’ve encountered, for reasons that are pretty obvious. In 2015, we witnessed a resurgence of music that was not only diverse in genre, but culturally and politically resonant. One of the biggest landmarks in music was […]

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New Music

Jam On It: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Terrace Martin Remix)

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” owes itself to the cohorts he recruited to round out the album’s nuances — from Flying Lotus and Thundercat to Pharrell and Anna Wise, “TPAB” is illustrious from top to bottom through its careful curating. Among those cohorts, Terrace Martin released an edit of KDot’s “Alright” today, stripping it […]

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Emcee, Fashion

Kendrick Lamar’s Reebok Ventilator Shoe Inspires Unity Among Gang Members

Kendrick Lamar’s first sneaker in collaboration with Reebok proves to be a memorable one. Not only does Kendrick help provide a great looking iteration of the Ventilator, he also continues his anti-gang violence rhetoric through powerful details on the shoe. The references are clear, with each pair donning either “BLUE” or “RED” on the back, and “NEUTRAL” inscribed […]

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Emcee, Video

Peep This: Kendrick Lamar is “Alright” and We Will Be Too

  In a follow-up to a riveting BET Awards performance, Kendrick Lamar continues to shed light on just how powerful To Pimp a Butterfly is by dropping the visuals to “Alright.” Directed by Colin Tilley and shot in stark black and white throughout varying locations in California, KDot continues to fire (figurative) shots at the […]

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Lifestyle, Media

Word on the Street: 6-22-15

Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator reacts to a fan via a long online post. He explains that the many issues from his past are long gone and that he understands this new album might not appeal to his older fans. [Pitchfork] Plus, there’s news on Kylie Jenner, Kendrick Lamar, a new Janet Jackson track, Diddy […]

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