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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Emcee, Video

Peep This: Hip-Hop History Orchestrated By Poland’s JIMEK

Just like any youthful endeavor, when hip-hop was first gaining its bearings in the 1970s and 1980s, higher authorities questioned its staying power. Fast-forward a couple decades and the mere idea is laughable. Expanding beyond its music into a culture, hip-hop has transcended into every bit of our everyday lives both within and outside of […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Kendrick Lamar x Lady Gaga – “PARTYNAUSEOUS”

After it was leaked online back in 2012, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga’s “PARTYNAUSESOUS” was scrapped from the final cut of “good kid, m.A.A.d city” album and was forgotten amongst the critically-acclaimed “To Pimp a Butterfly” ever since. But more Kendrick is never a bad thing and with the song officially released, it’s a taste […]

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Emcee, Video

Peep This: Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”

Classic KDot. Rolling through Compton in a Cadillac and it doesn’t really get that much better than that. If there’s one thing I applaud Kendrick on (among the usual things) it’s that he never forgot where he came from, and stayed loyal to his community and the very place that made him the king that […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Kendrick Lamar – “The Blacker the Berry”

If 2014 was an apathetic year for the black experience in America, Kendrick Lamar aims to flip that lack of empathy on its head with this year’s rumored (though still highly anticipated) album. Previously released tracks “i” and “Untitled” (first heard in his performance on the final episode of The Colbert Report,) first paved the […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle

2014’s Best: The Top Ten Hip-Hop Songs

Hip-hop’s relationship with 2014 can be whittled down to a single word: viral. A majority of the hottest songs of the year easily became the biggest not only due to radio play, but through a one-two punch of top shelf production and slick word play, these songs possessed a mass appeal that kept them on […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”

Last night, Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar let loose the cannon on their highly anticipated collabo on FlyLo’s up-coming fall album, “You’re Dead!” Premiered by Power 106’s duo LA Leakers, the track titled, “Never Catch Me,” pulls the two heavy hitters from their respective genre realms onto a track to build a bridge between the […]

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Emcee, Events, Lifestyle

2013’s Best: The Top Moments in Hip-Hop

If only we weren’t limited to ten. Hip-hop had a huge year, from Twitter beefs to chart-breaking albums, from the new paupers-turned-princes of hip-hop – but don’t think the last gawd is to remain unspoken for. We’re talking marriage proposals via YouTube — sans any corny flash mobs — hospital visits and riots, and a […]

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Emcee

2013’s Best: Sash’s Top Hip Hop Songs

2013 was an interesting year for Hip-Hop. Aside from it being the year of the mixtape, a number of major Hip-Hop singles came out this year, pleasing both older and younger generations of fans. This year, more than any other, we were able to witness an interesting juxtaposition of releases from Hip-Hop’s veteran and rookie […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

With today being the last Friday of 2013, it’d only be appropriate to give shine to some of my five favorite hip hop songs from the past year.  It seemed as if 2013 was the year of the turn up, and as such, the majority of this five is an ode to all things that […]

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Emcee

One Year Later: good kid, m.A.A.d city

It’s been a year since Kendrick Lamar’s critically lauded major label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, took the hip hop world by storm. Without question, the album is one of the successful hip hop releases of the past five years, and it has been deemed an insta-classic by rap die-hards and casual music fans […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Pusha T ft. Kendrick Lamar – Nosetalgia

  King Push has long been known to be one of the best to do coke rap.  His latest drop, “Nosetalgia”, pretty much upholds that title.  Featuring the current poster boy for vicious guest verses, Kendrick Lamar, the track is a perfect example of how both can equally body a beat.  With Pusha T already […]

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Issues

RECAP: Rock The Bells Weekend 2013, San Bernardino

This past weekend Guerilla Union’s Rock The Bells made its way to the San Manuel Amphitheater to a jam packed and weed induced crowd for its 10 year anniversary. We got the chance to cover the epic hip hop festival and experienced an event that was just as intense as the blazing San Bernardino sun. […]

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Emcee, Media, Video

The Friday Five

Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control” jolted the industry earlier this week and brought about a tremendous level of buzz that hasn’t been felt in hip hop for years.  The varied reactions and sparked debates were refreshing to a scene that’s needed a good wake up call for quite some time.  Amidst all the […]

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Media, Video

TDE x SZA

Top Dawg Entertainment houses a roster of Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Black Hippy, Schoolboy Q, and some guy named Kendrick Lamar.  After fleeting rumors of Jhene Aiko and Action Bronson being the next signees to TDE, SZA has emerged as the most recent addition to the team.  

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, & Jay Electronica – Control

Look, by now you’ve probably gotten wind of the mountain-moving, earth-splitting, and overall game changing verse that Kendrick Lamar dropped on Big Sean’s new track, “Control”.  If you aren’t up on it yet, click through and listen.  This track apparently didn’t make Big Sean’s final cut for his upcoming album, “Hall Of Fame”, due to […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

If you are one of the poor individuals who have to work on a Friday AFTER a holiday, I feel bad for you son.  So as a sort of ‘there-there’ pat on the back to sooth your sorrows, I’m sending out a very dope Friday Five today.  I mean, since when has good music ever […]

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DJ, Emcee, Media

The Friday Five 6/21/13

I don’t know about y’all but today is Friday AND payday.  *cue Johnny Kemp*.  And the way I’m celebrating is with a few choice cuts that I know will have me on a good vibe all throughout today and the rest of the weekend.  This week we’ve got some Lord Quas, some J. Cole, and […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five 6/14/13

I have been running around this whole week singing to myself, “Oh-oh, luxury.  Chitty-ching-ching could buy anything.  Cop that oh-ohhhh!”  I promise that new “Collard Greens” joint from Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar is as tasty to your ears as its title suggests.   But besides that, we’ve got some other feel good tracks that […]

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