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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Emcee, New Music

Jam On It: Shango – Demonstrate

Strng Frnds collective general and chief, Shango, shared a new single on Souncloud entitled “Demonstrate” from his forthcoming project Love Hotel. For a time, Strng Frnds had a sort of creative center at Shango’s apartment that housed a few other crew members. “Love Hotel” reflects the fluidity of that home, and maintains a clarity and […]

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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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Emcee, Events

MED, Blu & Madlib Set to Drop ‘Bad Neighbor’

The three man dream team of M.E.D., Blu, and Madlib join forces once again for their new album, ‘Bad Neighbor’. Dropping October 30th, this full-length LP incorporates songs from the utterly delightful “The Burgundy” EP which they released in 2013. With Madlib on production and M.E.D. and Blu on vocals, ‘Bad Neighbor’ promises more funky […]

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Emcee

GoldLink Drops New Single and Album Release Date

With loyal fans scattered across the globe, GoldLink got the internet buzzing with help from the Soulection crew. So it only makes sense that his upcoming album And After That, We Didn’t Talk will be released via Soulection on November 13. If you were the one putting GoldLink on your friend’s radar then you should […]

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Emcee, Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: Stankonia Turns 15

October marks the 15 year anniversary of OutKast’s charismatic, genre-juggling, mind-bending, cosmic funk escapade – Stankonia. And you would think that I, a fan of OutKast since they were just two dope boys in a Cadillac crumblin’ herb, would have known this off the top of my head. Nope. The thought of this milestone for the album […]

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