24 Sep
Prelude to an album & a testament to self-love

With word buzzing of an upcoming album — one which he’s reportedly recorded over 60 songs for — and after a debut being so universally received, Kendrick Lamar‘s single “I” is warmly welcomed. Particularly when its themes pushing positivity and the gift of self love. “Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart on my sleeve,” is but one […]


You’ve been hauling around that stale vanilla Christmas tree on the rearview mirror of your dropped El Camino since 1991, so the smell has long since turnt burnt. Maybe you changed it out to something more gangsta with the delightful bouquet of Hangin’ With the Homies first release last year (remember their awesome Dr. Dre & Eazy […]


After two  prior throwback inspirations in the #TBT series (the Horace Brown-based”Stop Trippin” and Rose Royce’s “Wishing on a Star” being the last two), the Wu Chef now drops his third #TBT installment, this one based on the Isley Brothers classic “Footsteps in the Dark”  — you know, the one that soundtracked Ice Cube having an […]


Harlem rapper Cam’ron (also known as Cameron Ezike Giles or Killa Cam) has released the first EP from his highly anticipated “First of the Month” series. The track list from the Diplomats founder includes five songs with appearances by Sen City and UN KASA. Stream First of the Month Vol. 1 below and catch Cam’s “Funeral” […]


It may feel like an infinity since ’93, but Oakland hip-hop legends Souls of Mischief have returned with a new single “There Is Only Now.” Produced by Adrian Younge, and featuring a guest appearance by Snoop “You Got a Dollar, I Got a Verse” Dogg, “There Is Only Now” is a fine return to form for one […]


Getting Yasiin Bey back into the USA may not be so easy, but Amerigo Gazaway has done a hell of a job bringing “Yasiin Gaye” back to us. This Mos Def x Marvin Gaye is the sequel to the last dose of goodness you may remember from here. The intent this time around was to play up […]


Everyone’s favorite insane rapper/NYU lecturer/Kevin Durant scourge/non-sequitur philosopher Lil B dropped a new mixtape titled Hoop Life this weekend. Perhaps you heard of the Twitter War he’s been waging with Kevin Durant? Well who’s to say the Bay Area rapper hasn’t applied his voodoo to the Oklahoma City Thunder, who went down in the last […]


No topic comes without its quibblers, particularly when it comes to labeling anyone being the indisputable best at any given task, within any given genre. And you know how folks get when it comes to arguing over something like hip hop. That being said, take a poll around any smokey after-hours, nightclub or house party […]

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