4 Mar
Atlanta's trap master fans the flames for upcoming tour

In order to fan the flocka flames for his upcoming tour, ATL’s Waka Flocka drops this 11-track mixtape in conjunction with DJ Whoo Kid. The Turn Up Godz Tour mixtape bounces from southern hip-hop to trap to synthy EDM to even brostep-infused numbers, while featuring additional heat from the likes of Gucci Mane, Flosstradamus, Neon Dreams and more. […]


6 Feb
Where drum & bass, trap & hip-hop collide

By WMC 2001 (or was it ’02?) I was already growing tired of the endless “look at me” DJs playing the usual schlock of dribble while endlessly waving their hands in the air. I suddenly began to realize that I did not give a shit. Then I caught Ming & FS performing live at OM […]


One of the more underrated Wu Tang killer assassins, Inspectah Deck — aka Rebel INS — just dropped a mixtape collecting some of his recent singles and several unreleased tracks. Cynthia’s Son contains 19 songs of Inspectah Deck’s highly polished rhyme schemes, with about half the tracks produced by INS himself. Forever entering the hip-hop canon with one […]


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 […]

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