You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, […]

7 May
New York-via-London-via-Berlin producer drops lyrical debut

I guess when you get some classic hip-hop dropped on you in a day, you should balance it off with some brand new school shit to keep the palate fresh. Here’s Thunderbird Gerard‘s T.R.O.U.B.L.E. EP made available for free download. New on the world stage, Gerard has distinguished himself via his lyrical flows and EDM-leaning […]

26 Oct
Gianni Lee & Mike Blud assemble 9 tracks of KL samples

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Kendrick Lamar’s debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, we cannot recommend the album any more highly. The Compton kid is a true lyricist and storyteller the likes we haven’t seen since maybe early Outkast. For many hip-hop fans, it will most likely be considered the album of […]

24 Jul
From dissing Barbies at Arby's to girls who work at Forever 21

Everyone’s most polarizing white girl rapper is back with the second track off her upcoming debut album Somethin’ About Kreay. On “Go Hard (La La La)” Kreayshawn goes from dissing pseudo-Barbies who work at Arby’s to girls who work at Forever 21 — consider her the broke chick’s Rappin’ 4-Tay. Kreay stormed the gates with last […]

10 Apr
Wait, Lil B's got a sold out lecture at NYU...? Huh?

Oakland stream-of-consciousness lyricist Lil B drops a 20-track mixtape to commemorate his upcoming sold out lecture at New York University tomorrow. As is easily apparent via the title and cover, Lil B — aka the Based God — paid homage to Jay-Z with The Basedprint 2, and had this to say about the project: “DOWNLOAD […]

27 Mar
Detroit hip hop crew returns without Jay Dilla & Baatin

The once great Slum Village return with The Dirty Slums mixtape, their first piece of original music since Village Manifesto in 2010. After losing the legendary Jay Dilla (aka Dilla, aka Jay Donuts, aka Jay Dee) to blood disease, and then later original member Baatin, the Detroit rap heroes return to the plate for another […]

While most of the free world spends time flowing lyrics through their headphones, Freedom of Creation decided why not switch things up a bit and flow lyrics on your headphones. Their Street Headphones are the result of the design firm’s pioneering efforts in 3D printed products. If you’re into the idea, give them your info […]