Jay Rock Drops the Cover Art and Tracklist for 90059

Jay Rock’s long-anticipated sophomore set will finally see the light of day soon. The TDE camp released the iTunes preorder link for the album revealing the tracklist and album cover, but there is a catch. #90059 release date in the palm of y'all hand… #TDE A post shared by gwadpot (@dangerookipawaa) on Aug 19, 2015…

Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Music Video Review

Without the video, the song “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar from his latest album To Pimp a Butterfly is a song that seems to involve a lot of discussion about Kendrick’s previous song on the album “u.” The ending of that song, which discusses Kendrick giving into his vices (alcohol and painkillers), is actually at the beginning…

R.A.P (Rhythm and Poetry): Expanding your Hip Hop Horizons

As a young kid, everything I learned at the beginning was usually just experiencing what is on the surface. Whether it was learning how to add and subtract, how to write succinct paragraphs, or even learning to tie my shoes, everything learned begins by what is on the surface. Hip-hop or rap music is no…

Album Review: Vince Staples–Summertime ’06

Nowadays when it comes to street rappers telling their stories, most of them tend to speak about it in a way that could easily be taken as glorifying the lifestyle. But Vince Staples is a rapper who’s made it very clear with his music that his past lifestyle is not one to be bragged about….

Album Review: A$AP Rocky-At. Long. Last. A$AP

Artists being influenced and inspired by drugs isn’t anything new, and A$AP Rocky is the latest artist to provide his take on it. While his music has always embodied this, At. Long. Last. A$AP is definitely an album that sees Rocky taking his influences, both psychedelic and musical, and finally painting the perfect picture of…

Artist Spotlight: Young Cedar

Ohio hip-hop has proved strong over the past several years from the likes of Stalley, Kid Cudi, King Chip, Machine Gun Kelly, amongst others to rise to popularity within the hip-hop genre. With that being said, Ohio hip-hop is still filled with talent and underrated MCs in the playing field just itching to get their…

Artist To Watch: King Mez

Even though 2015 has brought us quite a catalog of hip hop music thus far, there are still undiscovered and unheard artists that are contributing to the hip-hop culture. King Mez is one of those artists. The North Carolina MC has already gained critical acclaim with his trio of mixtapes: The King’s Khrysis, The Everlasting…

The Social Experiment Releases ‘Sunday Candy’ Video

Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment released the video for “Sunday Candy” Monday afternoon, which stars Chance and The Social Experiment in a one take, theatrical approach that is unconventional for most hip-hop music videos. Chance is one of the most talked about rappers in the game today and “Sunday Candy” is a perfect…

5 Rock Songs I Still Love

It’s without a doubt that between 1960-1996 rock ‘n’ roll music dominated and influenced the world and generations to come. However, it’s clear that the take over of hip-hop as the modern day rock ‘n’ roll in today’s world started during the 1980s. As a result of the hip-hop take over, the children of today…

To Pimp A Butterfly: Black Power in 2015?

When Kendrick Lamar dropped his single i back in September, a lot of his fans were confused by the direction he took. While critics praised the song for it’s uplifting message, much of his core fanbase was deeply divided by it. Some loved the song for its throwback sound and positive themes, while others called…

Charles Hamilton is BACK!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Charles Hamilton’s new interview on Hot97 with Peter Rosenberg and Laura Styles you need to get on that right now. The Sonic the Hedgehog rapper discussed everything he’s been going through with jail, depression, being diagnosed as bipolar, problems with his label and more. Then he…

Snoop Dogg’s Releases New Song “Peaches N Cream”

Snoop Dogg released his new single, “Peaches N Cream”, Tuesday afternoon off his upcoming studio album, BUSH. The single is a funky, upbeat track that features the classic smooth lyrics of Snoop D-O-G-G along with Charlie Wilson contributing vocals. Peep the track below: Pharrell Williams is the executive producer of the track, and according to…