Darryl Robertson

Darryl Robertson is a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi with dual majors in history and Mass Communication. He has published work in Vibe, XXL and Liberator magazines, to name a few. Robertson is also a self proclaimed history and hip hop nerd. After graduating from USM Robertson plans to attend grad school to study African American History. Follow him on Instagram @bookhop and Twitter @darry_robertson

5 Albums That Should Be Taught In African American History Classes

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Educator and son of former slaves, Dr. Carter G. Woodson created Black History Week (Now Black History Month) in 1926 to preserve the history of African Americans. Hip-hop is one of the ways that our history has been preserved. Artist likes Nas, Public Enemy and Lupe Fiasco, to name a few, have schooled fans by tackling issues like racism, […]

Pharoahe Monch Releases Track List For P.T.S.D.

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On the mic, Pharoahe Monch might murder you. Have you not heard the veteran MC’s latest banger, “Bad MF?” The Queens MC will drop his fourth studio album, P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder),  on April 15th. According to Pharoahe’s website,  P.T.S.D. will shed light on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and will put the listeners in […]

Gucci Mane’s ‘War Ready” (Remix)

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Apparently, some rappers can’t separate lyrics from their everyday life. Atlanta rapper, Gucci Mane, is no exception. Since busting on the scene in 2005 with his release of Trap Music, Gucci has had his share of run-in’s with police. It’s 2014  and Gucci is still beefing with cops. He’s currently in jail and facing federal weapons possession and […]

Suge Knight Says Kendrick Lamar and The Game Got Bad Record Deals

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Shady record deals have been an ongoing issue since hip-hop was created during the 1970s.  Earlier this week, Death Row Records CEO,Suge Knight, visited the Arsenio Hall Show. And, one of the topics that Hall and Suge discussed was record deals.  Suge said that Compton rappers The Game and Kendrick Lamar have some of the worst […]

N.O.R.E. Recalls How Big Pun Got On ‘Banned From T.V.’

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In an exclusive interview with Hip Hop DX, N.O.R.E reminisced on how the late Big Pun got on “Banned From T.V.,” a track from N.O.R.E’s 1998 debut solo album, N.O.R.E.  “Actually, Pun bullied his way on there,” N.O.R.E said in the interview.  “I had Nature on there, but Pun was in the studio. I went to take […]

Tyga and Chris Brown Working on ‘Fan of A Fan 2’

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YMCMB artist, Tyga visited Arizona’s Power 98.3 and announced that he and R&B singer, Chris Brown, are working on their album, Fan of A Fan 2.  In 2010, Breezy and Tyga released the DJ Ill Will hosted mixtape, Fan of A Fan. But, FOAF 2 will be released as a full length album, Tyga announced during the […]

Trey Songz Visits Baltimore School, Announces New Album

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R&B sensation, Trey Songz, took part in the “Get Schooled” initiative, which uses media and artist to inspire students, earlier this week. Trigga payed a surprise visit to students at Baltimore, Maryland’s New Era Academy High School.  While at New Era, Songz announced that his album will drop June 30. He only announced the new album […]

Lord Jamar Discusses Psychological Message of George Zimmerman’s Acquittal of Murder

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In an interview with DJ Vlad, Brand Nubian member Lord Jamar discusses George Zimmerman getting paid for boxing hip hop artist, DMX. “It’s some bullish….,” he said. During the interview, Lord Jamar said that he would love to see DMX smash Zimmerman, but he doesn’t want Zimmerman to profit from getting knocked out. “Celebrities are people to be celebrated,” […]

Department of Health Offer Larger Sized Condoms

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There are levels to, umm, safe sex. Some men are larger than others. That’s why the department of health will include larger sized condoms in it’s condom giveaway program. According to New York Daily News, the new condom, NYC KYNG, will have the NYC condom logo and the ubiquitous LifeStyle brand so that safe sex […]

Kanye West Joins Beyonce & Jay Z For Remix To “Drunk In Love”

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It’s still Valentine’s Day. And, love making hours are approaching. So, it makes perfect sense for Queen Beyonce to release her Kanye West assisted “Drunk In Love” during these hours. Mr. West murders the track by doing what he does best, spitting nasty braggadocios rhymes like, “You will never need another lover/because you a MILF and I’m mother……” […]

Wale May Be Dropping a New Album

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Less than a month ago, Wale deleted his Twitter account and released an open letter on his Tumbler page explaining why. Today, the MMG MC tweeted, “Album about nothing……Fall.” We take it that the DMV MC is releasing a new album this year. Wale has stayed busy this year recording verses. Last week he released “Twerkin Cyrus” with Magazeen. He also […]

New Music from Ne-Yo

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Ne-Yo delivered a gift to Valentine’s Day lovers with the release of 3 Simple Rules. The R&B crooner delivers his usual mature and gentlemanly love making tunes with “New Love,” “Bigger Than This” and “Gotchu Right.” In January, Ne-Yo told The Source TV that fans can expect his new album around the middle of 2014. Listen to 3 […]

Vado Says Cam’Ron Is Traumatized Over Relationship With Juelz Santana

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In an interview with New York’s Hot 97 radio personalities Perter Rosenburg and Cipha Sounds, Harlem MC Vado says Cam’ron is traumatized over his fallout with fellow Dipset member Juelz Santana. During the interview, Cipha Sounds said that there seems to be a “weird business, personal relationship” between the Harlem MCs Killa Cam and Santana. Cam’s past […]

New Freestyle From ASAP Ferg

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ASAP Ferg continues to stay busy in 2014.  The ASAP Mob member borrows SchoolBoy Q‘s “Man of the Year.” Using his signature unorthodox flow, Ferg raps about his dream of Jada Pinkett Smith, being shot out by Lil’ Wayne and other Hollywood experiences. Listent to the track and let us know what you think.   […]

New Music From The Game Featuring Problem and Bad Lucc

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Cedar Block Piru, The Game, has been quiet in 2014. But he and fellow Cali’ MCs Problem and Bad Lucc team up on the new Cali banger, “T.H.O.T.”  Over the League of Starz heavy bass track, The Game sticks to his usual braggadocios rhymes like,”You fucking with T.H.O.T., nigga/I’m a real nigga/You fucking with a Pac, […]

New Music From Boston George Featuring Future and Lil’ Boosie

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Houston native, Boston George, pays homage to hustling and purple drink on his new single, “Rich Off Lean,” featuring promethazine sipper, Future and the incarcerated, Lil’ Boosie. The addictive slowed down TA-produced track will be on BG’s upcoming DJ Drama hosted mix-tape, Trappin In Traffic. The mix-tape will be released on Boston’s independent AMG Record Label. Boston George’s independent hustle is official because […]

Papoose Says Remy Ma Will Be Released In July

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Papoose is always spitting jewels. But at a show in Allentown, PA, Papoose dropped some real ear candy for the fans of former Terror Squad MC, Remy Ma. Papoose told the crowed that his wifey will be home in July.  “They locked my b***h up for six years,” the New York MC said.  “But, guess what? […]

New Music From Common Featuring Ab-Soul

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Chicago MC Common recruited TDE rapper Ab-Soul for his single, “Made In Black America.” Common is at his best when he inspires listeners to embrace their blackness.  “I’m more than a hot song or hot album/Ask my ex/I still live on like Malcolm,” The Chiraq MC raps. It makes sense for Ab-Soul to ride the beat with Common. […]