Darryl Robertson

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

Check Out Ab-Soul’s New Track, ‘Trees Of Life’

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Usually there’s one rapper that outshines everyone else in the crew. Think B.I.G. and Bad Boy, Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella, 50 Cent and G-Unit.  But TDE’s roster is, arguably balanced out with talent. Fans eagerly anticipate their each of TDE’s projects. And Kendrick, ScHoolboy, Jay, SZA and Isaiah deliver every time. Today, Ab-Soul does what TDE is known […]

Check Out Migos New Song, ‘Bedloo’

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Quavo,Takeoff and Offset, collectively known as Migos released another potential party starter, curtsey of Zaytoven on the track. On the new song, ‘Bedloo,” the Gwinnett County, Georgia natives express their troubles about what car to drive, clothes to wear and what girl should they date today. Quavo raps: Advertisement Versace, the Louie, the Bally/I don’t […]

Aretha Franklin Filing $10 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Story

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Last week, The News Nerd, a satirical publican, ran a story about R&B sensation Patti Labelle punching Aretha Franklin at an R&B/Soul concert.  Although The News Nerd intended to get a laugh from it’s readers, the R&B legend didn’t find it funny. The News Nerd has a disclaimer saying that news is “purely satirical” and “for […]

Big Glo’s Last Interview Before He Was Murdered

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Just a five days before he was gunned down in Chicago’s Englewood section of the city, Big Glo spoke with VladTV. During the interview Glo talked about the violence in Chicago and he reminisced about the time he was badly beaten and having to spend months in the hospital. “I had got into it with some […]

Heroin Kills More People Than Violent Crimes

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Heroin has caused more deaths than violent crime and car accidents, according to an article published in the USAToay. In 2012, there were 730 drug overdoes–half of those were caused by heroin and prescription opiates. In some cities, the deadly drug can be purchased for a little as $4 a bag. It’s becoming a problem in […]

New Music: August Alsina Featuring Fabolous, ‘Get Ya Money’

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New Orleans R&B king and vivid storyteller, August Alsina, recruits Brooklyn’s Fabolous for the get dough anthem. Over the Dun Deal and Spinz-produced, “Get Ya’ Money,” Aslina and Fab salute female hustlers as Aslina sings: And, I know how it is to hit the block and get that gwop/And, you know what it is to hit […]

Check Out PARTYNEXTDOOR’s New Song, ‘West District’

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OVO’s Jahron Brathwaite AKA PARTYNEXTDOOR released his song, “West District” today. Over the dingy-electronic beat, which originally served as the instrumental for Drake’s most recent release, the Rihanna-inspired “Days In The East”, the Canadian crooner gives fair warning to anyone thinking that it’s all love. That goes for men and women as he sings: ‘Cause when I’m […]

Nick Cannon Recalls Growing Up In Blood A Neighborhood

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During an interview with Vlad TV, entertainer Nick Cannon recalled growing up in Bay Vista, which is a Blood neighborhood in San Diego, California. “I wouldn’t say I joined a gang. It wasn’t like a boys or girls club where you can walk up and sign up. I grew up in a neighborhood in Southeast San […]

Check Out Cam’ron’s New Song Featuring Juju, ‘Devil’

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  In another life, Harlem native Cam’ron probably would’ve been a pimp. He has an intriguing charisma and flyness about him. And, he always drops ridiculously funny insults against men and women, alike.  On Cam’s new single, “Devil,” The Dipset boss continues the insults as he raps,”Grab the h***/Made it hard to breath/She choked and […]

Producers of Drake’s ‘Draft Day’ Discuss Sampling Lauryn Hill

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  When Drake’s“Draft Day” comes on, you should get amped, unless you’re ignorant to classic hip hop, because of the Lauryn Hill sample, (“Doo Wop”).  Regardless of what one thinks about Drake’s alleged aim at Jay Z, the nostalgic beats puts one in the succor of quality lyrics, like the year 1998, when “Doo Wop” was released. […]

Talib Kweli Says Conscious Rappers Have Longer Careers

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During an interview with Vlad TV, Brooklyn rapper, Talib Kweli said that conscious rappers have longevity in the rap game, but it’s harder for them to get a record deal. “I think it’s real easy to get caught up in generalizing Hip Hop,” Talib said. “You know, when you say ‘rappers are.’ Most of the […]

Check Out Future f/Lil’ Boosie & Laudie, ‘Poppin Tags (Remix)

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Future has been prepping fans the April 22 release of his second studio album, Honest. Today, (April 3) he linked with Lil’ Boosie and Laudi for the draped up, “Popppin Tags.” Not much is known about Laudie, who raps about staying fresh in Louis Vuitton, but he holds his own against the more experienced, Lil Boosie and […]

Listen To Drake’s New Single, ‘Days In The East’

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After allegedly getting at Jay Z with the release of “Draft Day” earlier this week, Today, (April 3) Drake released the emotional,“Days In The East.” The passionate track, produced by PARTYNEXTDOOR, finds Drake crooning about love, loyalty and the woman that he wants not getting proper treatment from her man. He even shares a deep conversation […]

Check Out Doe B’s,’Homocide’ Featuring T.I.

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It’s safe to say that Doe B would’ve had a prolific rap career. This morning, Doe B’s,”Homicide,” featuring T.I. was released. No ID updated UGK‘s classic,”Murder,” and Doe matches the beat as he spits, “I’m still Doe B, bi***/So, what the f**k is up/Got ya’ ho on my d***/whole town on my nuts.” Then The Alabama […]

Paul Ryan Unveils Budget That Will Cut Pell-Grants for Low Income Students

House Budget Committee Chairman, Paul Ryan, unveiled a plan to cut federal spending by $5.1 Trillion over the next decade. The Huffingpost.com article says that the proposal will balance the books but it would cut Pell-Grants for low-income college students, food stamps and medical care for the poor and working class. But the plan would not affect […]

Check Out Styles P New Song, ‘Never Safe’

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Styles P adds some back-alley wisdom to the rap game with his new single, “Never Safe.”  The  Ghost prays to God, but uses logic, before going to face the mayhem of the streets. P raps, “I’m just trying to talk sense to you/He says he homie, but I bet he won’t pay your rent for […]

Watch Nas and Michael Eric Dyson’s Discussion About the State of Hip-Hop, Illmatic and More

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Last night, hip-hop had an important discussion. Queens rapper, Nas, and distinguised author and Georgetown University Professor, Michael Eric Dyson discussed the state of hip-hop, Nas’ impact on the culture and his upcoming 20th anniversary of the classic, Illmatic album. During the conversation, Nas spoke about honesty. “I don’t see enough MCs who are brave enough to […]

Gucci Mane Made $1.3 million While Incarcerated

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As the saying goes, prison is the place for the living dead. Well, Atlanta rapper, Gucci Mane, may be in prison but he’s still calling shots. The $1.3 million he made in 2013 is proof. According to a Noisey interview with Ronald “Caveman” Rosario, Gucci did 12 projects in 2013 and made more than million […]

The Source Talks With Hip Hop’s Next Trapstar, Lil Herb

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Chicago’s thriving music scene is nothing new. During the Great Migration, blacks fleeing the Jim Crow south, African Americans went to northern cities and brought with them their country slang, country ways and powerful music. Mississippi bluesmen such as Muddy Waters, BB King and Howling Wolf migrated to the Windy City with their country tunes […]