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Watch Episode 5 of Red Bull’s Crew Code Series ft. Soul Mavericks

Red Bull’s Crew Code series has been one to look out for as we near the end of 2015. They’ve put out comprehensive looks at some of the most pivotal b-boy crews around the world. This time around they head to the UK to cover the Soul Mavericks. Started in 2005 in London by Kev […]

Exclusive: GrandeMarshall Speaks on My Brother’s Keeper & Learning from His Elders

Mugga Man. Petty Boy. GrandeMarshall. However you call him, just come right with respect. The Philadelphia emcee had the ears at Fool’s Gold paying attention early on and they recently released his newest album My Brother’s Keeper. His consistent production selection (CC: Noah Breakfast and Ben Pramuk) and unpredictable flow patterns that reflect his ability […]

Listen to Majid Jordan’s “Something About You”

OVO Sound has been all about smooth vibes for you and your girl/man. It’s duo of of Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman has kept up with that aesthetic this year with a few blips on the radar: “My Love,” a Soundcloud mix, and a guest appearance on OVO Sound Radio. To keep them […]

Wiki of Ratking Announces New Project & Release 2 Tracks

With artists releasing full project left and right over the Thanksgiving break, you might think that you’re all set with new music until 2016. Wrong. After Ratking’s Wiki released a new, short track produced by Black Milk on Sunday (below), he also let loose a new video that features World’s Fair’s Nasty Nigel and production […]

Listen to Tim Vocals’ RNB LP

You’ll have to excuse us with a late pass on this one because we were too busy selfishly listening to this project before we wanted to share it with you guys. Harlem is ringing with a new voice in Hip-Hop and it’s coming from a singer, Tim Vocals. This new album, which stands for Real […]

Watch Bishop Nehru’s “MansSin” Video ft. Que Hampton

Our Unsigned Hype alum Bishop Nehru is a prime example of the success an artist can achieve without major label assistance. Since collaborating with DOOM on Nehruvian Doom, he’s been on a whirlwind of a tour and put out several freestyles to keep his fan base happy. And then in May he released a new […]

Watch Episode 3 of Chase & Status’ London Bars ft. Bonkaz

Haven’t heard of Chase & Status? Consider this a rude boy awakening. Since winning the Red Bull Culture Clash as a part of the Rebel Sound team in 2014, they’ve sold over a million records with their last album, No More Idols, going double platinum. Their production is boisterous and the adrenaline shot that most […]

Listen to The Outfit, TX Down By The Trinity Album

The deep South has been overshadowed by the Trap and strip club music for a while but there are pockets of the grimy Hip-Hop that accurately represents the streets of the underbelly still bubbling up. The trio The Outfit, TX is Exhibit A. Producers and emcees, Mel and Dorian, lay down some early Three 6 […]

Listen to SHIRT’s Nike Adidas Records LP

Someone, quick, give SHIRT his props. He’s one of the few rappers who has been swimming against the mainstream and consistently comes out on top. You may disagree in the typical view of that statement. No, he’s not jumping on tracks with Drake or doing covers with GQ. What we mean is that he’s preserved […]

Listen to Typ-Ill & Statik Selektah’s Veterans Day LP

It may have been Veterans Day five days ago but we should always honor those who served this country. One way you can do that today is taking a listen to Typ-Ill’s new album, entirely produced by Statik Selektah. A veteran himself, Typ-Ill, shares some of his war stories in great detail over the always […]

Livestream the Red Bull BC One Finals

It’s finally here… your hangover from last night. Also taking place today? The finals for the largest b-boy tournament in the world. 16 of some of the greatest dancers to break it down have fought their way to claim international bragging rights for the next year and we are hosting a livestream so you can […]

Premiere: Listen to Rapper Big Pooh’s “Preach” (Prod. by Nottz)

No, it’s not Sunday but that doesn’t mean you can’t go to church, especially if Rapper Big Pooh and Nottz are leading the congregation. Today’s sermon is the general f*ccboi nonsense that is running rampant in the Rap game. And yes, there is hope at the end of the day. The last single from Rapper […]

Listen To GoldLink’s “Unique” ft. Anderson .Paak

Do you ever spend hours awake at night, wondering what Wale dances to? Then do you ever wonder why you ponder such oddly specific issues? Well, we have the answer to at least one of those questions. Our Unsigned Hype alumnus, GoldLink, released another single from his upcoming debut album, And After That We Didn’t […]