Harlem is the territory of Dave East — enduring struggle and pinpointing inspiration/motivation, all at once. "Only motivation I ever needed was section 8," East rapped on Nipsey Hussle's "Clarity." Applying hi... Read Article
By now, if you live in, or have been to New Orleans, and haven't attended a Larry Morrow event, you're slacking. Ask DJ Envy and Angela Ye, or Fabolous, maybe Drake or Diddy, all people who have gotten the Larr... Read Article
In a year in which we've seen both formidable and lackluster bodies of work from both veterans and neophytes alike, ScHoolboy Q stakes a viable claim for album of the year with his sophomore major label release, Blank Face LP.
Coming off his highly-praised ... Read Article
Snow Tha Product has electrified her devoted fan base for the last few years. Rocking packed out venues, appearing on sizzling ciphers and killing collabs, Snow is ready for her next step in the game.
Atlant... Read Article
Last year was a big year for Hip Hop in Australia with a stack of quality releases. Here's a quick Top 5 list from 2015 to familiarize yourself with rap's leading names down under.
Golden Era Records Mixtape... Read Article
The internet lit up late last week with a flurry of hashtags that have echoed persistently for years. Two simple words strung adjacent — #FreeGucci — created a unified call for one of Hip Hop’s most enigmatic and influential figures to find his way out of pris... Read Article
Compton rapper The Game has released a new song titled "Mama" featuring vocalist Sonyae Elise in memory of Afeni Shakur and as a shout out to his own mother, just in time for Mother's Day.
With the unexpecte... Read Article
While many rap shows notoriously never start on time, last night's concert at Kaufman Music Centers's Merkin Concert Hall wasn't your average Hip Hop experience.
Promptly at 7:30pm, members of the 17-piece ... Read Article
A month into an extensive tour run, G-Eazy and A$AP Ferg are collectively experiencing what every artist dreams of: selling out a New York City venue. Except, much like G-Eazy humbly recalled on stage last night , this is a little bit different than selling ou... Read Article
Chris Brown’s highly anticipated album Royalty is clearly a parallel to his life thus far.
Released today Royalty showcases Brown’s transformation from bad boy to a man who embraces his flaws and makes cl... Read Article
The Doppelgangaz take a couple things in life very seriously, namely in this instance: beats and brothels. In an instrumental series the duo credits to inspiration from visiting brothels around the world, Beats... Read Article
Ten minutes before Mac Miller was due on stage last night at Terminal 5, cheers of “We want Mac” from the sold-out crowd echoed throughout the building's multiple balconies and jam-packed showroom. For a rainy Wednesday night, New York City was awake and hung... Read Article
Opening up with a quick sound bite of “ready when you are” is testament New York City-based rapper, Mean Joe Scheme, has been waiting to share his talents for years, much like a boxer waiting for his first roun... Read Article
Performing the first of three concerts in his surprise Royalty mini-tour, Chris Brown was received as royalty—no pun intended—last night (Sunday, December 13) in Chicago. Breezing through the Windy City, Brown ... Read Article
Jeremih was in hot demand this weekend in the Tri-State area. After performing at the Hot for The Holidays concert at the Prudential Center on Saturday night, he serenaded fans at the world famous SOB's; where legends are made in NYC.
Fans crowded the front... Read Article
After a twenty-plus year tenure in Hip-Hop, not many artists have the individual star power as well as strong relationships, countless hits and more to put on a celebrity-studded show like Busta Rhymes.
"The... Read Article
“There’s a lot of 40-year-olds in the building tonight!” hosts Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds teased into the mic, as the audience at B.B. King’s Blues Club erupted into laughter.
They weren’t necessarily ... Read Article
With Diamond Mind, the ambitious debut EP of newcomer Pearl Gates, the rapper succeeds in introducing his well-rounded nature as a taste-making musician. He also surrounds himself with the best company, including guest appearances from acts like Masta Ace, Wor... Read Article
Much like all great timeless pieces of art, The Fuel EP has been a lesson in trusting the process for MC/producer duo Koncept and J57.
Recorded over a year ago at Red Bull Studios in LA, The Fuel EP is the pre... Read Article
Independent New York rapper Mysonne is embracing his (growing) voice as a representative of the Hip Hop community's fight against social injustice.
The Bronx-born artist has released "T.H.U.G.S.", a new ... Read Article