Hip-hop has built an enduring monument to the come up. To the struggle, often overcome through sheer grit and audacity. This monument is at once unnerving and enthralling: a stark reminder of the institutional failings that marginalize black communities and birthed a music genre in perpetual revolt; at the same time an exciting journey for […]

KXNG Crooked Drops 1st Single, Tracklist & Cover Art For “Good Vs. Evil 2: The Red Empire” KXNG Crooked has shared the first single from his upcoming album, Good Vs. Evil 2: The Red Empire, the follow-up to 2016’s Good Vs. Evil. Titled “Truth (Why You Mad),” the brooding track features fellow Slaughterhouse memberRoyce Da 5’9. It […]

Who is SahBabii In a world that’s messed up and off the shits, you can sometimes find solace and community in art. Saheem Valdery, the 21-year-old rapper better known as SahBabii, is doing just that. With his debut mixtape SANDAS, he created a bright and fun-as-hell sexcapade soundscape of a universe you can float through. […]

Baka Not Nice is who he is, but who is he? ( Baka ovo ) Baka Not Nice (real name  has been buzzing for a minute now. A recent increase in musical activity signifies that big things are about to pop off for the Canadian rapper. Still, Baka remains somewhat of an enigma, and as […]

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BROKE MAYDIEN, UNTIL HE STOPPED WORRYING AND BUILT HIS OWN BREAK BY JAAP VAN DER DOELEN His new EP Tea and Loveseats was chosen on BBC 1Xtra as number 1 EP of the week, a project with with Soulection’s ROMderful is on the horizon for next year, and he signed a deal […]

“I’ve learned to appreciate other forms of hip-hop, younger forms of hip-hop.” Pusha T is a rapper who has always taken pride in his pen, even as he’s seen tides turn in rap. “Pusha T’s role in hip-hop has always been to give you the most authentic rap records that you should ever hear,” he […]

KING COMBS AND CYNMOB CHANNEL THE ’90S FOR “PLAYA HATE” AND “BERRY” (KING COMBS CYNMOB ) King Combs is updating the sample-based sound on which Bad Boy Records built its legacy. While Mase once boasted, “Take hits from the ’80s? But do it sound so crazy?” young Christian Combs has doubled down on that formula […]

Gucci Mane & Ty Dolla $ign Collide On “Enormous” Gucci Mane and Ty Dolla $ign deliver “Enormous” ahead of “Mr. Davis” later tonight.   Ty Dolla $ign has been kinda low-key killing the leaks ahead of his album Beach House 3. I say low-key because his name isn’t necessarily “everywhere,” and it seems like this […]

Many stepped up, but which rappers killed the BET Cypher the hardest? Another edition of The BET Hip Hop Awards have passed, and another batch of cyphers have come and gone. As is always the case, this year brought out many dope lyricists, who took turns bodying an old-school beat from the legendary DJ Premier. […]

G Herbo Reps Chicago On New HNHH Freestyle Session (G Herbo freestyle)   HNHH Freestyle Sessions: G Herbo is next to slaughter the mic. Presented by the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2017. In case you haven’t been checking the site every Tuesday for the past two weeks (in which case wtf, why not?), we’ve recently launched […]



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