Church Clothes 2

Review: Lecrae – Church Clothes 2

Lecrae’s latest effort, Church Clothes 2, displays cohesion, direction and purpose   Over an extremely versatile soundscape, Lecrae attempts to further define his lane of gospel rap by critiquing current hip-hop trends and offering testimonials and encouragement on Church Clothes 2.
Posted by Taylor | 13 Nov 2013 | Review | No Comments
Bales

Review: Curren$y & Young Roddy – Bales

Bales proves Curren$y’s Jet Life label is one of the best underground hip hop has to offer. Since the release of A 3-Piece Set, Jet Life fans have long awaited a full collaborative project from Curren$y and Young Roddy. From founding members Young Roddy and Trademark Da Skydiver to...
Posted by Jerel | 15 Oct 2013 | Review | No Comments
My Name Is My Name

Review: Pusha T – My Name Is My Name

Despite plenty of buzz, Pusha T’s latest effort, My Name Is My Name, falls short of other big releases of 2013. Ever Since the release of Wrath Of Caine earlier in the year, fans have long awaited Pusha T’s major label debut as a solo artist. During an interview...
Posted by Jerel | 10 Oct 2013 | Review | 3 Comments
Vert

Vert – Why? (the Inbox)

Today’s Inbox entry comes from St. Louis representer, Vert. Check out the video for his song “Why?” produced by Doughboy Beatz. From the minute you press play on a track from Vert there is something distinct happening. The combination of bass, choir, and synth that a listener would liken...
Posted by Jerel | 08 Oct 2013 | The Inbox | 1 Comment
LDontheBeat

LDontheCut – Salute to the Breaks feat. SuperNatural (the Inbox)

This Inbox submission comes from beatsmith LDontheCut. “Salute to the Breaks” serves as the third single off of his debut album, Patiently Anxious. Look out for the full project in November. Born Leigh Snyder, LD (aka LDontheCut) started playing drums and writing music in 1996 when he was in grade...
Posted by Jerel | 07 Oct 2013 | The Inbox | No Comments
Dreamchasers 3

Review: Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 3

Meek Mill shows a renewed hunger and level of consistency on his latest effort, Dreamchasers 3. By incorporating a slightly intensified trap soundscape with more versatile flow cadences, returning to storytelling and revealing a heightened hunger, Meek Mill shows progress with consistency in Dreamchasers 3. Meek Mill initially impacted the...
Posted by Taylor | 06 Oct 2013 | Review | No Comments
INNANETAPE

Review: Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE

Vic Mensa showcases plenty of talent on his latest project INNANETAPE, but the young emcee has a bit work left to perfect his sound. As the lone rapper of the now dissembled band Kids These Days–a collective that featured a blues trio, a two man horn section and a...
Posted by Jerel | 06 Oct 2013 | Review | No Comments
Chuuwee & Shae Money

Review: Chuuwee & Shae Money – The Great GatZby

Chuuwee & Shae Money join forces to deliver a solid project presenting a hip-hop rendition of a classic story. Sac-town rapper Chuuwee and Denver rapper/producer Shae Money, together known as SMC, join forces to bring forth their latest offering to the mixtape game, The Great GatZby. The 16-track mixtape features guest...
Posted by Asia Thomas | 29 Sep 2013 | Review | No Comments
King Chip

Review: King Chip – 44108

King Chip’s progression, coupled with his cast of features and immaculate production, makes 44108 a must-listen for all hip-hop fans. Formerly known as “Chip Tha Ripper,” Cleveland-born rapper King Chip may have released the most anticipated mixtape of the fourth quarter. Since the name change, Chip landed himself a...
Posted by Jerel | 29 Sep 2013 | Review | No Comments
Ivan Ives

Ivan Ives – Higher (The Inbox)

This installment of the Inbox comes from Russian rapper Ivan Ives. The L.A. resident drops of this set of trippy visuals for “Higher.” If you like this, make sure you check out his latest project, Stranger. Russian born/bred L.A. resident Ivan Ives presents the self-directed music video for “Higher”,...
Posted by Jerel | 28 Sep 2013 | The Inbox | No Comments
m.a.

M.A. – Music Is My Life (the Inbox)

Today’s submission comes from Atlanta rapper M.A. Check out his mixtape Music Is My Life Part 1: College Boy. M.A. is a young rapper from Atlanta, GA. He goes by many names: College Boy, Ric Flair, Showboat, Camaro Dave, Baby Arm, Rico Suave, and Franklukepimpin. As an attendee at Georgia...
Posted by Courtney | 26 Sep 2013 | The Inbox | No Comments
Drake

Drake – Closer (Throwback Thursdays)

  With pretty much all of the talk about hip-hop this week revolving around the release of Nothing Was the Same, it’s only right that we kick off the inaugural week of Throwback Thursdays with a Drake track. This one comes from the Comeback Season mixtape. Although his first...
Posted by Jerel | 26 Sep 2013 | Throwback Thursdays | No Comments
Duzzo Dave

Duzzo Dave (the Inbox)

The latest installment to the Inbox comes by way of Connecticut. Check out the latest set of visuals from Duzzo Dave, a 20-year-old MC, filmed in Boston. I’m Duzzo Dave, a hip-hop artist born and raised in Connecticut with a Colombian background. Early 2000s hip hop raised me, you...
Posted by Jerel | 24 Sep 2013 | The Inbox | No Comments
Nothing Was the Same

Review: Drake – Nothing Was the Same

Nothing Was the Same finds Drake relying on his attention to detail, experimentation and respect of history to create his most polished effort to date. Since the release of his first critically acclaimed project, 2009′s So Far Gone, Drake’s discography has played out much like an audio biopic. His...
Posted by Jerel | 24 Sep 2013 | Review | 1 Comment
redlite

Redlite – Summer In the City

Today’s Inbox submission comes from Atlanta native Redlite. “Summer in the City,” from his upcoming EP, Before The Rain with DJkayatl , Redlite reminisces on his childhood and early teen summers spent throughout the city of Atlanta. “Redlite is a young hip-hop artist from Southwest Atlanta, now living in...
Posted by Courtney | 20 Sep 2013 | The Inbox | No Comments
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