Chris Faust Returns From Hiatus To Share The ‘Vibe’

[Single]: Vibe [Artist]: Chris Faust Overall Grade/Rating: 8.5/10 Production: 8.5/10 Lyrics: 8/10 Melody: 9/10 Exec

Check Out “My Dojo” By Memphis Duo Hippy SOUL

A hip-hop duo from Memphis is making their way onto the hip-hop scene. Hippy SOUL consists of founding members Idi

Truthcity Wants ‘Everything Black’

[Single]: Everything Black [Artist]: Truthcity Overall Grade/Rating: 8.9/10 Production: 8.5/10 Lyrics: 9/10 Melody:

Watch Don Devon Make Bodies Drop With Latest Video

[Single]: Innocent Body Might Drop [Artist]: Don Devon Overall Grade/Rating: 7.7/10 Production: 8.5/10 Lyrics: 7/1

New Music & Industry Talk On Mars

Pace Yourself & Press Play I tackled the topic of the independent movement in the music industry, by introduci

BeFlow Takes Us Down ‘Ocean Drive’ With New Video

[Music Video]: Ocean Drive [Artist]: BeFlow Overall Grade/Rating: 7.5/10 Production: 7/10 Lyrics: 8/10 Melody: 8/10


Compton native Mari Ruger releases follow up visuals to his debut video “Back on Stanford” with another

Avery LR Needs You To “Never Surrender”

Baltimore-born rapper Avery LR is here to tell it like it is. He’s been in the underground hip-hop scene for

Scienze Serves Up Every Lady’s Favorite “Kind Of Desert”

[Album]: Kind of Desert [Artist]: Scienze Overall Grade/Rating: 8.8/10 Production: 7/10 Lyrics: 8/10 Melody: 9/10

Listen To Jacob Didas Get ‘Lucid’

Jacob Didas is experimenting in the world of hip-hop. Jacob Didas is an alternative hip-hop artist who started out

Trakksounds, “The Other Side,” and the Show That Almost Wasn’t

Fans certainly got their money’s worth when they came out to celebrate the future release of producer Trakkso

Check Out Hassan Haze’s Army Of Thinkers Havin A Ball With New Video

Hassan Haze and his Army of Thinkers have a ball underneath palm trees and low riders, true Cali style.  These new

Why Criticism of Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” Visual Hurts Black Feminism

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. OK so that’s a Spice Girls song, not a Kendrick Lamar so

BeFlow Tells You Why “iM GreaT”

[Song]: iM GreaT [Artist]: BeFlow Overall Grade/Rating: 8/10 Production: 7.5/10 Lyrics: 8/10 Melody: 7/10 Execution

Doeman Takes It Up a Notch With “Level Up”

Coming off of a series of performances during and after SXSW, Doeman releases a new single called “Level Up.

Wax Meets Paste: DJ IV’s “Paper Maché Muscle” Takes It Back for the Sake of the Art

Much like mixing water and flour, DJ IV mixes hip-hop and soul to create something solid. Ever hear people talk abo

Rocky Banks: Don’t Call Him a Rapper [Interview]

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OG Ron C and the State of Houston Hip Hop [Interview]

Everyone has an opinion on why Houston-based hip hop artists – as great as they are – haven’t pop

IATI on Location: SXSW (Day One)

Hope here in Austin, TX giving you the scoop on South by Southwest Conference and Festival (SXSW) 2017! South by So

Long Awaited Nikki Minaj Response Surfaces With Three Diss Tracks

We Thought Nikki Minaj was dead. After Remy Ma’s “Sheether,”  to some fans it felt as though  N

Matthew Clive Tells Us Why He Can’t Be Normal In The Six

[Album]: Why Can’t You Be Normal [Artist]: Matthew Clive Overall Grade/Rating: 7.2/10 Production: 7/10 Lyrics


Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth/That’s why shorties holler, “Where the ballers at?

Lil Bizzy’s In The House With New Video

Cleveland rapper Lil Bizzy picks up the Bone Thugs N harmony legacy and runs with it. “Bizzy’s in the H

Truthcity Was in the Studio While You Were Sleeping

[Album]: While You Were Sleeping [Artist]: Truthcity Overall Grade/Rating: 8/10 Production: 7/10 Lyrics: 9/10 Melod

Oddisee Releases ‘The Iceberg’ – Stream It Now

The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee has released his new album The Iceberg – it is finally here. T

BeFlow Chases Greatness On Latest Mixtape

[Album]: Chasin’ Greatness [Artist]: Beflow Overall Grade/Rating: 8.7/10 Production: 9 Lyrics: 9 Melody: 7 Ex

Erich Mrak Is Asking If You “Think About It”

Indie artist Erich Mrak has returned for a new single – his first single – for 2017. Written by Erich a

Check Out ‘Balance: Light & Dark Part 1: Light’ By Menace To $ociety

Every now and then, you come across an artist or group that tries to do something a little different with a familia

How to Succeed in Music If You’re Trash: A Guide for the Untalented (Part I)

This past year has seen a lot of awful acts make a lot of money in music. I’ll let you in on how they’re doing

Oddisee Reflects On Our Current Political Climate With “Like Really”

Oddisee is back with another single. Over some very smooth, trap-influenced/jazzy-like production, Oddisee talks ab

Kalvin Love’s Latest Single Is All About Surfing On “Emoceans”

[Song]: Emoceans [Artist]: Kalvin Love Overall Grade/Rating: A Production: B- Lyrics: A Melody: A- Execution: A- Su

Six Deadly Femcees You Should Get To Know

Arguably, hiphop is still and will always most likely be a male dominated genre of music at its roots. However, the

Skoobkiie Is Anything But Another “One of Those”

[Single]: One of Those [Artist]: Skoobkiie Tpor Corleone Overall Grade/Rating: A- Production: B Lyrics: A Melody: B

Voice Monet Recollects A Year And A Baby Later

[single]: A Year and a Baby Later [Artist]: Voice Monet Overall Grade/Rating: A- Production: B+ Lyrics: A Melody: B

‘Fame’ The Inevitable Regret – Blue

Are you so eager to achieve fame that you overlook the consequences? Most pre-madonna’s rush into fame, unawa

Sit With Something In The Shade & Catch the Luu Breeze

[EP]: Something In The Shade EP [Artist]: Luu Breeze Overall Grade/Rating: 8/10 Production: A Lyrics: A+ Melody: A+

J-Live Does Nothing But Tell The Truth On ‘At The Date Of This Writing (Vol.1)’

[Album]: At The Date Of This Writing (Vol.1) [Artist]: J-Live Overall Grade/Rating: 8/10 Production: A- Lyrics: A M

Oddisee Reveals A New Album ‘The Iceberg,’ A World Tour And Other “Things”

Oddisee is a artist hip-hop you need to be familiar with if you’re not already. His album The Good Fight was

J-Live Describes The Horror Of The Presidential Election With “Eleven Nine”

It looks like we’re going to be getting a lot more politically/socially-conscious music following the results

Aloe Blacc And Exile Reunite As Emanon with “Dystopia”

[Album]: Dystopia [Artist]: Emanon Overall Grade/Rating: A- Production: A Lyrics: A Melody: B+ Execution: A- Subjec

Lord OLO: Experimental Seattle Indie Rapper Shows Us His “GOLDENFIST”

Lord OLO, born Malik Habbeb-Ullah, is a young Seattle rapper (relocating from Akron, Ohio). But his sound is a bit

Isaiah Rashad’s Tirade Is Apart Of Top Dawg’s new Paradigm

The gangstafied, socially conscious roster of Top Dawg Entertainment already had a budding branch for eccentric art

The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory Turns 20, Here Are 7 Facts About The Making Of The Album

20 years after 2Pac Shakur’s first posthumous release, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, his murder remains

You Need To Give Benjamin Starr His “Flowers” And Realize His Talent

South Carolina rapper Benjamin Starr has delivered a nice surprise for his fans on the day of his birthday. If you&

Chance x Childish is a GO!

That’s right. Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper will be doing a mixtape together! In 2014, Mr. Glover hi

The Spectrum ‘Orange’ Kanye Isn’t Cocky He’s Confident

“It’s not too much fun to know yourself too well or think you do – everyone needs a little conceit to

Eternia Is Living “For This Life” With Phoenix Pagliacci

Ottawa, Ontario emcee Eternia has graced our presence again with another new single. Over some real nice jazzy and


We need to catch our breath – Chicago has been churning out dope emcee after dope emcee. When you think of the Ch