Features

Oakland Rapper Siri on How Her Hometown Fosters Her Creativity

Siri, born Jhsiri Emerson Massey, is a shape-shifter. Peel through her Instagram and catch her modeling a short pink pixie cut in one set, then long black and blue braids in the next. Her style aesthetic bounces back and forth between chic, thrifted ensembles, anime-inspired street savvy, and punk-rock femme fatale or something in between. In […]

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Albums

Joey Bada$$ Releases Politically Charged “ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$” Album

It’s still hard to believe Joey Bada$$ is only 22 years old. He first made national headlines with his Golden Era, torch-carrying song, “Hardknock”. For hip-hop traditionalists, he was the 17 year old bringing back “real hip-hop” right out of its very place of essence—Brooklyn. Fast forward five years later and he’s delivered ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, […]

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Albums

Mac Miller Evolves with his Latest Album, The Divine Feminine

Mac Miller taps into his jazzy side with his new album The Divine Feminine, a 10-track departure from most of his catalog famed by his younger years. The Pittsburgh rapper teamed up with a variety of artists this time around, including Anderson .Paak, Bilal, Kendrick Lamar, CeeLo Green, and Njomza, to expand his sound and take […]

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Albums

De La Soul Share New EP, “For Your Pain & Suffering”

After launching a kickstarter last year to fund their album “and the Anonymous Nobody…”, subsequently raising $600,000, De La Soul are officially back. The revered New York hip-hop trio have shared a 4-track EP by the name of For Your Pain & Suffering, which serves as a prelude to their highly anticipated album. The EP’s standout […]

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Features

Get to Know Chicago’s New Cool Kid on the Block, L.A. VanGogh

Springing from Chicago’s pool of burgeoning talent comes a very special someone we are excited to introduce to you all. Meet singer, songwriter, and producer, L.A. VanGogh. Born Edgar Lamant Anderson Jr., the young vocalist began exploring his career at age 6, by writing songs and poetry in his spare time. During his teenage years, […]

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Albums

An In-Depth Look at Sylvan LaCue’s Ultimate Rap Story – Far From Familiar

Miami emcee Sylvan LaCue has finally shared his long-awaited project, Far From Familiar. The wordsmith has been precise and consistent since releasing his joint EP, Evangeline, with Los Angeles producer Fortune late last year. Although Evangeline arrived first, Far From Familiar has been in the works since last April according to the rapper formerly known […]

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Tracks

Listen to Allan Kingdom – The Potion ft. Kevin Abstract

Minnesota rapper Allan Kingdom keeps momentum going with a new loosie entitled “The Potion” featuring Kevin Abstract. The Kiko Merley-produced cut follows up the recent video that Allan Kingdom released for his title track “Northern Lights” from his January album, Northern Lights. Take a listen to “The Potion” below.

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Culture, Opinion

Whose World Is It? The Women Behind Hip-Hop

I learned at a very young age that society does not teach women to have total authority. They teach us to be well-versed in topics that are considered only female. I learned at a very young age that being a fan of things that are “male” isolates you. You can like what is designated or you […]

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Music News, Opinion

15 Artists on the Verge of Blowing Up in 2016

2016 is right around the corner and we’ve chosen 15 artists that we’re extremely excited about for the New Year. As curators, our difficulty derives from a double-edged industry where soundcloud successfully exposes artists while becoming quite polluted simultaneously.

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