Three veteran emcee’s still holdin’ hip-hop down after all these years. …’nuff said.
Lionsgate released the second teaser for the long-awaited 2pac biopic, “All Eyez On Me,” and announced the official release date; June 16th, 2017, which would have been the late rapper’s 46th birthday. Just watch.
Check out a visual sneak peak to Apathy’s instrumental album, “Dive Medicine,” an album full of unreleased beats that is set to drop Feb. 2017, which might postpone his O.C (from D.I.T.C) project, “Perestroika” until a bit later in 2017, as well as Apathy’s highly anticipated LP that was announced in early 2015, “The Widow’s Son,” […]
The Demigodz general, Apathy, doesn’t disappoint on the pirate-booty inspired visuals for Pieces of Eight from the Honky Kong’s double LP album, Handshakes With Snakes that hit stores June 10th, 2016.
Detroit producer Apollo Brown and Brooklyn rhyme-spitter Skyzoo release the Diego Cruz visuals for “Nodding Off,” a jazzy kick-back, mellow vibe, slow roll beat orchestrated by Apollo and decorated by Zoo from their 2016 collaborative LP The Easy Truth.
The Palestininan-Canadian rapper/singer/songwriter and record producer, plus the Juno winning, three time MuchMusic Video Award receiving artist, Belly, is back with beautiful, sparsely dressed women on display for the Roc Nation, Ottawa, Ontario born musician’s latest single “Ballerina.”
Broccoli is the new kale…
18 years ago today (February 15th, 1999) hip-hop lost one of the most lyrical emcees to ever have touched the mic, Big L (from D.I.T.C), after he was fatally shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in his hometown neighbourhood of Harlem, NYC, at age 24, only four years after droppin’ his debut album, Lifestylez Ov Da Poor […]
Big Sean drops the Mike Carson directed visuals for his latest single, Moves, produced by 808 Mafia for the Sean Don’s 4th LP, I Decided, that’s slated to drop on February 3rd, 2017, on the G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam imprint I Decided will follow up Sean’s 2015 certified platinum album, Dark Sky Paradise, that dropped bangers like I Don’t Fuck With You (featuring E-40) […]
Bishop Nehru has been quiet since dropping his 11 track mixtape Magic 19 last June, but has resurfaced with a fresh take on Pusha T’s Numbers On The Board (produced by 88 Keys, Don Cannon & Kanye West) with his remix Ridaya complete with visuals of Nehru effortlessly spittin’ bars in front of the neon lights […]
Blockhead, the NYC beat-maker from Ninja Tune Record’s, who’s produced joints for Aesop Rock, Murs and other emcee’s of the underground hip-hop alumni, has just announced that his next album, Funeral Balloons, is finished; almost… Back in October of last year, BlockheadNYC dropped an unmixed/unmastered track on Soundcloud, Tinder in the time of cholera, that WON’T be on his […]
Bones is an American rapper from Muir Beach, California who you might not have ever heard of, specifically, but his influence in today’s new space-wave, cloud, slowed-down hipster rap is undeniable. With major label interest never concerning Bones, even though the white suites have been banging on his door (LOUDLY) for years, he’s managed to maintain […]
Michigan emcee Bones is the hardest working emcee you’ve probably never heard of. “TakingOutTheTrash” is produced by Stereoryze and has Bones laughing “ha” like Juvie at these fake rappers stuntin’ with fake shiny diamonds to distract heads from their weak lyricism and originality. Bones is an inspiration and leader of the new school, but his resistance to […]
Brother Ali blesses fans with “Own Light (What Hearts Are For)” from his new album All The Beauty In This Whole Life that’s scheduled for May 5th release on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Produced by Dave Wilson, “Own Light” was filmed in the Pacific Northwest for a friend of Ali’s who recently passed, with an uplifting and […]
Caspian has held true to his style since the late 90’s. He’s underground hip-hop from Canada, but… Isn’t anything NOT Drake from Canada underground? If you haven’t heard of Caspian, wake up.
The hipster-hop emcee, Childish Gambino, more respectively known as Donald Glover, the sitcom writer, comedian, actor, as well as the star and creator of the new hit FX series, Atlanta, a hip-hop inspired comedy, has just won two Golden Globes for Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy) and Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series (Musical […]
This dude flows too easy… Alchemist on production…? Why isn’t this on your playlist, yet?
CUZ, known as CUZ Lightyear before he went mum, has hooked up with longtime collaborator Killer Mike to kick wax over “Pots N Pans” to reminisce about what they did before rap to stack that guop, which should be self-explanatory, considering the title. We can expect more from CUZ, who was recently announced as a guest […]
CyHi The Prynce signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music in 2010, but hasn’t had an official release date set for his studio debut that was once titled Hardway Musical, but has released a slew of mixtapes, appeared on G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer, Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and has writing credits for nearly every song on […]
“Death Of A Comrade” is the first single/instrumental from CZARFACE’s (7L, Esoteric and Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck) upcoming album First Weapon Drawn set to drop on Record Store Day, April 22nd.
February 7th would have been James Dewitt Yancey’s 43rd birthday. Rest In Peace, J Dilla. 11 years since Dilla’s untimely passing and hip-hop doesn’t go a day without recognizing the influence this man had to the culture. Danny Blaze praises Dilla’s contributions and achievements on “Thank You Mr. Yancey” that uses Dilla’s “Believe In God” […]
The Lexington, Kentucky emcee, Deacon The Villain of CunninLynguists just released a long-overdue video for “Peace and Power ft. Sheisty Khrist,” the title track to his 2015 solo LP Peace or Power. Better late than never…?
Dilated Peoples helped bring underground hip-hop to the forefront of mainstream rap music, but still didn’t sell out or change their sound.
The Chicago-raised beatmaker DJ Rude One dropped an album last October, ONEderful, an assemble of who’s who of streetwise gutter rappin’ emcees from the new school, such as Roc Marciano, Your Old Droog, West Side Gunn, and many more, who spit bars over legendary production from the Single Minded Pros member, DJ Rude One.
DL Incognito is one of Canada’s best kept hip-hop secrets. But, that’s what he wanted, judging from his name. A beast on the mic and production; peep DL’s single “Super” from his last release “Someday Is Less Than A Second Away,” from back in 2013. If DL Incognito is still making music, we haven’t heard […]
Drezus takes us on a visual trip through the pride of his heritage and the fire of his ancestors past on the Stuey Kubrick directed video Warpath. Welcome to #warpath.
Dutch Mob dropped the fifth video from the Passport EP, which came out last quarter of 2016, “Rolls Canardly” produced by Illinformed, shot on the streets of New York, Bristol, and Tenby.
Vancouver b-boy, freestyler, beatboxer, DJ, and all around West Coast underground hip-hop luminary dropped the Hayden Baptiste produced visuals for “Astronaut,” a bouncy space-vibe produced by Mosaic from Emotionz 2016 album Psychedelic Boombox, released on Wandering Worx Entertainment. Check out the full Psychedelic Boombox album that features longtime friends and collaborators Mat the Alien, Stylust Beats and more on this beautiful […]
Eternia is one of Canada’s dopest female emcees. Scratch that… Eternia is one of Canada’s dopest emcees. Scratch that… Eternia is one of the dopest emcees. Her latest single, For This Life featuring Phoenix Pagliacci, reminds hip-hop fans why Eternia hasn’t left since droppin’, Where I Been – The Collection, a 2005 album that showcased her […]
Dreams is produced by longtime friend, Stuey Kubrick, from the upcoming album “CULTUS” by Evil Ebeneezer (release date TBD). CULTUS is a reference to Cultus Lake, in Chilliwack, B.C, the corn capital of Canada, which is where Evil G and Stuey Kubrick started making music together, before moving closer to concrete sprawl of Vancouver and hookin’ up with Merkules, Snak The […]
Brighton, UK High Focus bossman/spitter Fliptrix, who hooked up with DJ Premier in 2015 with his group The Four Owls for the single “Think Twice,” recently dropped the psychedelic video for “The Lion’s Den,” with visuals by Tom Jarrett, off Fliptrix’s 6th studio album, Patterns of Escapism, produced entirely by Illinformed. Patterns of Escapism features The Four Owls, Ocean Wisdom, King Kashmere and […]
Flying Lotus unleashes a naturally psychedelic visual for Brainfeeder Films full-length feature film, Kuso, that will unleash it’s warped weirdness at the end of January at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Though FlyLo’s lips are somewhat sealed on the plot, he wrote that it is about “broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions,” which finds Kuso “tangled […]
Off of the new album, RAW, Gensu Dean linked up with hip-hop legend Diamond D (from New York’s DITC posse) and dropped the visuals for “Principles and Codes.” Check out RAW, which features collaborations from underground heavyweights like Homeboy Sandman, Conway the Machine, Roc Marciano, J-Live and more.
Glenn Waco is a Portland an emcee who leaves his “revolutionary rhetoric” out of “hard-line confrontation,” preferring instead to hide his messages deep inside his “deceptively laid-back, conversational narratives,” with his “quick, but relaxed flow.” Growing up in North Portland, an area with a negative stigma, Glenn Waco uses the gas mask he’s often seen in photos […]
Caddy Coupe featuring Has Lo is a chill selection from J-Zone’s 2016 album Fish-N-Grits.
J. Cole just dropped 4 Your Eyez Only on December 9th of 2016, but he’s back with a new cut, High For Hours, produced by Cam O’bi and Elite. Cole is no stranger to getting politically deep on record, and on his latest single, High For Hours, he zones in on a poetic contemplation of the system he was born into, reminiscing about the […]
East side Atlanta’s playful punchline spitter, Jarren Benton, released “Jealous of Drake (Freestyle)” over Nottz’s “I Still Love You” instrumental, with the single’s artwork depicting Drake wearing lipstick with large X’s over his eyes by Max Ayalla. On the “Jealous of Drake (Freestyle)” Benton takes shots at the police when he rhymes, “I only count to 49, ’cause I […]
Toronto’s “Prince of Hip-Hop,” Jazz Cartier, released his first single of 2017, “Tempted,” produced by T-Minus and Lantz. “Tempted” is from Cartier’s upcoming album, Fleurever, that follows the ever-growing hype of one of 2016’s most well-review mixtapes, Hotel Paranoia. Fresh off the Hollywood Dreams tour with Post Malone, Jazz Cartier is embarking on an across seas […]
Jelly Roll is the 31 year old rapper from Antioch, Tennessee became infamous in 2013 after being sued by Waffle House, a restaurant that he’s claimed to have visited over a thousand times, after the 450 pound emcee released a free mixtape, “Whiskey, Weed & Waffle House,” that mimicked the all-night food chain’s copyrighted logo and menu. You […]
Joey Bada$$ drops his promised track “Land of the Free,” a conscious cut with smoothed production that lays back and allows Joey to dive deep, get honest, and reflect on what it means to be a black man in America, today, tonight, on the evening Obama, a man who Joey raps “…just wasn’t enough,” exits the White House, so that Donald Trump can move […]
The former Stones Throw artist Jonwayne announced Rap Album II is on it’s way. The follow up to Jonwayne’s 2013’s Rap Album I was delayed due to the emcee’s recent struggle with alcoholism, which is discussed on the first single, “Out Of Sight,” an ode to sobriety. Rap Album Two drops on February 17th, 2017 on Authors Recording Co. and The Order […]
Jonwayne’s Rap Album Two is confirmed to be droppin’ February 17th on Authors Recording Company. To keep us hyped Jonwayne released his second single “TED Talk” produced by eets from California and featuring scratches by legendary DJ, and a member of both the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and Beat Junkies crew, D-Styles. #realhiphop
Drake’s making Cabana Boy dancehall music. Kodak Black and the New School are releasing mumble rap that sounds like they’re spitting on the mic with a sack full of testicles in their mouth. Kanye’s suffering mental breakdown’s from becoming a fashion designer and having to deal with the limelight attached to the Kardashians. Meanwhile, Kendrick […]
It was a tumultuous last quarter in 2016 for the melodically humming wzrd Kid Cudi after throwing Twitter shade at his on-again/off-again big bro Ye, as well as taunting mainstream radio’s sweetheart Drake for being among the “fake ones” who keep “talkin’ top five & be having 30 people write songs for them.” That received […]
Lando Chill, the Mello Music Group soulful groove brother, brings his honey on a hazy day road trip with some kush and the camera on the playful “Early in the Morning” single from Chill’s debut album, For Mark, Your Son, released in 2016. The video for “Early in the morning” is a “live band version” of the original, a sound that Lando is […]
Leon Loopz is a new Toronto artist to add to your T.O. playlist. This cat has #bars4dayz, for real. Peep the visuals for “4 the Love, 1 6ix Toronto (Freestyle),” that is two freestyles combined into one video.
Californian emcee/producer Like from the hip-hop trio Pac Div has just earned his second Grammy Nomination for his production work on Anderson .Paak’s “Room In Here” Malibu album cut. Like’s first Grammy nod (and win) was for his contributions to the Kendrick Lamar 2012 hip-hop classic “Sing About Me, Dying of Thirst,” from good kid, m.A.A.d […]
Luckyiam is an Oakland, California rapper and founding member of Living Legends and personifies an amalgamation of DOPE in hip-hop; from the hard working, DIY workshop ethics of the super-group, Project Blowed, from the grimy embracement of street-culture documented by the Wu-Tang Clan, and there’s also a hint of pretty (just like Slug of Atmosphere) that washes him with a lavender scented […]
Westside Gunn’s homie from Newark, New Jersey, Mach Hommy, just paired up with The Alchemist to drops the single “Brand Name” for Al’s Craft Singles, a run of limited edition, numbered, 45 vinyl series (instrumental on B Side) available NOW, but hurry because Alchemist’s physical copy EP collaborations with Roc Marciano and Curren$y (ft. Lil’ Wayne) for the Craft Singles […]