Photo Recap: Asaad, Matt Ford, and Solomon Faye @ Silk City Diner, Philadelphia

Upon arrival, Philly's Silk City Diner doesn't look the part of a underground hip hop venue. It looks like a diner. However, hiding behind the stainless steel counter tops and cushioned booths is an amazing hip hop bar and lounge where Philly's own Asaad (Saudi Money) hosted his Flowers II album...

Artwork & Tracklist: Iamsu! – Sincerely Yours

This moment has been a long time coming for Iamsu!. He has released multiple well-received mixtapes over the past couple of years, but now it is time for the West Coast up-and-comer's debut album, Sincerely Yours. Today, Iamsu! revealed the track list and cover art for the highly anticipated album,...

Artwork & Tracklist: Blu – Good To Be Home

Everyone's favorite West Coast boom-bap-revivalist-turned-experimental-recluse is gearing up to release Good To Be Home, his first solo LP since the 2011 / 2013 release, York (or, No York!). After hearing "The West," which is track six of the double album's first disc, we got even more amped...

Photo of the Day: Eminem x Spike Lee

Spike Lee made a trip out to Detroit for the filming of a "short film" for Eminem's latest single, "Headlights." The Marshall Mathers LP 2 cut was easily one of the most underrated records of 2013, but it appears as though it will be getting some considerable attention with the upcoming visuals....

RESPECT.’s Exclusive Photoshoot With Fat Trel

Last week, in the wake of the Gleesh release we gave you our exclusive interview with MMG's rising star. At the top of that interview with Trel, you may have noticed a particularly sharp, never-before-seen picture of the Washington, DC rapper. That was just the beginning. We are proud to unveil...

Concert Review: G-Eazy’s These Things Happen Tour

As Spring Break gets underway, many concertgoers are clearing their calendars and preparing for some of the season's hottest tours featuring their favorite artists. On April 4, 2014, anxious fans stood in line waiting for the doors to open so that they could secure their spots inside the Heaven...

Photo of the Day: Jay Z & Kendrick at The Aubrey Graham Response Center

If you are having a rough day and are in need of some comic relief, this picture will definitely do the job. Complex illustrators Sean Mack and Shea Serrano create a rap comic each week for their series called Sean + Shea. This week's comic features Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar making a visit to The...

The 5 Coolest Rhymesayers Album Designs

Rhymesayers, the nearly-twenty year-old independent Minnesota record label, is home to many great talents. Artists such as Atmosphere, MF DOOM, Brother Ali, Evidence and more call it home, and have released plenty of music through the label. That may be, at least in part, because the label...

Photo of the Day: Pharrell Gets a Girl Wet

Pharrell's new album G I R L made a healthy #2 debut on the charts with about 110,000 in sales. With that, we thought it would be fun to focus on a lighter side of the Virginia musical mastermind that doesn't include a crazy hat. This was a photo taken on the set of Pharrell's video with Game a...

Concert Review: Scotty ATL – Road 2 Spaghetti Junction Tour, Atlanta, GA

[caption id="attachment_72825" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Robin M. Johnson[/caption] There is something major happening right now in the heart of Atlanta. The Cool Club Movement is growing at a noticeably fast rate. The leader, an unsigned indie artist whose rap style can be...