New Music: Vic Mensa-“U Mad” ft. Kanye West

You mad bruh? Well, don't be because Vic Mensa has dropped some fire with "U Mad" featuring Kanye West. With Kanye, Smoko Ono, Mike Dean, and Stefan Ponce creating a instrumental of regal quality, it's no surprise that Mensa delivers some dope bars to go along with it. His two verses are...

Premier: “FDR Drive” Feat. Jae Tips, Da Youngfellaz, Cory Gunz, Just, & Dub (Prod. By HitMakerDot)

Da YoungFellaz link with Jae Tips, Cory Gunz, Just and DUB for the cypher centric “FDR Drive.” It’s always a good thing when a record has a packed lineup of intricate rhymers and “FDR Drive” lives up to that expectation. Producer HitMakerDot’s implementation of Billy Joel’s “New...

Rich Quick Carries The Weight Of This Industry On His Shoulders Confidently

[caption id="attachment_94311" align="alignnone" width="640"] Original/Layout Credit: Rich Quick[/caption]   Carrying the weight of the world "on your shoulders" is a repeated phrase we've all heard. How does one deal with the stress from life's curve balls? What do we do with this...

Premier: Clear Soul Forces – “Kaboom” (Prod. By Nameless)

Clear Soul Forces drop “Kaboom,” the newest single from their upcoming album, “Fab five.” “Kaboom,” which is produced by NAMELESS, finds the Detroit collective (L.A.Z., Noveliss, E-Fav, and Ilajide) in a cypher-like setting, pooling together aggressively sharp rhymes accompanied by...

New Video: Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”

  Only hours after premiering the video in Times Square, Compton-bred rapper Kendrick Lamar has digitally released the video for his song, "King Kunta." Check out the visuals for the song off the rapper's critically-acclaimed album, To Pimp A...

RESPECT. PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH: APRIL EDITION

It’s undeniable that photography is art. Capturing one’s interpretation of what constitutes visual intrigue through the lens of a camera denotes inspiration. Visual art has not only been a staple of urban culture, but a cornerstone of it’s mainstream appeal. Ismail Sayeed (Calligrafist)...

Niko Is: Gaining Hip-Hop’s Trust Alongside Talib Kweli’s Promising Javotti Media

In the midst of overnight stardom and trendy waves we real hip-hop fans yearn for a refreshing, authentic sound that offers longevity, and most importantly trust. Niko Is may just have what you're looking for. Though born in Rio de Janeiro and currently grounded in Orlando, Florida, pin...

RESPECT Exclusive Interview With Rapper Chaz French

The latest up and coming DC rapper, Chaz French could be described as an ultra nostalgic individual because of his mixed style, enticing personality and unparallel energy, whether on stage or on tape. After hearing Happy Belated mixtape, we are convinced Chaz French is the new voice around DC....

Premiere: Code Green – “One Way”

ER, Evo, & Nesi make up Code Green & they come out of Rhode Island with their own style of music. The three lyricists combine their talents to give us their latest release on "One Way." This mellow track carries a smooth harmony as the trio provides us with solid verses on top of the...

New Music: Wale-“The Need To Know” ft. SZA

With three days until Wale's The Album About Nothing drops Wale has delivered a collaboration with SZA titled "The Need To Know." With tracks like "Break Up Song" and "Ambitious Girl" we know that Wale is good at describing the dynamics of love a lust through rhyme and "The Need To Know" is...