Premiere: Divine – “Check It Out”

There's nothing that gets hip-hop heads going like ill scratches. Unfortunately, many times, emcees will rely solely on that nostalgia in order to mask a lack of a unique voice. Thankfully, Divine does not fall into that category and RESPECT. brings you this premiere to prove it. Serving as the...

Premiere: Mark Steele – “Already Know”

North Carolina's Mark Steele is gearing up for the release of Sumthin For the Wait on November 4, and RESPECT. brings you the first listen of his new single. "Already Know" features a catchy, melodic chorus with confident, decisive verses. Stream it...

The 25 Most Outrageous Lines From ‘Rich Gang Tha Tour Part 1′

The near-universally loved Rich Gang Tha Tour Part 1 mixtape from Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, and, a little bit, Birdman is full of the left-field, martian-like melodies and flows that have made both of the younger ATLiens two of the biggest breakout innovators in recent memory. What pushes this...

New Video: Tez McClain “Damn Sh! T”

If you aren't up to speed on Tez McClain, this message in his music will bring you up to speed. His newest single, "Damn Sh!t", touches on the injustices going on in present day, as well as how the urban community deals with the many challenges they are faced with on a consistent basis. Here,...

New EP: Clockwork Indigo – “Clockwork Indigo”

  The Underachievers and The Flatbush Zombies have teamed up to bring their fans the Clockwork Indigo EP. The release of the EP is a kick off to their Electric Koolade Experience tour which started today in Madison, WI. Check out the EP below and tell us what you think of Clockwork...

Interview: Danny Seth talks new mixtape, new movie, and taking America by storm

[caption id="attachment_82632" align="aligncenter" width="640" class=" "] Danny Seth in the Studio[/caption]   Danny Seth is a 22 year-old, self-signed UK rapper working on the release of his upcoming mixtape, Perception. RESPECT. caught up with him on the morning after seeing some...

Meow The Jewels Is Officially Happening and Everything is Awesome

Meow The Jewels, the cat remix version of El-P and Killer Mike's forthcoming Run the Jewels 2 album, has become a reality. We reported on the kickstarter campaign last month, and while it was an interesting idea, the reality of it happening seemed a bit far fetched. With the goal of $40,000,...

Review: 2014 BET Awards Cyphers

BET is famous for a lot of things. 106 & Park, The Game, Let's Stay Together, BET Now and of course the legendary BET Awards. With this particular award show comes potentially one of the most exciting events of the year: the cyphers. Every year at the BET Awards, during presentation and...

Street Art: Dem189, When Mechanical Shapes Meet Organic Easiness

DM189 is a French artist who immigrated to Australia to work on his craft. In honor of his show for the Muriel Marasti Art Project we wanted to learn more about him. His work is composed of thinly layered lines of color in contrast with stark, bold shapes. Balancing his sensibility to color and...

Video Premiere: J. Cannon – “Gold Chains”

J. Cannon hits us with the visuals to his latest single off #STREETART. "Gold Chains" explores Cannon's feelings on some of his contradictory actions while trying to maintain his integrity. Watch the premiere down below. #STREETART arrives on...