Respect Magazine’s Unsigned Spotlight – Week 2

Independent artists keep music exciting & always remind us that there is so much talent in the world. Nowadays it is easy to get swamped with all the mainstream music that is out & you often forget to take time out to discover some new sounds that's where Unsigned Spotlight comes in....

Premier: Dro Fe feat. Fat Trel – “Early In The Morning” (Prod. By Big Duke & Happy Perez)

Texas rhymer Dro Fe links with MMG’s Fat Trel for the aggressively contagious “Early In The Morning” from his upcoming album “No Borders.” In preparation for the album (set to release 3.10.15) Dro and Trel play the bad guys on EITM, rhyming fearlessly over a signature Texas-sounding,...

Premiere: BreezePark – “Stay Up Late” (Official Video)

East coast collective BreezePark brings to life their latest Mikey Carey produced audio contribution, "Stay Up Late". These talented artists make a statement on this track & the visual serves as a great back-up to that message. Watch the Viz Ink directed visual after the break and be on the...

VIDEO PREMIERE: TRIPSIXX – Around Me

Hailing from Toronto, TRIPSIXX drops his latest visual for his previously released single "Around Me". It is an equally wavy video that sheds light on TRIP's ever building style and what could be expected of the young rapper's upcoming project We Own The Night. The anime-infused visible influence...

Kanye West – “All Day” (CDQ)

Kanye West gives us the CDQ version of "All Day" after his debut of the song last week. Power 106 gave us the premiere of this record which features Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London. Give it a listen...

Premiere: Jr. Boss Feat. Doe B & Shy Glizzy – “Option”

Jr. Boss presents us with his new track "Option." This new track comes with features from Doe B & Shy Glizzy. All 3 artists come together to give us a hard-hitting street anthem. Give it a listen here. R.I.P. Doe...

RESPECT. Photographer of the Month: March Edition

For thousands, New York City is called “home” by creatives who have flocked to the unofficial capital of the world just to get a chance at fulfilling their dreams. For Mexican-born, California-bred photographer Alejandro Garcia, this pilgrimage holds true. After completing his BA in...

Exclusive: HOA Bossman Talks Brooklyn, Success and Social Media

[caption id="attachment_86284" align="alignnone" width="660"] by Phoenix Vazquez[/caption]   HOA Bossman has been making waves as of late, especially with the release of his introspective L.I.F.E. project, which details life growing up in Brooklyn with gritty imagery and finesse that...

America’s Most Wanted: Nipsey Hussle & Yo Gotti cover RESPECT’s New Issue

Nipsey Hussle and Yo Gotti grace the cover of RESPECT. Mag’s 21st issue. In a transient and ever-changing market, both Nipsey and Gotti have laid the blueprint for how to remain independent while progressively and successfully growing their brands. Everything from dynamic mixtape sales to signing...

Album Review: Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise

You can debate about a lot in Hip-Hop—best albums of all time, best rappers of all time, the 100 best songs of all time etc. Even though these are subjective categories that we've all discussed ad nauseum with each other, there is usually a general consensus among Hip-Hop heads because of the...