The Real McCoy: An Interview with Ghetts

Ghetts' commanding voice has been a constant presence in British grime music for over a decade. From his ferocious delivery to his off-the-wall rhyming, Ghetts is known for being raw, uncensored and intellectually sharp. When he tells you that he has played an integral role in grime music, you...

Video Premier: Koncept Feat. J57 – “Wings”

Koncept has come a long way, even since the relatively recent "Not For Nothing." While "Not For Nothing" was special in its heartfelt, sonically stark nature, it pales in comparison to the energy and personality of "Wings." Over a grimy, Numonics-produced head-nodder that's pretty reminiscent of...

Interview: Rockie Fresh, MMG’s Next Heavyweight Champ

[caption id="attachment_72186" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Trevor Sage-EL[/caption] “Everything that I’ve put into my debut album is going to be with the intent of competing with the best albums that I know,” Rockie Fresh states as he reflects on the success of albums like...

Fly & Affordable: Three Shoes To Sport in 2014

February is one of the biggest months in the world of sneakers. It's hard to make decisions when you are exposed to too many choices, so to make your life easier, we picked the creme of the crop that deserve your investment. Within the next couple weeks, you will hear (even more) about the...

Interview: Bugzy Malone, A Voice From The Underground

Bugzy Malone is one of those types of artists who radiate confidence and ooze abstractions and sentiments brought about by struggle through his lyrics. His latest mixtape, The Journal Of An Evil Genius Volume 1, is sheer indulgence. The visual project is a murky exploration of his adolescence,...

Beneath the Cloaks: An Interview with The Doppelgangaz

Though the poem itself is brilliant and evocative, Samuel Coleridge's old poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" has a noticeably bizarre setup: a guy at a wedding bumps into a weathered sailor and the sailor tells him a long and engaging story involving death, loss, wonder, mystery, tragedy,...

Drake’s Place In The Macklemore Grammy Debate

Nobody saw this one coming. While a majority of the hip-hop community felt that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "robbed" Kendrick Lamar of a much-deserved Best Rap Album Grammy for his masterpiece good kid, m.A.A.D. city, there was little debate following the ceremony about the other three albums...

Interview: Negash Ali, Living the African Dream

"When I was 13, said by 25, I want to be the best rapper alive," Negash Ali declares on his latest single, "Fire In The Sky." If there really is such a thing as a true "rags-to-riches" star, then the Eritrean rapper is it. Born in Scandinavia, raised in Denmark, and now living in London, Negash...

A God Among Mortals: The College Dropout, 10 Years Later

Yesterday, hip-hop fans everywhere celebrated the 10th anniversary of quite possibly the most influential hip hop album of the millennium, The College Dropout. Many fans took the day to reflect on where they were at the time or how hard it was to prove to their friends how dope Kanye's first major...

Interview: Chox-Mak, Hip Hop’s Choxen One

Born in Ohio and raised in North Carolina, Jacksonville emcee, Chox Mak (pronounced Chose -Mack), has been dutifually touring the internet circuit for the last few years. Making a name for himself through solo projects and interviews, Mak has secured his fan base by feverishly dropping new...