New Mixtape: Fabolous- Friday Night Freestyles

Unless you've been living under a rock, we're pretty sure you know that Fabolous has been steadily dropping fire 90s inspired freestyles with the help of DJ Clue for the past couple of months. With fitting pop culture references and intricate wordplay Loso showed that freestyle game was on...

Premiere: Solomonilla – “My Own”

Solomonilla presents us with the premiere of his new single "My Own." The Maryland artist hops on groovy production from Gravez for a feel-good, insightful track. "My Own" carries a celebratory feel as well as Solomonilla lays out an awesome track where he's able to give us a listen to his...

RESPECT. Interview: Tech N9ne on “Special Effects,” working with Eminem, and World Domination

Tech N9ne adds “Special Effects” to a discography that’s allowing he and Strange Music to transcend generations. Tech N9ne’s unique, pioneering brand of artistry hasn’t always been understood or embraced by mainstream culture, but with his 15th studio album “Special Effects,” Tech’s...

Ty Dolla $ign + B.o.B: Old to the New

"We had just the right experiences coming up with music, listening to the oldies and classics, but still appreciating the new shit as well." - B.o.B Excerpt from RESPECT. Magazine Issue #22 ON SALE...

Respect Magazine’s Unsigned Spotlight – Series 5

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....

Premiere: Nomad The Native – “From The Soil”

Maryland based MC, Nomad The Native, reveals his brand new single "From The Soil." The self and Eric Barry co-produced record pays homage to the young artist's roots in his suburban hometown. In an email, Nomad shares how "From The Soil" was birthed: "I grew up with a fondness for a culture...

Ty Dolla $ign & B.o.B COVER: Issue #22 Editor’s Letter

[caption id="attachment_96869" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Ty Dolla $ign, Adell Henderson and B.o.B shot at Wish ATL (@WishATL)[/caption]   GAME TIME! As a seasoned journalist who first put pen to pad in nationally distributed publications back in 1998, it still feels great to...

The Audible Doctor Returns With New Visual For “The Burial Plot”

[caption id="attachment_96464" align="alignnone" width="640"] Artwork: Adri Cakes[/caption]   For those who've been following Brown Bag AllStars since the Fat Beats days you should have a clear understanding that these cats work their asses off. Audible Doctor (having produced for the...

Interview: Getting To Know Grammy Award Winning Producer, Flippa

Photo Credit: Sabrina Vaz-HolderBeing a huge fan of creatives behind-the-scenes, I had the opportunity to meet and get to know Grammy Award winning-producer, Flippa. Based out of New Jersey, the vibrant 24-year-old producer talks working on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, winning a Grammy...

M.O.P.’s Billy Danze Is Back Alongside His Relentless Team Of Emcees With ‘We Got It All Vol. 1′ (Free Stream/Download)

"We did not want to make this a record label because most record labels have a similar sound. Once a record label flops and the sound is over – the artists flop. So, we went and found everything from traditional hip-hop to pop music. Basically any playlist in the world we want to have music on...