Album Review: Big K.R.I.T. – ‘Cadillactica’

"I take you through the life, from the beginning of life, being young and rambunctious in life, getting to that point in life when you start remembering what being young was like and wanting that back. Then getting to that point where you’re like I’m not young anymore, I need to accept that...

Album Review: Teyana Taylor’s G.O.O.D Music Debut ‘VII’

VII is definitely Teyana Taylor's biggest introduction to the music world yet—her Kanye-approved album is officially out. After spending years working behind the scenes and releasing respectable projects, her star-studded resume that includes work on Ye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and...

From College MC to Gangster Rapper, Who Is Dej Loaf?

What do you get when you mix a Mario Kart 64 instrumental with the most threatening drill lyrics of all times and a lullaby-esque auto-tuned voice? You get Hip-Hop's catchiest song of the year; "Try Me" by Dej Loaf. Pronounced "Day-je Loaf", the 23 year old female rapper from Detroit has been...

Album Review: Stalley – “Ohio”

  Stalley's debut album Ohio serves as more than just an ode to his home state. It's a gift to those Goin' Ape fans who've been rocking with him since '08 along with those just catching on. His not so subtle innuendos mixed with Ohio's distinctive sound make for a pleasing 47...

Album Review: The Game – Blood Moon: The Year of the Wolf

If there is still a bad boy in Hip-Hop, it's The Game. Jayceon "The Game" Taylor has been a force to be reckoned with ever since he set foot into our culture. His debut album, The Documentary will go down as one of the best debut LPs of all times and his catalogue after that has been quietly...

Album Review: T.I.-Paperwork

It's a good thing that "King" is the first track off of T.I.'s latest studio album Paperwork, because if it came any later the claim would be harder to warrant . Kings have more than a few gems and usually choose to stand alone. Neither of which are true are of T.I. on this one. With the...

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...

EP Review: OSWALD – “Ride”

San Fran up and comer OSWALD chimed in today with with his new EP Ride. With some cool artwork attached to the release, it was hard to resist giving it a listen. Right off the bat the EP is successful on one front, brevity. Coming in at less than 15 minutes the five track release concisely...

A3C’s 10th Anniversary Photo Recap

Atlanta was jammed packed this weekend for the annual A3C Festival. The festival celebrated its 10th year anniversary with speaking panels, artist showcases, art and more. RESPECT. had photographer Zaakirah Muhammad on site to capture all of the events excitement. Check out the photo set...

Mixtape Review: Childish Gambino – STN MTN/Kauai

When someone mentions Atlanta Hip-Hop, who comes to mind? Perhaps Young Jeezy, Outkast, Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, Ludacris, 2 Chainz, T.I. maybe even Soulja Boy. These rappers have been the tastemakers of Atlanta's rap scene for more than a decade. With the exception of Outkast, all the rappers...