Photo Recap: TY Dolla $ign, Travis $cott & Topaz Jones @ University of Pennsylvania

Shout out to the University of Pennsylvania for getting the Ivy League excited about underground hip-hop. Last month they invited Brooklyn rap duo The Underachievers and Canada's hottest new producer Kaytranada for a tag team performance that rocked Philadelphia's Rotunda Theater. This...

Concert Review: G-Eazy’s These Things Happen Tour

As Spring Break gets underway, many concertgoers are clearing their calendars and preparing for some of the season's hottest tours featuring their favorite artists. On April 4, 2014, anxious fans stood in line waiting for the doors to open so that they could secure their spots inside the Heaven...

Movie Review: Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton – This Is Stones Throw Records

Two deaths punctuate Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, the new, absurdist chronology of Peanut Butter Wolf and his beloved Stones Throw Records. Though J Dilla was widely known before signing to PBW's label and Charizma never made music under the imprint, the two talents' respective passings mark the...

The 5 Coolest Rhymesayers Album Designs

Rhymesayers, the nearly-twenty year-old independent Minnesota record label, is home to many great talents. Artists such as Atmosphere, MF DOOM, Brother Ali, Evidence and more call it home, and have released plenty of music through the label. That may be, at least in part, because the label...

YG’s 15 Best Mixtape Songs

March is a big month for YG. A few days ago, he turned 24. Next week, a documentary film about his life will be released on Complex. And in a few days, his debut studio album, My Krazy Life, will drop. There’s been a lot of hype about the Southern Californian’s upcoming album, which...

Mixtape Review: CyHi The Prynce – Black Hystori Project

Back in 2010, CyHi the Prynce entered the spotlight by getting signed to one of the hottest labels around, Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music. He followed that up with heavy involvement on Kanye's G.O.O.D. Fridays cuts and even landed himself a feature on 'Ye's masterpiece My Beautiful Dark...

Concert Review: Scotty ATL – Road 2 Spaghetti Junction Tour, Atlanta, GA

[caption id="attachment_72825" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Robin M. Johnson[/caption] There is something major happening right now in the heart of Atlanta. The Cool Club Movement is growing at a noticeably fast rate. The leader, an unsigned indie artist whose rap style can be...

Album Review: Kid Cudi – SATELLITE FLIGHT: The Journey To Mother Moon

Although WZRD and Indicud was embraced by Kid Cudi stans, both albums were considered missteps by most. Following each release, audiences were still left anticipating the return of the old Man on the Moon that brought classics such as "Day N' Nite," "Pursuit of Happiness," and "Mr. Rager." There's...

Album Review: ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron

When you listen to Schoolboy Q's third studio release, Oxymoron, prepare for a reminiscent experience. Why reminiscent? Because Q seems to channel his West Coast gangsta rap forefathers while still creating ways to mix in his own vibrant charisma. Ever since Tog Dawg Entertainment's star...

New Music: Lupe Fiasco – “Thot 97″

There was once a time where people would unjokingly say, "Lupe Fiasco is the greatest rapper ever." Though only a brave, possibly delusional few would dare make that claim after Lupe's last two albums, Lupe is clearly dedicated to once again making that an acceptable statement. On "Thot 97" he raps...