AMC’s Bodega Brings Out Curren$y & Charlotte’s Rising Artists

  [caption id="attachment_105556" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Curren$y[/caption] Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing a lot of creative artists perform live at the Fillmore for AMC's Bodega in Charlotte, NC. The hip hop festival brought out a range of acts like Rashaun...

3 Things You Need to Know about Future’s DS2

There's no question that Future's recently released album Dirty Sprite 2 is literally being played by everyone and that the "Future Hive" is growing [facts].  Although these are things that we already know, there may be a couple things that you haven't realized just yet. Along with the...

Rashaun Hampton becomes breakout-act at Charlotte concert

Earlier this month, Neighborhood Theatre -- located in Charlotte, NC -- held a dope concert: The 4th Off 36th World Tour . The whole concert was split in half bringing out artists from Kirk Collins and Austin Royale to Key! (former member of Two-9) and Denzel Curry's fellow labelmate, JK...

Miguel Vs. Frank Ocean: Who will have the better album ?

Recently Miguel released his third studio album "Wildheart" that has been receiving a decent amount of attention. From "Coffee" to "Flesh," Miguel is constantly reminding us that he's an artist to be reckoned with. Along with putting out his album, he also decided to put out a statement within...

SOUNDSET 2015: PHOTOS & REVIEW

[gallery ids="98220,98219,98217,98221,98218"] Photographs by Khammy Phanthavong Review by Ryan Reyes We arrived at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota early in the afternoon to take in everything that Soundset Festival could throw at us. But before that, we had to accept the fact that it would...

Interview: Mat Kearney Taps Into A New Sound

Even after the release of his forth major label record, singer/songwriter Mat Kearney is still experimenting as a musician. This comes as no surprise for an artist whose discography so far has featured a smorgasbord of acoustic, Hip-Hop and Folk influences. Kearney started out in high school...

J.Cole Brings Fayetteville, NC to Birmingham, AL With 2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour (Photos)

  They say that home is where the heart is and the phrase was given life during the 2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour. The Dreamville crew including Bas, Omen and new signee, Cozz, opened the show with their best lyrical abilities. J.Cole brought the comfort of his childhood home in...

Album Review – Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

It's been almost three years since Kendrick Lamar released his phenomenal album Good Kid Maad City, arguably launching him into the discussion of the greatest rappers of all time. It's been decades since Hip-Hop has seen such significant and sudden influence, yet in October 2012, Hip-Hop...

“A Night at the Rodeo” (Travi$ Scott & Young Thug Concert Recap)

I live in Ohio. Combine that with the fact that my favorite musicians aren't megastars, with millions of fans, and the end result is me not getting to see a lot of the shows that I really want to see; unless I travel, which up until recently I never gave much thought. Back in January, my two...

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...