5 Albums We’re Looking Forward To In 2015

2014 had some great albums. Despite everyone saying it was the weakest year for Hip-Hop in ages, these past twelve months gave us some pretty good bodies of work. With that being said, there is a lot to look forward to in 2015. Some of the culture's biggest names are in all out album mode and...

Album Review: J. Cole-2014 Forest Hills Drive

Two things need to be said about J. Cole's third studio album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The first is that despite what other people may be saying the album does have a concept and it comes together quite nicely. The second is that the album could be considered imitation and sample city but with...

5 Mainstream Rappers That Would Be Great At Battle Rap

Whether you know it or not, battle rap is becoming more at the forefront of our culture. Not only have premier battle leagues filled with undeniable talent popped up all over the world but we are starting to see some mainstream MCs get in on the action as well. We all know that there are...

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...