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...

Mixtape Review: Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Leave it up to Drake to drop an entire mixtape in the late hours of the night and still crash the Internet.  Dropping the highly speculated mixtape just after 11:00 PM on Thursday night really came as no surprise. As the self proclaimed "6 God" does so well, the new music sent everyone into an...

Mixtape Review: Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2

The story of Lil Wayne is an interesting one; especially as of late. The once proud Cash Money Records front man has been at his label's neck for not releasing the fifth instalment of his Carter album series, Tha Carter 5. Push back after push back coupled with lackluster promotion forced Wayne...

Top 10 Most Interesting People in Hip-Hop 2014

1. Nicki Minaj The number one most interesting person in Hip-Hop 2014 is the queen of rap herself, Nicki Minaj. It's been an absolutely crazy year for Young Money's first lady and it looks like she's only just starting to spread those pink wings of hers. Nicki has always been a great source for...

ALBUM REVIEW: I.R.A. NATION’S “THE FREE SPIRIT” WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC

I.R.A. is what you would call an abstract musician. He's not only an independent rapper hailing from Baltimore, MD. this artist paints you a modern abstract work of art with his words and confused sound in his latest album The Free Spirit. If you don't listen carefully you might get lost in the...

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...