New Music: Butch Dawson – “Yung” (Prod. By JuJuan Allen)

Is it just us or is Baltimore creating just as good music as almost anywhere else? When he’s not serving beats under the alias JuJuan Allen, Butch Dawson emerges as a slick witted emcee with a good grip on his temperment. “Yung” is the perfect juxtaposition to his last offering, “Yadda...

Artwork & Tracklist: Iamsu! – Sincerely Yours

This moment has been a long time coming for Iamsu!. He has released multiple well-received mixtapes over the past couple of years, but now it is time for the West Coast up-and-comer's debut album, Sincerely Yours. Today, Iamsu! revealed the track list and cover art for the highly anticipated album,...

New Music: Pharoahe Monch Feat. Black Thought – “Rapid Eye Movement”

The release of Pharoahe Monch's PTSD is less than a week away, and to build a little more momentum for the upcoming concept album, Monch just let loose this back-and-forth rhymefest with the legendary Black Thought. It's good to see Thought have a chance to strut his stuff on a pivotal single, and...

Artwork & Tracklist: Blu – Good To Be Home

Everyone's favorite West Coast boom-bap-revivalist-turned-experimental-recluse is gearing up to release Good To Be Home, his first solo LP since the 2011 / 2013 release, York (or, No York!). After hearing "The West," which is track six of the double album's first disc, we got even more amped...

Video: Joey Bada$$ & Kirk Knight Freestyle On BBC’s Fire In The Booth

The Pro Era boys gave BBC's Fire In The Booth a real treat: 10 solid minutes of rhymes. Some are writtens, and some are off-the-top, and all are crisp. Joey absolutely runs away with it when he and Kirk wind up on BIG's "Dead Wrong." The Bada$$ always sounds good when his voice is gruff, but he...

#KevinHatesHipHop – The Podcast For The Grown Ass Man

#KevinHatesHipHop is the new podcast by Uncovered3rd PR man Kevin Robinson. Aiming to give a (sort of disgruntled) PR perspective on the game, Kevin spends the show sharing stories, tips, and his favorite tracks of the moment. This episode, the second of Kevin's to go on his iTunes channel, is...

New Music: Big K.R.I.T. – “Just Last Week” (ASTR Remix)

Originally appearing on K.R.I.T.'s 2013 tape, King Remembered In Time, "Just Last Week" has always been a borderline out of place banger, featuring Future, finding, somehow, the 1,000th different way to be Future. Now, ASTR has remixed this banger into an intergalactic anthem. While it's a little...

News: Hot 97 Announces 2014 Summer Jam Lineup

Late last night, the entire crew of Hot 97 got together to announce the full lineup for this year's Summer Jam. The great / useless part of seeing the festival's lineup is knowing that there are almost guaranteed to be surprise appearances. So, at least we know we already have a lot of solid acts...

News: Wale Speaks On Collaborating With J.Cole and New Creative Ventures

"I just wanna affect the culture and wanna be able to support young people with goals that aren't just limited to rapping and producing." Wale’s work ethic is pure motivation for any up and coming artists, and his new business ventures are practicing entrepreneurs how to add diversity and value...

Photo Of The Day: Snoop Lion, Stevie Wonder, & Pharrel In The Studio

If you're still as big of a Snoop fan now that the Dogg is a Lion, this photo of him, Pharrell and Stevie Wonder in a studio should make you want to praise Jah. Taken from his personal Instagram, Snoop Lion captions, "Session wit skate board p n the musical genius Stevie wonder !! Uh uh !! Album...