• Raz Fresco

    New Video: Raz Fresco – “Up North”

    Raz Fresco, the young and gifted rapper and record producer from Brampton, Ontario, just released a warm, retro nouveau video for "Up North", a single from his latest mix tape "Pablo Frescobar",...

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    RESPECT’S Artist of the Month: Olivia Odiwe

    London-native Olivia Odiwe has been making waves within both the art and Hip-hop communities with her creations. With a unique style in tow, the 23-year-old has rightfully earned her spot as...

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    Premiere: Kelow – “I Got That”

    DC Femcee, Kelow, has returned with her new track "I Got That". Produced by Trip Dixon. As Kelow preps for her new EP Amethyst Stoner which is due to release in July. She release "I Got That"...

  • RESPECT. Interview: MK Asante

    As a decorated author, promising filmmaker, and powerful lyricist, MK Asante is becoming a dynamic voice of literature and Hip-Hop culture. MK’s critically acclaimed memoir, “BUCK” has had a...

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    Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) Covers Bruno Mars’ “Marry You”

    If you didn't think Donald Glover (or Childish Gambino) could make a chart-topping R&B hit a record of his own, with his own flair, guess again. The rapper-slash-former full-time actor sung Bruno...

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    Soulin’ Through The Internet: Ego Death Release

    The Internet is back with feel good music for the summer! The Odd Future (in which we heavily hope isn't permanently broken up) extension dropped their Ego Death album today, and just like...

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    RESPECT. Interview: Daye Jack on New Album “Soul Glitch”, Atlanta & His Fears

    A day after his listening party, Daye Jack and I sat on the ninth floor in the building where Warner Music Group is situated to converse about “Soul Glitch”, his musical influences, new music...

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    Bad Boy Celebrates Twenty Years

    In case you missed it, Bad Boy Entertainment recently celebrated 20 years of being one of the best labels the world has seen. At this year's BET Awards, the world got to witness a ten minute...

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    New Video: French Montana – “Off The Rip” Feat. Chinx & N.O.R.E.

    Bad Boy rapper French Montana is back with a new video for his song, "Off The Rip." Featuring N.O.R.E. and the late Chinx, the video pays as a tribute to the Coke Boy gone too soon. Watch...

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    Rihanna Teases New Video, “BBHMM”

    It looks like the BET Awards was utilized as a springboard to release new material for a couple of artists this year. Among Big Sean and Meek Mill, another artist that can be added onto that...

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New Music: Stro – “Ya Never Know” posted at 3:53 pm

On his latest track "Ya Never Know" Stro reminds us that we never know what's going to happen--good or bad. He uses his lyricism to make sure the message resonates with listeners. His intricate bars shape a track filled with societal observations, interesting realizations and more. Listen to...

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New Video: Fetty Wap – “Zoo” ft. Jay Jones & Hollygrove Keem posted at 3:17 pm

There's no denying that the New Jersey native Fetty Wap has had the Summer on smash. You can't go anywhere without hearing at least one of his many anthems at the function. The XXL Freshman continues to stay in the public's eye with the latest visual to his track "Zoo" featuring Jay Jones and...

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New Video: Afika Nx – “C’est La Vie” posted at 3:00 pm

If you ever have the privilege of seeing Afika Nx perform this big beat, calypso-influenced record live, you'll want to compare notes with me about the way you feel afterward. I saw Afika perform this bit at Pianos on the Lower East Side during the Black Panda PR music showcase; Happiness and...

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New Music: Code Green – “Buzzn'” posted at 2:58 pm

Alt-rap trio Code Green deliver a track laced with trippy production and a cool message with their new track "Buzzn'." The rappers explore what it's like to be buzzing in the music game with their bars that touch on groupies, the fakes, and the haters. They don't only focus on the downside of...

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XXL Freshman 2015 Cypher Part 3: Fetty Wap, Dej Loaf, Shy Glizzy posted at 2:18 pm

The third and final piece to the XXL Freshmen 2015 cypher puzzle has been put in place, this time Dej Loaf, Shy Glizzy, and Fetty Wap step up to the plate. Now that we've had the opportunity to hear every freshman spit, who do you think did their thing the most out of the whole class? Peep the...

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Video: Nas- Obey Your Thirst (Episode 2) posted at 2:04 pm

Last week Drake was telling us why to obey your thirst, this week it's Nas' turn in the second episode of Obey Your Thirst sponsored by The Fader and Sprite. In the clip Nas talks about his about the importance of having a voice, advises people to be themselves, and asserts that, "mistakes...

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Big Sean – Focus (Vlog) posted at 1:25 pm

Big Sean has some words of wisdom for you in his latest vlog entitled. In the almost four minute clip, Big Sean's speaks about the importance of focus and what it means to him while clips of recent performances and music video shoots take up the screen. Are you focused? Check out the video...