• Raury

    Raury – “Devil’s Whisper”

    During a beautiful night in Austin, Texas during SXSW this year, Raury sat on a curb on 6th Street, just chilling with friends. On the way to see The Black Opera, I approached Raury and told the...

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    Interview: Meet E.G. Young

      We recently sat down with E.G. Young this week and was given the opportunity to interview the newly emerging Southern Californian MC. Instead of focusing on just one project, or issue, we...

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    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 Music: Onyx – “Whut Whut” posted at 4:31 pm

WAKEDAFUCUP, Onyx's first LP since early 2012, is scheduled to drop next Tuesday, bringing forth the hardcore rap stylings of a group that has been around for over 20 years. Today, the veterans from Queens tossed out a sneak peak from the Snowgoons-produced collaborative project in the form of...

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Photo of the Day: Pharrell Gets a Girl Wet posted at 3:01 pm

Pharrell's new album G I R L made a healthy #2 debut on the charts with about 110,000 in sales. With that, we thought it would be fun to focus on a lighter side of the Virginia musical mastermind that doesn't include a crazy hat. This was a photo taken on the set of Pharrell's video with Game a...

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New Music: DJ Mustard Feat. YG, Jeezy & Que – “Vato” posted at 2:00 pm

DJ Mustard links up with frequent collaborators YG and Jeezy, as well as Que, for the first single off his forthcoming Roc Nation album. "Vato" has the signature Mustard sound, and finds YG searching for his own J. Lo, while Jeezy mobs like a cholo. Check it out...

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New Video: Lily McKenzie Feat. Giggs – “Support Machine” posted at 1:30 pm

Fresh off earning rave reviews for her debut “Where I Belong,” Lilly McKenzie returns with another freshly-minted single off her forthcoming LP. On “Support Machine,” the UK songstress is in a more complicated state of mind. Atop a moody and emotional, yet cascading piano instrumental,...

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Video: 2 Chainz and ScHoolboy Q Perform “What They Want” at Def Jam 30 posted at 12:50 pm

Schoolboy Q may have been denied entry into 50 Cent’s SXSW show, but he was able to make an appearance as a surprise guest to perform “What They Want," his Oxymoron track with 2 Chainz, during the Def Jam 30 concert. Q recently released the official “What They Want” video and is...

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New Mixtape: Vince Staples – Shyne Coldchain, Vol. 2 posted at 12:29 pm

Long Beach rapper Vince Staples delivers his newest mixtape, Shyne Coldchain, Vol. 2. The project is carried by the lead-single "Nate," featuring James Fauntleroy and also boasts an appearance by Jhené Aiko. No ID and Evidence handle most of the production on the tight, 10-track tape which...

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New Music: Ibn Inglor – “Damaged” posted at 12:15 pm

We caught a glimmer of hope on Ibn Inglor's last single, but the Illinois rapper is right back in the belly of darkness on this latest release. Nick Acquroff of Sons et al assists Inglor over a scrambled, static-laden beat. "Damaged" will appear on Inglor's forthcoming New Wave 2...