Mixtape: B.o.B – New Black

Mixtape: B.o.B – New Black

A lot of rappers took to social media to voice their opinions on the Grand Jury’s decision in Ferguson this week. We’ve seen Macklemore out protesting and Killer Mike’s heart-felt speech among others. While being the topic of the week (and hopefully sparks more than just discussion), B.o.B decided to compile a short eight-track mixtape titled New Black. With the exception of the last two records, we’ve heard every song on the tape. Some might have been slept-on as mere releases that didn’t have a home vs. a few that were notable like “Paper Route” being on Underground Luxury. These… continue reading

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CM Punk Holds Nothing Back On Colt Cabana’s Podcast

CM Punk Holds Nothing Back On Colt Cabana’s Podcast

The silence has been broken. CM Punk departed from the WWE over 10 months ago in an unexpected move that left wrestling fans shocked and disappointed. Every now and then, rumors would surface about his status with the company. He’d shoot them down by simply saying he’s never going to wrestle in their company again. All of the details were withheld, and neither side would discuss the situation. Until now. Longtime friend Colt Cabana unleashed his latest edition of his podcast series, Art of Wrestling, last night with the first in-depth sit-down with CM Punk since his departure. He also… continue reading

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Starlito – Feelings

Starlito – Feelings

Yesterday, I noted how weird it feels to not get a Starlito album this year. We’ve become accustom to his excellent work ethic and output. His 2013 left us with at least four projects, including Step Brothers 2. This is just the climate we’re in. Despite each one of Lito’s projects getting played in weekly rotation, it just feels time for another. We know Black Sheep Don’t Grin is coming, but when!? Seems likely for early 2015 with the way he teases on this and on Twitter. “Some rappers like these Instagram bitches, that’s not me in person,” he spits… continue reading

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Money Makin’ Nique & Johnny Cinco – Extra EP

Money Makin’ Nique & Johnny Cinco – Extra EP

Extra, extra, read all about it! Money Makin’ Nique and Johnny Cinco are strong contenders for break-out artists coming out of Atlanta in 2015. At some point in your career, you just have to go up after plenty of accomplishments under your belt. Nique with his own independent creation of Money Makin’ Brothers, Cinco signed to future indie powerhouse QC (home to Migos, OG Maco & Rich The Kid). That’s why their Extra EP is coming at a perfect time. The six-track EP showcases their different styles — Nique hitting with a lyrical approach vs. Cinco’s RHQ-like sounds. It blends… continue reading

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Show Review: G-Eazy At the Showbox Sodo (11-24-14)

Show Review: G-Eazy At the Showbox Sodo (11-24-14)

Photo credit: David Conger Imagine sitting in Denny’s, enjoying your sampler meal (chicken strips and onion rings, FTW!), and then getting a text that reads, “E-40’s rockin’.” That means Jay Ant has already completed his set. The time reads 8:45pm, and already the second in command on tour is performing. A rarity in hip-hop for shows to go this early, but it’s also refreshing in the same vein. So, your sampler has to be bundled up to go and your onion rings ate in the car in order to catch part of the Bay Area legend’s set. This was me…. continue reading

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Video: Raz Simone – Let It Go

Video: Raz Simone – Let It Go

Raz Simone is a visionary. The type of artist that can succeed out of the North West. He strives to run things differently, and present his art in a unique fashion. When most would just up and drop a project after a single or two, Raz wants to create a feeling of anticipation for the next 10 weeks. Every Tuesday, we’ll get the next song/video from his Cognitive Dissonance 2 album. It speaks a lot about him as well to have 10 videos ready to go week after week. Last month, he started to play with this idea by releasing “Cheap… continue reading

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