In many ways, artists such as Wale are cult leaders. Fans are the followers that absorb each word that these leaders give us. We cling to the edge of the seat in anticipation for what will be given next, and then take it upon ourselves to learn each verse. That concept describes Wale’s video for “The Followers” perfectly. Wale is kind of omnipresent as he raps from the hills with the sunset behind him, but his fans are all over the place reciting these lyrics. Everyone from the common guy riding a bike through the city to two friends arguing… continue reading
G-Eazy has a lot to celebrate. The debut album did exceptionally well, and ranks as one of the best releases this year. His highly successful From The Bay To The Universe tour is getting a second leg in January. Tickets went on sale today. Today, we get two new songs from Gerald. “Achievement” samples East Flatbush Projects’ “Tried By 12,” while he runs through his list of accomplishments and drops quite a few stunting bars. We wouldn’t want it any other way. “Get Away (Remix)” was originally Kehlani’s, and, since she’s on the upcoming tour, G-Eazy drops two stellar verses… continue reading
Marvel has been capitalizing on the prose novel for a couple years now. Popular adaptations of comic arcs like Days Of Future Past and Kraven’s Last Hunt have been released. The company is just now starting to take an original approach with new stories. Their most recent attempt was Guardians Of The Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon & Groot Steal The Galaxy. They’ll be giving the merc with a mouth, Mr. Wade Wilson, his own original prose novel next year. Deadpool: Paws, written by Stefan Petrucha (of Teen, Inc. novel), has a ridiculous plot of battling mutated dogs and then going after… continue reading
A total of 400 bars grace the five track EP from Sam Lachow. After releasing the third video, he compiles the three entries with two new ones (vol. four and five) to make up the 80 Bars EP. There’s a ton of instrumentals, too many to list, that Sam successfully spits over. Not only are the instrumentals a highlight, Sam isn’t being serious on these five songs. It’s about having fun, whether it’s reflecting on his early 8th grade love life or poking fun at buddy Gifted Gab. There is a lot to digest. Grab the download via his site.
Nightmares and the concept of failure go hand-in-hand. Atlanta’s own Stealth Is Metal understands this on his second single from his upcoming project, If I Don’t Believe, Then Who Will?, and lets loose his feelings for three minutes straight. “Nightmares Of Failure” was the first song he constructed for the free album that details a struggle between the balance of dreams and nightmares, two things that everybody on Earth experiences. He’s not just preaching, but providing advice for tackling this situation. “Then I chase my dreams while confronting my nightmares..” “We’re as close to success as we are to failure,”… continue reading
Problem has an ear for a hit. He’s been heavily used in hip-hop over the past few years. The resume speaks for itself, and his own solo career has been growing at a consistent pace. “Andale” is the first single off his currently untitled debut album due out early 2015. The concoction brings Lil Jon’s ad-libs and Jahlil Beats’ energetic production together. A right push could put it on the level of “Like Whaaat.” While out in Seattle in September, Problem spoke about the creation of “Andale.” He says he met Lil Jon through E-40 and Jon was a fan,… continue reading