Preach On, Sermon: How The Hell Did I Become A Young Thug Fan?

Preach On, Sermon: How The Hell Did I Become A Young Thug Fan?

I hated “Stoner.” I hated “Danny Glover.” Young Thug was an artist who automatically got placed in the over-hyped category that most rappers who blow up quickly off a song or two gets tossed into. Of course, it was a fad, right? Atlanta produces these kinds of rappers all the time – YC, Trinidad James, Shop Boyz, etc. Well, I was wrong. Very wrong. Young Thug is here to stay, and I’ve grown to like him. A big part of accepting Young Thug came from giving him multiple chances, many of which failed to connect. There was all of these… continue reading

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Video: Brothers From Another – Blame It On My Youth

Video: Brothers From Another – Blame It On My Youth

The Seattle trio known as Brothers From Another, or BFA for short, look nothing like what you’d expect a hip-hop group to depict. That’s one of the reasons why they’re intriguing to pay attention to. Once they take your attention, they give back with some awesome music. Directed by Jon Holman, BFA created a lively visual for “Blame It On My Youth.” There’s lots of dancing (you know Nick Beeba loves to dance like there’s no tomorrow), being active in school, and some recent footage from a sold out performance. These three have some nice plans in the works for… continue reading

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OG Maco – Breathe EP

OG Maco – Breathe EP

Not even a month removed from his self-titled debut album, OG Maco is back with another project. It takes a different turn than his usual subject matter. As much as we’ve looked at Maco for records with high energy and turn-up value, most of his fans don’t turn to his music for what’s going on in the United States. By now everyone is aware of the issues plaguing our country after the Mike Brown and Eric Garner situations. On the Breathe EP, OG Maco drops three songs that depict his feelings toward these recent decisions in the murders of those… continue reading

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Video: Mod Sun Ft. Travis Barker – Never Quit

Video: Mod Sun Ft. Travis Barker – Never Quit

Ode to Marijuana songs are nothing new. We’ve been getting them since the ’90s and won’t stop until the end of music. Some in this generation are creative, while others are less-than-memorable. Someone like Kid Cudi can create the melodic “Marijuana” and sound different than anybody else making weed raps. Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Curren$y, etc. The list goes on. At the forefront of the hippy-hop movement, Mod Sun tries his hand at it with “Never Quit.” Infusing the obvious Rock elements that come from using Travis Barker, Mod Sun’s “Never Quit” is a fun track and video. The two… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Ryan Caraveo on What He Brings to Seattle’s Music Scene

SD Exclusive: Ryan Caraveo on What He Brings to Seattle’s Music Scene

The Crocodile in Seattle can hold a capacity of 525. Usually reserved for rappers coming on tour from out of town, Ryan Caraveo defied odds on December 12 when he almost sold it out. Was it mentioned that this was his first big headlining show? That same day, Ryan leapt into the Seattle music scene fully with his debut album, Swings. The album is a four-year in the making project for the young native. A culmination of hard work that bends pop and hip-hop together. Not only was The Crocodile packed, but these fans who came out were well familiar… continue reading

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Album Stream: Tope – Broke Boy Syndrome

Album Stream: Tope – Broke Boy Syndrome

The great white American Tope (I’ve been waiting to say that forever) hails from the Northwest. Portland, OR to be exact. A city with budding talent but nobody really on a huge scale yet. As far as anybody is concerned, Tope is slowly filling that spot. The young’n is all over the net with co-signs from 2DopeBoyz, XXL, Okayplayer and others. His new album, Broke Boy Syndrome, will further push him in the right direction. He’a assisted by the elusive Blu, L.A. rapper CashUs King and more. On the production, he recruits a lot of Portland’s finest, including Trox and… continue reading

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