Young Dolph Shows Why He’s Got Next on ‘High Class Street Music 5″

Young Dolph Shows Why He’s Got Next on ‘High Class Street Music 5″

Who is your number one draft pick in rap music right now? That one artist you’d sign if you had the opportunity (and a label)? For me, it’d be Young Dolph. What started as a rapper who impressed me with a few guest features alongside Starlito has grown into one of my favorites. High Class Street Music 4 was my true introduction. I admired Dolph’s charisma on records. He can rap exceptionally about the topics he covers, while adding in a splash of comedy. And the ad-libs?! WOOOOOO! Don’t get me started. He’s top three in the entire game with… continue reading

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Review: Dee-1 – 3’s Up EP

Review: Dee-1 – 3’s Up EP

Be real. Be righteous. Be relevant. These are the 3 R’s that Dee-1 represents in his life and on the 3’s Up EP, which also serves as his first retail offering under RCA Records. While it’s easy to tell fans a way to live, Dee actually lives what he writes about. The 3 R’s are embodied in himself and the music he creates. So, if there was ever a time to jump into becoming a fan, this EP is definitely that moment. This moment lasts for 27 minutes that is built on cohesion. 3’s Up is not only diverse in… continue reading

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EarthGang Ft. Mac Miller – Monday

EarthGang Ft. Mac Miller – Monday

EarthGang are going on tour with Fashawn very soon, so new music is kind of a standard. Seeing how they’re taking the time with their next album, the Atlanta duo is putting out Torba on Thursday. The concept is cool. It’s a seven track EP that follows the days of the week. It goes a step further as Complex puts it: “The mixtape is named after the number in Oromo, one of the oldest ethnic groups inhabiting Ethiopia—which, Earthgang says, is also the “origin with some of the baddest chicks.” It involves completion, therefore the mixtape will represent the seven days… continue reading

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Mixtape: Juicy J – Blue Dream & Lean 2

Mixtape: Juicy J – Blue Dream & Lean 2

Blue Dream & Lean was the last Juicy J mixtape we received in 2011. It seems so long ago, but none of his tapes go unappreciated in 2015. We witnessed Juicy re-emerge to relevancy off his mixtape run. Everybody was paying attention again. While I wasn’t too impressed with his Stay Trippy album, it was pretty well received. I thought the album was simply rehashing the mixtapes by not in a good way. The tracks didn’t stand out enough. He’s taking his time with The Hustle Continues, which is confirmed to drop in July by Juicy, but makes an unexpected… continue reading

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OG Maco – 15 EP

OG Maco – 15 EP

Remember when people said OG Maco was a one hit wonder after “U Guessed It”? All one hit wonders get, as they say, 15 minutes of fame. You could say Maco is on his 15th minute, but there’s a twist here. Truth be told, he’s been extended his time much longer than that. His self-titled project, Breathe EP, and collaborative Yep EP with Rome Fortune all solidified his plan that he’s far deeper than the record that got him on. There’s diversity in his raps, so, really, those whispers of his 15 minutes being up are far from fact. And… continue reading

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Mixtape: Two-9 – B4FRVR

Mixtape: Two-9 – B4FRVR

Two-9 is likely the best collective out of Atlanta right now. As solo (and duos) acts, Curtis Williams, FatKidsBrotha (Dave & Johnny), and Retro Su$h! (CeeJ & Jace) have captured the attention of the music industry and maintain doing things their way thus far. Being signed to Mike Will Made It’s EarDrumma Records has its perks, but the population rock with Two-9 because of their music. And this is a moment we’ve been patiently waiting on. B4FRVR is the necessary collaborative mixtape that they needed. One of these is needed once a year in between all the albums/mixtapes they drop… continue reading

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