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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Killer Mike’s Post-Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Speech Is Heart-Breaking

Killer Mike’s Post-Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Speech Is Heart-Breaking

Killer Mike is one of the few rappers who has stood up for his beliefs throughout his entire career. He’s been at the forefront of representing us, the people, against a system that’s not designed for our best interests. His words are always powerful and hard-hitting, whether they come off of a tweet, in a song or live in concert. Following the Grand Jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson last night, the country was in shock, full of anger and fear, and heart-broken. Before Run The Jewels started their set, Killer Mike delivered an amazing speech to the crowd… continue reading

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Kevin Gates – Perfect Imperfection

Kevin Gates – Perfect Imperfection

Following “I Don’t Get Tired,” Kevin Gates gives us the next single from his highly anticipated Luca Brasi 2. “Perfect Imperfection” is in the same vein as “John Gotti.” That’s a heavy comparison since I’d regard the latter as his best record this year. This new one could easily fall into that top five category after the project is out. Kevin Gates is just an intriguing artist. His words warrant replays to understand what he’s talking about. The tales he gives us are so vivid even if it’s not just one long story but little passages here and there. He… continue reading

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Lil Wayne Ft. Christina Milian – Start A Fire

Lil Wayne Ft. Christina Milian – Start A Fire

“Mama I’m in love with a hot girl, and they just don’t get it.” It’s been a while since Lil Wayne had a hit. He always manages to move units regardless, but “Start A Fire” could be the match that lights his way back to the charts. This one is very radio friendly with Christina Milian delivering her best appearance since signing to Young Money last year. Depending on the reception, we could be seeing this all over the place in the next few months. Lil Wayne isn’t just trying to prove he’s the best rapper alive on the song,… continue reading

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Mixtape: Killer Mike – Sunday Morning Massacres

Mixtape: Killer Mike – Sunday Morning Massacres

Killer Mike has been a beast for way too long. People are just now catching on, so Mike decided to go back in time to 2008. Back before weekly series became played out after Kanye’s legendary G.O.O.D. Fridays, we had Sunday Morning Massacres. We’d wake up, log onto the internet and listen to pastor Mike Bigga, as he was referred to in that time, preach the gospel. He spoke many sermons on topics of dick-riding in hip-hop (it’s only gotten progressively worse) and plenty of social issues. All of the records have been released, so the point of interest is… continue reading

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OG Maco Fires Off Subliminals On “Fat Fuck”

OG Maco Fires Off Subliminals On “Fat Fuck”

The art of the subliminal is a game that not many can play on a strong level. What makes a great subliminal track? It has to have hard-hitting lines that impact the subject. OG Maco has no problem making this happen on “Fat Fuck,” premiered via Mass Appeal, which is surprisingly calmer than most of his records thanks in part to Ryu Alexi’s production. However, his words are the furthest thing from calm. What OG Maco did this year is not only pop off in a major way with “U Guessed It” and sign to QC, he silenced talks that… continue reading

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