Video: NIKO IS – Vamoose

Video: NIKO IS – Vamoose

Talib Kweli’s new artist Niko Is released his debut album, Brutus, last month. And, it was good. A solid body of work that showcased why Talib took an interest in him for his Javotti Media label. This month, Niko is hitting the road as an opening act for Immortal Tech and Talib’s tour. How’s that for a fun, productive start to the year? You can sum up Niko’s “Vamoose” video in two words: unorthodox and colorful. Director Chris Smith and Niko clearly put in some work to make this look as cool as it does. Watch it below if you’re… 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: Ghosty – Little Shop Of Horrors

Mixtape: Ghosty – Little Shop Of Horrors

One of Pittsburgh’s best collectives was The 58s. For unknown reasons, the group of 412 representatives haven’t really linked together. They’ve gone separate ways in an effort that may or may not prove as beneficial. While the other members have been quiet, Ghosty, one of my favorite hidden gems from the Burgh, releases his first body of work in years. Little Shop Of Horrors has cover art that’ll make you want to click play, and songs that’ll make you keep listening. He enlists the help of absolutely nobody. Instead, opting for top notch production from Wavin Lane, Git Beats, and… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Logic Drops Hint on TITSATOTMWSTW & Why He Uses the Rubik’s Cube

SD Exclusive: Logic Drops Hint on TITSATOTMWSTW & Why He Uses the Rubik’s Cube

Logic is in a great mental space. His debut album, Under Pressure, did 72,000 first week and over 130,000 to date. He got engaged soon after. And currently, he’s on his world tour promoting the album and spreading peace, love and positivity to every city he goes to. Thus far, a high percentage of the shows have been sold out, including Seattle where he packed out The Showbox Market (1,000 capacity) and had the energy levels all the way up. Before he hit the stage, Logic took some time out to speak with Sermon’s Domain. We discussed how the tour… continue reading

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C Dot Castro – Friday The 13th

C Dot Castro – Friday The 13th

There’s something attractive about aggressive lyricism. Not many rappers can pull it off successfully, but they have tried. C Dot Castro is someone who definitely wouldn’t have any issues doing it. He didn’t display it much on his debut project, Don’t Over Think, aside from “Revenge.” Still, the Maryland native showed off his lyricism enough that I knew as soon as he said it was “super raw” and “negative” the world was in for a treat. With his hockey mask on face and machete in hand, Castro goes on a word killing spree in “Friday The 13th.” Jason Vorhees has… continue reading

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Mod Sun – Howlin’ At The Moon

Mod Sun – Howlin’ At The Moon

Mod Sun’s Look Up pre-order is one of the best deals in a long time. In addition to the album, you get a 50-minute audio book version of Did I Ever Wake Up? that’s very inspirational about Mod’s career and his views on life. With features from G-Eazy, Travis Barker, Riff Raff, and more to sweeten the deal, Look Up will be one great album. Of course, the only way to back up such a theory is by hearing the music. The third single, “Howlin’ At The Moon,” is out on iTunes for folks who pre-ordered. There’s no reason why… continue reading

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