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SD Interview: Mod Sun Talks Upcoming Books, Full House, Look Up Features & More

SD Interview: Mod Sun Talks Upcoming Books, Full House, Look Up Features & More

Singing Mod Sun’s praises to the music industry is becoming repetitive and cliche. He’s a breath of fresh air. Cliche. He’s doing something no other rappers are doing. Cliche. However, it’s easy to see why these cliches are necessary when you listen to his music and hear him speak. Mod has the power to turn dark into light, negative into positive, and frowns to smiles. Why wouldn’t you want to be apart of that? In our sit-down at El Corazon before he hit the stage, Mod Sun broke down why he wanted to write a book, adapting it for the… continue reading

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Review: Wale – The Album About Nothing

Review: Wale – The Album About Nothing

Wale’s whole career has been building up to this moment. It’s similar to main eventing WrestleMania. For years, Wale’s love for Seinfeld spilled over into his career. Two themed mixtapes would help him become a popular artist among a catalog that also consists of three albums, three compilations with the MMG crew, and many more tapes. This idea of Seinfeld-inspired music has finally transpired into The Album About Nothing. What makes this unique is Jerry Seinfeld’s actual involvement as narrator throughout the album, and the fact that this is Wale’s most personal body of work yet. It’s refreshing to have… continue reading

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Review: Mod Sun – Look Up

Review: Mod Sun – Look Up

Mod Sun is the type of artist that the Alternative/Hip-Hop scene needs. In a world with so much negativity, Mod aims to inspire and make the world a better place. His music is fun, his tweets are informative, and his audio-book, Did I Ever Wake Up?, is full of gems. Packaged with his debut album, Look Up, the book was a huge selling point for me. In 50 minutes, he looks to change your outlook on life for the better, and it’s safe to say that’s working. On the actual music side of things, Look Up is a diverse album…. continue reading

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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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