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SD Exclusive: Kid Ink on Most Expensive Date He’s Had & Diving Back Into Producing For Next Album

SD Exclusive: Kid Ink on Most Expensive Date He's Had & Diving Back Into Producing For Next Album

Kid Ink's career has been a slow burner. Since he made his first steps into the industry, he has built up his name over the course of three mixtapes, various records and a lot of videos before releasing his independent debut album, Up & Away, in June 2012. Touring followed. ...

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SD Exclusive: Kirko Bangz Explains Bigger Than Me Album Title & Creating “Love Rihanna”

SD Exclusive: Kirko Bangz Explains Bigger Than Me Album Title & Creating Love Rihanna

It's been three years since "Drank In My Cup" and Kirko Bangz is finally ready to release his debut album, Bigger Than Me, this June. Many might think he missed his window to capitalize off the success of his earlier singles, but Kirko feels otherwise. "A lot of niggas would've ...

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Access 206: J. Pinder Interview

Access 206: J. Pinder Interview

At some point in an artist's career, he can feel like he only do so much in his city. For J. Pinder, that happened and he ended up moving down to Los Angeles in 2012. A move that might have been criticized a little bit, but has turned out to ...

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SD Exclusive: G-Eazy Talks These Things Happen; Details E-40 & ASAP Ferg Collaborations

SD Exclusive: G-Eazy Talks These Things Happen; Details E-40 & ASAP Ferg Collaborations

G-Eazy seems energetic and excited. He’s been on tour for about two weeks with sold-out shows in every city on his These Things Happen tour, named after his upcoming debut album. When I arrive, his manager informs me that G just got back the mastered version of his album, so ...

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Review: Rick Ross – Mastermind

Review: Rick Ross - Mastermind

Mastermind, previously slated for release on December 17th, 2013, is in stores this week. It’s Rick Ross’s sixth studio album, and his second in a row to miss a winter release—despite statements over the years by Ross and the MMG twitter account that the Untouchable Maybach Empire does not do ...

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Archive for the ‘Reviews’ category

Review: Future – Honest

April 23rd, 2014

At last, Future’s sophomore effort is here. What a long seven hundred and thirty nine days it’s been since his debut, Pluto, dropped to a less than stellar commercial reception. Fans have suffered through the delay and subsequent cancellation of the Super Future/Fire Marshal mixtape, album pushbacks, name changes (Honest was originally and awesomely titled “Future […]

Freddie Gibbs is a problem. One of the few versions that’s actually good and a necessity in hip-hop. The Gary, IN native has had a rough path as a deal with Young Jeezy’s CTE ended up failing (he wouldn’t be the first or last to experience that), and he’s made it pretty well known. Still, […]

Review: YG – My Krazy Life

March 19th, 2014

The spot for gangster rappers is getting smaller and smaller. This is especially true of MCs from the west coast and particularly Compton, the cradle of gangster rap. Look at the stars the West is churning out these days: Odd Future weirdos and decidedly non-gangster Kendrick Lamar. So how does YG, a guy so dedicated […]

Mastermind, previously slated for release on December 17th, 2013, is in stores this week. It’s Rick Ross’s sixth studio album, and his second in a row to miss a winter release—despite statements over the years by Ross and the MMG twitter account that the Untouchable Maybach Empire does not do push backs. If there’s anything […]

Review: Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron

February 27th, 2014

Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron has been fighting an uphill battle since Q announced it as his follow-up to 2010’s excellent Habits & Contradictions. Oxy was initially slated for a third quarter release in 2013, then a fourth quarter release, then it didn’t have a date, and finally landed this February. Top Dawg and Schoolboy blamed the […]

Ty Dolla $ign is a gem to the West Coast. He’s like a melodic Too Short with the ability to produce a unique sound that fits into this era. YG has his ratchet turnt-up sound, courtesy of DJ Mustard, and Ty takes a more laid back approach. Both artists are not shy about their lyrics […]

Photo Credit: Zoe Rain “We came here to celebrate Seattle history,” Macklemore announced during his finale of The Heist tour. The venue is the legendary Key Arena, and this is night three. A capacity of 17,000, give or take, each day was record breaking. No local rapper has ever achieved this level of success. It […]

It’s rare that we get a live album. We’ve gotten MTV’s Unplugged in the past and a few notable releases here and there but hip-hop hasn’t embraced the potential yet. That’s both good and bad because some albums just don’t need to materialize (nobody needs a Soulja Boy in concert project). So, for Mac Miller […]

Review: Skeme – Ingleworld

December 17th, 2013

“You now in tune with the most underrated niggas in rap” is Skeme’s introduction to Ingleworld on “We Against The World.” It’s also met with boastful lyrics about being the unofficial fifth member of Black Hippy and turning down an Interscope contract (the two kind of go hand-in-hand if you think about it). For the last […]

The last R. Kelly album, Write Me Back, was pure genius that didn’t get enough acceptance. It ranks up there with some of his best work. It was solely R&B without any cheesy attempts at cracking the mainstream, which is probably why it became more slept-on than anything. This doesn’t continue on Black Panties. He […]

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