Audra The Rapper – No.Body

Audra The Rapper – No.Body

It becomes cliche to point out that a rapper has been gone for a minute, so let’s not even acknowledge that about Audra The Rapper. Let’s look at what we have with “No.Body.” The first single from her upcoming album, Retrospectrum, dropping in March. Audra is channeling her inner alien with an outer space-like experience from the moment Fameschool Slim’s slow, off the wall production hits. She’s infectiously singing on the hook, while invoking a calm, strange flow in the verses. A very dark record. “Gave him my mind, wanted the brain/ Forfeit my heart still controls my veins/ Let me… continue reading

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Mixtape: Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2

Mixtape: Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2

The last time Lil Wayne had to apologize to fans it was because Tha Carter IV was delayed. In 2015, he faces a similar situation with the release of Tha Carter V. Unfortunately, this is much more serious. We’re witnessing the fall-out of Weezy and Birdman. The former wants off Cash Money, while the latter has yet to speak on the issues publicly. Who knows what will come of this. The only thing we know is Sorry 4 The Wait 2 was born out of this frustration for not putting out an album. Unlike the first installment, Lil Wayne is… continue reading

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Dave B – Leaves (Prod. By Jake One) + Church Clothes (Prod. By Stewart Villain)

Dave B – Leaves (Prod. By Jake One) + Church Clothes (Prod. By Stewart Villain)

In 2014, Dave B gave us one EP, School Daze, produced entirely by Justo (of The Physics). He took the risk of a pivotal year in favor of spending the majority outside of the public’s eye. If you saw Dave B around Seattle, you practically saw a the Loch Ness monster or something. This move is paying off as he starts off his 2015 with two records, apart of his Loosies EP, leading up to his full-length album. As quick as a leave falls from a tree is the length of Dave B’s “Leaves.” A mere two minutes that sucks… continue reading

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Raz Simone – Shoes On

Raz Simone – Shoes On

For five years, I’ve subjected myself to a seasonal job in a warehouse for a baseball stadium. The people I work with are great, but the work itself is quite annoying when others don’t do their job within this big economy of employees. However, the good that has came out of being seasonal means I have off-months to focus on what matters: school, building a career, being healthy, etc. How does this relate to Raz Simone’s “Shoes On”? Well, the concept is showing Raz as a full-time hustler who has to deal with the life he chose in order to… continue reading

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SD Interview: Yo Gotti Schools Us On ‘The Art Of Hustle’

SD Interview: Yo Gotti Schools Us On ‘The Art Of Hustle’

Memphis’ own Yo Gotti has a plan for 2015 after being relatively quiet in 2014. The CMG general dropped a brand new mixtape titled Concealed alongside DJ Drama yesterday and after that, the gritty emcee will drop his new album The Art Of Hustle after enjoying the success of his 2013 effort I Am, which catapulted his career in a major way. However, Gotti wants to do something different this time around. In fact, that’s his mentality with every project. “This album in particular is gonna be a lot more personal because I’m giving you a lot of my life… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (1-12 to 1-18)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (1-12 to 1-18)

The Curation is two days late due to some mishaps with the server. Much apologies, but the show goes on. Wipe your tears, friends. This week, we have articles about Childish Gambino’s music video conspiracies, rappers who are openly big wrestling fans and should host Monday Night Raw, rap lines that make no sense, and more. Kendrick Lamar Is Wrong: The backlash from Kendrick’s Billboard cover story comments continues. Justin Charity explores the history of rappers speaking on politics, and explains why he, and many others, believe Kendrick’s comments were wrong to say. Inside The Conspiracy Theory World of Childish… continue reading

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