A total of 400 bars grace the five track EP from Sam Lachow. After releasing the third video, he compiles the three entries with two new ones (vol. four and five) to make up the 80 Bars EP. There’s a ton of instrumentals, too many to list, that Sam successfully spits over. Not only are the instrumentals a highlight, Sam isn’t being serious on these five songs. It’s about having fun, whether it’s reflecting on his early 8th grade love life or poking fun at buddy Gifted Gab. There is a lot to digest. Grab the download via his site.
Nightmares and the concept of failure go hand-in-hand. Atlanta’s own Stealth Is Metal understands this on his second single from his upcoming project, If I Don’t Believe, Then Who Will?, and lets loose his feelings for three minutes straight. “Nightmares Of Failure” was the first song he constructed for the free album that details a struggle between the balance of dreams and nightmares, two things that everybody on Earth experiences. He’s not just preaching, but providing advice for tackling this situation. “Then I chase my dreams while confronting my nightmares..” “We’re as close to success as we are to failure,”… continue reading
Problem has an ear for a hit. He’s been heavily used in hip-hop over the past few years. The resume speaks for itself, and his own solo career has been growing at a consistent pace. “Andale” is the first single off his currently untitled debut album due out early 2015. The concoction brings Lil Jon’s ad-libs and Jahlil Beats’ energetic production together. A right push could put it on the level of “Like Whaaat.” While out in Seattle in September, Problem spoke about the creation of “Andale.” He says he met Lil Jon through E-40 and Jon was a fan,… continue reading
Dating back to the Playstation, Tony Hawk has always had a special place in my heart. The games have always been fun with notable skaters, unique environments and just an overall need to be better. These weren’t games you could master by the snap of a finger. You wanted to get 100% on a level, you had to work at it! The ante was upped when Tony Hawk Underground dropped. It was no longer just stage after stage. You had a whole open world to explore, people to interact with and complete missions for, and it gave the series a… continue reading
When it came out last year, Freddie Gibbs was featured on Grand Theft Auto V twice. One song and a feature. For any Rap fan, cruising around to Gangsta Gibbs and shooting stuff up has to be a strong highlight. Why wouldn’t Rockstar want to do this more? The next-gen version of the game adds an astonishing 162 songs to the mix. One might assume that Gibbs is going to run out of records related to the dope game. Quite the contrary. His rhymes are sharp, always evolving and never sounding like the last song. Sure, concepts like “Sellin’ Dope”… continue reading
Gotham shaped up to be one of the best TV show debuts for the fall line-up. It’s ever-so-intriguing cast fit nicely into their roles, including Robin Taylor’s portrayal of Oswald A.K.A. the Penguin. At times, episodes feel like they’re adding in a lot of characters, but that’s kind of expected given the wide scope of Batman’s universe. Lord only knows when The Joker will make his first appearance as the writers have been keeping it a big secret, yet still teasing us in many ways. But, what about his partner-in-crime: Harley Quinn? Well, we see Arkham Asylum is taking form… continue reading