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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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SD Exclusive: DJ Folk Talks About Jeezy & Rick Ross, Birdman’s Album, Retirement & More

SD Exclusive: DJ Folk Talks About Jeezy & Rick Ross, Birdman's Album, Retirement & More

On January 24, Rick Ross took the internet into the palm of his hands with news of a collaboration with long-time rival Jeezy. People were anticipating what a 2014 record between the two could sound like, and, most importantly, if it’d even be good. However, there was someone who has ...

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Posts tagged ‘Gleams’

Kendrick Lamar’s GQ cover fiasco, Sharkeisha’s fight, Chris Brown’s rehab, Trinidad James’ rant against New York and Yeezy’s media run are just some of the notable topics that Gleams covers on his November edition of “Hip Hop Times.” He goes through four instrumentals including Yo Gotti’s “Act Right” and “Bound 2.” The Pre-Game is coming […]

Before the November edition hits, Gleams decided to link up with director No Mercy to film a video for “Hip Hop Times (October Edition).” To make sure it’s not just some video of him rapping, clips of things involved Kanye West, the BET Hip Hop Awards and more are included. It gives more validity to […]

Gleams is releasing The Pre-Game sometime in December. After many months, we get a song that’s not a “Hip Hop Times” for the month. “All The Stops” is backed by a hard-hitting production from Dark Knight. The pressure is on Gleams from there, and he turns it into a diamond. “Since I don’t ask for […]

Gleams is under the impression that Nipsey Hussle’s Crenshaw experiment being a success ended up  inspiring Eminem to sell a limited edition of MMLP2 for $300 dollars on his website. However, it should be worth noting that Eminem, Paul Rosenberg and the Interscope family aren’t functioning on a week-by-week basis. His campaigns are created months in […]

Yes, Gleams is back after a month of watching what’s going on in hip-hop. This september edition tackles everything including, Gucci Mane’s rant, Pusha T’s upcoming album, Meek Mill dissing Kendrick Lamar and much more. As always, he takes several instrumentals like “Fine China” and “Pound Cake.” Still one of the most creative series this […]

Taking a various mix of instrumentals released in August, Gleams releases his “Hip Hop Times” for this previous month. In it, one of the main focuses was on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. Other topics include Mac Miller collapsing on stage, “Picasso Baby” and more. He also fires off shots at some unknown rappers too. Previously: Gleams […]

Every month, Gleams plans to sit in the news anchor desk as he recaps hip-hop and some other assorted topics tossed in. The concept is pretty good, sort of like Skillz’s yearly, now defunct “Rap-Up” on a more deeper level that tackles stuff he wouldn’t. For July’s edition, the NY rapper runs down subjects in […]

For Track 12 off The Cast 2, Gleams wants to stress the fact that he’s not popular, but quite infamous. This is because he’d rather make his own rules, rather than follow some stupid trend to fit in with the popular crowd. He gives us a nicely shot visual, something simple in the subway tunnel. […]

Mixtape: Gleams – The Cast 2

February 2nd, 2013

The freestyle tape doesn’t pop up all the time, but when it does, it’s interesting to see what beat choices an artist selects. Gleams chooses a pretty abstract list of beats to use spread across the 18 track project including classics and newer instrumentals. That cover still makes no sense, though. The features include Nerd […]

The popular Twitter phrase “I’m Sleep, tho” turns into a full-fledged song from Gleams. The whole song goes back to Twitter with shout outs to several of his buddies off the social network (although he missed one of the most important names, I’m slee…nevermind). The Cast 2 coming out in 2013. Previously: Video: Gleams – Middletown […]

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