Top 20 Best of SXSW 2013: World’s Fair

World’s Fair shot by Brook Bobbins It’s said that the legendary World’s Fair event officially changed it’s name to “Expo” because of this group right here. We kid. But really, these “Kids from Queens” are sick. Why they make the cut ?  World’s Fair , the latest rap group to come out of Queens is quickly becoming the most talked about group on the scene, wearing their borough on their back... Read More

Top 20 Best of SXSW 2013: Kitty

If she’s not rhyming, Kitty Pryde, or Kitty is doing what most regular teenage girls do ; swooning over her dream guy, who just so happens to be Danny Brown. Why does she make the cut ? Kitty may be young, but she’s worth the listen. Her carefree lyrics are hilarious, yet totally relatable, and the Daytona babe has some notches under her belt too, working with fellow SXSW artist Riff Raff on her track “Orions Belt”... Read More

Sugar, Spice and Everything Wavy: An Interview with Wavy Spice (Written)

The greatest artists are often the most humble despite their “larger than life” persona, and Wavy Spice is no different. Eloquent and approachable, Spice is a woman who harbors great taste in fashion, an extensive knowledge in music and a strong personality. The walk to her apartment was a colorful one, as she spoke freely while admiring the shops along the way. Greeted by Spice’s father, a loving man, eager to show off his... Read More

Free Download of Catch Lungs’ “Gotta Kill This” ft. Danny Brown and Donny Goines

If you’re looking for a fresh face to follow in the hip hop game, give a listen to upcoming rhymesayer, Catch Lungs, whose talent has already garnered support and collab work with respected artists such as Masta Ace, Blu, Chaundon, eLZhi, Guilty Simpson and friend of BRM, Donny Goines. At the age of 22, Catch has already set the ball rolling with the release of his debut album, Awake In A Dream, in March 2011, having no intention of stopping.... Read More

Earl Sweatshirt Returns

Earl Sweatshirt, the prodigal son of L.A. rap collective Odd Future, made his return earlier today when his new song “Home” surfaced on, a website he linked after his twitter account (@earlxsweat) gained a requested 50 thousand followers. Earl’s fame is ironically due in large part to his absence during the meteoric rise of Odd Future early last year. A music video on Youtube for his song EARL persuaded critics and... Read More

Tech N9ne Announces “Hostile Takeover 2012″ Tour

  Today Tech N9ne announced the “Hostile Takeover 2012″ tour. The aggressive schedule, which starts March 24th in Kansas City, Missouri, boasts 90 shows in just 99 days. According to Tech N9ne, this is will be “the longest tour in rap history.” Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak, and Stevie Stone will be joining Tech N9ne on the road. Dates for “Hostile Takeover 2012″ are listed below. 03-24-12... Read More

Free Download of El Gant’s New Mixtape, “Rule By Secrecy”

NYC Hip Hop savant, El Gant, has just released his new mixtape, Rule By Secrecy, a 19-track release loaded with proof for why he’s a four-time MTV Direct Effect (DFX) battle champ. Supporting El Gant on the album are DJ Ready Cee,  J. Blanc, J57, Tek, Pius, DJ IXL, Bekay, Deejay Element, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Ft, Red Eye, Big John and Kool Keith. Production comes courtesy of J. Blanc, Deejay Iron, and more. And I’m happy to let you know that... Read More

Childish Gambino – Camp [8.5]

The experiences outlined in Childish Gambino’s Camp speak to one overarching theme: authenticity. As difficult as it was to take comedian Jamie Foxx seriously as an R&B singer after watching him solicit laughs as Jamie King on the Jamie Foxx Show, it’s almost as challenging to believe that Donald Glover—Troy Barnes on NBC’s Community—can embody the essence of a respectable hip-hop artist. But, gratefully, like Foxx,... Read More

David Dallas’ “The Rose Tint” Album Release Party @ Mercury Lounge

Who said New Zealand is only good for Lord of the Rings and Flight of the Conchords? Although it boasts some of the greatest scenery in the eastern hemisphere, the kiwi nation is now stepping its way into the ring of east coast hip hop, with David Dallas as their prize fighter. New York City hip hop label, Duck Down Records, has recently signed Dallas with the primary goal of promoting his May 2011 debut, The Rose Tint. And for those out of the know,... Read More

Support Michael Miller’s Forthcoming Photography Book, “West Coast Hip Hop: A History in Pictures”

Michael Miller was in the right place at the right time when it came to capturing West Coast hip-hop. In the early ’90s, the photographer became part of the movement by shooting all of the major players, including Snoop Dogg, Tupac, NWA, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, and others. By immersing himself fully into the scene, Miller was able to capture the true nature of this riotous period in hip-hop history. By January of next year, Miller’s photos... Read More

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