TIDAL Tale?

Jay Z said it himself, “Numbers Don’t Lie”. Well, it looks like when it comes to Tidal’s subscriber totals…numbers lie too. As the streaming wars continue into 2017, it’s time for one of them to wave the white flag and surrender. There’s the leader in Spotify, the runner up in Apple Music, and then there…

MPC X- Bring Hip-Hop Back in 2017!

So maybe my headline was a little dramatic but nevertheless, the MPC is a certified hip-hop instrument. Responsible for the production of endless hip-hop classics, MPC producers rejoice and get ready for the MPC X! A lot of the homies are already up on this one but here’s the low down: “The X is a…

HHN Reviews: “The End of Malice”

In 2016 I started producing video reviews for my Youtube Channel as a test. In 2017 I want to refine that process. By this time next year you will not only see a wealth of content but the quality is only going up. Check out my review of “The End of Malice“. It’s the story…

Hip-Hop NOW Podcast! Ep. 92

This week…Would you pay for a Drake vs Meek boxing match, Puff Daddy thinks the culture is wack because of social media beefs, 21 vs 22 vs 23 Savage…wtf, and more! Subscribe via Stitcher Radio, Tune In Radio, Soundcloud.com/HipHopolitic, iTunes, or Google Play!

J. Cole = Nas?

I hear this all of the time. “J. Cole is this generation’s Nas.” I might have said the same in the past. I don’t think I agree with that analysis. At least, not anymore. I’m the type of person that feels that everyone should get by on their own merits. Who wants to be celebrated…

“Old Heads Hate for Hate’s Sake?”

January 8th 2017 marked the 8th Anniversary of this blog. It began as an outlet for the things I do outside of my career in radio broadcasting. HipHoPolitic.com has evolved over time. Going from lengthy written post to video/audio post, to a combination of the two.  I’ve had to adapt to the changing times in…

HIP-HOP NOW PODCAST! Ep. 91

This week…Ranking Kanye West albums, 2017…the year of Lil Wayne, Troy Ave’s video for his single “Sex Tape” is an actual sex tape, and more!

The Corner Radio: 2016 Music Recap

First and foremost, Happy New Year! Now let’s look back. đź‘€ I know people say you should never look back but whatever…Sankofa! I appeared on The Corner Radio hosted by Kil and chopped it up about our Top 5 in any genre of music, as well as hip-hop news in 2016.  Subscribe to Kil’s channel…

Top 5 Albums/Mixtapes of 2016

2016 was a crazy year man. A lot of change going forward. Hip-Hop had a banner year in my opinion. At least as it relates to music. Well, you’ve seen (or heard) my Honorable Mentions.  Now here is my Top 5 of 2016! Text, Audio (below), and Video (below) versions for your consumption.  Enjoy! DJ…

Blue Note Records & 90s Hip-Hop

This past summer, a friend sent me an article on “How Jazz Saved Hip-Hop Again“. The article made the point that the critical success of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly was a direct result of his collaboration with emerging jazz musicians. Some hip-hop fans may feel that the word “saved” is a little strong…