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…

New Music! 01-16-17

There are hot records being released everyday. We don’t live in a time where radio spins are a guarantee for some of these artist. Sometimes, as a fan, you’ll have to do a little digging. The internet is your best friend. Fortunately, and unfortunately at times, I receive music from many artist. Sometimes they want…

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!

New Raekwon Album in 2017

Raekwon has a new album coming in 2017. He just dropped the cover art and some other info on instagram. Check it out:

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!

Kanye Catalog Revisited #TBT

So Complex wrote an article on Kanye West’s music catalog and how they would rank them from worst to best. Can’t say that I agreed with the ranking completely. Late Registration is second to last?! Watch the Throne is on this list? I can see what their thinking was but here is my list of…

Rap Music in 2017

Let’s keep this simple.  Here is a list of albums slated or rumored to drop in 2017: Schoolboy Q- No title yet DoomStarks- The long awaited collaboration between Ghostface Killah and MF Doom Ghostface Killah- “Supreme Clientele II: Blue & Cream” Drake- “More Life” Pusha T- “King Push” Kanye West- “Turbo Graphix 16” Phonte- “No…

The Corner Radio: 2016 Music Recap

First and foremost, Happy New Year! Now let’s look back. 👀 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…