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. 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…

New Music! 12-21-16

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…

BumpBoxx: BoomBox GhettoBlaster Returns

Bluetooth speakers are all the rage this holiday season. Word? Well that’s cute and all but there was a time when GIANTS roamed the concrete jungle. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Boombox is back…in bluetooth form! I know this sounds like a cheap plug but trust me, they haven’t sponsored sh*t.  Nevertheless, I think the BumpBoxx…

Levitating Turntable?!

If you are a music fan, you probably joined the vinyl craze a while ago. I know I dropped a ton of money on wax. My thought was, only the classics for that classic sound. My turntable is cool, but this thing right here?! I may have to upgrade ya’ll! Funded by Kickstarter, the MAG-LEV…

Hip-Hop Friday

Ever since the release date of new music changed from Tuesday to Friday, the weekend feels a little more eventful. I don’t know about you but my morning commute to work on Fridays is filled with discovery. Not to sound like Dora the Explorer and sh*t, but I love checking out new music. I’m a…

Black Milk & Nat Turner #TBT

If you are a hip-hop fan, you should know who Black Milk is. If you don’t, let me feel you in. He is a extremely dope rapper/producer who draws comparisons to the late great J. Dilla and Madlib. He’s handle production artist such as Slum Village, Pharoahe Monch, GZA, Skyzoo, KRS-One, Slaughterhouse, Danny Brown and…

Trump vs. The Internet

Yesterday, organizations like the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America), ASCAP, and BMI sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump asking him to crack down on illegal file-sharing and downloading sites. This was ahead of a tech summit that takes place today where Trump is scheduled to meet with tech leaders such as Apple’s Tim…