Who is the mystery impresario who allegedly called off Drake’s blistering diss that would have supposedly ruined Pusha-T’s career? Originally, a used car salesman in the Fifth Ward of Houston, Texas. James Prince (born James A. Smith), or J.Prince is the founder of Rap-A-Lot records … Continue reading Who is J.Prince?
Episode 79: Ghetto Gods Review + More
Today’s episode of the podcast, we do something different by doing a video podcast for the very first time!
While I’m still figuring out a new format and limited in terms of length for videos, I decided to go back to basics and do album review much like how we did for the first episode for our review of Dr. Dre’s Compton.
The review for today’s roughly 20 minute episode is Ghetto Gods by EarthGang.
EarthGang are a promising duo out of Atlanta signed to J.Cole’s Dreamville records, that in 2019 release their studio debut to wide acclaim after being independent for several years. So naturally, I was excited to hear it.
I was first introduced to the group during my brief stint as part of the CentralSauce Collective. I was thorough impressed by their versatility on Mirrorland and thought they were a breath of fresh air from the various trap artists and Drake clones.
In addition to my full review of Ghetto Gods, I briefly touch on the SuperBowl halftime show this year featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent before the camera stopped rolling.
Vinyl Mango Episode Four
Del the Funky Homosapien is a legend. But probably unbeknownst to most people is that he also dabbled in the visual arts space. On his debut solo release, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, Del injects his trademark creativity with his artistic vision. And the … Continue reading Vinyl Mango Episode Four
Rappers Who Went Missing
Sometimes you just find music that you vibe too. But maybe they’re not to well-known. So for years your favorite rapper is doing their thing underground. Those who are in the know, know. You feel special. Like you are part of some secret society that … Continue reading Rappers Who Went Missing
Backburner’s “Spice Rack” Is a Triumphant Posse Cut
Independent music label Hand’Solo Records knows how to tap into the spirit of the ’90s. The music label has created a Megazord of talent with super group, Backburner Crew. The crew made up of; Timbuktu, Wordburglar, Savilion, Ghettosocks, More Or Les & Chokeules, and more … Continue reading Backburner’s “Spice Rack” Is a Triumphant Posse Cut
Local Spotlight: Arthaus’ inaugural Block Party event
Hello wonderful people, This past weekend I attended a community event put out by independent music label , Arthaus. The event was a lowkey, and chill experience. During the day, attendees had the chance to purchase goodies from vendors – some who themselves had connections … Continue reading Local Spotlight: Arthaus’ inaugural Block Party event
Vince Staples Remains An Outlier with “Are You With That?”
Written By YOSHISUHN In the early stages of hip hop culture authenticity wasn’t an option but a requirement. Modern rap is now marketed to focus on everything but the progression of sound and content. Within such a repetitious landscape shaking the contemporary standard is a … Continue reading Vince Staples Remains An Outlier with “Are You With That?”
Vinyl Mango Episode Three
What makes Madvillainy so damn good? For me, this is the album that epitomizes the DOOM character and helps tell his story with the most clarity in concise bars that almost seem like they could have been throw-aways. Doom’s humor and charm is on full-display. … Continue reading Vinyl Mango Episode Three
Vinyl Mango Episode Two
A Fresh Look at Album Art Welcome to Vinyl Mango! A fresh look at album art. Like our new tagline? It’s a work-in-progress but I like it. That’s how I feel about dipping my toes in the vid world. I still feel very rough around … Continue reading Vinyl Mango Episode Two
The Best Rock and Roll Influences on Hip Hop
Introduction For many years it seemed that rap and rock were competing ideologies. Too many times I’ve seen the phrase “you can’t spell c r a p, without rap,” uttered by some tight-jean wearing scenester whose music has now become utterly irrelevant. I guess they … Continue reading The Best Rock and Roll Influences on Hip Hop
Welcome to Vinyl Mango
Welcome to Vinyl Mango! You asked for video content, so here it is! Introducing a new series where I discuss vinyl records and their vinyl artwork. Vinyl Mango promises to take a look at records and the talented artwork that comes along with it. This … Continue reading Welcome to Vinyl Mango