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Idris Lawal and his EP Young, Black & Blue

Idris Lawal’s ‘Young, Black & Blue’ EP Review

By Christian Breen         Young, Black & Blue is a window into Idris Lawal’s spirit, dedication, and resilience when face to face with hate, facing mistakes, dealing with heart-aches, and trying to find...

What Can We Learn from the Deaths of Lil Peep and Mac Miller?

"Ain't shit changed since Lil Peep died," rapped Denzel Curry. For many, the death of Lil Peep was seemingly a wake-up call. Amid many high profile deaths, many rappers have publicly declared that they will...
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Episode 71: Kid Cudi and the man on the moon

Podcast description: Kid Cudi and the man on the moon -  Playing with a new format, Brian Capitao returns to talk Kid Cudi and depression. Sponsors: Audible Grammarly   Kid Cudi doesn't get enough respect. Kid Cudi has played a...

What Is Trap Music?

Your Definitive Guide to Trap Music What does "Trap Music" mean? You’ve probably heard Youtube reviewer, Anthony Fantano, better known as TheNeedleDrop refer to trap music as “rattling hi-hats” but the genre that has melded...

Episode 70: Our Interview with the Legendary Fresh Kils

This episode we talked to Fresh Kils about how he went from long-haired guitar player in order to impress girls to international super producer. Kils talks to us about Anti-Emcee producers nights bubbling around...

Is Joe Budden a Good Journo?

Known for his acerbic tongue, Joe Budden has been steadily building a little media empire over the last few years. The former artist was an early adopter to vlogs, amassing a cult audience in...

Vivid Imagination: The 10 Best Storytelling Raps

A key ability for a rapper is how to spin a yarn. Historically, the best rappers knew how to weave a tale that would grip listeners and captivate their imaginations. So I've compiled a...
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The Art of the “Sneak Diss”

Why the Sneak Diss? Why use the sneak diss? Rap is a contact sport. It's often in your face, up close and personal; much to the chagrin of its critics and the adulation of its...
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Who is J.Prince?

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...

How the West Coast Gave Rap Its Swag

Chase Fade West Coast rap has always been little brother to New York's lyrical intellectual rap scene. Seen as not too self-serious, the West Coast would often highlight the culture's party and fun side. Listen on...