Is Hip-Hop Changing?

Although we’re already in a new wave of hip-hop, and constantly catching a different one every other year, are we entering a new reign of sound in Hip-Hop/Rap? Everyday someone else is blaming Lil so-and-so or Young what’s-his-name for ruining the sound of “Hip-Hop”. For the majority of my life the sound has elevated throughout the […]

TBT: Grammy Snubs

Earlier this week the nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards were released and hip-hop was represented very well this year. Drake’s triple platinum album Views is nominated for both Album of the Year and best Rap Album of the Year, while Kanye West and Chance The Rapper are up for a number of awards including […]

Why Can’t (Won’t) Drake Lose

This week Drake will become the first artist since Adele to have the No. 1 album on the Billboard charts for 12 more or weeks. There’s no denying Drake’s commercial success and cultural appeal, and his now seven year run atop hip-hop has proved this to be a seemingly normal accomplishment for the artist. However […]

Does Lil Yachty Have A Point?

Lil Yachty wants all y’all old heads to stop hating on the new generation of rappers n let Em live! — DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) July 31, 2016   Lil Yachty is part of the new school rappers who are probably more so rock stars, artists than rappers but since they do all their crooning […]

Best Thing I Saw This Week

I saw a lot of cool and interesting things this week. Teyana Taylor performance at VH1 Hip-Hop Honors took the cake. Watch below as Teyana Taylor channels her inner Lil Kim and brings it with one of the best tribute performances you’ll see.   Teyana killed that Lil’Kim tribute — I Luh God ✨ […]

DJ Khaled Can’t Lose

I’m old enough to have known and listened to DJ Khaled for a majority of my life. I remember his run as the DJ who put Miami on the map along with Rick Ross in the mid 2000s. Now in 2016 the “We The Best” boss has gone a resurgence. Mainly due to his growing […]

Hump Day Vibes

It’s Wednesday, it’s a bit rainy and cloudy on my side. So here’s something to get you through your Wednesday.     Also, Drake payed homage on his latest album featuring the hook of his song,  U With Me? – it still ain’t touching this original version. Oh there’s a Ja Rule cameo in this video […]

R.I.P. Prince

On Thursday one of the great entertainers of all time passed away as Prince, full name Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead at his Minnesota estate. After initially hearing about his death I thought a few things about Prince. I knew way more Prince songs than I thought. I really wasn’t a big fan, and […]