We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one.
It only took one day for Iamsu!’s debut album, Sincerely Yours, to reach iTunes’ top album charts, a feat which is, quite frankly, surprising. Though the album is not a flop, it’s not a work of artistic genius either.
YG's My Krazy Life arrived with a bang last week, but just today another solid west coast project got a slightly quieter release. Sage The Gemini's Remember Me dropped today, and it's a solid batch of hits that pull from the same infectious Bay Area sound of the rappers hits "Gas Pedal" and "Red Nose".