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10 Essential Casey Veggies Tracks
10 Essential Casey Veggies Tracks Jun 14, 2015 at 02:53pm
Casey Veggies might be young, but the twenty-one year old MC has quite the list of credentials for someone who's just barely old enough to (legally) get into the club. As an original member of Odd Future, Casey Veggies appeared on the groups first mixtape, The Odd Future Tape, before distinguishing himself as his own brand. He's since released a handful of tapes on Peas & Carrots, and even had Rick Ross' Maybach Music release his most recent effort Fresh Veggies.
Top Tracks: May 10 - May 17
Top Tracks: May 10 - May 17 May 18, 2015 at 07:01pm
Another week, another fresh crop of songs raiding our Top Ten. Let’s get to it. 10) Omarion ft. DeJ Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign and Rick Ross – Post To Be (Remix) This re-working of Omarion’s hit was smart enough to keep its most famous, meme-spawning line. And like that line, it’s hanging around for another week.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 20)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 20) Mar 21, 2015 at 11:15am
Last week was a great one to be a hip-hop fan, but a bad one to be a record label executive. To Pimp A Butterfly has some considering it a classic already, and we have a new Earl Sweatshirt album to look forward to next week. Sony and Interscope may have gotten put on blast, but it's OK: Chris Brown's off probation.
Mac Miller Sued For $150,000 By 70s Funk Band Aquarian Dream
Mac Miller Sued For $150,000 By 70s Funk Band Aquarian Dream Mar 19, 2015 at 01:32pm
Copyright is becoming a scary force in the music industry. As much as its always been around, things have been tightening in recent years, pushing things to the brink with the Marvin Gaye estate's victory over Pharrell and Robin Thicke in the "Blurred Lines" suit.Mixtapes were once a safe place from this kind of shenanigans, but as the internet becomes a more restricted place, they've too been targeted in these type of suits.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 20)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 20) Feb 20, 2015 at 06:30pm
Things turned down a few notches after last week, which isn't a bad thing considering how crazy that week was. Kanye West returned to The Breakfast Club, and that was pretty much the biggest thing. We're still on the look out for his album and Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise.
Stream Mike G's "Award Tour II" EP
Stream Mike G's "Award Tour II" EP Jan 26, 2015 at 02:30pm
Odd Future's Mike G arose from a rather lengthy slumber last fall, dropping off three tracks since November. One of them, the Tyler, The Creator-produced "Highlights," shows up on his new 5 track EP, Award Tour II.
Mac Miller Speaks On Signing With Major Label, Confirms He's Working On New Album
Mac Miller Speaks On Signing With Major Label, Confirms He's Working On New Album Nov 21, 2014 at 03:49pm
Mac Miller surprised us when it was announced the once independent MC had taken his talents and his imprint to a major label. In fact, he signed a deal reportedly worth $10 million with Warner Bros. He made a brief statement at the time the deal was announced, giving us the following reason: "They have Prince."  Now, in an interview with The Fader while backstage at Camp Flog Gnaw, the rapper has expanded on what motivated to go to a major label.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 24)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 24) Oct 24, 2014 at 05:00pm
This week on hip-hop: Labels, labels, labels. Either because the record heads can't get it together or the artists don't want to play the game, the past couple of days saw two rappers at odds with their respective labels. Chief Keef is on the verge of getting dropped from Interscope.
Mac Miller Reportedly Signs $10 Million Deal With Warner Bros
Mac Miller Reportedly Signs $10 Million Deal With Warner Bros Oct 21, 2014 at 03:22pm
Mac Miller proved that a rapper can be successful as a completely independent artist, paving the way for artists like Macklemore who found similar benefits doing things on their own. This makes news that Mac has signed with Warner Bros. an even bigger deal, making this his first ever pairing with a major label.
10 Essential Flying Lotus Hip-Hop Tracks
10 Essential Flying Lotus Hip-Hop Tracks Oct 21, 2014 at 09:00am
Flying Lotus has been making brain-melting beats for about a decade now. The LA-based producer lives in the underground, but as the electronic music world has exploded, his music has gained the acclaim of critics and casual music listeners everywhere. FlyLo made some huge waves in the blogosphere when news broke that he is in fact Captain Murphy, the enigmatic, cartoony, deep-voiced, laughing hip-hop personality that released the Duality mixtape a couple years back.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 17)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 17) Oct 17, 2014 at 10:48pm
We live in strange times — times where 42-year-old OGs beef on Instagram with Australian pop rap artists in their 20s. This ain't fiction: Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea were going at it. The "beef" had one artist recalling one that she had with another OG from the south. Also, one rapper tweeted his version of "Control." Yep, it's been an odd year for hip-hop.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11) Oct 11, 2014 at 03:51pm
The good news is that this week saw the release of Flying Lotus' You're Dead and Tinashe Aquarius. One is arguably one of the top three albums of the year and the other is a really good R&B album. But good music doesn't stop the world. As such, rappers have to continue to do rapper things.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22) Aug 22, 2014 at 11:38am
Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
Mac Miller Says He's Working On Nine Different "Things" Right Now
Mac Miller Says He's Working On Nine Different "Things" Right Now Aug 6, 2014 at 01:17pm
Mac Miller has kept a relatively low-key profile this year, since giving fans a free mixtape Faces in May, we haven't heard much else from the Pittsburgh native. Nonetheless, he's got a lot on his plate at the moment, which he discusses in a new interview with Complex.
Mac Miller Reveals Collaboration With Your Old Droog
Mac Miller Reveals Collaboration With Your Old Droog Jul 20, 2014 at 12:33pm
Your Old Droog made quite a splash with the release of his self-titled EP earlier this year. The rapper's well-crafted style of underground rap was enough to garner some attention, but the uncanny resemblance to Nas' voice was what got people really talking.
Samples Of The Week: June 26
Samples Of The Week: June 26 Jun 26, 2014 at 10:06am
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".