What’s New In Battle Rap (September 16)
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Drake have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the case, we’re here to keep you updated on all things battle rap. Now is a great time to join the culture.
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
Stream Mistah F.A.B.'s "Son Of A Pimp 2"
After weeks of promotion, which included a new Kendrick Lamar-featured single “Survive,” Bay Area veteran Mistah F.A.B. finally releases his new album Son Of A Pimp 2.
Hey Mama: Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa & Others Reveal Their First Big Purchase For Their Mom
Mother's Day has always been one of our most cherished holidays. How do rappers celebrate their mothers? We asked 13 rappers what they bought their mom after they received their first big check. See how they showed their mommas love below and be sure to let your mom know you love her today. *** Ty Dolla $ign "After receiving my first big check, I bought my mom some diamonds and helped fund some updates for her house. I still contribute each day, just so she knows that my appreciation for her has no end."
Stream Berner's Album "Hempire"
Bay Area resident, Taylor Gang repper/rapper, and #CookiesKing Berner finally comes through today with his anticipated album Hempire. The album's singles have been top-notch, and we expect nothing less than greatness from the entire thing. Hempire is 18 tracks long with an impressive list of features: Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Wiz Khalifa, Mistah FAB, Cozmo, Smiggz, K. Camp. Lil' Kim, Quez, Atmosphere, Young Dolph, Project Pat, Maejor, Strap, and Freeze.
What’s New In Battle Rap (February 20)
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the case, we’re here to keep you updated on all things battle rap. Now is a great time to join the culture.
What Is Hyphy Hip-Hop?
In its four-plus decades of existence, hip-hop has always been steadily evolving. Like all evolutionary paths, hip-hop’s hasn’t moved in a straight line. For every decision that moved the genre forward as a whole, there were artistic niches and splinter groups that either went flourished before rapidly going extinct or moved on into their own lane entirely. In this series, we’ll look to introduce our readers to some of the more interesting branches and subgenres that sprouted from the hip-hop family tree and give a primer of some essential tracks.
Too Short Set To Drop "19,999" EP Tomorrow
This summer, Bay Area stalwart Too Short dropped a hilarious track called "19,999," the title of which referred to the number of women he claims to have slept with. An equally funny video soon followed, and now it appears as if the song will give way to an EP of the same name, arriving tomorrow.
DJ Mustard On Mistah F.A.B. Scuffle: "I'm A Millionaire Now, So I Ain't Really Worried About Fighting"
DJ Mustard made headlines last week when video of a scuffle between Mistah F.A.B.'s crew and his own hit the web. The tension between the posses was rooted in F.A.B.'s belief that Mustard had not properly credited the Bay Area with informing his sound.
DJ Mustard & YG Dispel Rumors Of An Altercation With Mistah F.A.B. Last Night [Update: Footage Of Altercation Released]
Rumors of an altercation during DJ Mustard's set in Oakland arose this morning, but the producer and his friend and collaborator, YG are shutting down claims.Sources have reported that Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B. and his crew approached Mustard during the show, and allegedly slapped and robbed him of his chain. Mustard has subsequently posted a video to Instagram in which he and YG laugh off the rumors, while tossing around plenty of racks.
Underrated Audio: January 29- February 4
The past week has brought a bunch of new mixtapes, including personal favorites from Curren$y and CyHi. I'm glad to see Spitta back on his rapping shit and choosing quality beats once again.