• Tip Toe Wing On My Haters: A Breakdown Of Riff Raff Fans & Critics
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    Riff Raff first appeared on the rap scene in 2009 with The Texas Tornado and lines in the sand couldn't be drawn fast enough.  He's an oddball even by Texas standards, a cornrowed white boy of (at the time) mysterious origin who rapped largely in absurdist, pop culture non-sequiturs and had a tendency to pull stunts like dyeing his beloved Husky blue.  But that alone isn't enough to...
  • Mastermind Vs. Hood Billionaire
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    Compared to Gucci Mane's onslaught of projects in 2014, Rick Ross releasing two albums in one year may not seem too impressive. However, the fact of the matter is this: Rick Ross is the first major-label rap artist to release two studio albums in one year since 2010, when Lil Wayne released Rebirth and I Am Not A Human Being, respectively. It is no easy feat, especially considering how...
  • Samples Of The Week: December 4
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    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...
  • Samples Of The Week: December 11 (J. Cole Edition)
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    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".  After...
  • Remix Fix: Gryffin's Version Of "Daydreamer" By Bipolar Sunshine
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    UK artist, Bipolar Sunshine, released "Daydreamer" this November. He's been on the rise lately, and will even be sharing the stage with artists like A$AP Mob, London Grammar, Rudimental and Bastille, when his touring season kicks off in March.  Gryffin, an NYC-based producer, has also been on the rise lately, marketing himself on the ever-useful Soundcloud. He relased an EP called Summer...
  • 16 People Rick Ross Thinks He Is
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    Rick Ross has a well-documented case of multiple personality disorder. Sure, plenty of rappers compare themselves to athletes, characters, and mobsters, but Rozay takes it to a whole new level.  From his rap name, to his song titles, to his recurring "I think I'm..." punchlines, Ross is always looking for new personas to take on. Mastermind was scheduled to drop today, so in its absence we've...
  • Review: Beyonce's "Beyonce"
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    Beyonce beat the system with the unexpected drop of her fifth, self-titled album, which shocked the internet, the media and music fans alike. Although B's team had recently told us to expect an album soon, (Ne-Yo almost ruined the surprise as well), no one suspected it would happen this soon. Her unconventional marketing strategy was executed to perfection, and she successfully...
  • Top 10 Surprise NBA Teams This Season
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    The 2013-14 NBA Season always promised to throw predictability to the wind, with its wide-open title chase, critical mass of looming key Free Agents, and plethora of teams actively trying to lose games. But over the season’s first quarter-plus, more teams than anyone could’ve expected have slammed conventional logic on its head with their play, turning this campaign into one of the...
  • Track Breakdown: Talking To Skeme & Boi-1da On "Bullets"
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    Skeme is making a name for himself not only in the West Coast, with the release of the Cali-themed album Ingleworld on December 17th. It's been quite a few years coming for Skeme, who has released a slew of mixtapes to get his name circulating prior to the release of his studio LP. On Pistols & Palm Trees, the rapper's second mixtape, already found him collaborating with familiar faces...
  • Air Jordan 1 Retro Release Info
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    The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Bred" will officially hit retailers on December 28th. The OG release is one of the most anticipated drops of 2013. The iconic sneaker is dear to those sneakerheads who appreciate the history of the shoe, which mimics the exact model Jordan wore.
  • Underrated Audio: December 21- December 27
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    Although it is the holidays, rappers never stop putting in work. Rappers love to release shit on holidays specifically, and this year was no different. Quite a few artists came through with big records in the spirit of Xmas, but there were also some smaller gems which we're shining light on in Underrated Audio. Have a look through to see what you may have missed in the past seven days.
  • Air Jordan 3 Katrina Release Info
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    The Air Jordan 3 "Katrina" will reportedly hit retailers on March 8th, 2014. This colorway was originally auctioned off on EBay to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The latest addition to the plethora of Jordan 3s slated to drop in 2014 features white tumbled leather throughout the upper. It's reminiscent of the white/cement 3 with its use of the cement print in all the...
  • Hottest Albums Of 2013
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    2013 has been a pretty crazy year for albums. We saw many rappers trying to create the biggest "event" around their projects-- whether it be Jay Z's Samsung rollout, Kanye West's projections, Eminem's SuperBowl announcement, or Drake's omni-presence of new tracks.  Things became even more divisive when it came to the music, but we've attempted to break down the hottest albums of the year...
  • Macklemore Shows Off Infrared Jordan 6
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    The White/Infrared Air Jordan 6 is scheduled to drop on February 15th. That doesn't apply to Macklemore though. The avid sneakerhead was seen chilling at the airport rocking the always clean Infrared 6s. One of the most anticipated releases of this young year, so get prepared for a bevy of celebrities displaying their early pick-up. 
  •  Charts Don't Lie: January 12
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    There aren't very many changes in this week's Charts Don't Lie compared to last week. The main list of artists has remained the same, as we have yet to receive any new rap or r'n'b debuts on the Billboard 200, although Kid Ink's debut album My Own Lane will begin charting in the near future. Ink's RCA album is projected to move a solid 40-45k, which will land him within the top 3. That's not too...
  • Nike LeBron X - Ghostbusters
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    Twizz Customs is the mastermind behind the Nike LeBron X "Ghostbuster." The unique custom features all things Ghostbuster, including; a khaki upper reminiscent of the Ghostbuster uniform, a caution taped Nike swoosh, Slimer's green remains strewn throughout, and a Ghostbuster logo at the ankle collar.  What's the verdict; Cop or Not?
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