Underrated Audio: August 14-20

I was M.I.A. last week but now I'm back! Last week was massive, a lot of big tunes were dropping every day and some smaller ones dropped that were equally ill (if not iller). It saddens me to say...

  • Underrated Audio: August 14-20
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    I was M.I.A. last week but now I'm back! Last week was massive, a lot of big tunes were dropping every day and some smaller ones dropped that were equally ill (if not iller). It saddens me to say that summer is almost over, but if you're heading back to school, at least you'll have some sick music to help you get through the day. In this week's UA, Brother Ali takes on the "3 Kings"...
  • Charts Don't Lie: October 7th
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    It’s true that rapper’s like Chingy and the Ying Yang Twins have platinum selling albums. While others such as J. Cole and Big Sean do not. The reason rests not in the quality of their product, but rather when they were released. Despite the arrival of online file sharing, the music industry didn’t fall into disarray instantly. In fact, as far as hip hop is concerned it enjoyed...
  • Jay Pharoah's Funny Jay Z Impression At ESPYS
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    Saturday Night Live performer and impressionist, Jay Pharaoh, was at last night’s ESPY awards and did a hilarious Jay-...sorry, Jay Z (no hyphen) impression as Jay the Sports Agent.  He had some great lines poking fun at Jigga running Roc Nation Sports, and how he has split his time between what seems to be innumerable ventures.   A couple of the gems were when he listed Jay’s...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: July 21
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    Jay Z stays breaking records, literally. The rap superstar is not only seeing plenty of success with his single off Magna Carta Holy Grail, but he is also making Billboard history with the album. This week a few records were made by Hov, including the title of the most #1s in Billboard history-- and the rest you can read about below. So Hov really reps what he preaches, he really is all about the...
  • Watch A Knicks Game With Spike Lee Courtside For $10K
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    Legendary director of “He Got Game,” “Do The Right Thing,” “Clockers,” “Inside Man,” and much more, Spike Lee is raising funds for his next film through Kickstarter and offering some nice incentives to those that can contribute to his project.  There are several incentives at various levels, but the basketball-related ones include:  for $500 you will get a call from Spike and...
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 6
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    Last week we saw r'n'b/pop take over the Billboard 200, and this week we finally see the return of rap to some of the top spots within the Billboard 200. Impressively, G-Eazy's third studio album comes in highest this week nabbing the #3 spot. Obviously his grind is starting to pay off, as the independent artist sold 46,000 units opening week, basically matching the numbers Fif's Animal Ambition...
  • Charts Don't Lie: June 23
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    We're still waiting on the exact numbers for what may be the biggest week in hip-hop since 2006 (Kanye West's Yeezus, J. Cole's Born Sinner, Mac Miller's WMWTSO and Kelly Rowland's Talk A Good Game all dropped on the 18th of June), but projections for the sales show that Cole is closer to 'Ye's numbers than we previously thought. Both Mac and Kelly are still projected to do respectable numbers as...
  • Underrated Audio: June 29-July 5
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    With the 4th of July having happened this past week, and people still celebrating this weekend, the blogging has been toned down the past few days. However, at the beginning of the week, we saw notable mixtape releases from Ty Dolla $ign, PartyNextDoor and Joey Bada$$. The two former singers are featured on UA this week, alongside three rappers, the "bob seger of undergroup rap" aka Atmosphere, a...
  • Underrated Audio: July 6-12
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    Jay-Z basically dominated the web this past week with the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail and all the interviews and promo that followed. Music-wise, there wasn't much else too major, with releases from the usual suspects like Juicy J and Ace Hood, and even Cory Gunz and Joey Bada$$. While those songs have definitely not been overlooked this past week, Underrated Audio brings you four tracks...
  • Talking To Kevin Gates & The Featherstones On "Smiling Faces"
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    Kevin Gates doesn't seem to do much talking, but he doesn't really need to when his music says it all. Kevin Gates is a rapper who comes from the streets of Baton Rouge, Lousiana, and chose to focus on his rap life instead of the streets. His music reflects this, and in it he expresses himself in ways not many gangsters usually do.  There's a lot of emotion in Gates' lyrics, there is wordplay...
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 11
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    We have two new-comers to Charts Don't Lie this week, who come from opposite ends of the spectrum- Robin Thicke and Tech N9ne. Both artists had impressive debuts, with Thicke earning a #1 debut for the first time, and Tech N9ne earning his chart peak as well. Independent labels may just be the way of the future, as Mac Miller and Tech (and others) have proved again and again how they can do it...
  • Charts Don't Lie: September 8
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    This week Big Sean and Juicy J enter the Billboard 200, debuting one after another. Each rapper sold a respectable amount, however, it's nothing too crazy. Sean Don actually sold less than his debut album, although he promoted Hall Of Fame as better than his debut, perhaps the fans didn't care that much? They cared enough though-- he moved 72,000 units, which gave him a #3 debut. It sometimes...
  • Underrated Audio:  September 7-13
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    With the school year already in session we've been seeing rappers get busy too-- albums are dropping one by one, and there are more to come, with Drake's Nothing Was The Same in ten days, and MMG's Self Made 3 prior to that, Danny Brown's OLD finally on the way, plus Meek Mill's mixtape...You get the idea. Take a break from those big hitters with a four underrated pieces of audio from the past...
  • Underrated Audio: September 14-20
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    Last week we saw a solid output of music from artists both big and small. However, Drake took the cake with Nothing Was The Same leaking-- basically all talk revolved around Drizzy. Today let's take a look at five dope tracks that dropped in the past seven days, that are unrelated to the Toronto king. Let us know which underrated rappers you're feeling at the moment.
  • Talking To Logic & C-Sick On "Two Kings"
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    Logic was quietly grinding in his hometown of Maryland for some time, releasing tape after tape, before he hit it big and signed a deal with Def Jam. His story is similar to that of many rappers: an absentee father, a mother with a drug addiction, and a high school drop out. However, Logic is not your average rapper. The emcee first stepped to the mixtape game with Young, Broke, And Infamous,...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: January 27th
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    This week we see a new chart-topper arrive, the New York rapper who takes on that southern style, A$AP Rocky. Rocky's debut album, Long.Live.A$AP did surprisingly well. We see albums leak all the time-- usually it's just a week prior to the album's release though. In Rocky's case, we saw it leak a month early. However, Rocky continued doing promo and dropping singles, not worrying about the album...
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