Vince Staples' Summertime '06 is making quite the impression on the hip-hop scene.
It's one thing to have the two most critically-acclaimed rap albums of the last four years, it's another to be recognized by your home state's government for your achievements.
Dom Kennedy has been working hard since his rise to prominence in 2008. Releasing 7 mixtapes, 2 albums and a bunch of features, Dom may just be the most prolific West Coast rapper in recent history.
Stream and/or download "Don't Break It," the latest instalment in Long Beach, California emcee Cliff Savage's ongoing #SavageSunday series featuring Anaheim emcee Correy L over a refreshingly original and upbeat instrumental from Assassin MC (Correy was featur
This is the third instalment in emerging Long Beach, California emcee Huey Briss' ongoing "Briss Don't Miss" Vlog series, covering his experience at South By Southwest 2014. The visual was shot and edited by Lakewood, California's MH.
For those unaware, Huey Briss is an emerging emcee born and raised in Grace Park, Long Beach, California. This is the second instalment in his new "Briss Don't Miss" Vlog series, shot and edited by Lakewood, California's MH. Thoughts?
Those behind independent media brand / quarterly publication Frank151 have launched "The FRANK Show", a weekly video series providing a "behind the scenes look into [their] daily office grind, current projects and upcoming chapters".
"Time Shift" is the latest instalment in Long Beach, California emcee Cliff Savage's ongoing #SavageSunday series, produced by emerging UK beatsmith Handbook (whose name you may recognize from his work with Jetpack Jones).
Give I Do It On Purpose a spin - it's a new offering from Calikidd. It was dropped on Sunday, January 19th, 2014. Calikidd's rap artistry continues to improve with every release, something which is most definitely evidenced on I Do It On Purpose .
For those unaware, Alexander Spit is an emerging emcee/producer from Los Angeles, California. "Bitter Suite Symphony" is his first release of the new year, and is not to be confused with English alt. rock group The Verve's 1997 single of the same name.
For those unfamiliar, KR is an emerging emcee from Los Angeles, California. He's kicked the new year off with "Off The Record", a smooth new cut produced by Windsor, Ontario producer Nico Fazio. Free download. Can you dig it?
Los Angeles emcee Demrick is the latest participant in HipHopDX's ongoing "Hollywood Freestyle" series. How'd he do? Stream Demrick "Hollywood Freestyle" Video, the latest video from Demrick, which dropped on Monday, December 9th, 2013.
Check out Fed Up, the latest from Johnny Clouds. The track was released on Sunday, December 8th, 2013. Johnny Clouds's chances in this game are improving with each new release, and Fed Up is no exception - quite the opposite, in fact.