Group albums and mixtapes are a bit like ensemble comedies: eclectic groups of stars are given equal screen time, plot and cohesion oftentimes take a backseat to laughs, and there's far more clunkers than classics in each category.
After almost two years in prison, former Dipset rapper JR Writer returned home to Harlem at the end of last year, and he got right back into the game by dropping the track "First 48" within the same month.
Many rappers took part in protests following the tragic wave of violence that ensued last week, beginning with the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and continuing with an attack on a peaceful protest in Dallas on Thursday night that resu
Harlem spitter Marty Baller is back with a heavy club track track called "Flex," which is clearly an important buzzword in the Trillagain Island camp considering A$AP Ferg's recent collab with Tory Lanez.
Is Jim Jones making a comeback? The rapper dropped off a surprising collaboration with Rich Homie Quan, Desiigner and ASAP Ferg (that's two New Yorkers and one ATLien) last week, "Finnesse," to much fanfare.
UPDATE (02/26/16 7:20pm): Swizz Beatz (who's also pictured in the above gallery) has visited AraabMuzik at Harlem Hospital, and he posted a picture of himself standing next to Araab, shown lying in his hospital bed, to Instagram.
The last we heard from Knocka was last summer's street collab with Tory Lanez, and the Harlem emcee is picking up right where he left off with his new single: "Get Money, Stay Out the Way." The new record features fellow Harlemite Dave East as well as Wav
We haven't heard from A$AP Ferg in quite some time, but the Harlem rapper recently performed at the "TIDAL X" concert at the Barclays Center, and while on the red carpet before the show, he told XXL the title of his upcoming album: Always Strive and
We haven't heard from Knocka since last fall, when he got Maino and Chinx together for a big remix of "Dance Like a Stripper." Today, the Harlem emcee is back, starting his 2015 run in a big way by getting one of the hottest talents outta Toronto, Tory Lanez,
Dave East's new video kicks off with a stereotypical image of a music festival-goer, a young girl wearing floral patterns and frolicking around in a carefree manner, then cuts abruptly to East and his friends in the trap.
Cashflow first got his name out by recording in-car freestyles, such as "Ladies vs Thots," which now has a combined 5 million views on his socials. "Ladies vs Thots" turned into a single, and now the Harlem rapper is back with "One Life to Live."
SQUiRE is a young emcee outta Harlem who's now trying to make it in Atlanta. He's performing shows every night of the week, carefully building a loyal following. You can immediately hear his experience, and his devotion to the craft, on "Let's Duet".
In the video for "Told Ya," the lead single off V-Day II EP, Dipset-affiliate Vado and his wingman Chinx wax lyrical in the shadow of such NYC landmarks as the Corona Park Unisphere and the Manhattan Bridge.
Big Lean is an unsigned rapper from Toronto, though he's already connected with some big names in the game. For his new "Benjamin$" video, Big Lean travels to Harlem and brings out Dipset's Juelz Santana.