It's been a minute since our dude Damon Campbell hosted an artist, but he's back today with a 19-minute interview with Vince Staples. The interview is pretty insightful, as Vince Staples discusses West Coast lifestyle, both present day and past.
The East Coast and West Coast will apparently be coming together in the near future for a joint album. The Game may not be on good terms with his former G-Unit brethren, but he's obviously got no issues with the Dipset crew.
The City of Angels is now home to some of the biggest names in Rap. West Coast emcees like YG, Problem, Kendrick Lamar, and Nipsey Hussle have been holding the streets down for a minute. Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and the incomparable Dr. Dre are legends.
Earlier this week, Eminem had the internet going nuts when he released his hometown anthem, “Detroit Vs Everybody” featuring fellow D-town artists Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, Royce Da 5’9”, and Trick Trick.
Dom Kennedy has taken a back seat when it comes to music, after releasing Get Home Safely just over a year ago. He's been keeping himself busy by touring in support of the album, but still, fans are fiending for some new music from the chilled out L.A.
In case you're living under a rock and missed the story, Suge Knight caught a few strays the other night at a VMA pre-party. This raises a few burning questions that need to be answered. First, who's still inviting Suge Knight to these parties?
Today Tupac would have been 43. Tragically, Shakur's life was cut short at the age of just 25 after being shot in Las Vegas. Years on, Tupac is still treasured as a legend in hip hop for his outstanding discography clocking up 11 album and 44 singles.
The importance of an album can be measured in several ways. Some are deemed iconic because of sale figures, others by the creativity and artistic integrity of the work, others still by their cultural influence.
In a recent interview with VIBE, Snoop Dogg responded to Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith's comparison of Death Row Records and Top Dawg Entertainment, dismissing it but acknowledging the former's influence on the latter.
Get Home Safely, Dom Kennedy’s second studio album and follow up to last year's Yellow Album, demonstrates Dom Kennedy’s unique ability to weave highly accessible stories into his lyrics without compromising intelligibility.
Game has held an interesting position in the rap game since his monstrous debut in 2005, The Documentary. He’s acknowledged as one of the premier acts from the West Coast, but he’s been hit-or-miss with his projects since that first album.
To answer the above question, yes, mostly. His recent headlines alone show that there’s something to Nipsey Hussle, and we do get a glimpse of what that 'something' may be in Crenshaw.
Overall, the tape is a good listen and a sound effort.
The hype around Kendrick Lamar refuses
to die. After having a huge 2012, he just performed his recently
platinum-certified single “Swimming Pools (Drank)” on SNL, as
well as joining the likes of Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and T-Pain