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Esau Howard
25 June, 2014 5:50 am

Much has been made about the current rap scene in New York City. The birthplace of Hip-Hop has been criticized in recent years for losing its way, but that’s not quite the reality. Hip-Hop has evolved and progressed, and those that still crave it’s essence in the city that birthed it should look no further [cont.]

30 August, 2013 1:21 am

In a year that is being recognized as the rise of the “new legends”, which includes many of his peers, the time has come for Big Sean himself to stake his claim among them. Two years after the release of his debut album, to say expectations have increased would be an understatement. Sean’s showing on [cont.]

8 July, 2013 8:34 pm

In a summer where Hip-Hop has seen it’s fair share of major releases, it’s easy to overlook an album like Wale’s. While he may not of had the same amount of hype going into his latest album as some of his other rap peers, the MMG artist was determined to leave his stamp on the [cont.]

23 December, 2012 4:38 pm

“Sometimes I ain’t get in trouble, trouble got in me…” When one thinks of the last few years for one Clifford “T.I.” Harris, it’s hard not to acknowledge that line. Though his image has been repaired through his reality series starring him and his family, as well as various other community endeavors he has been [cont.]

16 November, 2012 4:47 am

It is safe that there are some rappers who understand their lanes, and they stick to them very well. In this particular case, Sean Price has shown that when it comes to supplying aggressive content, he’s in a class of his own. The Boot Camp Click and Heltah Skeltah representative has always had a knack [cont.]

10 October, 2012 3:21 am

“Celebrating the win/ Celebrate what it meant, Do remember and celebrate it again” The first lyrics recited by Skyzoo on his sophomore album not only set the tone for A Dream Deferred, but put his whole career to this point in perspective. It’s been three years since the release of his debut album, The Salvation. [cont.]

19 September, 2012 12:35 pm

It’s been a little over a year since the release of Big Sean’s debut album, Finally Famous, and his presence has certainly been felt. From keeping the charts occupied with a number of singles to lending his vocals to several key features, the G.O.O.D. Music wonder kid has been all over the place. His star [cont.]

11 September, 2012 11:58 pm

When it was first revealed to the public that the supergroup Slaughterhouse would be taking their talents to the house that Shady built, there was reason to cheer. A collective comprised of some of Hip-Hop’s biggest underdogs, fans couldn’t wait to see what the group would do under a major label umbrella. Joe Budden, Royce [cont.]

4 July, 2012 9:55 am

If there is one lesson Rick Ross has continually found success from it’s the old “If it’s not broke, then don’t fix it” cliché. While one could make a case over the technical abilities of the rapper, you can’t deny his ability to crank out hits. His formula of being able to capture ears with [cont.]

12 June, 2012 1:32 pm

Let us get one thing understood, and that is that controversy sells. As someone who is certainly not oblivious to this, David Banner decides to experiment under that very premise. With his latest effort appropriately titled Sex, Drugs, and Video Games, Banner attempts to challenge the masses while feeding them what they want. All three [cont.]

31 May, 2012 3:36 am

It must be hard being Bobby Ray. Here you have an artist with such immense talent that was spawned as one of Hip-Hop’s rising stars, who has achieved success by experimenting beyond the traditional genre. Obviously as Hip-Hop has evolved so has its children, so it’s not uncommon to hear a rapper doing much more [cont.]

10 March, 2012 2:37 pm

What a difference 10 years can make. In 2002, Ja Rule was arguably one of the most in demand rappers at the time. His signature brand of “thug lovin” raps dominated the airwaves, and kept the Murder Inc., flag waving high. Whether you loved him or hated him, you couldn’t help but pay attention to [cont.]

6 March, 2012 4:02 pm

“There is not an adjective to describe how I work, hard is not enough brother, I’m tougher.” – Curren$y “The Day” That line pretty much sums up the career of Curren$y so far. There really isn’t a word to describe this man’s work ethic. His catalog from just this past year is probably deeper than [cont.]

27 January, 2012 11:45 pm

With the string of success that MMG label has had in the past year, every release from any of its artists warrants some sort of attention. As one of the more recent signees to the labels, Stalley comes through with his Lincoln Way Nights project, a re-release of the mixtape that he dropped in early [cont.]

9 January, 2012 6:23 pm

Fresh off a stint in prison, the self -proclaimed, “King of the South”, T.I., returns with his latest musical offering to start the year off right. The Grand Hustle leader presents a mixtape full of all original music to prep fans for his inevitable studio release coming sooner than later. If it feels like we’ve [cont.]

15 November, 2011 10:19 am

There is much to consider when discussing the curious case of Mac Miller. Having built a buzz all through mixtapes and his forever growing internet fan base, he’s certainly one of the more quickly rising names in Hip-Hop. Which is why his independent debut, Blue Slide Park is one of relevance. Despite it being a [cont.]

3 November, 2011 6:00 pm

In an age where hip-hop music is flooded with the glorified hipsters of the internet boom, one could argue that this was no longer an industry for gangsta rappers to thrive in. Freddie Gibbs doesn’t only dispute that, but does so with no apologies on his latest project. The Gary, Indiana native offers you a no holds [cont.]

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