Your Number
New Music Aug 31  |  

Ayo Jay throws a virtual block party in his “Your Number” video

Afrobeat emerging star Ayo Jay released his new video for “Your Number.” Creating a virtual dance off with some extremely talented and beautiful women, Ayo searches through a display of dancers that will support him during his block party event. “Your Number” also includes an appearance by African comedian Michael Blackson, adding a lighthearted form of relief . . .

kill da stress
New Music Dec 28  |  

jayo Finds Ways To “Kill Da Stress”

Eighteen year-old Louisville vocalist jayo aims to “Kill Da Stress” with his latest offering, as he provides a seductive track about his personal choice of vices that help him cope with everyday life, including a woman that assists through lustful engagement. 2016 looks like it may be promising to the young artist, so maybe we’ll see . . .

jayo
New Music Nov 23  |  

Jayo Remixes J-Louis’s “Stay” To Create “K’s”

Louisville’s own jayo brings his you latest drop titled “K’s”, a remix of producer J-Louis’ “Stay.” The artist’s smooth, new age style of delivery over the producer’s soulful instrumentation creates an easy listen, from start to finish. We’ll be on the watch for new drops from the eighteen year old vocalist via SoundCloud in the . . .

Chris Rock

Chris Rock at The 2014 BET Awards: Jay Z & Solange, Kevin Hart, & Donald Sterling

Chris Rock pulled no punches last night at the 2014 BET Awards. Comedy is one of the best platforms in which one can remain relevant and profitable in popular culture without being anything close to politically correct. You’ll hear a number of quotables in the monologue. Chris told us why “Solange hit the right rapper.” . . .

Columbusing Afrobeats Why a Whitewashed Trend is Better at its Source

Columbusing Afrobeats: Why a Whitewashed Trend is Better at its Source

As people move, so does music, borrowing and blending to reflect the different pieces of our global identities. Music is dynamic. In Nigeria today, this is afrobeats, a broad term used to describe Nigeria’s pop music. Rooted in Fela Kuti’s afrobeat, afrobeats plays with a broad array of genres, including hip hop, dancehall, grime, highlife, . . .

Make A Play
New Music Mar 27  |  

Supreme Ace and Michael Christmas are ready to “Make A Play”

Denver emcee Supreme Ace teams up with Boston regular Michael Christmas for the silky smooth sounds of “Make A Play.” Jayze’s soul-sampling production provides an expressive, warm backdrop as both emcees drop verses focused on making moves for the better. Expect this to feature on Supreme Ace’s forthcoming Layovers in NYC project. Stream “Make A . . .

lemonade

Beyoncé depicts a black woman’s journey on ‘Lemonade’ (Review)

After a three year hiatus, the crowned king herself is back with her most honest and unadulterated album to date, Lemonade. This album takes you through the journey of a scorned woman who has dealt with infidelity, and all of the emotions that come with it–insecurity, anger, despair, forgiveness, and everything in between. Watching Lemonade . . .

DJ Kool Herc Block party

Why Can’t Hip-Hop Evolve in Peace?

It is August 11, 1973. The party is at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, New York. Dj Kool Herc, the man known as the “father of hip-hop,” is face to face with the largest crowd he has ever played for, to this date.  At that time, what we know as hip-hop today was born. Known for his idiosyncratic style of using . . .

Bambu

Learn About London Creative Kojey Radical and Watch His “Bambu” Video

London-based poet, creative director, and artist Kojey Radical has nothing but creative flair oozing out of him. As soon as we caught ear that he’d be releasing a video for his eccentric single, “Bambu,” we reached out to find out more about the man behind the music. The video was directed by Kojey himself alongside Most Popular Human and The Rest, a . . .

Summer
New Music Jul 7  |  

The Internet – “Summer” (Mix)

HYPETRAK continues their popular mix series with Summer, a vibe heavy mix by Odd Future‘s The Internet. The group submitted the mix to HYPETRAK with the following message: Dear Team HYPETRAK, here is a mix we’ve made especially for you. It’s got some old, some new, some fast, some slow, and some ratchet. This effort . . .

Sing For Me
New Music Feb 10  |  

Elijah Blake ft. Rick Ross & The Game – “Sing For Me”

Borrowing a sample that Cam’ron made famous, Elijah Blake calls upon Rick Ross and The Game to drop a new collaborative track, “Sing For Me.” Production by The Midi Mafia and Fayo & Chill employs some subtle differences from the Just Blaze-produced “Oh Boy,” but still has enough similarity to give us that nostalgic feeling . . .

Ashlee Nicole Spills
EditorialExclusive Aug 31  |  

Interview: New Orleans Tastemaker Ashlee Nicole Spills Speaks on the New Orleans Hip-Hop Scene, Blogging, & Her Future Plans

There’s a lot more going on in the world than we know. Hip-hop typically gives credence to cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta first and foremost, but every region has a story worth examining. Today, we take a trip to “The Big Easy” to see what many of us have been missing. . . .