Hip-Hop fans will have some new tunes to rock to for Biggie Smalls‘s birthday on May 21st. Faith Evans drops ‘The King & I,’ a duet album that has been in the works for a while. The 25-song album includes additions from Lil Cease, 112, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Jadakiss, Mama Wallace, and more. Stream below . . .
The Notorious B.I.G. left this world in 1997, but his legacy continues in 2017 with the release of “Take Me There,” a new collaborative record with Faith Evans, featuring Sheek Louch and Styles P. This verse was originally written for Lil Kim’s “Drugs.” Faith and Biggie’s the King & I duet album releases on May . . .
“You break the rules, and I’ll do the same.” Ok. Faith Evans has taken it upon herself to reinterpret the Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Ten Track Commandments” as “Ten Wife Commandments.” I definitely had to squint at my phone to confirm that I was actually seeing what I thought I was seeing. Here we are, though. Faith’s . . .
Faith Evans‘s “Love Like This” is one of the catchiest songs from what many consider to be a classic era of hip-hop and R&B. Fast forward almost twenty years: The late nineties cut receives a modern remake courtesy of Netherlands-based producer and instrumentalist Jaël. The vocals are a bit more stripped down, but they still . . .
As Faith Evans prepares to debut Incomparable, her sixth studio album, she impresses with a new collaborative single entitled “I Deserve It.” This new cut is an upbeat record featuring guest verses from the legendary Missy Elliott and Hawaii native Sharaya J. Stream “I Deserve It” below, and look for Incomparable to drop later this . . .
A Tribe Called Quest is dropping a new album on Friday. To say that a lot of people are excited would be an understatement. Our West Coast homie Essnse saw fit to pay homage to the group, and the late Phife Dawg especially, with an 83 minute ATCQ-influenced mix called “Beats, Rhymes & Phife.” Essnse . . .
The latter half of the 1990s, from 1995 to 2000, was the beginning of a wide takeover period in pop culture for black musicians, artists, and singers. Black artists experienced great crossover appeal from the urban market to topping Billboard’s hot 100. During this time, black artists were found to be lucrative in various arenas. . . .
It’s that time of the year. The 2016 Grammy Award nominations have been announced. It’s only right that we all gather round, look at the nominations, and complain about the lack of appropriate representation for the artists who we truly feel deserve some shine. The Grammys will take place in Los Angeles’s Staples Center on . . .
ESSNTL is back again with another installment of the Earth To Your Brain radio series. ETYB Radio Season 3: Session 027 is over two hours worth of well sequenced, varied music for your listening pleasure, courtest of ESSNTL, Ethereal, and Artistic Manifesto. “This show was literally created and recorded in my hotel room during the . . .
You’re at a house party in the boondocks. The DJ just finished a dance set, and there’s silence. Amongst heavy breathing of the sweat-drenched guests, you hear the beat drop and those two grunts: “Uhhh! Uhhh! Ha! Sicker than your average!” You know who I’m talking about: The Notorious B.I.G, Biggie Smalls, Big Poppa, Christopher . . .