On what is the twentieth anniversary of Tupac‘s death comes another look at his forthcoming All Eyez On Me biopic. The last trailer we got was on what would of been Pac’s 45th birthday. The new trailer gives us more of insight into the film, showing the police brutality Pac had to deal, among other . . .
Prolific Atlanta producer and emcee Russ takes a new direction today, with his cover of Tupac’s “Hail Mary.” Russ has been laying down a constant stream of polished original projects in recent months, so it’s interesting to see him take on such an iconic instrumental. He doesn’t disappoint. Stream “Tupac” below.
Richmond, Virginia native Peter $un has never been the type of artist to hide behind a facade. He continues to give listeners his true self throughout his latest album, Beautiful Piece Of Shit. With an ear for vibe-heavy, eclectic instrumentation, Peter keeps his delivery mellow while giving us plenty of honest thoughts to connect with. Peter . . .
Juice turned 25 years old on January 17th. I won’t lie, it’s one of my favorite movies ever. It was Tupac Shakur’s acting debut, but his performance felt so dominant. The movie ended with Bishop, who was played by Pac, falling off a rooftop after a vicious fight with his former friend, Q, who was . . .
He’s still on his come-up, and you should be on the lookout for Koran Streets. The Berkeley-bred rapper pays tribute to late rappers Bankroll Fresh and Tupac in his new video for “Hard.” This release comes from his YOU.KNOW.I.GOT.IT album, which was self-released back in September. Streets references Above the Rim, the 1994 movie featuring Tupac Shakur, and pays homage to one . . .
During an interview with Ebro, Lil Yachty debuted is new song, “Judgement Free.” Moreover, Yachty seems to have a change of heart after taking the time to listen to The Notorious B.I.G.‘s music. “To this day, I feel like I was wrong for speaking about something like that without taking a second to listen,” Yachty . . .
Baltimore up and comer Tate Kobang celebrates Gucci Mane’s freedom with the energetic “Gucci Back.” The easygoing “Bank Rolls Remix” is Tate’s biggest drop thus far, but he brings a darker, more emphatic delivery this time around. Tate told Complex: “In my city … In da trenches …. Gucci is our tupac. Gucci coming home . . .
It almost feels like The Game is trying to emulate 2pac, down to his vocal inflections, on “Mama.” The newly released song is being released in honor of Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 69, and it emphasizes the importance of a mother in the raising of . . .
Top Dawg Entertainment fans were finally rewarded for their patience on March 4th, 2015. Anthony Tiffith gave Kendrick Lamar fans everywhere another taste of the alluring sound that was presented on To Pimp a Butterfly. I am a big fan of Kendrick’s music. I feel as if no other man – or whatever artistic creature he is – in . . .
The early ’90s are often cited as a period of great musical growth for black music. It was the time of the “Golden Age of Hip-Hop”. The music was groundbreaking and sonically innovative. A lot of albums considered to be classics were produced during this era. Nas‘ Illmatic, Wu-Tang‘s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was . . .
Manolo Rose, Smoke DZA and Problem link up and keep the energy high on “Brinks Truck.” Listeners will immediately recognize the beat as a slightly modified version of Tupac’s “Hail Mary.” Using such an iconic sample could be seen as a negative, but thankfully all three artists assert themselves to the point that it’s not as . . .
The Weeknd debuted his seductive new video for, “In the Night,” on Tuesday, and it stars none other than his lovely girlfriend, Bella Hadid, who plays the role of a stripper assassin. It’s surprising to see Bella take the stage here, due to the fact that she previously declined The Weeknd’s offer to be on the artwork . . .
The cornerstone of hip-hop always has been and always will be storytelling. The advent of hip-hop rested on the untold stories of marginalized and at risk communities. Without unpacking the layers of privilege and label backing, Machine Gun Kelly‘s General Admission is an enthralling account of hopelessness, drug addiction, and abandonment mixed with triumphs and . . .
It’s hard to think of music today and not think of Hip-Hop. Hip-hop, once considered peripheral and a “passing fad” in the wider spectrum of popular music has laid stake as an integral part of pop culture. Many things were essential to this, but none was like that of the advent of Yo! MTV Raps. . . .
Enigmatic rapper The Game returns with the Tupac-influenced “Ryda,” featuring Dej Loaf. No official word if this will make the final tracklisting for the rumored The Documentary 2 album, or if this could be left on the cutting room floor. At least we get to hear some new tunes from the Left Coast MC. Dej Loaf has been . . .