Bust a Rhyme
Exploring the men, women, and motivations behind your favorite hip-hop music.
- Top Story - March 2022
Bow Wow & Romeo
Shad Moss aka Lil Bow Wow aka Bow Wow and Romeo Miller aka Lil Romeo aka Romeo: They were young boys changing rap game. In the 2000s, Lil Bow Wow started out rapping on the in the 90s to making cameos in music videos and Lil Romeo, son of rapper, entrepreneur and founder of No Limit Records, Master P started rapping at age nine and signed him a record deal on his dad's record label. The Two went on to have commercial success albums, land on films and TV shows until What Happened to Them???
8 Mile Ride
Sitting atop the highest peak of a Japanese roller coaster in the year 2010, I vowed to love Eminem forever. Please, God, I prayed, if you can just get me through this trip, I will buy every Eminem song in existence.
East Atlanta Montana , is on the rise
East Atlanta Montana is a recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia from an area in Atlanta known as Zone 6. Growing up in this area was tough but Montana’s mom made the best of it while raising four kids alone. She even moved them to better areas to keep them out of trouble but Montana still found trouble as a juvenile. He was in and out of detention centers and on house arrest where he used his mom’s laptop to record music and ended up in more trouble and got involved with gangs and recorded music dissing rival gang members that would later cause altercation at school and would later get him sent off to a military program for six months where he would change his life around and receive his GED. After he came back he formed a group called Gwalla Boyz. The group created a buzz throughout Atlanta and was offered management and label situations but couldn’t come to an agreement because it was so many members and they split but CEO Mario who is the brother and manager of East Atlanta Montana kept the name and made a promotion team with Montana and they threw parties in Atlanta area and the name became even bigger. They used those connections and artists that would perform and later become mega stars as connections to get in the music industry. Montana and CEO Mario finally got in the studio and used these connections, with Coca Vango being one of the connects and a good friend of CEO Mario and Lil Quill meeting CEO Mario they came together to create Montana’s first single released as a Jugg Rich artist She Poppin’ ft. Coca Vango & Lil Quill. It created a huge buzz for Montana. He got back in the studio and started working with a high school friend and producer name ArmaunDidIt and recorded a song called 7 ft. Coca Vango which would be dedicated to his grandma who would gamble and her lucky numbers would be 777. He would constantly see the numbers after he watched her take her last breath a hospital where most of his family is from 777 hemlock St. Macon,Ga so he did his research and found out that those were angel numbers and reassurance that he was moving on a path towards something better. Montana kept going and got back to recording with ArmaunDidIt and finally released a single called I’m Guwop ft. Lil Quill and that brought even more attention and he would start to do free shows around Georgia and take his team with him. The promoters wanted him to come back and wanted to pay him. His story is a real rags to riches story. Montana would go from sleeping in his car and on a friends couch to becoming a household name getting booked for paid shows and paid features from artists from different states and countries. Deal offers coming from left to right. Making it hard for him to decide his next move. He decided to stay independent and control his own destiny and is in a very great space financially. Montana is still dropping music and now has a global core fanbase and he’s in the studio getting ready to release a project that sounds like his best work called “No Handouts” bragging about his success without help from any major labels with the help of his team of producers and management. Montana has a bright future ahead of him and he plans on using earning from the music to start his own label and mentoring artists and building a restaurant named after his grandmother and getting into real estate.
Next musician up “obreez”
Obreez represents the wave of urban artists hailing from New York Tristate area. Obreez born Omar Soliman was raised in the streets of jersey city NJ just outside of Manhattan. He is one of the few buzzing Hip Hop artist making noise in the music industry with their dope array of talent , Obreez is here to stay.
What Would R&B and Hip-Hop Be Without Black Women?
R&B and Hip Hop might not be my favorite genres but, there are quite a few black women in these genres that I would like to put a spotlight on because r&b and hip hop wouldn't still exist if it weren't for them and I do love them. Some of these women are part black and quite a few are from New York[my hometown state]. Most of these women you've likely heard of but others you might want to check out their music after you read this.
Reason First: Is 50 Cent Right for Defending Eminem Against Lord Jamar?
Ultimate troll, 50 Cent bandied words at Lord Jamar over the latter legendary rapper's comments concerning Eminem. While some may call it “caping” for the white man, there is good cause that 50 engaged in a verbal sparring session on Instagram. 50 Cent signed an unprecedented at the time, one million dollar contract as a joint venture between Eminem’s Shady Records and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. Through years of falling out with the rapper Game, to Young Buck, and splitting ties with Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent and Eminem have remained tight. Together, the two men have earned the respect of most figures within the hip hop universe. That is, of course, except for Lord Jamar. He has gone on the record saying that black people don’t listen to Eminem’s music. But is this true? In the gym, as Lord Jamar has indicated, Eminem is not blasted through earbuds. What about Eminem’s Oscar-winning ode to overcoming adversity “Lose Yourself”? Does Jamar not know that African Americans get pumped up to the Recovery rapper? Is this true? On the excursion to the club, are black people not gearing up for a good night by listening to “Greatest” while wood grain grippin’? Don’t clubs still vibrate with the sound of “Shake That,” Eminem’s song with the late Nate Dogg and “Smack That” with Akon? 50 Cent is a master at challenging anyone who crosses him or his values. He goes on Instagram saying that Lord Jamar was already deceased and that Lord Jamar is no “Grand Puba” anyway. 50 Cent has spit venomous bars on tracks but his words on social media have just as much toxicity.
Rhetorical Analysis Of Hip-hop
Note: I wrote this paper for my final English class at Georgia State University. "Rhetorical Analysis"
Quiet Kid Loud Sound
So my name is Regi and I want to be a future rapper and producer not for no big label but to have my own label so I can help upcoming artists to come out and help them in needs. Most of the time I'm normally making beats and writing my lyrics but I mostly get my inspiration from Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, and many more. When I was a sophomore in high school one of my closets friend show me FL Studio. I was interested of making music but no one would give me the chance to make any songs with them. So for me when I want something I go out there and work hard for it. So I decided to make my own beats and that was when she show me FL, she was still learning but she mostly help me grow into a producer but not as a beat maker. After she show me until even now I have been getting a lot of calls from people who wants to make records with me but in the title of course I'm making my own beat tape by myself.
Big Bang for the 80s
I said a hip-hop, the hippie the hippie To the hip, hip hop you don't stop Rock it to the bang bang boogie Say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat Now, what you hear is not a test I'm rappin' to the beat, And me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try to move your feet
YBN Cordae; "The Lost Boy" Deep Dive
Rapper YBN Cordae has made a name for himself in the competitive hip-hop industry, in such a short period of time, only releasing his debut studio album “The Lost Boy” in 2019. On this record Cordae combines old school hip hop with new contemporary styles, taking influences from his childhood and reworking these sounds to create a fresh new take on the current rap scene.
Emerging from lockdown
When lockdown struck, Teesside singer-songwriter Amelia Coburn was on the point of getting back to the recording studio. Nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in 2017, she put the music on pause to complete her studies in Modern Languages at Nottingham University – only to re-emerge into a very different cultural climate.
Layzie Bone Dead of Alive Album Review best rap albums of 2020
Layzie Bone Dead of Alive Shows the world that real rap is not yet dead. In rap game where mostly only the same nonsense lyrics are mumbled by talent less rappers. It is so good to see Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony bring a real album that has touched thee people.