Bust a Rhyme
Exploring the men, women, and motivations behind your favorite hip-hop music.
Jade Mario to Launch Debut Album on 1st of June
The young singer, Rapper, and songwriter Jade Mario is thrilled to announce the launch of his Debut Music Album As we fade in Time. This amazing Album is expected to be launched earlier next Month on 1st and on this day it will be available in all Major stores.
What happened to Tekashi69?
Daniel Hernandez, better known as Tekashi69, is a Mexican-American rapper, songwriter, and convicted felon. He was born on May 8, 1996. At only 22 years old, Hernandez had a brutal childhood followed by an explosive rise to fame and repeated troubles with the law. His first brush with the criminal justice system as an adult came in 2015 when the then 19-year-old Hernandez pled guilty to a sex offense involving a 13-year-old.
How the Brooklyn Drill movement is NY's most unique contribution to rap
Would it be crazy for me to say, out of all of New York’s contributions to rap — and trust me there’s A LOT of them — what I’m going to share is it most unique ever? Now keep in mind, what I said: Unique. Not greatest. Not the biggest. Heck, I didn’t even say most influential. All I plan on doing is explaining how a sub-genre within New York’s huge rap scene became its most important sound, during this rapidly-growing time in our culture.
What Is Hip Hop ?
What is Hip-Hop? Throughout recent history, many scholars, philosophers, writers, and other prevalent scholars have attempted to define Hip Hop as well as what it means to be Hip-Hop. Google defines Hip-Hop as a “style of popular music of US black and Hispanic origin, featuring rap with an electronic backing”. Although, Google has provided this definition I believe that it is overly general and inaccurate to the roots of what create what we know as Hip-Hop. Through research and multiple interviews i have discovered that Hip Hop is more of a culture that cannot be accurately defined by one simple sentence. Hip-hop has many facets; it can be fashion, poetry, and or art, because to put it plainly, Hip Hop is heritage. It is all these things. In this essay, I will analyze and identify what exactly Hip Hop means as well as give an example of who best embodies the representation of what is means to be Hip-Hop.
The Gloomy Tapes, Vol. 1 (2018) - Call Me Karizma Album Review (Content Warning)
“Call Me Karizma” is the stage name of Morgan Parriott; born April 28th, 1995 from New Prague, Minnesota. He began writing music at age 12. His song “F U Till I F U” (Uninvited, 2016) became a major success in April 2016; it was played over 11 million times on major streaming services. He later landed a record deal with Arista Records (affiliated with Sony) in 2018.
The Logistics of the Rap Crown
The rap crown is arguably the most desired accolade in music history. Since rap music became mainstream so has its top spot. Now that rap music is one of the most influential aspects of pop culture, it is more coveted than ever. It’s customary for every rapper to think that the top spot belongs to them, but it’s usually the general consensus that they need to put in some work before they can truly justify their place at the top. Rappers that fans often indicate as top tier and deserving of that spot include Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Biggie, Tupac, Lil Wayne, Nas and many others. Some people think that the crown is simply transferred from one rapper to another after a certain period of time, others think that it has to be earned and once it is acquired, someone better has to come along to take it.
TME's Royce J Reminds Tekashi 6ix9ine's Fans That "Snitches Get Stitches"
“If you’re still listening to 6ix9ine after you know he told on his whole crew, you’re as lame as him... You’re part of the problem.”
Kansas City, KS Underground Rap Act Breathes Life Back Into 2019's Entire Hip-Hop Genre
When most people think of Kansas City hip-hop, Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) is the first municipality that comes to mind. It's the home of the NFL's Chiefs and the MLB's Royals in the world of professional sports.
5 Songs You Should Be Listening to This Month
1. slowthai - "Doorman" With his debut album Nothing Great About Britain, 23-year old Grime artist slowthai has created a soundtrack for a Britain in the grips of the Brexit crisis and through slick and perceptive bars has scathingly exposed the nation’s fragile sense of identity. Crediting electronic music producer Mura Masa, "Doorman" is an unexpected blend of UK grime and classic punk. The politically strident and rebellious nature of the lyrics hail back to the 1970’s punk movement and revive the sentiment behind tracks such as Sex Pistol’s 1977 single "God Save the Queen." As slowthai struts around stage topless with the backdrop of the Union Jack flag as a reference to the British class system and allegiance to the Crown he proves that he is Johnny Rotten if he grew up on a council estate in Northampton. On "Doorman" his bars are underscored by a threatening bassline and incessant drums which may seem foreign to the Grime scene, yet the two genres marry perfectly together to emphasise the theme of classism explored by both rappers and rockers alike. As slowthai furiously shouts ‘Doorman, let me in the door!’ he expresses the anger of a man who is buckling under the pressure of Britain’s rigid class system yet is also determined to kick his way through the barriers. Slowthai’s punk protest has led him to be hailed as the voice of a generation as he holds a mirror up to his listeners and makes them wonder ‘is this place actually great, or are you?’
Is 'The Big Day' a Broken Record?
Chance the Rapper dropped his debut album on July 26th and it’s good. It shows lots of growth and maturity, but also has a few call backs to both 10 Day and Acid Rap.
The Bittah Dreamer Reviews NF
I know right? So soon after the album's release and you’re already being flooded with reviews from people who think they know what the album should sound like better than the artist himself and no if you thought that’s what this is then you are so, so, so wrong. I’m going to talk about the feel of the album because that’s what I get from artists like Nate—the music often has a feel to it rather than being technically either this or that.
Worst to Best Freshmen 'XXL' List 2019
XXL is a very popular and influential hip hop magazine established in 1997. Starting in 2008 the magazine began to release its annual freshmen list, that contains 10 upcoming rappers. Some rappers who have appeared on the list are Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Schoolboy Q, Chance the Rapper, and many more. Each year, prior to the release of the freshmen list, rappers are seen on YouTube pitching themselves and giving the fans a reason to choose them as a XXL freshmen. While many rappers have tried to join the list others have declined it such as Lil Skies, Nicki Minaj, and ASAP Rocky. I’ve seen a lot of videos of people eating each artist on the cover so I thought I’d weigh in on the 10 artist that were chosen, and rank them worst to best.