A wise man once asked me “how can something be ‘retro’ if everybody ascribes to in the contemporary age>” That wise man was actually my 9 year old cousin, but I couldn’t help but think he had a good point. So many people rock retro Air Jordans nowadays that what’s the point of calling them… Read more »
Breeding Ground Showcase
By now I’m entirely convinced that the various hospitals of Atlanta are in total cahoots with each other in their practices in the dark arts. Obviously Atlanta is a populous place with a lively culture, but that still doesn’t seem to account ridiculous amount of talent the city seems to produce on a steady basis…. Read more »
After performing on an A3C showcase, most artists network and “politick” by handing out CD’s, exchanging social media handles or handing out merch. Meet the artist who took to the streets of Edgewood Avenue during Atlanta’s A3C to give everyone a show after he stepped off stage (two showcases to be exact). His hustle and… Read more »
When he’s not pulling 10-hour shifts there’s only one other place that I.B. Classic gravitates towards, the studio. After spending the last year teaming up with some of the best in Chicago’s bubbling talent pool, the producer has finally come together to deliver his own full length debut titled When All Else Fails. Fusing old school vibes with… Read more »
IS CMG HIRING? YO GOTTI GIVES LAMBO TO NEW SIGNEE!
Last night I attended a birthday party for one of my cousins. Although the party was adult-themed, there were of course a few kids in attendance. Long story short, with a twelve year old being responsible for the DJ duties, I got the chance to see what the kids were listening to these days on… Read more »
I don’t care what anyone says…the pop singers of the 90’s were far superior to whatever the hell the kids are listening to today. A greatest hits album of The Backstreet Boys shits all over anything that One Direction, Selena Gomez, or The Jonas Brothers have released. I’ll admit, if God put me in a… Read more »
A few months ago, in May to be exact, I wrote a “Temperature’s Rising” piece about Jelani Lateef. You may be asking yourself, “Why are you writing another article about Jelani?” Well, I’ll answer that question by not answering at all and instead saying this. This is my column. I write about whatever the fuck… Read more »
Today, as you well know, is the debut of NFL Sunday for the 2015 season. Right now you are rightfully obliterating your 25th buffalo wing with a Bud Light in the other hand prepared to wash it down. Aside from praising the Lord, this is what Sundays are for. This is the day when men… Read more »
With Kendrick Lamar releasing arguably the album of the year with To Pimp A Butterfly, and Dr. Dre’s recent masterpiece Compton: A Soundtrack, and of course the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, it seems like Compton has once again become the star city of the great state of California. In a larger scope, southern California… Read more »
What the fuck is going on in Milwaukee? Up until 2014, I never once thought about Milwaukee or even Wisconsin as a real state, only one of those placeholders on the U.S. map that make places like California, Texas, New York, or Louisiana look all the more luminous. I really can’t explain my ignorance, as… Read more »
Even the casual hip hop fan knows that most rappers love sports. If you don’t have a slightly above average knowledge of the NFL and NBA, Wale’s verses might sound like complete gibberish to you. But in many ways, hip hop is just like professional sports, with every emcee trying to prove they are the… Read more »
Drake and Meek shocked the world when they engaged in a heated battle on wax, so much so that NPR even felt compelled to weigh in on the story. In the 90’s, aggression in hip-hop was the norm, but somewhere in the mid-2000’s it devolved into mainly “party music,” without an ounce of ingenuity of… Read more »
LOCKSMITH TALKS ‘LOFTY GOALS,’ KENDRICK LAMAR, & E-40!
NAS RELATES TO YP THAT HE APPRECIATES HIS WORK.