If you ask Homeboy Sandman what his name means, he will probably say something along the lines of him being the master of a realm where everyone is sleeping or dreaming. This definition couldn’t be more ...Read more.
When you mention lyricism within hip hop, it’s actually physically impossible to not say the name “Pharoahe Monch”. A 20+ year veteran in the game, Pharoahe bends the English language to his will in a way that most other emcees could only dream of. This is the man who Eminem called “ahead of his time,” ...Read more.
Jean Grae is not a female emcee. She’s not a “femcee” either. She’s a badass emcee. Oh, and an animator…and a comedian….and a screenwriter…and a podcaster. In all reality she’s one of the most prolific people we’ve ever talked to. Whatever it is that Jean is doing at any given moment in time, she does it without ...Read more.
“Sick” would be a good word to describe R.A. the Rugged Man: sick with the lyrics, sick with the flow and maybe even just a little sick in the head. Never one to bite his tongue or give two f@#!s about what you think, R.A. has carved a niche for himself as one of hip ...Read more.
It’s week two of our Indie Spotlight series, and after chopping it up with Freddie Gibbs last week, we took it to the east coast to talk to Boston emcee Reks. Reks has amassed a close-knit following around the world, comprised of hip hop heads who can truly appreciate lyrics with a message and know ...Read more.
You’ve all seen the Chappelle’s show skit When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong, correct? Of course you have. Well, Freddie Gibbs is when keeping it real goes right. In an era of hip hop pocked by industry-manufactured artists, Twitter beefs, and wanna be dope boys, Freddie Gibbs’ reality-backed, unapologetic thuggery is a breath of fresh blunt smoke. The ...Read more.
For 15 years, The Procussions have been on the cusp of greatness. Having toured with legends and underground fixtures like De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Lupe Fiasco, and Rhymefest, the Colorado Springs-based trio have built a strong and loyal following, but have always felt like outsiders in an industry of financially-centered premeditation and ...Read more.