March 2017

Tajai Of Souls Of Mischief Talks Mahershala Ali's Days As A Rapper Signed To Hiero Imperium

Tajai Of Souls Of Mischief Talks Mahershala Ali's Days As A Rapper Signed To Hiero Imperium

Mahershala Ali shot to A-list status in the acting world after his well-deserved Best Supporting Actor win for his role in the Best Picture-winning film Moonlight at the Academy Awards on Sunday night (February 26). Ali also had a supporting role in Hidden Figures, another Best Picture nominee. Both are big wins for the veteran Continue reading Tajai Of Souls Of Mischief Talks Mahershala Ali's Days As A Rapper Signed To Hiero Imperium

SiR On Recent TDE Signing: “I’m Just Coming In Trying To Do My Thing”

SiR On Recent TDE Signing: “I’m Just Coming In Trying To Do My Thing”

Santa Monica, CA – Anyone following Top Dawg Entertainment for the past couple years has noticed the label’s leaning toward establishing talent outside more traditionalist Hip Hop. Kicking f 2017, the label home Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q ficially named Sir Darryl Farris as John Doe #2 to further hone in the point. TDE signing Continue reading SiR On Recent TDE Signing: “I’m Just Coming In Trying To Do My Thing”

Chance The Rapper Breaks Down His Revenue Streams  Article

Chance The Rapper Breaks Down His Revenue Streams Article

Whenever I start talking to someone outside the music business about Chance The Rapper, particularly those older than myself, I always get asked the same question: “How does he make money if his music is free?” It’s a fair question. Chance’s trajectory is unlike that any hip-hop artist we’ve witnessed to date. Who else has Continue reading Chance The Rapper Breaks Down His Revenue Streams Article

Jay Z, Freestyling & The Decline of Mainstream Lyricism  Article

Jay Z, Freestyling & The Decline of Mainstream Lyricism Article

Freebandz rapper Doe Boy recently sat down for an interview with VladTV, and the subject Future’s work ethic came up. Considering we’ve just recently received a double-dose Future’s work ethic in the form two albums in as many weeks, I was eager to gain some insight. His comments begin at around the 3:00 minute mark: Doe Continue reading Jay Z, Freestyling & The Decline of Mainstream Lyricism Article

Why Brother Ali’s New Album Is Desperately Needed in 2017  Article

Why Brother Ali’s New Album Is Desperately Needed in 2017 Article

We’re only two full months into the new year, yet 2017 has already been a complete shitshow. The orange star The Apprentice is our Commander-in-Chief, racial tension is still at a boiling point, and personal freedoms across the board are disappearing left and right. In short, 2017 has quite a clusterfuck. There have been, however, Continue reading Why Brother Ali’s New Album Is Desperately Needed in 2017 Article

Roc Marciano Calls Young Thug “A Genius,” Says Future is Too  Article

Roc Marciano Calls Young Thug “A Genius,” Says Future is Too Article

Whenever a veteran rapper like Roc Marciano, who is best known for his East Coast brand lyrical hip-hop, fers up commentary about a new generation hip-hop artist like Future Young Thug, the underlying theme is usually rooted in harsh criticism. Sure, Wyclef once said Young Thug reminds him a “modern Tupac,” Nas is on record stating Continue reading Roc Marciano Calls Young Thug “A Genius,” Says Future is Too Article