The whole hip-hop industry is currently taken aback by a controversial verse sung by Kendrick Lamar from Big Sean’s ‘Control’. Many people, including some established artists, think that Lamar crossed the line when he dissed fellow rappers in his song. People are dwelling too much on the issue but the truth is, all that Lamar wants is to become more competitive.
Lamar’s way to stardom may be in the form of using the name of his fellow artists, something that has been the trend for the past decades among rappers. But for one hip-hop artist in the United Kingdom, a gig in a bingo hall is enough to become a recognizable rapper. No need to use other people’s names;s just pure talent.
Ida Barr, the “world’s first Music Hall singer turned RnB rap superstar,” is well known for her “artificial hip-hop” style. Read More
It looks like Billy Blue has teamed up with Plus Givens one of Miami’s well known tastemakers to create the concept for his #RN24 shirts. “I took a high end approach with a street wear appeal for this collab. I think Blue’s fans as well as the hypebeast will appreciate it” – Plus Givens. Make sure to come out to the new SIMON’S – 698 N.E. 167th Street, North Miami FL 33162. Read More
Newly made brand PLV ’88 created by Jahrue presents us with two visuals in promotion of their debut collection. The first promo displays a variety of footage of 1988, which showcases the vanity surrounding the creator’s birth year. Below features a short of model Jenny Olivero placed pieces of the label. Check the second video underneath and shop now on PLV’ 88.
One of NYC’s most slept-on secret, Dub, has finally arrived. With his previously released project Family.Money.Music still bubbling in the tape-decks years later, the hungry 22 year-old spitter resurfaces not only to re-introduce his crazy rap flow to the masses unaware of his music, but to take his rightfully his, the throne of Harlem. Here’s his newest oft-delayed project, “FATE,” now available on DatPiff. Clocking in at 15 tracks, the set features verses from Maffew Ragazino, Al Doe, and go-to-beat-maker JusIce Beatz. Grab it down below.
Tyga and Tunechi go bar for bar as the tandem set the scene ablaze with their fiery collaboration, “500 Degrees,” the rattling intro cut which will find its way onto the former’s forthcoming LP, Hotel California, impacting stores and online outlets this Tuesday, April 9th.
A long list of who’s who and taste-makers packed out Puff’s Daddy House in NYC last night, where buzzing Harlem emcee, Dub, played his long awaited project FATE: All I Know in its entirety for the selected few in attendance. Backed by his FMM crew, Dub and his posse turned it up in “grand aura fashion” as the collective spit word for word from all of the 12 songs playing over the speakers. To top it off, VH1′s Love and Hip Hop star Yandy Smith, Wyclef Jean and Smoke DZA all stopped through to show him love. And although the set hardly contains any mishaps or fillers, here’s one of the many standouts that had the crowd emphatically nodding their heads and it’s entitled, “Pray For Them.” After the cut, you’ll find pics from the event last night. FATE will arrive on your favorite RAP websites on April 9th.
Trips and Slim, collectively known as Square Off, or more notably the sons of Hip Hop legend Doug E. Fresh, have finally unleashed their oft delayed project The Preface today. Lean on the guest features, the set is jam packed with 17 solid bangers, and pits the Harlem natives connecting with fellow uptown rapper A$AP Rocky, then taking it to H-Town to link with Killa Kyleon. Crank it up after the cut & head here to see their clip, “Fucked Up.”