Virgin Islands is not known as a hotbed for hip-hop but the brothers who comprise R. City are trying to break that misconception. They are prolific songwriters themselves having written for the likes of Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj. The album is a great blend...
Music Genre: Hiphop / Rap
I had heard about this artiste on various blogs and of course I have heard his hits on the radio. I actually did not listen to an album of his because a photographer friend of mine claimed to have had an unfortunate experience with Mr. Cole (though he did not provide details). So...
Yelawolf is an Alabama-born white rapper signed to Eminem's Shady Records. He's currently one of my favorite hip hop artists because in a genre of music where everyone becomes rich and forgets who they are, Yelawolf lets his engrained country "Slumerican" lifestyle show through just like...
One of my favorite things about the library is being able to discover new hip hop artists that I've never heard of before. Chris Webby is the most recent. Even though I only discovered him a month ago, he's been doing music in the form of mix tapes since at least 2008. ...
I constantly find myself in search of true hip hop, so I was intrigued when a coworker suggested I listen to the album Under Pressure by Logic. I was pleasantly surprised by Logic’s ability to actually tell a story his storytelling reminds me of Kendrick Lamar and his flow pattern is...
"Who the heck is Riff Raff?" That might be the question you ask yourself when you're first exposed to Riff Raff. The answer to that question is a Houston rapper with a visual and audio style all his own. Wearing a cascade of bright colors, sporting zig-zag facial hair and corn rows and rapping...
This 2-CD audio collection of Black writers reading from their work was both a joy and education for me. The compilation covers over a century of writing, ranging from the late nineteenth century scholar W.E.B. DuBois to contemporary twenty-first spoken word poets Saul Williams and Tracie Morris...
Killer Mike has been around for awhile. A member of the Dungeon Family (named for their recording studio in Atlanta), he first came onto the scene as a feature on Outkast’s 2000 LP Stankonia. Since then, he’s contributed to hit tracks by both Dr. Dre and Jay-Z. His debut...
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