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Kemba – Huffington Post Essay [Editorial]

August 18, 2016 by


After releasing his impressive album Negus, Kemba was asked to pen an essay for the Huffington Post. To read his piece, “Rappers Often Hide Their Insecurities, But Kemba Won’t Do It Anymore” now.

Da Five Finger Discount: Constant Deviants [Editorial]

June 17, 2016 by


The latest 5 Finger Discount from features Brooklyn hip-hop group Constant Deviants.  They switched things up by choosing tracks from the last album “Avant Garde” and the new one “Omerta” because there’s concept carries over.  “Both ideas behind them, while different, were conceived while they were touring in Switzerland. So effectively they knew in advance […]

Top 50 Saddest Rap Songs (The Best Tracks) via HipHopRedux [Editorial]

May 13, 2016 by


Liam of HipHopRedux sent me this thorough hip hop article featuring the saddest rap songs out there. Can y’all think of any he missed? Check it out here.

Yuna at Great American Music Hall this Sunday the 15th [Show PREVIEW

May 11, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS A lot has changed since the last time Yuna was in San Francisco.  She has turned the corner and begun the climb from indie-artist with reliable, interesting music and a great voice to a known-name and budding star.  The first single from her new album, “Crush,” features Usher and is produced by DJ […]

Blackalicious, Lance Is A Genius & Pure Powers at Slim’s this Friday the 13th [Show PREVIEW]

May 10, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS After a 10 year break, Blackalicious dropped an album last year to fans that had been yearning of new material. Featuring old pals like the Life Savas, Lateef, Lyrics Born and more, Imani Vol. 1  was warmly received. In support, Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel will be at Slim’s this Friday the 13th […]

Scottish group Young Fathers hit Mezzanine this Friday 4/15 [Show Preview]

April 11, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS I’m not sure when I first heard of Young Fathers but I honestly haven’t stayed up-to-date..  I don’t want to use my ignorance to impact this preview so I reached out to fellow blogger, friend and Young Fathers fan (who’s seen them at least 3 times!), Maddie, to give me the low down. After discovering them […]

Poet, Writer and Director, Congomuse Speaks on Women in Hip-Hop [5-part Interview]

March 27, 2016 by


Christina ‘CongoMuse’  Fonthes is a Manchester-based artist, Create and one half of #DesiMeetsCongo, a radio show that focuses on popular culture. Her mantra – telling stories through any means possible –  allows her to bring stories to life through writing,  the spoken word,  and filmmaking. She has completed residencies with Royal Exchange Theatre, Home, and Community Arts […]