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Month: February 2019

Bas Milky Way Tour Nashville

Last week I attended the Milky Way Tour at Exit Inn.  Prior to 2016 I wasn’t familiar with Bas.  He caught my attention when he did a feature on Ab-Soul’s Braille from the Do What Thou Wilt project.  After discovering… Read More ›

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Throwback Thursday: Common

Though Common released his first album Can I Borrow A Dollar in 1992, his breakthrough didn’t come until 1994 with his sophomore release Resurrection.  With production from then obscure producer No I.D, this is the album that undoubtedly put Common on… Read More ›

Petty

  Here’s another Nashville artist that you should be checking for.  I’m still trying to figure out why I never heard of this guy before seeing him perform last week.  He’s definitely doing his thing.  Don’t let the pretty face… Read More ›

Tim Gent

This Nashville MC has an amazing body of work.  After seeing him live I knew I would be updating my playlist to include his music.  If you’re looking for mindless music, this aint your guy.  But if you want thoughtful… Read More ›

J. Cole- Middle Child

I’ve said repeatedly that I would try not to feature well know artists on Rapmajor unless it was in relation to a social issue or they are attached to a lesser known artist.   But this song slaps so hard I couldn’t… Read More ›

Smif-N-Wessun

Smif-N-Wessun is another group from the 90’s that I plan to feature in Throw Back Thursday.  They have continued to make music, and in my opinion have gotten better over the years.  Here’s the new visual for Smif-N-Wessun’s new album… Read More ›

Ari Lennox feat. J Cole

Ok Ari Lennox is not an MC but she’s a dope vocalist.  She uploaded alot of her work to Soundcloud around 2012 and released her debut EP Ariography in 2013.  She’s signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville, and released an EP called Pho in 2016… Read More ›

Are Luxury Designers Racist?

Recently there has been a lot of discussion around luxury brands and some of their designs.  Two weeks ago Gucci pulled a balaclava sweater from the boutiques and website after receiving backlash regarding its similarity to blackface.  I don’t see… Read More ›

Kid Vishis

  I’ve been following this dude for a while.  He’s from Detroit, he’s the little brother of one of favorite MC’s Royce Da 5’9”, and he’s dope.  This isn’t even one of his hottest tracks, but I figured this would… Read More ›

Real J Wallace

This San Diego artist is not only an MC, he’s also an activist.  If you like this joint, you should probably also check out Moon from his Aloe Vera mixtape.

Gun Violence And Hip Hop

According to an article published by the New York Times, nearly 40,000 Americans died from gun violence last year.  That’s the highest since 1968 according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control. More alarming, however is the fact… Read More ›

Rapsody

This North Carolina MC released her first project in 2013.  The She Got Game mixtape had features from Chance The Rapper, Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, Nipsey Hussle, and Jay Electrónica just to name a few.  You may even remember her featured on Kendrick… Read More ›

Madders Tiff

I was browsing the internet last night looking for music and came across this North London MC.  She’s been doing her thing for a while now, and is representing the grime culture in the UK.  Grime is a fairly new… Read More ›

J. COLE: Emcee or CEO?

All 5 of J. Cole’s projects hit number 1 on the Billboard Charts.  In 2011 he released Cole World: The Sideline Story.  This album didn’t produce any major commercial hits, but he did release a few singles.

Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz

Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz may not be a new or up and coming emcees, but they belong to a distinguished group of underrated artists.  They have collaborated with some of hip hop’s finest.  Apollo Brown’s first studio album was released… Read More ›

Ab-Soul: TDUD?

The Emcee many of us know as Ab-Soul hit the scene in 2009 with the Long Term mix-tape.  His first project was a solid effort with stand out tracks like Lyrically Speaking, Regular Nigga,  A Day in the life, and… Read More ›