Artists

Throwback Thursday- The Roots

In 1993, The Roots debuted with independently released album Organix, and signed to MCA records that same year. The Roots’ second album Do You Want More?!!!?! was released on Geffen. This album was unique in hip hop for using no sampling, and… Read More ›

Ooh Klayfaze

If you are looking for music to ride to, you need to check out this artist. Ooh Klayfaze was born in Inglewood, CA and lives in Saint Louis, Mo. His music could be categorized as reality rap. His West Coast… Read More ›

Nipsey Hussle

I still have no words for the senseless and tragic death of this young King.  He was an artist, but he was also the blueprint for young people in the community aspiring for financial independence.  Nipsey Hussle repped his hood,… Read More ›

Hannibal Hannibal

The reason I started this blog was so I could help my fellow hip hop heads find music they may not hear otherwise.  So the other day my friend Marcel put me up on a friend of his who happens… 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 ›

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 ›

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.

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 ›

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 ›