What Happened to the Bars?!

Hip-Hop in it’s essence is about freedom of honest, unfiltered, genuine expression. This over time developed and molded a culture that respected those that brought their real life emotions, struggles, and often frustrations to the mic. Freely letting it spill into the open space and clean motions of the Boom Bap beats of old. TodayContinue reading “What Happened to the Bars?!”

All in the Approach (A Few Tips for Press Coverage)

How you come off on first meeting, introduction, or correspondence is the premiere and often most pivotal moment when reaching out to people you don’t know. Though many hip hop blogs/media do what they do because they genuinely are about pushing new, talented artists, a professonal approach will always help your case. Here’s a fewContinue reading “All in the Approach (A Few Tips for Press Coverage)”

What are we working for? (A Creative’s Dilemma)

Those long nights filled with countless hours spent working at our craft. With that constant pressure and anxiety that comes from wanting to be the best. Wanting everything you deserve but aren’t promised. Itching to prove your doubters wrong, even your family. Everyday we get up and often slave doing something we hate for nothingContinue reading “What are we working for? (A Creative’s Dilemma)”

A Few Artists You Need To Know From The 540

The Virginia scene stands now at what many natives see as a precipice for the culture, either we go all in and take off…or we plummet. Artists have begun to release music in droves, with an emphasis on standing out from the crowd of talented individuals who have gathered in VA. When it comes toContinue reading “A Few Artists You Need To Know From The 540”

Huey Supreme’s got what you need with “Antidote”

From Pistol city to New York in a flash, Huey Supreme has made himself an example for many when it comes to attaining your dreams. After premiering his standout visual, “Never Fall“, through media powerhouse The Fader, we’ve seen Huey’s career take leaps and bounds. Late nights in NYC and a relentless work ethic have servedContinue reading “Huey Supreme’s got what you need with “Antidote””

Vesta and Giovani Marcia take a candid look at love on “Purpose”

Stafford songstress, Vesta, burst on the scene in full force with her highly anticipated 2017 project, How Singer’s Cry. The project brought the talented singer to the forefront of attention in not only VA, but in many major outlets throughout the country. Her overwhelming transparency and pain in her music was only matched by herContinue reading “Vesta and Giovani Marcia take a candid look at love on “Purpose””

Zach Thousand returns with a notable soundbite in “Dinner At Ashleigh’s”

Over the self-produced bounce & snap beat, Zach come with his usual hard cadence as he gives us our first impression of his storytelling on the mic. The sweet, westside influenced production gives a bit of that vintage, middle of the summer Dom Kennedy feel. Similar to the west$ide player, Zach brings his usual charismatic,Continue reading “Zach Thousand returns with a notable soundbite in “Dinner At Ashleigh’s””

ANALOG SUSPECTS sets the tone with “Mexican Standoff” (PREMIERE)

While traversing this game filled with wack rappers and a society riddled with clout seekers, it can be hard to decipher who is real. Those that really stand solid in this game are seen as the top dogs, the pinnacle, and often jealousy and hate bring those below jeering and clamoring to garner some ofContinue reading “ANALOG SUSPECTS sets the tone with “Mexican Standoff” (PREMIERE)”

Papi Lomein drops a wistful single with “Stuck In My Ways”

The average underground music lover probably hits soundcloud a minimum of 3 times a week. You surf your feed, check out what’s going on with some of your hometown favorites, and just devote a small bit of your time consistently to perusing this media-rich application. Many can relate to quickly becoming immersed in the soundscapeContinue reading “Papi Lomein drops a wistful single with “Stuck In My Ways””

Catch the wave with Breon Marcel on “Sedatives”

It’s often rare you can pick up a project from an upcoming MC and be both thoroughly impressed, as well as extremely optimistic about their potential. Hip Hop artist and songwriting aficionado, Breon Marcel, dropped one of the most diverse and wave bending projects this year with, Sedatives. Marcel takes an impressively strong take onContinue reading “Catch the wave with Breon Marcel on “Sedatives””

Webb $wayze snuck in a banger with “Blanco”

Coming up in Shark City, it’s just something that makes you different. iLPackMobb’s Webb $wayze proves he’s of a different breed as he unceremoniously broke on the scene with his recent release of the high-energy, imposing mixtape, Blanco. The project is Mobb, through and through, with many of the collective’s members playing a hand in termsContinue reading “Webb $wayze snuck in a banger with “Blanco””