Every human is a walking contradiction. Artists like Kendrick Lamar are willing to admit it. In his most introspective and vulnerable, yet still socially-conscious work, Kendrick Lamar gives us another gem with Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers that reaffirms his spot in the rap game.
From the field to the streets to the stage, Louisville rapper EST Gee knows how to get it done.
Chad pays his respects to Michael K. Williams’ incredible portrayal of Omar Little in The Wire.
With over 60,000 songs posted on Spotify a day, you could damn near bet your bottom dollar that at least 10,000 of those songs are dedicated to a Black male dead by gun violence, likely between the ages of 15-25. Chad thinks the streets that gave us hip-hop deserve better.
Music Interviews | CKool CKalm and CKollected: How Underground Artists Are Traveling For Opportunity
Chad connects with fellow up-and-coming artist and New Orleans native, CKoolKeys to learn about finding success as an independent artist, moving to NYC, and the differences between the NOLA and NY scene.
In a lot of ways, DMX’s passing felt like a funeral for the golden age of 90s Hip-Hop. But Buffalo’s own Griselda, isn’t ready to say farewell. Chad drops a few verses on the group’s history and explains how their grit, toughness, and talent are showing us Hip-Hop’s best days are still ahead.
Twenty years ago when the summer turned up we could count on Big Jamz like “Go DJ,” “Act a Fool,” and “U.N.I.T.Y.” to celebrate the moment and keep the good times rolling. Now we can count on heatwaves, limited capacity, and a whole lot of questions about where summer’s sonic partner has gone.
Internet hustle is here, alive, and well. Nas is definitely not letting the times slip away from him. While he may have made his first fortune from the rap game, he is now expanding his vision in investing.
Chicago MCs PacMan and King Louie introduced drill rap to the world in the early 2010s. In the decade since drill rap has gone global. First taking hold in NY, then the UK, and currently exploding in Italy.
Dark Man X gave us the dark, the demons, the dog, and the disaster. Dive into his dimension of danger in the dog life.