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Remembering Jarad Anthony Higgins: A Year Without Juice Wrld

Remembering Jarad Anthony Higgins: A Year Without Juice Wrld
December 8, 2020

On December 8th 2019, Jarad Anthony Higgins, a.k.a. Juice Wrld, died due to a tragic drug overdose in his hometown of Chicago Illinois. Juice was 21 years old when he passed, but his impact on the music...

Future & Lil Uzi Vert Present: Pluto X Baby Pluto, an Interstellar Trap Voyage

Future & Lil Uzi Vert Present: Pluto X Baby Pluto, an Interstellar Trap Voyage
December 1, 2020

On November 13th, 2020, Future and Lil Uzi Vert released their debut collaborative album, “Pluto X Baby Pluto,” named for the two’s respective nicknames. The highly anticipated project debuted at...

Remembering King Von, Dead at 26

Remembering King Von, Dead at 26
November 9, 2020

On November 6th 2020 King Von, real name Dayvon Daquan Bennett, was shot and killed in Atlanta Georgia outside of a hookah lounge and nightclub. On the night of the 5th Von and his entourage frequented...

21 Savage and Metro Boomin present: Savage Mode II, a modern masterpiece

21 Savage and Metro Boomin present: Savage Mode II, a modern masterpiece
October 21, 2020

On October 2nd, 2020, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin released the highly anticipated follow up to their 2016 collaboration Savage Mode. Savage Mode II is the third project brought to us by 21 Savage and Metro...

Album Review: Machine Gun Kelly’s Tickets to my Downfall is not a show to miss

Album Review: Machine Gun Kelly's Tickets to my Downfall is not a show to miss
October 8, 2020

On September 25th, 2020 Machine Gun Kelly, stylized “MGK'' released his fifth full-length studio album titled Tickets to my Downfall. The album, consisting of 15 tracks with a total of 13 true songs...

The first posthumous Juice WRLD album is on the way!

The first posthumous Juice WRLD album is on the way!
April 18, 2020

Since his death in December of 2019 Juice WRLD has managed to stay not only relevant, but incredibly popular.  Since his death Juice has appeared on a number of incredibly popular tracks such as Eminem’s...

Tayy Brown & Reek Ruxton’s “The Quarantine” Ep is HOT, but short

Tayy Brown & Reek Ruxton's
April 6, 2020

On March 27th Tayy Brown and Reek Ruxton released their first collaborative project, “The Quarantine.”  The Quarantine is one of many projects dropped during lock-ins around the nation due to the...

“Ee Err” Roddy Ricch is coming to First Avenue

February 7, 2020

Fresh off the release of his debut album, “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” Roddy Ricch will be returning to Minneapolis to rock the main stage at First Avenue.  Roddy, real name Rodrick Wayne...

Why new-school posthumous rap albums are trash

Why new-school posthumous rap albums are trash
November 7, 2019

The posthumous album release is by no means a new thing in the music industry.  One of the early examples of a successful posthumous album release was Otis Redding’s classic “Dock of the Bay” that...

Albums with Addy: Dum and Dummer

Memphis, Tennessee
September 30, 2019

After a frenzied 2018 filled with releases by most of the biggest artists, it's been a slow year for hip hop. This lull has hurt the dominating performances of hip hop on the Billboard charts, but it's...

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