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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...

Artist Profile-Tayy Brown

Artist Profile-Tayy Brown
November 6, 2020

2020 has been a terrific year for hip-hop in general with numerous highly anticipated projects delivered to fans. One artist who has had a great year, but hasn’t received the attention he deserves is...

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...

Artists to watch in 2021-top 10

Artists to watch in 2021-top 10
September 23, 2020

2020 has been a year rich with music, with many anticipated albums delivered to hip hop fans.  This saturation of content coupled with the coronavirus lockdown has stimulated the appetite of hip hop heads...

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...

Eternal Atake has arrived: Baby Pluto, Orenji, and Lil Uzi Vert explained

Eternal Atake has arrived: Baby Pluto, Orenji, and Lil Uzi Vert explained
March 20, 2020

On March 6th 2020 Lil Uzi Vert released his much anticipated second full length studio album, Eternal Atake.  His latest release prior was Luv Is Rage 2, which was released in 2017, three years ago. Eternal...

Pop Smoke, dead at 20

Pop Smoke, dead at 20
Remembering Bashar Jackson
March 8, 2020

On February 19th, 2020, up and coming rapper Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed at his home in West Hollywood, California.  Pop Smoke had just begun a promising career when...

Roddy Ricch rocked First Avenue and the crowd knew every word

Roddy Ricch rocked First Avenue and the crowd knew every word
February 21, 2020

The crowd was loosely packed and a thin layer of smoke hung in the air.  Blocboy JB, the second opening act prior to the main event had just left the stage, which went dark.  A few moments later Roddy...

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