August 8, 2019

Recently I  met an upcoming rapper from Toronto, Canada by the name of InFonite. I was instantly impressed by his knowledge of the Golden Era of Hip-Hop. His wisdom goes well beyond his 22 years of being on the planet. His debut project Dead or Dedicated proves his love for old school hip-hop. With influences such as Nas, AZ, Mobb Deep, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Eminem he gives me hope that mumble rap is on its way out.

Dead or Dedi...

August 7, 2019

 I have to admit I was not opened to giving YBN Cordae a chance. However, after listening to his XXL freestyle and watching a few interviews I was intrigued and decided to check him out. YBN Cordae was born in Raleigh, NC  and raised in Suitland, Maryland. He has named Nas, Jay-Z, Big L., J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, among other as his top influences and it shows through in his flow.

Lost Boy takes the listener on a j...

July 19, 2019

This is the album we have been waiting for since Nas proclaimed with DJ Khaled back in Summer 2016 that his album was done. After mixed reviews about the Kanye West produced Nasir. Nas fans can finally rejoice and listen to a complete album from Queensbridge Finest himself. 

On the Lost Tapes II Nasir took us back to his heavy jazz influence and got back into his art of storytelling. With the exception of a few r&b singers and...

July 12, 2019

On July 6th 2019, I had the honor of witnessing hip-hop legends AZ, Ghostface, Raekwon, Redman, and Method Man. The Party on the Plaza was held inside the Norfolk Scope. From the moment, I arrived at the event electricity was in air. To see all kinds of hip-hop fans from all ages, races, and creed was overwhelming. The amount of women rocking their customized Ice Cream shirt would make Divine want to bring the Wu-Wear collecti...

June 22, 2019

Fans of the Joe Budden Podcast may remember a few months ago when Rory posted a video on his Instagram feed rockin’ out with Jim Jones. At the time people wondered what all the fuss was about. Now we no longer have to wonder Jim Jones released his highly anticipated project El Capo on May 30th. Featuring production exclusively from the duo Heatmakerz (consisting of Rsonist and Thrilla).

El Capo has features from Trav, Fat Joe,...

November 25, 2015

Over the summer DJ Envy of New York's Power 105 had the streets buzzing with the Friday Morning Massacre with Jadakiss. Hip- Hop Heads were waiting with bated breath for Jada to bless the street with a new LP. Finally the wait is over and while it it still to be determined if Jada is the Top 5 DOE with his latest release he is working his way into the conversation.

Top 5 Dead or Alive has features from Diddy, Future, Akon, Swiz...

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