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19 Apr, 2017

Kendrick Lamar- 'DNA' [Official Music Video]

       Kendrick Lamar's new album 'DAMN.' has been getting some great critical reception.  The album has gotten over 200 million streams, which has only been done by Drake.  While it may still be too early to call the album a classic, it's safe to say that Kendrick has created an amazing body of work.  Now, Kendrick drops a...

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14 Apr, 2017

The 10 Most Relevant Lines From Kendrick's "Damn."

      The internet is in a frenzy with the new release of Kendrick Lamar's album "Damn." There is a lot of speculation that he will drop another album entitled "Nation" on Sunday, for the reasons pictured below.  Either way if he does or doesn't drop a follow up to "Damn.", this album has been receiving amazing feedback, mainly because.. well...

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07 Apr, 2017

J. Cole Goes Platinum With No Features, Again

     It's a Cole World; but what is even colder is the fact that Jermaine Cole has once again gone platinum with no features.  Why is this impressive, because its a low-key statement that his artistry alone (not coupled with others) is enough to sell one million records.  While all of J. Coles albums have been certified platinum by...

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07 Apr, 2017

All Eyez on Me [Movie Trailer]

     Tupac Shakur lived a life that was filled with many successes, great moments, and some sad moments, and it was all watched by the world.  "All Eyez on Me" is a fitting title for the upcoming Tupac documentary, not only because it was the last album to be released while he was alive, but because the world had...

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05 Apr, 2017

Talib Kweli- 64 Bars Freestyle

     If you thought Talib Kweli was done rapping, you are highly mistaken.  He hits up Red Bull Studios to spit 64 bars just to prove that he's still got it.  If you do the math, 64 bars is four 16 bar verses rapped back to back, which is extremely impressive.  Talib is proving that in an industry full...

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03 Apr, 2017

Sneaker Shopping with Joey Bada$$

    On the cusp of dropping his second major album "All-Amerikkkan Bada$$", Joey hits up Alumni in Brooklyn with Joe La Puma to do some sneaker shopping.  Of course Joe asks Joey a bunch of questions about his relationship with the sneaker game.  Amongst the answered questions Joey reveals he may be having a sneaker collaboration coming soon with Adidas....

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03 Apr, 2017

11-Year-Old Conducts a 75 Piece Symphony

   Over the years we've seen young people do some pretty astonishing things.  It's always impressive to see kids perform a talent at an adult level.  From sports to music, some kids are just naturally talented and ambitious.  Matthew Smith, for example, just recently became the youngest kid to conduct a symphony composed of 75 musicians! His inspiration? A video he...

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30 Mar, 2017

Autotune and Hip-Hop: A Love/Hate Relationship

 Auto-tune is a digital instrument that has been used (and sometimes abused) by many artists over the past few decades.  What it does is correct singing vocals and put it into a perfect pitch.  There are levels to auto-tune and other pitch correction softwares however; you can use it slightly or use it to extremes.  Hip-hop is a genre that has...

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24 Mar, 2017

Kendrick Lamar Releases New Single "The Heart Pt. 4"

    Despite his occasional features on random songs, Kendrick Lamar has been pretty much missing in action since his last project.  Coincidentally, shortly after Drake releases his new album "More Life", K.Dot drops a monster record entitled "The Heart Pt. 4".  The record is a 2 part song that escalates on the second half.  A very aggressive Kendrick name...

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07 Mar, 2017

Joey Bada$$- 'Land of the Free' [Official Music Video]

   When it comes to the new school class of rappers, Joey Bada$$ is completely cut from a different cloth.  He doesn't quite fit in with the mumble auto-tuned rap generation.  In fact, Joey is quite the opposite.  His lyrical ability coupled with his powerful content is unmatched.  His latest song "Land of the Free" has been echoing across the...

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24 Feb, 2017

Rhythm Roulette: Thelonious Martin

     Mass Appeal is back with another classic episode of Rhythm Roulette for the books.  This time they bring in talented producer Thelonious Martin, who has produced for the likes of Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, ASAP Rocky, and much more.  Thelonious is a member of the Save Money crew but is from New Jersey.  He is a sample master and...

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23 Feb, 2017

Stormzy- Ultralight Beam [Live Kanye Cover]

   Stormzy is a major London artist who has had some smash singles accompanied by videos. Some of these major bangers include Shut Up, Know Me From, and Scary.  On BBC Radio 1 however, he took a much different approach.  He slowed the pace up and hopped on Kanye's "Ultralight Beam" from The Life of Pablo.  I must be honest, I...

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