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February 15, 2019

One thing I’m really trying to stay committed to this year is reading more actual books. We’re so distracted by screens at this point that I’ve let reading take a backseat. My friend Michell Clark  (currently on Twitter as "pitch deck papi") wrote and released a book l...

February 4, 2019

There is an old African proverb currently doing the rounds on the socials. It states that "if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together". Translation: no man is an island, and it's not a bad idea to have a crew.

Illect Recordings are playing no g...

February 4, 2019


It's been 2 years since Virginia natives logic marselis and illien Rosewell released their collaborative effort SUPREME BEING. With a couple of loose end projects respectively under their belts, the producer and emcee duo are back with a 2019 sequel that promises to c...

February 4, 2019

Fresh off his performance at Portland’s prestigious monthly THESIS event as part of his crew Both Teams Played Hard, Northwest emcee Amsterdam returns with his first full-length effort in nearly five years.

Crush’ is a deep dive commentary into the complicated world of...

January 30, 2019

I had the opportunity to see New Orleans emcee Alfred Banks at Columbus, Ohio’s 2x2 Hip-Hop Festival. Full of energy and passion, Banks destroyed his set and ha

January 28, 2019

A few years ago I was introduced to Virginia emcee, NoFace Rapper as he released his debut EP “Wintercoat” & his sophomore effort “Never Fear Rejection” back in 2017. After releasing about four singles over the last two years, it sounds like NoFace Rapper is making his...

January 28, 2019

Hip-Hop is in a great place right now in my opinion, it may be easy to say “Hip-Hop Is Dead” based on what the media is covering and what your timeline looks like...

January 18, 2019

Stalley has always possessed and innate ability to make the non-traditional sound traditional. This aptitude has served him well over the course of his young career, as his knack for fashioning different flows over unique beats has cultivated an impressive amount of su...

January 18, 2019


One of my goals with this site is bring people into the world of instrumentals. It’s so easy for us to get wrapped up in rappers rhyming over “dope beats”, but back in 2013, I really wanted to sink myself into the world of instrumental music and there’s treasure trove...

January 17, 2019

Columbus’ Joey Aich has spent years on years on the grind. Last year Joey Aich released his album “If Money Grew On Trees” a steady mixture of futuristic and boom bap sounds, with Joey Aich playing storyteller and raw spitter. His joint “Rope Break” is actually one of...

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