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“Conscious” Hip-Hop Takes on Two Forms: Protest and Respectability Politics

“Conscious” Hip-Hop Takes on Two Forms: Protest and Respectability Politics

CyHi The Prynce returned with the second installment of his Black Hystori Project mixtape, BHP 2: NAACP. Black Hystori 2 is redefining the idea of the NAACP and gave new life to the acronym, renaming it: New Artists Aligning Cultural People. The original Black Hystori Project came at a time when mainstream rap was seriously [...]

February 25, 2015 Rachel Leah Features, Pulpit 0

STAY WOKE: What To Listen To While You’re Waiting For Jai Paul Pt. 3: Recovery

STAY WOKE: What To Listen To While You’re Waiting For Jai Paul Pt. 3: Recovery

For those of you that weren’t paying attention the first time around, elusive UK R&B songwriter/producer Jai Paul had a collection of his demos and unreleased songs that were supposedly from his upcoming debut LP on XL Recordings back in April 2013. Since then, we’re going on two years waiting for him (or his brother [...]

February 16, 2015 Dart Adams Features, KBB EXCLUSIVE, Stay Woke 1

Drake Brings Fire on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake Brings Fire on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake in Beyonce-esque fashion, dropped a surprise project via itunes late Thursday night, titled If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Rumors had been circling the net of a potential mixtape coming from the Toronto emcee and although it’s definitely not the album Drake has been promoting heavily, it is for sale in album format. If [...]

February 16, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

Joey Bada$$ Strikes Gold with Golden-Era Inspired “B4.DA.$$”

Joey Bada$$ Strikes Gold with Golden-Era Inspired “B4.DA.$$”

Joey Bada$$ has had a challenging and powerful journey between the emergence of his first mixtape in 2012 to the release of his debut this past January. 1999 generated the Brooklynite a fair amount of buzz, but it was his firm stance at just seventeen and asserting his dedication to the independent grind, that really [...]

February 6, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews 0

Waka Flocka Talks “Firesquad (Freestyle),” Flockaveli 2 and Blunt Roller Search

Waka Flocka Talks “Firesquad (Freestyle),” Flockaveli 2 and Blunt Roller Search

Waka Flocka Flame sat down with Rachel Leah from Come Home With Me to discuss his powerful “Fire Squad (Freestyle),” Atlanta as a mecca of hip-hop and influencing the next generation of emcees. Flocka delved into his history as an A&R and updated us on the status of Flockaveli 2 and Turn Up God. Find [...]

February 2, 2015 Rachel Leah Features 0

Make Room On The Top Shelf For JMSN

Make Room On The Top Shelf For JMSN

KBX’s Bout To Blow series is focused on the artist that Killer Crew believes will have a break out year in 2015. These are the cats that are one hit away from jumping out of the blogosphere to your playlist of your local Hot or Power or hitting the main stage at your favorite music [...]

January 31, 2015 KBB Staff Bout To Blow 2015, Features, KBB EXCLUSIVE 0

BJ The Chicago Kid Will Bring His Soulful Sound To A New Level

BJ The Chicago Kid Will Bring His Soulful Sound To A New Level

KBX’s Bout To Blow series is focused on the artist that Killer Crew believes will have a break out year in 2015. These are the cats that are one hit away from jumping out of the blogosphere to your playlist of your local Hot or Power or hitting the main stage at your favorite music [...]

January 29, 2015 Rachel Leah Bout To Blow 2015, Features 0

Tink Is Going To Be Your Next Favorite

Tink Is Going To Be Your Next Favorite

KBX’s Bout To Blow series is focused on the artist that Killer Crew believes will have a break out year in 2015. These are the cats that are one hit away from jumping out of the blogosphere to your playlist of your local Hot or Power or hitting the main stage at your favorite music [...]

January 29, 2015 Whitney Love Bout To Blow 2015, Features, KBB EXCLUSIVE 0

Will Dave East Rule The World?

Will Dave East Rule The World?

KBX’s Bout To Know is designed to tell you who The Killer Crew believes will be buzzing in the blogosphere in the coming year. Next up is Nas protege, Dave East. Dave East is one of New York’s up and coming emcees and his Spanish Harlem upbringing has influenced both his content and sound. Early [...]

January 29, 2015 Rachel Leah Bout To Know 2015, Features, KBB EXCLUSIVE 0

Pell Is An MC You Should Know

Pell Is An MC You Should Know

Editor’s note: KBX’s Bout To Know is designed to tell you who The Killer Crew believes will be buzzing in the blogosphere in the coming year. Our Bout To Know series continues with Pell. Pell is a New Orleans native turned Jackson, Mississippi transplant after the displacement of Hurricane Katrina. “All I was able to [...]

January 29, 2015 Rachel Leah Bout To Know 2015, Features, KBB EXCLUSIVE 0