Catching Up On Submissions Part 5 (Best Of)

Cayco Coco – Strangers  ‘I see strangers everywhere’ – an important line to Cayo Coco’s latest single ‘Strangers.’ He creatively pulls together this concept through dynamite songwriting and his stark, all-encompassing vocals. Cayo switches back and forth between unique tones and descriptive lyrics that show his range and ability to draw listeners in. DIE-REK (feat. … More Catching Up On Submissions Part 5 (Best Of)

When Mac Miller Passed, I Lost Myself. (Personal Editorial)

As a hip hop head, I’ve often wondered what it would feel like if an artist I truly loved passed away. Nipsey Hussle’s death was such a shock and loss to the community at large, and I continued to see how fans and hip hop heads alike felt like they had lost a family member. … More When Mac Miller Passed, I Lost Myself. (Personal Editorial)

Exploring Julie’s Vinyl Collection #1 – Florida Hip Hop Group The AB’s Boombox/Feel Good

A new series is upon us, inspired by my ever growing record collection. I have spent thousands of dollars on physical hip hop albums and singles in the form of CD’s, cassettes, and vinyl. I am spoiled by the amount of record stores that are still in business around the city, especially since they are … More Exploring Julie’s Vinyl Collection #1 – Florida Hip Hop Group The AB’s Boombox/Feel Good

The History Of Hip Hop: The Early Years (PART 1)

Hip hop heads around the globe can thank early New York street gangs for the existence of their favorite genre. Let me explain before you log off…   In the 1950’s, New York gangs took over Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx, and wars were mostly found over territory and women. They were often divided by … More The History Of Hip Hop: The Early Years (PART 1)

Consistency In Hip Hop, The Golden Era of Mixtapes, & The Demise of the XXL Freshman List (Editorial)

Does Consistency Matter In Hip Hop Anymore? If a well-renowned rapper drops a classic album at some point in their career, hip hop heads pray another one will be coming soon. Let’s think about Eminem. I have no problem deeming his first three projects masterpieces (The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, and The … More Consistency In Hip Hop, The Golden Era of Mixtapes, & The Demise of the XXL Freshman List (Editorial)

The Importance Of Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’

I first heard Juice WRLD’s platinum hit Lucid Dreams as soon as it got the visual treatment from videographer sensation Cole Bennett. A bit sad, as the 19-year old is a Chicago native, and the song was featured on last year’s Juice WRLD 999 EP. Fakeshoredrive has covered him from the beginning, and last year music … More The Importance Of Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’