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)

Kazi Has Caught Buzz Early, But It’s No Coincidence – Learn More About The Hotnewhiphop Heatseeker (Exclusive Interview)

Most artists have to put out a host of tracks on SoundCloud just to gain a small following. This has not been the case for NY native Kazi. He’s officially released just two records on the popular streaming site, and already garnered 40K plays between them. His first release Options even landed on Hotnewhiphop, and … More Kazi Has Caught Buzz Early, But It’s No Coincidence – Learn More About The Hotnewhiphop Heatseeker (Exclusive Interview)

Rising NY Artist Kazi Delivers His Highly Anticipated 2nd Single, “Neo Yokio”

Photo credit:¬†Jeffrey Chambers Kazi is a New York-based recording artist, songwriter, and producer who is doing it all on his own. He has no label, management, or team behind him, yet his debut single Options racked up 10,000 plays in just its first week. How? His own promotion, word of mouth, and his undeniable talent. … More Rising NY Artist Kazi Delivers His Highly Anticipated 2nd Single, “Neo Yokio”

We Caught Rob Hicks Early & Are Ecstatic About His Amazing New EP “Paradise In Hell”

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – I tend to catch artist’s early before sites like Earmilk, Hotnewhiphop, The Source, and the like catch on. It’s just facts. Before Rob Hicks appeared on a host of media outlets, I noticed his talent and conducted an interview – close to a year ago.¬†Rob … More We Caught Rob Hicks Early & Are Ecstatic About His Amazing New EP “Paradise In Hell”

Cali’s spill.rah Drops Another Exceptional Single in ‘party 4 u’

Since the inception of flowsfordays, I’ve received a countless number of PartyNextDoor imitators. Many standout out on their own, offering catchy audible treats that rack up thousands of plays. Still, copycats stay in my inbox, and they are often disappointing at best. San Fernando Valley’s spill.rah is the rare exception. Fresh to my ears, the … More Cali’s spill.rah Drops Another Exceptional Single in ‘party 4 u’