Mayhem (of EMS) Shows Us That Truth is a Hard Thing to Face In His Brilliant New Lyric Video ‘They Don’t Know’

Poetic hip hop has been an important facet of the genre since it’s humble beginnings in the late ’70s. It became essential as hip hop grew, shown by the likes of Public Enemy, The Wutang Clan, Nas, and many more. Substance and subject matter declined in the late ’90s in terms of mainstream attention, but … More Mayhem (of EMS) Shows Us That Truth is a Hard Thing to Face In His Brilliant New Lyric Video ‘They Don’t Know’

Tru Trilla & Fellow 050 Boyz Group Member Prince Ak Slay The Competition On Visual To ‘Real Rap’

Tru Trilla and fellow 050 Boyz group member Prince Ak on Real Rap TRULY represent New Jersey; specifically Newark. These two are lyrical swordsmiths that slay the competition with intricate, in your fucking face bars. On their new music video, Real Rap, Tru gets gritty, explaining the depths of Newark from dark street corners to gunshots to … More Tru Trilla & Fellow 050 Boyz Group Member Prince Ak Slay The Competition On Visual To ‘Real Rap’

Keem Singing Releases Powerful, Thought Provoking Music Video ‘It’s Going Down’

It’s rare to find both an incredible song sitting alongside an outstanding music video. Keem Singing does it all alongside talented videographer Scotty Rocks and director Hayward. All together they marvelously capture all that It’s Going Down embodies. Keem humbly depicts himself as Malcolm X, singing his truth about what is actually happening in every … More Keem Singing Releases Powerful, Thought Provoking Music Video ‘It’s Going Down’

Overwhelmingly Talented Portland Trio Common Slumm Drop First Single ‘Thailand’ Off Upcoming EP

What a great new discovery! Portland trio Common Slumm just put out the first preview from their upcoming EP, Better Off Dead, dropping July 31st via Common Slumm LLC/Jus Family Records/Active Family. On Thailand, the trio perfected the best parts of all genres used including hip hop, alternative, emo, and a touch of electro. It’s … More Overwhelmingly Talented Portland Trio Common Slumm Drop First Single ‘Thailand’ Off Upcoming EP

C. Shreve The Professor Borders On Insanity In Bombastic New Song and Visual ‘Minds Outta Order’

The most impressive song/video this side of April goes to C. Shreve The Professor’s Minds Outta Order for obvious reasons once you press play. From the opening visual of the needle hitting a vinyl record, Shreeve goes into beast mode with chaos so impressive that every bar, metaphor, simile, and description borders on literal insanity. … More C. Shreve The Professor Borders On Insanity In Bombastic New Song and Visual ‘Minds Outta Order’

California Rapper, Singer, & Producer brbn Drops Hypnotic New Love Song ‘Let’s Go Home’

It’s rare in this confined, claustrophobic time to connect with a song (and for that matter a visual) so deeply. Sure enough, California artist/producer brbn gave me that feeling on his latest single Let’s Go Home. He has cultivated a sound all his own while managing to grow his fan base at a rapid rate. … More California Rapper, Singer, & Producer brbn Drops Hypnotic New Love Song ‘Let’s Go Home’

Chicago’s Own Dav Paris Digs Deep on Incomparable New Music Video ‘SOMEDAY’S (I GOT ISSUES)

It is impossible to put Chicago writer, rapper and vocalist Dav Paris inside of a box. When discussing music, it’s almost too easy to attach someone’s sound to a particular genre or label it as such and such. Even if I spent hours writing about his latest music video, SOMEDAYS (I GOT ISSUES), it is … More Chicago’s Own Dav Paris Digs Deep on Incomparable New Music Video ‘SOMEDAY’S (I GOT ISSUES)

Up and Coming Bay Area Collective The Shankles Drop New Music Video/Vlog ‘Uh-Uhh’

Bay Area Collective The Shankles are destined for greatness. You can see it in the way they interact, crack jokes, and move together. They are the homeboys next door, the group you want to party with, the dudes you see around the way and can’t help but embrace. All of the aforementioned is displayed in their … More Up and Coming Bay Area Collective The Shankles Drop New Music Video/Vlog ‘Uh-Uhh’