April 5, 2020
Jayme Shaye. Photographer Lionel Brown

Interview: Jayme Shaye talks being transparent in her album “DeToxic”

What do you do after you write a great and transparent album about surviving a toxic relationship? You get yourself in a happy place and ...
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Yonathan Elias

Interview: Yonathan Elias a Multi Media Mogul Brother on The Grand Hustle

I love challenges. Especially an unexpected one. From the moment I got the email for an opportunity to interview Yonathan Elias from The Grand Hustle, ...
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Jay Z

Jay Z’s 4:44 Album Turn Back The Clock with Big Homey Game

I owe Jay Z an apology. Since Watch The Throne, I’ve said “Jay doesn’t need to rap anymore.” “He’s too rich, now.” “Jay Z’ is ...
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Gucci and Metro Boomin Heat The Streets with “Droptopwop”

There was a time where the last thing I wanted to hear was a Gucci Mane record. I didn’t understand the appeal and the following. ...
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David Banner “The God Box” is laced with head nodding production and stinging rhymes.

After years of promotion and perfecting, David Banner has officially released, The God Box. A socially charged album filled with black love and rage and speaking ...
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Queen Mary J. Blige Wins, Again! Strength of A Woman is Fire!

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is and will always be, Mary J. Blige. Let’s never forget that ever in life. The gift and curse of ...
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Wale

Can Wale Still “Shine” Amongst The Elite?

2017 has been an incredible year for hip-hop and it’s not even summer yet. The future of the music and the culture is looking bright ...
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Kendrick Lamar

Review: Well “Damn” Kendrick! A well performed rap album

For this review I had to stay off social media for a few hours. I wanted to really sit and listen to the album. Last ...
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Joey Bada$$ All AmeriKKKan Bada$$

Review: Joey The All-AmeriKKKan BadA$$

It’s not often that a young emcee grows into everything the culture wants plus some things they didn’t expect. Joey Bada$$ is one of those ...
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K'Valentine. The Silver Room Block Party Chicago, IL. Photo Kevin Baker

Review: K’Valentine’s Definitely “Here For A Reason”

Chicago has another solid emcee with a tremendous upside that is ready to make an impact in the music industry. Her name is K’Valentine and ...
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Don Flamingo

Interview: Don Flamingo talks Never Say Die, Roc Nation and his plans for East N.O

While at the House of Blues in Chicago, I got a chance to chop it up with an emcee out of New Orleans. His name ...
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Drake continues to bring out the lovers, haters and the constant critics with “More Life”

What many feel is Drake’s accelerated path to get out of his current deal continues as Drake releases his 4th project in 2 years, More ...
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Kevin Garrett

Kevin Garrett’s “False Hope” EP dropped following a sold out show in Chicago

There is a new voice that’s preparing to take the R&B and Pop world by storm. It belongs to Pittsburg’s own, Kevin Garrett. His new ...
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Big Sean

Big Sean drops new album “I Decided” here’s why you should listen

Off Top, I’m a Big Sean fan. I’ve been waiting for a new project from the guy I call “The 1A Emcee of this era”. ...
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