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A Tribe Called Quest Reunites to Perform “Can I Kick It?”
My college career was spent traveling down A Tribe Called Quest’s path of rhythm. After hearing “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo,” I became an instant fan. The group’s jazzy flavor, bohemian vibe, and clever lyrics instantly drew me in. But is it was their seminal album, The Low... Read more
Houston Rap Legend, Bun B, Drops “Crush City” to Support Houston Astros
It’s been a decade since the Houston Astros were in the playoffs, but that hasn’t stopped Astros fans from having World Series aspirations. To support the hometown team as they begin their series against the Kansa City Royals, “Trill O.G.” Bun B has released a new song, “Crush City.” In... Read more
Talib Kweli Performs “Every Ghetto” from INDIE 500
Talib Kweli first entered the national spotlight in 1998 when he and Mos Def released their debut album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star. Since then, Kweli has released a series of highly-acclaimed solo albums. His latest, INDIE 500, is a collaboration with producer 9th Wonder. INDIE 500 features... Read more
Andy Mineo Wants to Make You Uncomfortable
It’s no secret that Andy Mineo is fond of skateboarding. He’s been photographed with skateboards and they’ve made appearances in his songs and music videos. But Mineo may be on the verge of trading in his regular board for a more technologically advanced version. “One day this box arrived at... Read more
Andy Mineo Drops New Album, “Uncomfortable”
Today artist Andy Mineo debuts his highly anticipated sophomore album, Uncomfortable. Produced by !llmind (J.Cole, Drake, 50 Cent), Uncomfortable is a 13-track album which includes the first single and title track, “Uncomfortable.” Hot New Hip Hop described the song as “consistently shape-shifting, moving from MBDTF-esque (My Beautiful Dark Twisted... Read more
Hip-Hop Duo Blackalicious to Release Their New Album, “Imani Vol. 1,” Through PledgeMusic
I’ve always been into underground hip-hop groups. One of my favorite is Blackalicious, a group that has earned respect through honesty, commitment, and artistry. The duo, rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel released three classic albums – Nia (1999), Blazing Arrow (2002), and The Craft (2005). Although they maintained a rigorous touring schedule,... Read more
Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney Release Music Video for “FourFiveSeconds”
Childish Gambino Performs “Sober”
Childish Gambino (née Donald Glover) isn’t your typical rapper. While other MCs were honing their lyrical chops in clubs or on street corners, Childish Gambino was writing for 30 Rock and had a role on Community. But he longed to make music and produced several mixtapes before releasing 2 full-length... Read more
5 Indie Artists You Should Hear – January 2015
Official Lyric Video “Glory” by John Legend and Common from the Movie “Selma”