J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ is a self-help guide for millennial hypebeasts

J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ is not just for people with bookshelves, good credit, kindles and a 401K plan. Yes, it’s deep and lyrical enough for a traditional conscious rap audience. But this album is targeting another group. .....millennial hypebeasts who follow trends with social media infatuations, seeking instant gratification from ‘likes’, quick success, and affiliating … Continue reading J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ is a self-help guide for millennial hypebeasts

What Mannie Fresh’s career teaches about ‘Homeboy Business’

Fact: Mannie Fresh is one of the best hip-hop producers of all time. He may be too humble to claim that, so I’ll say it. That distinct New Orleans signature sound that got the world’s attention would not have been the same without him. As a producer, the sonic architect gave us epic and memorable … Continue reading What Mannie Fresh’s career teaches about ‘Homeboy Business’

[VIDEO] Atlanta hip-hop artist CyHi The Prynce releases debut album

https://youtu.be/IEwcd19IsNU Atlanta's very own Grammy-nominated rapper CyHi The Prynce, who was signed by Kanye West back in 2010, now has an early Christmas present for us. The Stone Mountain native has released his debut album “No Dope on Sundays.” CyHi sat down with me and tells me his project has a deep message for the … Continue reading [VIDEO] Atlanta hip-hop artist CyHi The Prynce releases debut album

Recently murdered rappers share striking similarities: They ‘got it out the mud’ and had next

Hip-hop doesn’t pull triggers. Jealousy does. Anger does. The storyline of murdered rappers in the hip-hop game has striking similarities. Young rappers who ‘got it out the mud.’ Emerging stars who had next, but next never came. Artists who never had nothing handed. Took nothing for granted. But somehow managed to get a glimpse of … Continue reading Recently murdered rappers share striking similarities: They ‘got it out the mud’ and had next