Iya Isoke quote

“This easy access to social media platforms and the ability to be a cloak-and-dagger commenter has created people who are so callus and arrogant in their assertions that their right to inject their inappropriate opinion usurps common courtesy and decorum.” This is part of Isoke’s commentary about Rachel Dolezal, the news and online comments. Isoke was appointed twice as the poet laureate of Harrisburg.

Cordell’s ‘Still Bout It’


Harrisburg’s own Cordell digs in the crate to borrow a beat from Master P’s classic from 20 years ago.

Gripp introduces Bankroll x Classic Smalls

Cover art for "Go Girl."

Cover art for “Go Girl.”

It’s been five years since we interviewed Kevin “Gripp” Gripper. Since then, the former Harrisburg resident moved to Atlanta. Gripp, a producer/rapper, does marketing and PR for artists Bankroll and Class Smalls. Continue reading ‘Gripp introduces Bankroll x Classic Smalls’

‘BKWYA’ video


With his witty wordplay, rapper Wati Heru reminds listeners that his hometown of Brooklyn breeds hip-hop wordsmiths. Continue reading ‘‘BKWYA’ video’

PND live

Leon Laing (left) and PND. Photo by a person from PND's entourage.

Leon Laing (left) and PND. Photo by a person from PND’s entourage.

On the heels of Drake’s surprise release of his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape, PARTYNEXTDOOR performed at Philly’s Theatre of Living Arts on March 3. Continue reading ‘PND live’

Amir Obe

Amir Obe. Photo by Leon Laing.

Amir Obe. Photo by Leon Laing.

Rapper/producer Amir Obe opened up for PARTYNEXTDOOR at Theatre of Living Arts on March 3. Obe helped to produce Drake’s “Star67.” Check out Obe’s dope Detrooklyn project here.

Femcee preps for new album

Niagra poses at the Harrisburg Mall. Photo by Leon Laing.

Niagra poses at the Harrisburg Mall. Photo by Leon Laing.

Me, Myself and Niagra. That’s the tentative album title Niagra revealed to vigoronline.com. There’s no release date yet. She said her new album will be a blend of rapping and singing. Continue reading ‘Femcee preps for new album’

Artist on the rise

Till the End of Summer album.

Till the End of Summer album.

Villz
It’s Feb. 18. Villz calls me a few minutes before our 1 p.m. phone interview. He’s professional, humble—an artist’s artist. His dreads are faded on the sides à la a rapper from the late ’80s. He told vigoronline.com that he named his next album Ego, and “By Myself” will be his next video. Continue reading ‘Artist on the rise’

‘Ready’ by Miss Tiff


Here’s the newest track from local femcee Miss Tiff. “I’ve been on a hiatus but will be back to the music scene very shortly,” she told vigoronline.com. Continue reading ‘‘Ready’ by Miss Tiff’

Soul sanctuary

Jhene Aiko. Photo by Leon Laing.

Jhene Aiko. Photo by Leon Laing.

Jhené Aiko could win up to two Grammys next month. She earned Grammy noms in the best R&B song category for “The Worst” and best urban contemporary album category for her Sail Out EP. On Dec. 5, Aiko won the hearts of the audience during her concert. Continue reading ‘Soul sanctuary’



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