Boaz’s ‘Hard to Forget It’


Pittsburgh-based rappers Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller catapulted to stardom with the help of Rostrum Records. Continue reading ‘Boaz’s ‘Hard to Forget It’’

‘2 On’ freemix


NYC-based rhyme spitter Maxx Flair returns with his cover of “2 On.” Continue reading ‘‘2 On’ freemix’

Obama quote

“Hip-hop is not just a mirror of what it is. It should be also a reflection of what can be.”

Fun in Philly

Phonte. Photo by Leon Laing.

Phonte. Photo by Leon Laing.

The Foreign Exchange set the tone at the beginning of the concert with “Call It Home,” one of the standout songs from Love in Flying Colors. The neo soul, electronica, hip-hop group performed at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on May 4. Continue reading ‘Fun in Philly’

Reggae royalty

Stephen Marley. Photo by Leon Laing.

Stephen Marley. Photo by Leon Laing.

“Tremendous.”

That’s what Karl Hertzog said when I asked him what he thought about Stephen Marley as an artist. Hertzog, a Philadelphia resident, has been Marley’s friend for six years. Continue reading ‘Reggae royalty’

Stillmatic

Illmatic: Nas in Philly. Photo by Leon Laing.

Illmatic: Nas in Philly. Photo by Leon Laing.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Nas’ epic debut album Illmatic, the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival will feature the world premiere of Time is Illmatic. This documentary chronicles the rise of Nas’ album. Continue reading ‘Stillmatic’

Chris Brown’s ‘Loyal’ video

Chris Brown drops a new video for “Loyal,” a song getting heavy radio rotation. Artists, such as Usher, Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign, make a cameo.



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