Amir Obe x Heineken

Amir Obe. Photo by Leon Laing.

Amir Obe. Photo by Leon Laing.

“This is my second time in Philly,” Amir Obe told the audience on July 12. Continue reading ‘Amir Obe x Heineken’

TheShellGod prepares for ‘Zombie’ takeover

Photo taken from TheShellGod's files.

Photo taken from TheShellGod’s files.

Love him or hate him, Desiigner and his “Panda” single skyrocketed up the charts. He’s hoping to do the same with his new single “Zombie Walk.” On July 3, the 2016 XXL freshman posted a snippet of his “Zombie Walk” video on Instagram. Charlotte, North Carolina,-based TheShellGod made the beat for the single on Desiigner’s New English mixtape. The 20-year-old producer chops it up with us. Continue reading ‘TheShellGod prepares for ‘Zombie’ takeover’

‘Drugs’ feat. Pusha T

Singer/songwriter Villz has been grindin’ on the low for years. During that time, he has cooked up nothing less than quality music. Continue reading ‘‘Drugs’ feat. Pusha T’

Pen Griffey x Penn State

Bryson Tiller. Photo by Leon Laing.

Bryson Tiller. Photo by Leon Laing.

“I couldn’t cancel,” Bryson Tiller told his audience, referring to his April 27 concert at Bryce Jordan Center in State College. The R&B sensation said he was performing with a leg injury caused from an accident on a trampoline. Continue reading ‘Pen Griffey x Penn State’

Russ

Russ. Photo by Leon Laing.

Russ. Photo by Leon Laing.

Atlanta-based Russ opened up for Bryson Tiller on April 27 at Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Continue reading ‘Russ’

‘200 a Week’ video


Bronx-based spitta ImJaeHall drops a video for “200 a Week.” The song evokes the same urgency as Freeway’s “What We Do.” With homemade visuals, the video’s director helps to convey the song’s DIY theme. Continue reading ‘‘200 a Week’ video’

Plane Jaymes

Plane Jaymes. Photo by Leon Laing.

Plane Jaymes. Photo by Leon Laing.

Plane Jaymes,  nephew of Zulu Queen Michele, has been sharpening his rap bars since 2002. And his work has paid off. Continue reading ‘Plane Jaymes’

LRDRA

LRDRA. Photo by Leon Laing.

LRDRA. Photo by Leon Laing.

With his esoteric style, local artist LRDRA gave the Beats of the Burg local rap showcase another dimension. Continue reading ‘LRDRA’

CB

Left to right: Someone from CB's entourage, CB and my cousin David. Photo by Leon Laing.

Left to right: Someone from CB’s entourage, CB and my cousin David. Photo by Leon Laing.

Rapper CB hails from the Uptown section of Harrisburg. Continue reading ‘CB’

Game on

The Heat Check sneaker game machine. Photo by Leon Laing.

The Heat Check sneaker game machine. Photo by Leon Laing.

Sure, the record number of attendees at the fourth annual Harrisburg Sneaker Expo came to buy, sell and trade. But this year offered a new and popular attraction—a sneaker game machine. Continue reading ‘Game on’



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