Earlier this year The Dreamville Allstars, as I call them, made their way to Birmingham, AL. Through a friend, I was fortunate enough to attend the concert. While I was there, I was introduced to a few new (new to me anyway) artists. J.I.D., Ari Lennox, and Lute West. Here’s my take on each of them:Read More →

You know what they say about opinions….. Here’s mine: This lady right here is one of the most underappreciated hip hop artists of our time. Hailing from Philly, Bahamadia entered the scene at a time when the male-dominated world of rap could no longer deny that women could hang with the boys. And hang well she did. With features from Mecca Star and K-Swift, Bahamdia and crew came with it with 3 Tha Hard Way. Do yourself a favor, push play and travel back to a time where skill trumped vulgarity and a scantily clad appearance. Album: Kollage Year: 1996Read More →

It seems that every year, hip hop gets a glimpse of euphoria. We get a small taste of how music was, yet how it can be all at the same time. Mr. Kendrick Lamar has recently released the banger, “Humble”. Speculation about whom he is addressing began almost immediately and the general consensus is that the target is J Cole. I was apprehensive of the thought that Kendrick was addressing someone so easily identifiable, however, if there’s anyone worthy enough to be addressed, J Cole most certainly fits the bill. Whomever Mr. Lamar is targeting, those of us who came to know hip hop through all ofRead More →