Scarface, METRO and Homemade Lean Sno Cones: A Trip through Time with Beanie Sigel and Philly Freeway

Throughout the history of Hip-Hop, few emcees have reached the critical success of South Philadelphia's own Beanie Sigel and Philly Freeway. Ascending during a Post-Biggie era in Rap, both Beanz and Freeza have been able to carve a space for themselves alongside names such as Jay Z, DMX, Nas and Houston's own Scarface. While in … Continue reading Scarface, METRO and Homemade Lean Sno Cones: A Trip through Time with Beanie Sigel and Philly Freeway

The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 3)

If there’s anyone who deserves their flowers for their contributions to society, it’s Steven Anderson. Born and raised in Houston, TX, specifically in the Fifth Ward, Steven was known for many things. He was an activist, poet, rapper, brother, and friend to so many people. His presence made you gravitate towards him. He demanded your … Continue reading The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 3)

The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 1)

If there’s anyone who deserves their flowers for their contributions to society, it’s Steven Anderson. Born and raised in Houston, TX, specifically in the Fifth Ward, Steven was known for many things. He was an activist, poet, rapper, brother, and friend to so many people. His presence made you gravitate towards him. He demanded your … Continue reading The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 1)

Let’s Give Memphis Some Much Needed Credit

While we give a lot of credit to Atlanta for originating the "trap" sound that we know and love, there's another city that gets criminally overlooked in the industry as a musical powerhouse- Memphis, Tennessee. While I'm a huge proponent of saying that Texas has influenced most sounds of today, 90's and early 2000's hip-hop … Continue reading Let’s Give Memphis Some Much Needed Credit

Let’s Talk About It: Sexual & Pornographic Addictions within the Hip-Hop Industry

Hip-hop exists far beyond the music. The lifestyle of hip-hop as we know it has contributed to some amazing collaborations and innovations within the music industry. But today, I would like to highlight a much bigger, and darker issue that exists within hip-hop- addictions. Addictions come in many forms- drugs, alcohol, and sex. While they … Continue reading Let’s Talk About It: Sexual & Pornographic Addictions within the Hip-Hop Industry

Curren$y Spitta: The Mixtape King

Weed, Lowriders, Sneakers, & Mob Flicks. The industry is infiltrated constantly with artists who sell themselves to their labels- making music that "the listeners want to hear." In addition to that, we also have artists who constantly infiltrate the market with sub-par music, just to say that they've put something out. Spitta is the exception … Continue reading Curren$y Spitta: The Mixtape King

OutKast: One of the Most Revered Duos in Hip-Hop

I'm a die hard Southern Hip-Hop fan. A Country Rap Tunes Connoisseur, if you will. So while I'll forever ride behind the duo that is Underground Kingz, I want to talk about a different Southern rap duo- OutKast. The pair, having joined forces in high school, looked up to other artists in Atlanta that came … Continue reading OutKast: One of the Most Revered Duos in Hip-Hop