Category Archives: HipHop

Bahamadia Is Back With We Here

Bahamadia is back with the single “We Here” which is all about representing lyrical skills in rap versus the common trend to morph the music into simplistic trite pop. She is recording a new album will be on the Someothaship Connect Tour this month with Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins and Kankick.

Someothaship Connect Tour Dates:

Thur, Dec 11, 2014: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
Fri, Dec 12, 2014: Montreal, QC @ Belmont
Sat, Dec 13, 2014: Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
Tue, Dec 16, 2014: Washington, DC @ Union Arts Lofts
Wed, Dec 17, 2014: Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Thur, Dec 18, 2014: Jacksonville, FL @ Raindogs
Mon, Dec 22, 2014: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
Tue, Dec 23, 2014: Oakland, CA @ New Parish
Sat, Dec 27, 2014: Sacramento, CA @ TBA


Apollo Brown Detroit Cypher feat. Rass Kass, Red Pill, MarvWon, Miz Korona & Noveliss

Detroit producer Apollo Brown pulled some of his hometown rappers together one night including Miz Korona, Noveliss of Clear Soul Forces, MarvWon and Red Pill with west coast legend Rass Kass one night in the D and arranged this cypher videotaped by Jay Brown. There is no word yet on if the recording of the gathering will be for sale.


Wu-Tang Clan-A Better Tomorrow (Official Video)

The Wu-Tang Clan uses footage from the Mike Brown and Eric Garner protests for their “A Better Tomorrow” video in hopes of bringing awareness of police brutality and inspiring change.


Shabazz Palaces-#Cake (Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix)

Shabazz Palaces’s “#Cake” is remixed by electronic band Animal Collective adding disembodied voices to the song which already has an otherworldly feel. Lese Majesty is out now.


Media Questions Of The Week



Is ?uestlove correct when he says that pop needs more protest music?


Do we need a movie about the Obamas’ love story or their presidency?

Is J.Cole right about whites appropriating Black music or should he have kept his feelings to himself because whites are huge hip-hop consumers?


J. Cole-Intro

J.Cole’s “Intro” is a teaser of his Forest Hills Drive album coming out December 9th.


Rapsody-The Man/Different Problems Interlude

Rapsody’s “The Man/Different Problems Interlude” is produced by Eric G of the Soul Council and it’s a song about the challenges of fatherlessness and racism for young Black men. The song is from her Beauty and the Beast EP.


Spank Rock-The Upside EP


Spank Rock’s Upside EP is a mix of hip-hop, bounce and dance but he refuses to categorize it. You can stream it ahead of the December 9th release date over at Dazed. On December 6th he will kick off a quick tour of the east starting in Philadelphia and ending on The Holy Ship.

Tour Dates:

12/6 – “Making Time” @ Voyeur Night Club (Philadelphia, PA)
12/9 – Official Release Party @ Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY)
12/11 – “House Party” @ Webster Hall (New York, NY)
12/12 – “Lazer Crunk” @ Brillobox (Pittsburgh, PA)
1/3 – “Holy Ship” – (MSC Divina, Miami FL, The Bahamas)


Lauryn Hill-Ready Or Not Live At The Brooklyn Bowl

Lauyrn Hill performs “Ready Or Not” at the Brooklyn Bowl and proves yet again why she holds legendary status as an artist and live performer.


The 1978ers-Without A Clue

The 1978ers’s “Without A Clue” is an observation of the confused Black masses, without judgement because they have unconditional love for them just the same. People Of Today is out now.