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MostDope Flaunts Versatility with ‘Hood Gospel’ & the ‘Some Singin’ N***a’ EP

Posted: October 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Albums, EPs, Independent | No Comments » MostDope is an ideal rap star for this current era of hip-hop. Comparable to rappers like TJ Porter or G Herbo, MostDope spits melodically-brash rhymes written for goons and gals everywhere. This year, the Asbury Park, New Jersey native has released two projects. Hood Gospel, a 12-track effort that streams like a sermon recited by a charismatic preacher with street smarts. The album features standout tracks like "Check," "Wyfa (Where Ya Friends At?)" and "What YOU Thought IT WAS?." Recently, Read more

Rapper, Devine Carama Creates A College Course At The University of Kentucky & Releases An EP With Students

Posted: June 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: EPs, Independent, Stream | Tags: | No Comments »

I met Devine Carama a few years ago at a concert produced by E.M. Theories. His live performance was moving and thought-provoking. Since then, the Lexington, Kentucky native has continued to improve his resume in the music business. Recently, he joined forces with associate professor Bryan Hains to teach a hip-hop and community development class at the University of Kentucky. How dope is that? The four week course was titled Lyricism & Leadership: Hip-Hop & Community Change . To end the course Read more


Listen To Deal The Villain’s Latest EP ‘Beards x Beats x Kicks’ Featuring Production By Flying Lotus & Knxwledge

Posted: June 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: EPs, Independent, Stream | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

I vividly remember Deal The Villain posted up in the cut waiting his turn to rap at the 2011 Garden State Hip-Hop Cypher. The rap heavyweight turned heads with his distinctive voice and nonchalant rhyming cadence. It was no secret that rap came easy to the northern New Jersey native. Since appearing in the 2011 Garden State Hip-Hop Cypher Deal, also known as DTV has poked his head in and out of the rap game. Perhaps he needed time to reflect on what made him fall in love with hip-hop to begin with.

Judging Read more