Freehold, NJ Rap Artist SG Rhymes About Personal Struggles On “The Art of Storytelling”

Posted: November 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Audio, Independent, Stream | Tags: , | No Comments » In hip-hop, authenticity is few and far between. Too many rap artists believe "faking it until you make it" is a surefire way to success. After listening to "The Art of Storytelling" by rapper SG (Sergio Garcia), I believe he does not share that sentiment. The Freehold, New Jersey emcee tells a compelling story about his life. "I once said to myself that I would never make it, with all this bully type shit knowing I couldn't face it." His rhymes about personal struggles with bullying exudes Read more

OFFTOP’s Gnarly Nonsense Is On Edge In His New Track “PUNK” Prod. By Freezecvp

Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Audio, Independent, Stream | Tags: , , | No Comments » When Gnarly Nonsense of OFFTOP raps he reminds me of early Eminem. Some might consider that statement to be a stretch, but I don't think so. The violent, self-deprecating lyrical content is comparable to early Slim Shady. Gnarly Nonsense is on the edge in "PUNK." "My old girl hates me, my new girl hates me, my best friends hate me, and I hate myself!" Gnarly needs your help. The booth is his therapy session and Gnarly proudly talks his shit on this Freezecvp produced track. 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

Listen To “Up” By Dolla$ignDunn

Posted: June 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Audio, Independent, Stream | Tags: , | No Comments » Dolla$ignDunn has a great voice on the microphone. The slight rasp in his vocals sounds like each word is delivered from the pit of his stomach. Personally, I would not consider this to be an energetic track but the pulsing strings heard in the instrumental will keep your head nodding. Listen to "Up" right now. Read more