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Posted: August 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | No Comments » What’s up? It's been awhile. A lot has happened since I created this platform back in 2009. The publication helped me build meaningful relationships with artists throughout the state and became a gateway into the industry I desperately wanted to be a part of. Although Garden State Hip-Hop never achieved critical acclaim it is the catalyst for my growing career in the music business. Inspired by the music of emerging artists throughout the Tri-State area, I developed skills and a brand that Read more

RetroI$Awesome Has A Shining Moment With New Visual “Iced Out/Evolve”

Posted: November 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Albums, Independent, Videos | Tags: , | No Comments »

I never listen to RetroI$Awesome expecting to hear great lyricism. I am most attracted (pause) to his charisma and overall aesthetic. "Iced Out/Evolve" is vibe rap at its finest. The kind of rap you nod your head and do weird arm motions to. You feel me?

The music video boasts thoughtful multi-layered special effects created by Preston Dor. He and Retro brilliantly conceptualize a visual that personifies each track. "Iced Out/Evolve" is a shining moment for the talented artist.

It is the Read more


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