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Album Review

Album Review: The Patience by Mick Jenkins

Thomas Stevens Rap/Hip-hop Journalist We have been holding our breath with anticipation while also gaining patience for this album. Jayson Mick Jenkins, a conscious hip-hop artist based on the southside of Chicago, Illinois, returned with his fifth album, “The Patience,” on Aug. 18. I believe the last time we spoke about Mr. Jenkins was before this album was released, regarding his first album, “The Waters." If you did not enjoy […]

todayOctober 19, 2023 16

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Upcoming Houston Texas hip-hop producers

Thomas Stevens Music Journalist Before anything is said, a beat must be made. Every hip-hop track has an emcee attached to it, but many tend to forget the person who creates the foundation that the emcee stands on. The foundation was created by the producer. Producers are the focal point of a track before the lyrics come to fruition. Before anything is said, a beat must be made. All producers […]

todaySeptember 30, 2023 40

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Underground Texas Hip-Hop artistry

By Thomas Stevens Rap/Hip-hop Journalist   The creation of hip-hop occurred in the early 1970s in Brooklyn, New York. Back in 1979, The Sugarhill Gang was bringing a whole new culture and style to America. Although, the birthplace of the new genre was New York, many other states started to take notice and began to make their own renditions of the sound.   The sound that was drastically different from […]

todaySeptember 21, 2023 29

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Album Review

Album Review: The Water[s] by Mick Jenkins

By Thomas Stevens Rap/Hip-hop Journalist Jayson Mick Jenkins, a conscious hip-hop artist based on the southside of Chicago, Illinois, is returning with his fifth album “The Patience” on August 18th, 2023. Even though this is his fifth album, it is also the fourth project in the “THE” series. Mick Jenkins created a tetralogy of projects woven together melodically and through its story. The “THE” albums consist of The Water[s], The […]

todayAugust 17, 2023 62

Larry June

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Larry June: The Great Escape Album Review

By Thomas Stevens Music Journalist San Francisco, California is home to one of the most prolific artists in the rap game in recent years, Larry June. June has been dropping albums back-to-back for over 5 years, and you can see the improvement within the timeframe. It seems that June has been carving his own path in hip-hop and building an empire from the ground up. June has trained his business […]

todayJuly 15, 2023 41

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Album Review

Planet Giza: Ready When You Are Album Review

By Thomas Stevens Rap/Hip-hop Journalist The Rap trio, Planet Giza, has once again crafted a mind-blowing experience that gives listeners a taste of multiple genres. Planet Giza consists of three members, Singer/Songwriter Tony Stone and producers DoomX and Rami B.  The trio was formed back in 2012 coming out of Montreal Canada. They made what first started out as traditional hip-hop and soon began to incorporate sonics from jazz, soul […]

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    Solar Music

    Butcher Brown

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    Water Made Us

    Jamila Woods

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    Invite Me, Kindly [EP]


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    The Drums

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    Lazy Love[single]


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