Single: Avery Harden – Escape The Hood

Historically, West Coast hip-hop has glorified gang and street life. Without strong role models, young black men often get caught up in a street code that leads to death or jail, often inspired by the rap artists they admire. For Las Vegas native Avery Harden, he never saw it as an option. From a young... Continue Reading →

Review: Abstract Soundz – Abstract Archives

For fans of golden era boom-bap, jazzy samples, and raw, technical lyricism, here is an underground gem that will leave your head nodding and your mind liberated. While boom-bap emcees are seemingly harder to find in contemporary rap circles, multinational producer Abstract Soundz has pulled together some top-tier lyricists from around the world on his... Continue Reading →

Single: Datz Who??? – DatzDiggy

Who's that kickin' at your door? Well, it's none other than DatzDiggy, Las Vegas emcee, and one-third of the dynamic rap group Lost Elements. His first solo single "Datz Who???" showcases his versatile rhymes skills over the classic "Kick In The Door" sample made famous by Biggie Smalls and DJ Premier. Flipped by producer/emcee Big... Continue Reading →

Review: BJoe Steel – Between A Sunrise & A Cemetery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36oGr3vYkJU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3UfTS5xegRiVw2N1MLD5yhzoMuufQYeYBUds0NNA9aDnodVFwV7w2M1-M "Between a Sunrise & a Cemetery" is straight from the underground, but aims to reach a plateau which few emcees who journey can embark. BJoe Steel out of New Mexico catalyzes epic storytelling and cultural lyricism with well-placed penmanship, reminiscent of classic emcees like Slick Rick, Eyedea, MF DOOM, and Rakim, who used these... Continue Reading →

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