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7 Signs your Hip Hop career may not work out
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7 Signs your Hip Hop career may not work out

July 29th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
Since I have been on twitter I have had thousands of Hip Hop artists message me saying they got some hot shit and I need to take a listen. I truly didn’t believe that there could so many people that wanted to become Hip Hop...
Pharrell gives us all “Freedom”
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Pharrell gives us all “Freedom”

July 26th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  Every time I think Pharrell has already released his best music, he outdoes himself with something that surprises us all.  As a reminder, Pharrell is the same producer who once brought us raw street-hip hop with the...
Black Eyed Peas reinvent themselves with ‘Yesterday’
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Black Eyed Peas reinvent themselves with ‘Yesterday’

July 24th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  The Black Eyed Peas are back with another hit that’s sure to top charts called “Yesterday.” In the video “Yesterday,” The Black Eyed Peas present a combination of stunning retro style video...
Nicki Minaj upset over awards snub
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Nicki Minaj upset over awards snub

July 24th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  Nicki Minaj recently took to Twitter to rant about her snub at the VMA awards after her video, “Anaconda,” didn’t get nominated.     Apparently, Taylor Swift felt like Nicki’s comments...
The infamous ghostwriters of hip hop music
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The infamous ghostwriters of hip hop music

July 23rd, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  It goes without saying that all types of music have ghostwriters. It doesn’t matter if its rock, pop, R&B or other genres, there have always been people that write music for other people. With that said, there...
Kendrick Lamar’s shoes of unity
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Kendrick Lamar’s shoes of unity

July 22nd, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  Kendrick Lamar has teamed up with Reebok to release his take on the Ventilator trainer shoes. The shoes could have been designed in any way, but Kendrick and Reebok have put together a pair that tries to unify two gangs....
DJ Scratch: hip hop’s quiet pioneer
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DJ Scratch: hip hop’s quiet pioneer

July 21st, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  Rocking a name that lets you know he’s old school, DJ Scratch is one of the originators of hip hop. Scratch, AKA the Turntable Whisperer, is best known as one-third of EPMD, a New York-based hip hop group formed...
Mixtape Monday: DJ DarkerDaze – Little House in the Hood
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Mixtape Monday: DJ DarkerDaze – Little House in the Hood

July 20th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  DJ DarkerDaze is one of the biggest names in the Northern California DJ scene. DarkerDaze, born R.J. Hernandez, is absolutely crushing the competition. After 15 years in the game, to say this kid puts in work is an...
Mixtape Monday: DJ Ducats – a Vinyl House exclusive
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Mixtape Monday: DJ Ducats – a Vinyl House exclusive

July 20th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  DJ Ducats has without a doubt carved a solid name for himself in the Ottawa hip-hop scene. Dabbling in DJing since childhood, Ducats is best known for his unique hip hop mixing style and successful radio show, Peaceful...
Lyrica Anderson: a true R&B voice
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Lyrica Anderson: a true R&B voice

July 19th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  If you’re looking for some soulful vocals, let me introduce you to Lyrica Anderson. Lyrica has been on the R&B scene for a while, working with artists such as Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Chris Brown. Her...
Kenny Gourmet takes you back in time
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Kenny Gourmet takes you back in time

July 19th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  Vancouver’s Kenny Gourmet does many things musically, but there’s nothing better than the way he blends hip hop with R&B. After his 2014 release, Time Zones, Kenny had been working towards a new album,...
Kaytranada: the producer with a soft side
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Kaytranada: the producer with a soft side

July 19th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  There are many producers in the world, but Kaytranada seems destined on standing out from the bunch. Kaytranada is a EDM, house, hip hop and R&B producer based in Montreal, Canada. He recently produced the track...
Action Bronson, Gangrene trash a car in “Driving Gloves”
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Action Bronson, Gangrene trash a car in “Driving Gloves”

July 18th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  “Driving Gloves” is a fresh hip hop collaboration by Mr. Wonderful himself, Action Bronson, and Gangrene, a duo consisting of Alchemist and Oh No. The song comes off of Gangrene’s latest LP, You Disgust...
Joey Badass: the young King of New York
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Joey Badass: the young King of New York

July 17th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  Aside from Joey Bada$$, AKA Joey Badass, New York City has birthed some of the greatest hip hop MCs of all time. The five boroughs of NYC have brought us legendary artists such as Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, KRS-One,...
Buck n’ Nice: ready to take on the world
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Buck n’ Nice: ready to take on the world

July 17th, 2015 | by Jeremy Appel
  Buck n’ Nice is an Ottawa-based hip hop duo composed of MC Brendan “Sawbuck” Graveline and DJ Hassan “So Nice” Handan. Their debut album, Us Versus Them, combines old-school sensibilities...
Maurice Moore is set for takeoff
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Maurice Moore is set for takeoff

July 15th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  You better get used to the sounds of Maurice Moore because he’s embarking on a career that has all the signs of being a promising one. Maurice is getting a lot of attention from his hometown fans on Ottawa, and...
*UPDATE* The countdown to the best hip hop group
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*UPDATE* The countdown to the best hip hop group

July 15th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  As the countdown to the best hip hop group of all time winds down, it’s becoming more difficult to eliminate bands on a weekly basis. It’s been so difficult to decide which groups to cut that I actually...
Genre blending: the new form of mainstream music
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Genre blending: the new form of mainstream music

July 14th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  Genre blending has always been a temperamental subject to discuss with musicians and die-hard music fans. Music genres only started blending when Aerosmith teamed up with Run DMC for their remix video, “Walk This Way,”...