Archive | November, 2013

Nino Blanco – Soulection

30 Nov


Check out Nino Blanco‘s latest review. This time, she puts us on to an extremely dope, Cali-based label/radio show/collective called Soulection. We’re all about showing love to those who have something good going on. Check them out at


SickerThanYourAvg Presents: The HU Cypher

29 Nov

The Cypher - BLACK Friday

It’s finally here! On October 19th, some of Howard University’s most talented rising MCs came together to show off their abilities. Without any further ado…we proudly present to you: The HU Cypher.

New Music: Jarell Perry – Paris, Tokyo (Cover)

27 Nov


Singer Jarell Perry delivers a woozy cover of one of my favorite Lupe Fiasco songs, “Paris, Tokyo”. It’s dope hearing a R&B singer put their personal twist on a rap song with unique inflections, while staying true to the original lyrics.

Interview: Kanye West Visits The Breakfast Club

26 Nov


An interview that most of us thought would never happen.

Kanye has been busy doing interview runs lately and surprisingly decided to stop by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club this morning. For those of you who don’t keep up with The Breakfast Club, know that the interviewers: Angela Yee, DJ Envy, and especially Charlamagne Tha God, are pretty critical when it comes to their opinions on Kanye West–often even crowning him “Donkey Of The Day”. Making this one very unexpected interview–with even Kanye commenting on people wanting to see him and Charlamagne to fight. Within the duration of the interview Kanye spoke on everything, from: him choosing Jay Z over Dame Dash to the (almost infamous) “Bound 2” music video and he notably calls Yeezus “a listening session for the world”. Ye sounds impassionate as ever and the group ask some pointed questions, making this an interview worth watching. Hmm… who knows, maybe even Drake will come through to the Breakfast Club next (probably not)? Check it out below.

New Music: Blended Babies – “See The World” (Remix) Feat. Asher Roth, ZZ Ward, & Chuck Inglish

26 Nov

The Blended Babies inject some extra soul into their recent track “See The World”, with assistance from ZZ Ward’s soulful vocals on the “See The World” (Remix). This along with the laid back bars delivered by both Asher Roth and Chuck Inglish makes for one dope song; check out the remix along with the original version of “See The World” below.

Music Video: Isaiah Rashad – “Ronnie Drake” Feat. SZA

26 Nov

TDE’s newest additions–SZA and Isaiah Rashad–drop their first music video together with “Ronnie Drake”. The music video for the solemn and introspective song gets a black-and-white, home-video type treatment from directors, Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleishman. Shot in Rashad’s hometown of Chattanooga,Tennessee the simple “Ronnie Drake” music video serves, interestingly as almost a direct opposite for another Tennessee-based music video–Drake’s recent video for “Worst Behavior”. Check out “Ronnie Drake” below.

Interview: Zane Lowe & Eminem

26 Nov


Zane Lowe has sat down to interview some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop this year and of course this interview is no different. Zane spoke to none other than Slim Shady himself; discussing a broad range of topics including everything from Em’s love of Hip-Hop, to recording sober, his influences, and the balance between mainstream/pop acceptance and lyrical integrity. Check out the in depth, four-part interview below.

Mixtape: Kat Dahlia – Seeds

25 Nov


If you’ve been waiting for some new music from up and coming Cuban-American singer Kat Dahlia, we’ve got it here with her new mixtape Seeds. For fans of her breakout single “Gangsta” you’ll be pleased to hear that Dahlia sticks to her gritty style of storytelling, assisted by her strong voice. Check out the mixtape below and keep your eyes open for Dahlia’s upcoming debut album, My Garden–dropping sometime next year.

*sidenote: I think this just might be the cutest mixtape cover of the year.

Mixtape: Teeflii – AnnieRUO’tay 3 (Who The F*ck Is Annie)

25 Nov


For fans of the young Californian “ratchet” R&B crooner, Teeflii drops his new mixtape–AnnieRUO’TAY 3 (Who The F*ck Is Annie). If you’re anything like myself and have spent countless nights pondering over the great mysteries of the world such as: the enigma that happens to be Teeflii’s often-mentioned “Annie”, don’t let the title fool you. We still don’t know who the f*ck is Annie (reveal yourself girl). Check out the DJ Carisma hosted mixtape below.

The HU Cypher – Premiers on Black Friday

25 Nov

Word’s can’t even describe how excited we are to drop the video for our very first cypher. Tune in on Black Friday, and watch as some of the most talented rising MCs showcase their skills at the one and only Mecca – Howard University. Don’t Sleep…In fact, wake up!


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