Favorite 2018 R&B Album Playlist

Favorite 2018 R&B Album Playlist

Last year, the hip-hop world delivered some pretty “okay” albums to say the least, but it’s often overlooked sibling, R&B, came out the gate with several heavy hitters. While Jacquees ruffled some feathers with his end of the year declaration that he is the “King of R&B” — which is far from the truth — […]

The Day the Fun Died?

The Day the Fun Died?

January 2, 2019. “Mean Gene” Okurland I woke up to the news that “Mean Gene” Okurland died. If you don’t know who that is, you never watched any WWF (now WWE) wrestling—and you definitely don’t remember the high-tension stakes that was WrestleMania III when the two titans of WWF, Hulk Hogan and André the Giant (formerly […]

On Wax Special: Top Five Albums, Artists, and Singles of 2018

On Wax Special: Top Five Albums, Artists, and Singles of 2018

Last year, 2018, was an interesting year for hip-hop with more ups and downs than one could count, and even in the low points, we still had a tremendous amount of highlights. Top Five Artists  Hiram: 5. Lil Wayne After many long years of waiting, Lil Wayne fans finally got the long-awaited album, Tha Carter […]

Is 2019 the Year of Viral Female Rappers?

Is 2019 the Year of Viral Female Rappers?

I got these hoes mad They ain’t know I was really gon’ do this rap shit for real, for real — “That’s Just the Bottom Line,” LightSkinKeisha If I had a crystal ball and could foresee the future of hip-hop for a female rapper in 2019, I would see Instagram influencers—because when you start off posting […]

Let’s Talk About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Let’s Talk About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame began in 1983, as a way to honor those who shaped the genre of music. However, as years pass and music changes, the ceremony has inducted artists who aren’t involved in rock music—as Ice Cube stated when being inducted as a member of N.W.A.: “Rock ‘n’ roll is […]

The Drop – Ariana Grande & The Chainsmokers

The Drop – Ariana Grande & The Chainsmokers

The Drop is us cutting through the massive jungle of new music that’s been released over the last seven days. We sharpen our proverbial machetes and cut through the shit to get you to the content that you need to be listening to. This is The Drop.  -Control Forever Various Artists – Ninjawerks Vol. 1 […]

ON WAX: KODAK BLACK DROPS ‘DYING TO LIVE,’ RICO NASTY’S NEW SINGLE, & BIG K.R.I.T.’S ‘TRIFECTA’ RELEASES

ON WAX: KODAK BLACK DROPS ‘DYING TO LIVE,’ RICO NASTY’S NEW SINGLE, & BIG K.R.I.T.’S ‘TRIFECTA’ RELEASES

HIP-HOP RE-ENTERS THE COMIC BOOK WORLD With Black Panther released earlier this year, Marvel set up a great template for hip-hop soundtracks, and once again, Marvel delivers for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Although the Spider-Man soundtrack wasn’t curated by a team or label like Black Panther was, the Spider-Man soundtrack is still rather cohesive. The project features heavy hitters, like Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne […]

Meek Mill’s Journey From Nightmares To ‘Championships’

Meek Mill’s Journey From Nightmares To ‘Championships’

“And now we made it through all that we at the championship” — Meek Mill, Championships It feels like we’ve all been waiting for Meek Mill to win, and his new album, Championships, is exactly what we needed to celebrate his victory. The album, that’s still number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart almost two weeks after […]

Dope: Six Best Music Videos Of 2018

Dope: Six Best Music Videos Of 2018

There was a time where a music video presence on MTV was just as important as…well, almost anything. Making the rotation on something like Yo! MTV Raps, Headbangers Ball, Spring Break, or the big leagues—in the form of TRL. While the medium isn’t completely dead, 2018 saw a noticeable influx in quality music videos. Here are […]