ON WAX: DRAKE RELEASES A ‘CARE PACKAGE,’ LIL DURK GIFTS 4TH ALBUM, & ‘KNUCK IF YOU BUCK’ 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

ON WAX: DRAKE RELEASES A ‘CARE PACKAGE,’ LIL DURK GIFTS 4TH ALBUM, & ‘KNUCK IF YOU BUCK’ 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

DRAKE’S CARE PACKAGE Finally, Drake has released a compilation album of loose tracks. Care Package features 17 previously released tracks, however, none have ever been on streaming services. Most of these tracks either come from SoundCloud, the OVO Blog, or Drizzy’s Beats 1 radio show. A lot of standout tracks are finally streamable, like “4PM In Calabasas” […]

On Wax: Chance The Rapper, YBN Cordae, Rich Brian + More

On Wax: Chance The Rapper, YBN Cordae, Rich Brian + More

Chance Finally Dropped His Debut After three successful mixtapes and establishing a large following, Chance The Rapper has released his first album. The Big Day is a lengthy blend of dance, hip-hop, and ‘90s R&B. Chance manages to do lot with some unlikely features to help him along the way. Most notably, the album features film composer […]

On Wax: GoldLink, Dreamville, Drake + More

On Wax: GoldLink, Dreamville, Drake + More

GoldLink Released Diaspora Hiram: Two years after At What Cost, D.C.’s GoldLink has dropped a new album. Diaspora is the alternative hip-hop’s newest brainchild. Both wavy and danceable, the cohesive project is sounding like summer in the best way. With features from heavyweights, like Tyler, The Creator and Khalid— alongside fan favorites, like Pusha T and WizKid— there’s […]

Pioneers of New Melody Pt. I

Pioneers of New Melody Pt. I

November 6, 2014. I anxiously attended my very first concert during my freshman semester at the University of Oregon. I’d never been a fan of large crowds, being touched or bumped into by random strangers due to childhood fits of claustrophobia from having a big frame. Weeks prior, my then roommate convinced my frugal ass […]

Falling Back in Love with Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ 10 Years Later

Falling Back in Love with Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ 10 Years Later

Is nostalgia the music industry’s new marketing strategy? It has been 10 years since my love affair started with So Far Gone , and it’s fair to say that I’m still in love. The mixtape took Aubrey Graham from his prior alias as “Wheelchair Jimmy” from the hit show, Degrassi. He was no longer the awkward […]

On Wax: YNW Melly, Cardi B, Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ Revisited + More

On Wax: YNW Melly, Cardi B, Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ Revisited + More

YNW Melly in Prison On Wednesday, rapper YNW Melly was arrested and charged with two counts of murder of his two friends, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr, and he is being denied bail. The reason being: the recent arrest would be due to Miramar Police on October 26 at 4:35am, and Cortlen Henry, the […]

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 […]

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 […]