Rocky’s atonement

Rocky’s atonement

Nearly three years since the release of At. Long. Last. A$AP, hip-hop’s rising icon, A$AP Rocky, is preparing to release his third studio album. This third album is much different than anything he’s released before– just from his singles alone. The truth is that Rocky’s next album carries with it more curiosity than most, including […]

The Chainsmokers Worst Kept Secret

The Chainsmokers Worst Kept Secret

Last week I learned two new things about The Chainsmokers. The first thing is that Drew can rap? The plot twist was just as wild to me as he rapped along with his abridged version of Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” before transitioning into the drop of Skrillex’s remix. An unexpected twist to an already sick remix […]

On Wax: Last Week In Hip-Hop

On Wax: Last Week In Hip-Hop

On Wax is a weekly take updating you on the pocket of culture known as hip-hop. We bring you everything from breaking news to album drops, jail time and who’s beefing with who. Wale Leaves Atlantic Not with a bang, but with a whisper, Wale parted ways with Atlantic Records with some thinking it might have […]

On Wax: Black Panther and Last Week In Hip-Hop

On Wax: Black Panther and Last Week In Hip-Hop

On Wax is a weekly take updating you on the pocket of culture known as hip-hop. We bring you everything from breaking news to album drops, and jail time to who’s beefing with who. KENDRICK LAMAR’S BLACK PANTHER SOUNDTRACK Kendrick Lamar has blessed us once again, this time in the form of the Black Panther soundtrack. The […]

Culture II: Streaming Killed the Art of the Album

Culture II: Streaming Killed the Art of the Album

Like a Bengal Tiger or a Bald Eagle, from 2008 on, the art of the album was in danger of extinction. In an industry that was once ran by the singles game, hip-hop didn’t see a need for full albums as artists could drop singles, go for the quick fix and see results. Spitting in the face […]

The Drop – The Weeknd, Chromeo, Chvrches, & Awolnation

The Drop – The Weeknd, Chromeo, Chvrches, & Awolnation

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 The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar -“Pray […]

The all inclusive guide to XXl’s upcoming 2018 Freshman class

The all inclusive guide to XXl’s upcoming 2018 Freshman class

In what could be considered one of the greatest triumph stories of all time, hip-hop not only became the most listened to music in 2017, but also proved that above all odds, it has the ability to last. For over 30 years, Emcees have risen to the challenge, developing their skill to prove why they […]

Experimental Rapper of Elegance: Little Simz

Experimental Rapper of Elegance: Little Simz

Interlacing between rap, hip hop, R&B, and even soul music, Simbi Ajikawo (or better known by her stage name “Little Simz”) is a rising artist based in London, England. She has been receiving loving attention from big artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill, and Gorillaz. Kendrick Lamar stated Little Simz “might be the illest […]

The Drop – børns, san holo, james blake, & kendrick lamar

The Drop – børns, san holo, james blake, & kendrick lamar

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   BØRNS – “God Save Our […]