Wulf Gawwd and O.G. Rapp Punish Weak Rappers With the “Hurt Bidnezz”

Cover for Wulf Gawwd and O.G. Rapp EP "Hurt Bidnezz"

Wulf Gawwd and O.G. Rapp Punish Weak Rappers With the “Hurt Bidnezz” By Nate Hodge Chicago has been heavily securing it’s position as a mecca in Hip Hop, a position framed by vets like Common, Lupe, and Yeezy then built upon by the Sabas and Mick Jenkins’.  In the middle of this are Wulf Gawwd […]

Makkk Hussien Gets to Cooking On “Raw Meat”

On the cover for Makkk Hussien single "Raw Meat", a package of raw meat is seen with a price tag with handwritten info on the tag about the song.

Makkk Hussien Gets to Cooking On “Raw Meat” by Nate Hodge Makkk Hussien has been active on the West Coast for over a decade, releasing numerous albums, EPs, and singles both solo and with his long time friend and collaborator Mac $ane (fka CD Sane).  He just now released “Raw Meat”, his first solo video […]

Vursatyl and Lunden Benard Scorch On “Secondhand Smoke”

Vursatyl and Lunden Benard stand outside of an old school Mercedes Benz parked in the middle of a city street while dressed in fly outfits.

Vursatyl and Lunden Benard Scorch On “Secondhand Smoke” by Nate Hodge Stalwart Northwest dignitary Vursatyl the Great has teamed up again with Lunden Benard after last year’s groovy breakup ditty “I Don’t Want You Anymore”.  Vursatyl has long been a dual-threat as a silky crooner/ vicious MC, and on that single he flexed his soulful […]

Lroc Shows Off His MVP Status on <i>The Art of Playmaking</i>

Lroc sits in the middle of a city street while framed in a giant golden frame on the cover to "The Art of Playmaking".

Lroc Shows Off His MVP Status on The Art of Playmaking By Kody Linscott, Independent Contributor Lroc has done it.  The madman actually did it. Lroc managed to follow up 2020’s sprawling, masterful Luxury/Trap with another collection of bangers on his latest album, The Art of Playmaking. He’s continued to refine his style and really hits the mark […]

Grieves Drops Fierce Instrumental-Heavy Record <i>Canopy</i>

Cover for Grieves album "Canopy" is a simple picture or leaves from a jungle plant.

Grieves Drops Fierce Instrumental-Heavy Record Canopy Canopy by Grieves By Sergio Demaala I think it’s safe to say that 2020 was a trip for us all. For the most part, we were isolated while being active members of society and basically prisoners of our own residences, leaving us in a state of internal reflection, whether […]

J. Esco Spins Grimy With Royal On Dope Album <i>Crown Me</i>

Cover of J. Esco EP "Crown Me" features a hand drawn roaring gorilla face with a crown worn on its head.

J. Esco Spins Grimy With Royal On Dope Album Crown Me By Shao Sosa One of Tacoma’s many nicknames is Grit City, a moniker pertaining to its blue-collar and hardnosed population.  However, if you were to look at the city’s history of Hip Hop, most of any kind of gritty or grimy sound in that […]

Bruce Leroy Strikes Gold On New EP <i>Minerals</i>

Cover for Bruce Leroy EP "Minerals" shows a classroom of high school aged teens in a class room.

Bruce Leroy Strikes Gold On New EP Minerals By Sergio Demaala It’s always nice when an artist can send you down rabbit holes with their art. I enjoy the feeling. The illustrious Minerals EP by Bruce Leroy is definitely a shining example of a project that can do so. Within a short run time of […]