Gucci Mane: Mixtapes Saved My Career

Back to the Trap House debuted in 2007 at No. 57 on Billboard’s “Top 200,” selling fewer than 32,000 copies in its first week. My major-label debut was a dud. I knew those beats were not suited to my style. I’d taken too much outside advice. I should have stood up …

Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Classic Rock Now

This weekend saw the launch the second annual Meadows Music Festival in Queens by Citi Field. Founders Entertainment, the production and promotion company also responsible for the city’s annual Randall’s Island summer bash Governors Ball, has approached the business adding to New York’s annual festival load very carefully. By nudging …

Fiyah Marshall And Jadakiss – Summer Love

Fiyah Marshall And Jadakiss – Summer Love Fiyah Marshall And Jadakiss links up to drop a crazy joint called “Summer Love.” This track is super crazy and the sound is super awesome. This is one those songs that you will listen to then go drop the top on the whip …

How a Hit Rap Song Happens Now

In this, the year hip-hop won the music business, one its defining hits was released more or less by mistake. Back in February, Lil Uzi Vert, a charismatic, septum-pierced 23-year-old rapper out Philadelphia who’d become internet famous with a frenetic outpouring digital singles, EPs, and mixtapes, was on his first …

Sam Hunt’s Crossover Country Has a Massive Cult Following

Unless you’re a country fan or a chart nerd, there’s a fair chance Sam Hunt is the biggest star you’re not listening to. His 2014 debut album Montevallo was a perfect slice crossover country-pop that ruffled traditional fans’ feathers in its embrace hip-hop values and pop production without falling prey …

[NEW VIDEO] Dame Dilla "Chop"

Chitown’s Dame Dilla returns fresh f his summer hit “Momma’s House” with a new banger for the 4th quarter. “Chop” is a bass-heavy banger that’s sure to be rattling your speakers this fall. Enjoy!

Introducing The Intimate Bedroom Rock of Soccer Mommy

There’s a kind a cliché about the kids who go to college in New York City — that while their pals in Ann Arbor and South Bend are content to fumble through four years sloppily drunken coming–age-stuff, these eager young achievers have put themselves on an accelerated track. Their partying …

The Imperfect Innovation of Kanye West’s Graduation

Graduation, which turns ten today, probably isn’t the worst Kanye West LP, but even if it were, that would hardly be cause for shame. In keeping with its title, Kanye’s third album puts on a weird costume and participates in a ceremonious procession, but behind the ordered facade something disheveled …

Summer Ends a new beginning…

I’m a C.E.O at www.Hoodmedia.nyc and I must admit as the site is on the come up my team and I were able to experience an incredible summer. My daughter (whom you’ll more very shortly) and her bf ventured down to ATL for the 4th annual NEW YORK WEEKEND where …