EP Review: Big K.R.I.T. – Week Of K.R.I.T. [@bigkrit #weekofKRIT @reginathepen]


Big K.R.I.T. – Week Of K.R.I.T. Self-Released; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.5 out of 5 DOWNLOAD: Audiomack Big K.R.I.T. will forever be married to making southern rap music that bubbles and pops, and that’s perfectly fine. While others in his class may create southern rap music due to its poverish nature and societal […]

On Black Friday & The True Meaning Of Giving


Words: The Egyptian One It’s freezing outside, and winter is officially here.  Thanksgiving is tomorrow. You know what that means?  No, not family time, or copious amounts of tryptophan consumption. It’s Black Friday. The one day of the year, where stores are open overnight and it’s socially acceptable to literally camp out in a tent […]

Album Review: Earl Sweatshirt – Doris [@earlxsweat]


Earl Sweatshirt – Doris Odd Future Records; 2013 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon Earl Sweatshirt is his alias. Since OFWGKTA rose out of the depths of YouTube fame, to global popularity, Earl became an icon after the shock value of his “Earl” video left teens across the […]

The Swishahouse Panel Through The Eyes Of OneHunnidt


Last night, Swishahouse held a panel discussing their legacy in Houston, their upcoming documentary and their SXSW showcase promoting the House from past to present. While most often find themselves enjoying what we have to offer, we lent the mic to noted rapper OneHunnidt to offer his first hand experience of the panel itself and […]

Block Reportin 101: Police Brutality Documentary Screening Re-Cap

On Wednesday, February 22nd, I had the pleasure of attending JR Valrey’s viewing of his newest documentary, Block Reportin 101, which focused on branding awareness regarding the epidemic of police brutality plaguing the streets of Oakland, CA and other cities alike. JR is an Oakland native, community activist, radio host, author, and documentary filmmaker making his […]

Lebron James Talks Kicks & Kids Direct From All-Star Game

Sports Rapp Live is in Orlando for All Star Weekend ’12 to cover all the events in sports sounds & sneakers. LeBron James made an appearance at House of Hoops Orlando. He discusses coming out of high school and the work it took to get to elite level in the best professional basketball league in […]

Checks & Balances: Why Magazine Editors Shouldn’t Hosts Mixtapes

Ed. Note: Taking a stance on the news that Rick Ross’ upcoming mixtape will be hosted by XXL’s own Shaheem Reid, Mehka King director of the upcoming documentary In The Mixx: DJ’s Doin’ Work decided on crafting an op-ed piece on the matter. While we understand the notion of a magazine itself hosting a tape […]

Event Recap: Hip-Hop Showdown @ Dean’s (11/30)

Hollywood FLOSS decided to do us a slight favor by covering the Hip-Hop Showdown at Dean’s last night. Once a newcomer cutting teeth at various showcases across the city, Floss has morphed into a one man do everything as an artist, self-promoter and host. Did we disregard his wishes? Not at all. As a matter […]

Rob Jay On Finding Success In Rap After Age 30

The idea that a rapper can find his creative zen past the age of 30 has been dolled around for quite a while now. We’ve placed age on a weird pedestal in hip-hop, slinging shots towards those who’ve paved the way that are now in their forties and fifties. Rob Jay, always one to be […]

P.O.V.: Marco Torres On His Five Favorite Photos

If you’re in and around Houston’s hip-hop concert scene, then you have either seen or been privileged to meet Marco Torres. The Houston native and freelance photographer for the Houston Press has been on the scene for numerous events and concerts around the city, most recently hitting Trae Tha Truth‘s Street King show at House […]