Insomniac’s Weekly Top Ten: Don’t Sleep On These New Releases
It's Super Bowl Sunday. You've got a nice spread, a six-pack, and your big screen TV ready to go...Then it hits you...You forgot the most important thing of all...INSOMNIAC'S WEEKLY TOP TEN! Yeah, it might be game time. But when it comes to droppin' serious heat, the artists below ain't playin!!!
1) Choosing STATIK SELEKTAH's latest gem, "The Curve," for the #1 slot was a no-brainer. First off, you have flawless, hardcore tag team action from brothers-in-rhyme, WESTSIDE GUNN & CONWAY, followed by a barrage of meticulously-crafted bars from YOUR OLD DROOG and a savage, powerhouse turn from TERMANOLOGY as he ...
Shay D is a breath of fresh air in Hip Hop
Lyrically gifted, conscious minded, feminist, and activist are all relevant ways to describe Shay D, however, dope emcee is our preferred phrase for this London-based Hip Hop artist. We don't need to convince you; we'll let her delivery and potent lexicon be the proof. Check it-
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Rebel music heroes strike again: Public Enemy’s “Man Plans God Laughs”
The Hip Hop gods are smiling on us. One of the most influential groups in music history is dropping a new album. Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, the incredible DJ Lord and the crew are bringing the noise once again with "Man Plans God Laughs."
Public Enemy never ceases to create and innovate. Beyond their impact during Hip Hop's golden era, decades later, their presence continues to resonate with fans around the planet. In 2013, the iconic masters of rebel music were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is just one of many distinctions that have further solidified the ...
Are You Hip Hop?
You can’t be Hip Hop by wearing diamonds in your mouth. Hip Hop won’t be found in a Bently or an Aston Martin. Wearing brand names like Roca Wear, LRG, or Sean Jean won’t make you anymore a part of Hip Hop than rocking gear from Russell Simmons' American Classics brand at Wal-Mart. Lingo, slang, swagger, jewelry, playing car jacking themed video games or even DJ Hero, won't make you anymore Hip Hop than spitting fire (rapping) will make you legit. It's ironic that today's so called “Hip Hop heads” rely on corporate entities and brands to tell them what ...
Novaj Flame returns to the raw with this new Superstar Beats produced banger. When the lyricist steps to the mic and destroys the competition he’ll scan the battered bodies across the room, smirk, then ask them, “Where’s Ya Saviour?” Lord have mercy!
Are you ready for new Meek Mill & more Drake dis tracks?…or are you ready for the disgruntled lyricist to just sweep all that ish under the rug, accept his L and move on? However you feel about the situation, one thing we can say for sure is that the new joints on his “4/4” EP ain’t half bad. As a matter of fact they pack just enough ammo to hold us over until the album drops. Take a listen…
While we’re at it, check out Meek’s video for “The Trillest.”
To celebrate the life of Twin Cities producer, Ryan “Saint Paul Love” Ogle(who passed away September 2015), deM atlas has helped to put together & will be performing at The Legacy Of Love show at The Icehouse January 19th. He also unveiled a demo recorded over one of the late producer’s beats called “Boplicity.” Take a listen to the dope joint now!
Stro reps BK to the fullest, proving once again that true lyricism isn’t dead with his new “Best By Far” mixtape & the video for his freestyle to a Main Source classic – “Live At The BBQ ’16.” Check out the action below.