I first heard of Two-9 when they were at Big K.R.I.T.’s concert at the Howard Theater some years back. Thanks to the magic of the internet, I was able to see some of their performance (since I missed the concert due to family issues). They were dope, and I wanted more. So, they gave their […]Read more
SOTBMusic: Is There One "True" Hip-Hop Sound Anymore?
In this piece, I discuss the follies of holding onto one sound in hip-hop. Additionally, I argue that all rap, even the trash, has its place within the genre. This will probably offend some of you, but I’m okay with that. I’d rather have my real opinions out there than to front about it all. […]Read more
New Music: @Gucci1017 x @1Future – Free Bricks 2 (Zone 6 Edition)
So…Gucci and Future linked up for an EP. It’s exactly what you’d expect from an EP from Gucci and Future. If you fuck with Gucci and Future teaming up to drop shit, you’re gonna like it. If you needed a follow-up to the first Free Bricks project, you’re gonna like it. If you like trap rap […]Read more
New SOTBMusic Visuals: @Drake x @21Savage – "Sneakin’"
New visuals from Drake and 21 Savage. Love the old-school DIY feel on it, as it gives the song a grittier feel. If you’re in the need for some DIY circa 1995 visuals and a lot of twerking women, this is the video for you. Song-wise, since I didn’t cover it when it first dropped, […]Read more
New Music: @bigflock187 – The Great Depression
I don’t even need 300 words for this project. I’ll sum it up in three: this shit goes. Featuring guest appearances from everyone from 21 Savage on “Black KKK” (featured on the site yesterday) to Visto, the project feels distinctly D.C. while still not being pigeonholed within some of the stereotypes (unfairly) held against rappers […]Read more
New Music: @Jeezy – Trap or Die 3 in 300 Words or Less
Jeezy returns with the newest Trap or Die sequel. Now, I’m always against making “sequel albums,” unless there’s a growth within the projects. For instance, my DAR compatriot True God. He’s done three Soul Revival albums, and each one shows growth and evolution within the narrative.Trap of Die 3 is kind of a middle-of-the-road type of album […]Read more