With the first half of 2017 being in the books, we’ve had some of our current heavy hitters not only in music but in hip hop drop some pretty good albums this year. I love all kinds of music but hip hop and sports are like hand in hand. Every ball player wants to rap and every rapper wanted to play ball at some point. The thing that makes them synonymous is the spirit of competition. I want to not only be better than you I want to dominate the art form. Some of the best projects come from a
This past weekend the Broccoli City and Rolling Loud festivals ushered in Festival Season and provided a glimpse of the warm weather and good sounds that will be a part of the forthcoming months. Eyes are set on grand occasions like Lollapalooza and Hot 97 Summer Jam but for those who don’t like outdoors and crowds, arena concerts are heading to your city. 2016 served as the showcase for a number of dazzling tours such as The Bad Boy Family Reunion tour and the Drake and Future tag team of the Summer Sixteen tour. The Freebandz Gang leader will be
It’s Super Bowl week and all eyes are on NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Media days are being held, final practices are occurring, players are getting themselves right to play the game of their life. There’s a lot going on and a lot of personalities, celebrities and more in attendance. Going hand in hand as they commonly do is sports and hip-hop. Parties will be led by rappers and hip-hop figures, such as Drake’s four-night soiree at The Ballet in H-Town, and attended by your favorite ball players such as Odell Beckham Jr. It’s the one time of the year
The BET Hip-Hop Awards came and conquered social media and the music industry for the night. With a guest list that bought out hip-hop’s elite and performers that showcased the future of the genre is bright, the 2016 rap affair was memorable. Surrounding the cyphers, performances and the keys dropped by DJ Khaled was awards that celebrated the best in hip-hop over the past year. While the awards that were televised, like Kendrick Lamar’s victory for Lyricist of the Year and Chance the Rapper’s crowning of Best New Hip-Hop Artist, are appropriate, some of the non-televised options could have had
Everybody makes his or her mark on the summer knowing that it is a season that can make your year, maybe even your career. With releases, tours and more, it’s plenty of ways to run the summer but with summer sixteen it looked to be owned in advance by the man who coined the phrase, Drake. Could anybody take the pre-established crown from the OVO front man and own the summer? Check out our ranking of the top seven summer MVPs on the following page.
Just like the weather, the summer is defined by whatever song is the hottest. Artists schedule their releases around the year’s warm months and hope to make an impact that leaves them with defining career moments and memories of fans as the tracks age. The past has seen the likes of Jay Z and Future – who happen to do it again – own the summer and the scene has been a spot for newcomers to make their mark. Take a look on the following page to view who cracks the list as the top seven songs of Summer 16.