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Editor-In-Chief - Justin Ivey is the Editor-In-Chief at and has been with the site since 2009, when he began working as a summer intern. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Justin is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He has previously written for such outlets as Complex,, SoulCulture and The Well Versed and is currently a contributor at, Knockout Nation and DIG Baton Rouge.

Marcel P. Black: Black Collar [Album Stream]


Baton Rouge emcee Marcel P. Black delivers his long awaited Black Collar album and it’s some of his best work to date.  The LP features no guests, but boasts production by the likes of Prospek, That Purple Bastard, J Filly, CZA and Klassick Beats. “This album is a reflection of the everyday person working to take of his/her family and do something for the community,” says Marcel. You can stream the entire album below and cop it for just $7. If you’re like me and still like to purchase CDs, physical copies will be available via Marcel’s Bandcamp very soon. Enjoy! Black Collar by Marcel P. Black Read More »

CunninLynguists, The Grouch & Eligh: The WinterFire EP


CunninLynguists will be hitting the road with The Grouch & Eligh in a few weeks as part of the annual How The Grouch Stole Christmas tour. The indie stalwarts give fans a special gift in preparation of the tour as the Deacon, Kno & Natti joined forces with the Living Legends duo for a new EP titled The WinterFire. The EP, produced entirely by Kno, makes for a dope side project that both CunninLynguists and G&E fans are sure to enjoy. Tracklist & link/stream are below. The WinterFire EP by The Grouch x Eligh x CunninLynguists Read More »

6 Demon Bag (D-Risha & That Purple Bastard): GIALLO EP


It’s Halloween and that means 6 Demon Bag is here to celebrate with the release of their new EP titled GIALLO. D-Risha & That Purple Bastard’s latest collaboration sees the duo embracing the style of such artists as the Gravediggaz & Three 6 Mafia for their own brand of horrorcore. The concept behind GIALLO is inspired by the Italian horror film genre of the same name and seeks to bring that imagery into the music. The Houston duo’s 6 track EP is produced entirely by That Purple Bastard and features guest appearances by Hollywood FLOSS, Kidd The Great, John Dew, Rob Gullatte, Onehunnidt, Fullmetal F Dot & Noon. You can cop 6 Demon Bag’s project for just $6 digitally or grab a special deluxe edition cassette with movie poster for $18. Tracklist & stream are below. And if you haven’t already, make sure you check out D-Risha’s horror movie recommendations for Halloween as part of our new Rapper Reviews feature! GIALLO by 6 Demon Bag Read More »

Deniro Farrar: Rebirth Intro [Music Video]

As he finishes up the last leg of his Bow Down tour with Denzel Curry, Deniro Farrar drops this new video for his song “Rebirth Intro.” If you haven’t heard the North Carolina emcee’s excellent Rebirth EP, change that ASAP and cop it now on iTunes. Read More »

Doobie Brothaz (Jackie Chain & ST 2 Lettaz): Crave U [Music Video]

The long awaited ST 2 Lettaz and Jackie Chain collaboration album Stoners Girls Rock is finally set to be released. The Alabama duo known as the Doobie Brothaz gets you ready for the LP with this music video for their single “Crave U” produced by the Block Beattaz. The track is a new twist in style from everyone involved, but it turns out well. Make sure you grab Stone Girls Rock when it arrives on iTunes. Read More »

Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels 2


It’s here! Killer Mike & El-P deliver the goods a few days early as the heavily anticipated Run The Jewels 2 is available now as a free download. Don’t forget that this new Run The Jewels album will also be released commercially on Mass Appeal Records, so you can support monetarily on October 27th when it arrives in stores. Tracklist & link are below. 1. Jeopardy 2. Oh My Darling Don’t Cry 3. Blockbuster Night Part 1 4. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (feat. Zack de la Rocha) 5. All My Life 6. Lie, Cheat, Steal 7. Early (feat. BOOTS) 8. All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker) 9. Love Again (Akinyele Back) (feat. Gangsta Boo) 10. Crown (feat. Diane Coffee) 11. Angel Duster DOWNLOAD Read More »

6 Demon Bag (D-Risha & That Purple Bastard): The Last Man (feat Kidd The Great)


6 Demon Bag, comprised of emcee D-Risha and producer That Purple Bastard, provides our first glimpse at their upcoming collaborative EP with the single “The Last Man” featuring fellow Houston native Kidd The Great. The duo’s GIALLO EP is scheduled to drop on Halloween, a fitting release date considering the horrorcore vibe of the project. And before GIALLO drops, we’ve got an exclusive feature with D-Risha on the way that’ll get you prepped for Halloween and the new project! GIALLO by 6 Demon Bag Read More »

Uzi: Crank Up The Volume [prod by Markilla Beats]


We introduced you to Uzi last month, and the Florida emcee continues to drop some fresh tracks with his latest entry “Crank Up The Volume” produced by Markilla Beats. As you may surmise from the song title, this one’s a high energy anthem that’s sure to get you moving. The track will appear on Uzi’s album Riot Control, which is coming soon. Read More »

Supreme Ace: Just A Dream [Music Video]

Here’s quality Hip Hop out of Colorado as Denver emcee Supreme Ace delivers a smooth track titled “Just A Dream” with some accompanying visuals. If you’re digging the song, you can find it and more on Ace’s new mixtape Champion which you can download here. Read More »

Scotty ATL: Spaghetti Junction


Scotty ATL’s new mixtape Spaghetti Junction has finally arrived and it’s some of his best work yet. The Atlanta emcee’s latest project is also a star-studded affair with guests like Bun B, Starlito, Big Gipp, B.o.B, IamSu! and the late Doe B appearing along with production contributions by DJ Toomp, DJ Burn One, Sean C & LV, Childish Major and KE On The Track. Tracklist & link/stream are below. Read More »

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