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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 »

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