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Royce Da 5'9 Blacks Out on 10 Minute Funk Flex Freestyle

Royce Da 5'9 Blacks Out on 10 Minute Funk Flex Freestyle


2018 is looking like the return of real emcees dropping epic freestyles and let's just go ahead and salute Black Thought for bringing the energy back. Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier are currently rolling out their next collaboration album, Prhyme 2, which will be available next Friday. The story goes that Funk Flex awoke Royce out of his sleep to come and rap at Hot 97, and resulted in a barrage of crazy metaphors & potentially offensive punchlines...


New Music and Video from Bishop Nehru - Rooftops

New Music and Video from Bishop Nehru - Rooftops


So-called "underground Hip-Hop" fans probably remember Bishop Nehru from 2013 when he released his debut project Nehruvia at the age of 16, helping to serve as one of the revivalists of NY rap and being part of the Beast Coast Movement. Since then, he's released 4 more projects and has collaborated heavily with his mentor MF DOOM. Now with his forthcoming project "Elevators: Act I & II" on the way, Bishop has just liberated his latest music video "Rooftops." 

The song itself is very jazzy, definitely reminiscent...


Artist To Watch: Kemba - No You Ain't

Artist To Watch: Kemba - No You Ain't


Let's just go ahead and call a spade for what it is: the Bronx is definitely producing some of today's hottest artists. Whether you want to look at the impact of Cardi B, the viral nature of A Boogie With The Hoodie, the resurgence of Remy Ma, or the young and independents like Denzil Porter, Prince Wiser and Kemba (and more) - you have to give credit where it's due. Kemba came on the scene years ago under the name YC The...


Cocoa Sarai Doesn't Want to Meet Your Parents

Cocoa Sarai Doesn't Want to Meet Your Parents

     

Brooklyn, NY singer/songwriter Cocoa Sarai has been making real waves in the music industry for quite a few years now and her new video "Wait a Minute" feels like something major is definitely on the horizon. The song is based on the 19th century Feminist movement and she's identifying it as the "new national anthem for independent women everywhere." Some very strong words from a very focused artist!

The video showcases Cocoa feeling very comfortable within her own skin, liberating herself from the constraints...