Exclusive: Homeboy Sandman - The RAPstation Interview

Homeboy Sandman might be the hardest working man in Hip Hop. Since 2007 he has released 9 albums and EPs as well as more features than I can count. He just released his second EP this year, "All That I Hold Dear" on Stones Throw records and is currently touring the U.S. with Open Mike Eagle and Mega Ran on the Dear Hunter tour. He's one of the most humble MCs in the game, more concerned with pushing Hip Hop's limits than selling the most records. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him on Hip Hop's 40th birthday in Columbus, Oh to discuss everything from what inspires his music to our mutual love of The Roots and Madonna. Lord Kel: First of all, welcome to Ohio. I know you were here the other night. Homeboy Sandman: Thank you. I was in Yellow Springs yesterday. LK:

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Siah releases new EP for free download

Muncie, IN native Siah, also known as Siah Soze blesses the Hip-Hop community with the 2013 release of his FreEP "10:13". The EP features eight tracks with 2 additional bonus cuts and includes guest appearances from the likes of Bizzy Bone, Kurupt of The Dogg Pound, Canibus, Indy's own M-Eighty, Nino Graye and fellow Kutthroat member Whitehead. Siah's history on the Indy music scene is very thorough in both the realms of on and off stage as Siah was a former member of both The Kutthroatz (2006) and the Iron Workers Guild (2008) better known as I.W.G. Siah also released his debut solo album "Organized Rhyme" hosted and produced by legendary beatmaker Domingo in 2009 to critical acclaim throughout Indiana and the USA. He has also shared stages throughout the Midwest with the likes

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An open letter from Gummy Soul co-founder

A Message From Gummy Soul Co-Founder, Bizarre Tribe/Fela Soul Creator, Amerigo Gazaway Friends, Regrettably, I am no longer affiliated with Gummy Soul. Through all the highs and lows, it has been a great run and I wish my former colleagues nothing but the best. With your help, we built something far exceeding our expectations and for that, I thank all of you. Watching Gummy Soul grow from our early radio show days to an active independent label has been an invaluable experience. However, the label's rapid growth has increasingly cut into the time I have to do what I love most: create music. While indie artists today have more avenues than ever to share and expose their music, it is considerably more difficult for us to make a living from it. Because of this, it is no lo

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Eternia returns after two year hiatus with new video

Eternia returns after a two year 'hiatus' with an epic verse. Unloading a hailstorm of questions pointed at herself, God, her family, her friends, and her very purpose, 'Final Offering' tackles the lows of life, a topic most people avoid with repression and distractions. Eternia dives in, unafraid to reveal her insecurities and self doubt while challenging the very tenets of faith and foundation of family that she was raised on. She is joined by pHoenix Pagliacci, a burgeoning triple-threat in the Canadian music scene, who soars on the track with a poignant reminder to Eternia, and anyone else who is experiencing similar lows, of what "Hii Power" really is. Director Alex Narvaez (AKA: The Can Con Don) contributes a docu-style moving landscape to the raw vulnerability of Eternia's de

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Akir drops new single with Immortal Technique

For Akir, words aren't just words - they're credos, rallying cries; a way of life. His name, for example, is an acronym for "Always Keep It Real" has zero to do with tired rap cliches, or a small-minded view of what rap is and can be. Akir's trademark raspy flow, his intricate nonstop rhyme patterns and his ear for soulful, dramatic beats (many of them self-produced) aren't some gangster fantasy and if there is one thing that comes across in Akir's music - it's real life. 2013 finds Akir bringing the spotlight back to music with his new forthcoming LP The Plan; which will be released on 9-26-0213 via Viper Records and again, words aren't just words and his album title is not just an album title. "The Plan is just that" Akir states, "my map for a musical journey on the way to beco

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Exclusive: The Grouch - The RAPstation Interview

Cory Scoffern slowly saunters up to the stage on a hot summer day in (of all places) Council Bluffs, Iowa. As the crowd cheers, he seems at home. When he's on the mic, he spits out his lyrics in such a way that he makes it look easy. Better known as "The Grouch," Scoffern has been a part of the California-based, underground hip-hop collective, The Living Legends, since 1996. After multiple studio albums including 2004's Creative Differences and 2008's The Gathering, The Grouch announced a hiatus from the group in June 2012. However, he has gone on to collaborate with fellow Living Legend Eligh Nachowitz numerous times under the name "G&E." In fact, Eligh was one step behind him as The Grouch took the stage last weekend. The pair is getting ready to release their fol

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