Step Brothers RAPstation Album Review

Step Brothers Lord Steppington Review By JaCasta Barber-Holmes Step Brothers' debut album Lord Steppington is a classically crafted hip-hop album by producer Alchemist and Dilated People's emcee Evidence. It was rumored to originally have come out early 2013, and although they made us wait, Step Brothers prove it was well worth it for the combination of their skills. Aside from for the third track "Byron G," which was solely produced by Evidence, Alchemist produced the whole album. The first track, "More Wins," starts the album off with a heavy drum kick and deep bass line countered by smooth lyrics that set it up. Their two styles are evident in this album as Evidence rhymes; "This is motion upping' poetry/ bullet in the chamber/ wait till they get a load of me." Alche

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Rilgood releases new video for Ghost In The Machine

VICE's "Brooklyn King of Nigeria" is back with a new visual interpretation for his latest single "Ghost In The Machine." Production for the track was provided by Dot Da Genius's HeadBanga Muzik Group's own Woodrow Skillson. The ghostly production finds Rilgood sharing a tale of a wise-man who's seen it all, and been through it all. You can find this track on Rilgood's latest 'Kingdom' mixtape that dropped last winter via Livemixtapes. Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUHg1cfehLs&hd=1 to check out Rilgood's "Ghost In The Machine" video. (The video was directed by Sean Phazes whose previous work includes Drake and King Krule)

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Exclusive: Sage Francis - The RAPstation Interview: Part 1

Sage Francis Interview: Part 1 By Kyle Eustice Providence, Rhode Island-based artist Sage Francis is never one to shy away from what he's thinking or feeling, and he'll gladly drag you right along for the ride. The independent hip-hop artist has been navigating a successful career since releasing his 2002 debut, Personal Journals. Armed with a penchant for crafting highly intelligible and spoken word-style lyrics, he's considered one of the best in the field. Although still running his own label, Strange Famous Records, he's been relatively quiet since 2010's L(I)fe, but put out a new mix tape called Sick to Death on December 12, 2013. Most recently, he released a video for the single, "Blue," which takes a deep dive into the psychology of war and being a

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Willie The Kid & Bronze Nazareth join forces for new album

Willie The Kid and Bronze Nazareth have collaborated on a musical effort of grandiose proportions. Appropriately entitled 'The Living Daylights' the LP is a 13-track venture containing the earthy and whimsical sound of Bronze's production and the colorfully complex wizardry of Willie The Kid's literary prose and also includes stand-out features from Roc Marciano, Sean Price, Boldy James and more. The collaboration is seemingly long over due as both Willie The Kid and Bronze Nazareth are natives of Grand Rapids, MI (the second largest city in the state). Finally, they match wits on a musical landscape which blends the new age, boom-bap sample driven production from Bronze Nazareth's legendary Wu-Tang Clan infused sound; with the vibrant and refreshingly intricate disposition of Willie

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Exclusive: Wara From the NBHD - The RAPstation Interview

Exclusive: Wara From the NBHD - The RAPstation Interview By Dean Van Nguyen Taking a giant step away from the huge cluster of mixtapes dropped last year by young rappers all eager to section off their own corner of hip-hop, Wara From the NBHD's ambitious project Ill Street Blues was less an unorganized collection of tracks, skits and scattered verses, and more a fully-formed day-in-the-life of the young MC and a window into his daily grind. Cinematic in its presentation, Wara proves an absorbing protagonist, inviting listeners to witness the good, bad and occasionally unsightly side of his existence, from flashy depictions of youthful energy ("Top of the World") to domestic disputes ("The Ill Street Blues"), tales of drug pushing ("Drug Traffic") and the welcome distractio

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AWKWORD releases new World View album

NYC Rapper, Activist and Sociologist AWKWORD has come together with DJBooth and The Morgan Stanley Foundation to bring listeners his long-awaited studio album, World View. Five years in the making, the 19-track LP has been described by the artist as "the first-ever 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project." All proceeds are being donated to Guns 4 Cameras, a 501c3 nonprofit working to stop gun violence. Eight countries -- and five continents -- are represented on the album, already being called "a home run". Guests on the project include Joell Ortiz, KRS-One, Dug Infinite, Sean Price, Slug (of Atmosphere), Chino XL, Mista Lawnge, The Kid Daytona, Jasiri X, ILL BILL, Wordsmith, Jasiri X, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Punchline, Beretta 9 (of Killarmy), Viro The Virus (RIP) and REKS. Producers o

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