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General Steele Interview: Thoughts on New President and Modern Hip-hop

Esteemed by Public Enemy's Chuck D as one of the best interview conductors in hip-hop, Tim Einenkel recently sat down with Smif-N-Wessun's General Steele, inquiring particularly about the emcee's thoughts regarding the recent Trump election and modern-day Hip-hop.

In regard to the new president, Tim asked the veteran rapper if he perceived hip-hop (music and culture) would look different under the newly-elected administration, to which Steele responded:

I do. I think so. I think that right now, people are crazy. The fact that we have a kind of crazy president, it reflects where America is at as a people right now. People are confused and probably a little bit afraid...

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Dave Dar Spreading Good Vibes With New “I Am” Video

For those looking for good vibes, fresh inspiration, and fresher visuals—literally—Dave Dar just released the perfect tune, complete with a beach-backdropped video.

Esteemed as the “Go To Artist” for the likes of Kanye West, Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, and The Roots, Dave Dar's unrivaled work ethic and pristine ambition to spread positivity imposes a refreshing wave of new sounds and feel-good mannerisms, with it's latest addition manifest in the form of his newest single, “I Am”.

Backdropped with gentle beachfronts and crisp, summer-feel filters, the visuals portray Dar acting as father figure, delivering heartfelt encouragement through baritone rhymes, “Connected to a higher power/ Plugged in with the magic of a f

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RAPstation Exclusive Interview Pt. II: Hi-Tone

On Wednesday, December 7, rapper and tattoo artist Hi-Tone made the announcement he had sold out the Constellation Room at the Los Angeles venue, The Observatory, on December 22, a huge milestone for the California native. For the show, he will perform his latest album, No Xanax Needed, in its entirety, which is his most personal project to date. In Part I of the RAPstation interview, Hi-Tone talked about his origins and the new album, but in Part II, he digs beneath the surface to discuss the unbearable pain he was feeling while trapped in addiction and a seemingly endless cycle of depression. He also talks about what he has coming up in the near future and his commitment to hard work. 

 

 

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Happy Birthday, Yasiin Bey!

This day in Hip-hop celebrates the birth day of rap icon, Yasiin Bey.

Although the prominent figure of rap music's conscious brand recently announced his impending retirement, the artist formerly known as Mos Def has had a phenomenal run in the industry, from his memorable feat alongside fellow Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli under their Black Star moniker, to his insurrection as Yasiin Bey and the critically-acclaimed content that entailed the entirety of his career.

Regardless of names or personas, his discography speaks greatness in itself, listing albums such as his groundbreaking 1999 solo debut album Black on Both Sides, to the ones that followed, The New Danger,

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Aux Cord Porn Debut with “To The Good Life” ft. Kxng Crooked

Bringing only the best of Vegas rap and EDM, Aux Cord Porn just dropped their debut EP, rallying alongside fellow COB and Shady Records confidante, Kxng Crooked.

To The Good Life embodies the progressive minds of members MCDC, J Almighty, Slim Sav, and DJ Tramba, ever expanding their growing fan base through their arsenal of fresh, innovative, and simply feel-good sounds. The EP features its title track in four different renditions, which includes a trap mix and one featuring veteran emcee, Kxng Crooked.

Regardless of preferences, Aux Cord Porn falls nothing short of their ambitious, genre-defying ambiance. From it's classic, hard-hitting lines to simply the contagious aura weaved with each track, To The Good Life presents a promi

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“Exit Thru The Gift” featuring Evidence, Teaser for Oh No & Tristate's Forthcoming Album

Oh No & Tristate tease their forthcoming project with their latest released single, “Exit Thru The Gift Shop” featuring Evidence.

The single initially debuted via exclusive Mass Appeal premiere, which featured super producer Oh No stir up some hype about the upcoming collective with LA's own Tristate team, entitled 3 Dimensional Prescriptions, “Everyone is going to be pleasantly surprised by the approach Tristate and I took with carving this album out. It's a complete album, one you can listen to from start to finish.”

Oh No's spent a good deal making a name for himself in hip-hop underground, being one among few producers striving for complete collaborative albums with other artists

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