While rummaging through the vast virtual fields of the Internet for info on up-and-coming Latina MCs, one might feel a little discouraged. Browse through mixtape sites, specialized blogs, and music-matching services, and you might come up with very few .
Stemming from Harlem, East blew up after self-releasing his “Black Rose” mixtape in 2014, a project that proved his technical skills to be absolutely superior to his peers', and eventually earned the attention of hip - hop legend Nas, who went on to sign.
In the wake of that uncertainty rose a new model and a new era for the underground hip-hop world, one that would take ... business rose up and is dying down, while mixtape culture again re-imagines its own form and function. So are mixtapes finally dead.
Few musical arenas are as competitive as hip hop . Album sales, video budgets, cribs, cars, marquee features—the measuring sticks are endless. The mixtape is both one of the most important and one of the most intangible, a space where artists hustle to.
Lil Peep got his start fairly recently, uploading his first mixtape to SoundCloud back in 2015. He began to garner some attention ... reminiscent of emo or hardcore rock than traditional hip-hop, and that helped him collect a sizable, and still growing.
It’s a tellingly layered line, a self-aware yet boastful recognition of his dual social commentary and street narrative impulses presented in a highly condensed, poetic form — all things that are supremely evocative of hip-hop tradition. That’s.
Lil B has finally dropped his long-awaited mixtape “Black Ken.” First announced seven years ago, the album is what the enigmatic rapper calls his “first venture into hip hop ” and his “first official mixtape ,” although he has been putting music out for.
his third open heart surgery in 2015 as a direct result of drug use. Bliz Balboa and Av Murphy are longtime friends (since 1996). For the past 20 years, they have collaborated on numerous underground hip-hop mixtapes, albums and events. As teenagers they.
The enticing tempos that sway from the melodic “ Underground ” to the hard-hitting “Heaven's Gates” constantly keep the listener enthralled, rather than merely falling victim to the problem that many of his contemporaries face of utilizing the same.
The follow-up, 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly, was a dense, cerebral, jazzy, dazzling meditation on race in America that spawned one of the decade's most important songs, the Black Lives Matter anthem "Alright" – but no radio smashes. On his latest, this.
Anyone who's been a hip - hop fan for more than a minute starts studying the liner notes (or, these days, Wikipedia or DatPiff) to see which producers' names keep turning up of their favorite albums and mixtapes . ..... That same year, after producing.
Latin Grammys 2017: Watch the 5 Best Short Form Music Video Nominees. Latin 11/8/2017 ... First up was New York City's own Princess Nokia (né Destiny Frasqueri), the 25 year-old Afro-Boricua who has cemented her presence in the city's underground hip.
From his 2015 EP This Mixtape is Fire., "What's Your Name" sees Francis mix his screeching synths with a classic, Calvin Harris indisputable melody. It's funky-smooth hook works into a hard rising action and drops into some decidedly Francis-ian madness.
The Arizona Hip-Hop Festival has become an annual event that’s gotten bigger and more ambitious each year. For the second edition in 2015, Samuel and his company, local hip-hop promoter and label Respect the Underground ... and the AZ Mixtapes open.