Archive for the Hip-Hop Category
Recorded at a sold out Albert Hall in Manchester, England on October 5th 2017, the release documents DJ Shadow’s most ambitious, extensive worldwide tour yet. Shadow blasts through classics and more obscure cuts from his discography, among them “Midnight In A Perfect World,” “Nobody Speak,” and “Six Days“ – whilst surrounded by stunning […]
“Everybody’s been telling me what they think about me for the last few months,” Eminem says on his tenth album’s title track. “Maybe it’s time I tell them what I think about them.” Just eight months after the vulnerable Revival, Eminem has heard the doubts about his relevance and issues […]
Freddie Gibbs is a critically acclaimed artist that hails from Gary, IN. After creating noise in the 00’s online and generating a name for himself, he really broke out with his collaborative project, Pinata with beatsmith, Madlib.
The debut studio album by rapper XXXTentacion, 17 is available on vinyl. Experimenting with emo, indie and lo-fi sounds, 17 features the signles “Revenge” and “Jocelyn Flores.” With a guest appearance from Trippie Redd.
Cardi B’s explosive debut album, Invasion of Privacy is available exclusively at UO in 1960 limited units of translucent red vinyl. Brash, personal and vulnerable, Cardi brings her larger-than-life personality to every standout track. Featuring the singles “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It” with appearances from Migos, 21 Savage, Chance […]
This album is inspired by bits and pieces of Ethio-Jazz , Afrobeat , Highlife Spiritual Jazz and dusty funk 45’s. It’s where I’m at now and what has kept this mortal vehicle fueled. I tend to take different paths each musical outing but this one is for the long haul, […]
After showing off the giant golden replica of his head (both in person and on his album artwork), Travis Scott has released his new album Astroworld. Frank Ocean appears on “Carousel,” and Drake is featured on “Sicko Mode.” Migos’ Quavo and Takeoff appear on “Who? What!.” Pharrell Williams is credited […]
Prior to the album, West and Cudi enjoyed a strong relationship as close friends and musical allies since meeting in 2008, and expressed a desire to record a collaborative album. However, the album never materialized and the duo instead experienced brief fallings-out in 2013 and 2016. They reunited a year […]
Mac Miller has accomplished every goal he ever set for himself. At least that’s what the magazines say about the Pittsburgh kid, and they’re right enough. With his first album he became a grassroots rap megastar. With his second he bared his weird soul and was praised for it. His […]
Scorpion, his fifth studio album, isn’t entirely focused on the significance of fatherhood. Many of its 25 tracks are built around standard-issue Drake themes—the audacity of rappers who dare speak his name, the psychic toll associated with dating multiple beautiful women at once, people who use Instagram weirdly—and the hyper-topical […]
Stay Dangerous is the third studio album on 4Hunnid Records and Def Jam Recordings. The album features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Ty Dolla Sign, Quavo, Mozzy, Jay 305, Big Sean, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Nicki Minaj.
What do you get when you combine the best hip-hop producer in Boston with one of the best upcoming lyricists in NY? Well Done. This is an album couldn’t have a better fitting title, as it will surely fill the void hip-hop fans around the world have been yearning to […]
Australian rhythm-twister Shinji refers to his music as “eclectic hip-hop instrumentals with no regard for genre or tempo” and promises that he’ll “flip even the most obscure samples into soulful beats.” This modus operandi is evident in his debut long-player for the Cold Busted label, In Colour. Twelve captivating beat […]
Busta Rhymes’ massive third studio album (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front gets it’s first vinyl reissue since its original release back in 1999.
It has been a while since I’ve heard an album this easy to listen to. The Only Color That Matters Is Green is really the Pacewon album we’ve been waiting on for close to a decade. It’s fun, it’s basic, it just is what it is. No worrying about if […]
Originally hailing from Florida, Ghost McGrady headed out west and posted up in Koreatown, Los Angeles where neighbors and police frequently complained of a loud smell and an even louder stereo system blaring the wide spectrum of vivid sounds that would ultimately come to form the beats throughout this album. […]
Nickelus F’s latest album Stuck feels like a breakout moment for an artist whose already had several. His lucid storytelling has set him apart in recent years as an artist to watch in Richmond’s emerging hip hop underground, and Stuck is no different. It’s an introspective trip that deals with […]
MC/producer duo based out of Long Island, Grandmilly & Shozae, will release their debut full-length collaboration this summer via Stones Throw. Grandmilly (a rapper who was formerly of Raider Klan) has been quietly yet consistently putting out quality projects since 2012– most notably an EP with Bones and a 2015 […]
Humble Pi is a collaborative album from two NYC-based rappers, Homeboy Sandman and Edan. Homeboy Sandman is a flagship Stones Throw rapper and Edan is a revered cult hip hop producer and beatmaker. This is Edan’s highly anticipated return since 2005’s Beauty And The Beat.
Nicki Minaj to release her fourth studio album, Queen, on 8/10 via Cash Money Records / Republic Records. The album will include previously released tracks, “Chun-Li,” “Rich Sex,” and new track “Bed (feat. Ariana Grande).” Her current single “Chun-Li” is quickly approaching Top 5 airplay at Urban radio and recently […]