Author Archives: LG

NEW VIDEO: Vinnie Paz “The Oracle”
By LG |

Sometimes you just need some gritty music in your life. Vinnie Paz delivers exactly what the doctor orded with this one.

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NEW MUSIC: Pure Genius “Beez Handicap’t”
By LG |

Pure Genius talks about his stump too much. There, I said it. This is his latest offering, which ALSO takes a self inflicted jab at his handicap.

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NEW MUSIC: Young Ju “Dreams”
By LG |

Young Ju is definitely channeling Drake with his latest, but still ends up sounding better. Young Ju has the best time to break through right now. All the artists that sound like him are getting some major love.

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NEW VIDEO: Komrade ft. Merkules “Demons On My Back”
By LG |

Even though it’s a tad depressing, Komrade (of the Brothers Grim) drops a decent video for “Demons On My Back”. It takes a deep look into the woes of Komrade and raps it in a slightly accessible package.

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LG’s W.T.F. “Learn The Words”
By LG |

I’ve been watching music videos for as long as I could remember. I’ve been a journalist for 5 years, and a music journalist for 1 of those years. I know a thing or two about what makes a good video. Not knowing your words isn’t one of them.

Please tell me what possessed y’all to think it was okay to release videos in which YOU, as the artist, can’t rap your own words!? And lets just say that take, you messed up. It happens. Why use that take!? Why not do it over, and film yourself, you know – actually knowing your song. Music videos are supposed to take your music to the next level. How do you expect to do that when you clearly don’t know the words? It totally takes me out of whatever you have going on in the video, to wonder about why you can’t learn your song. Have you ever seen Em, or Jeezy, or Jay put out a video in which they didn’t know the words!? No. It doesn’t happen. So stop being okay with being mediocre at best.

WTF.

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NEW VIDEO: Lil Tweezii “Keep It Trill”
By LG |

I’m quite unsure as to what this is. It’s not a music video. Lil Tweezii bounces around for three minutes, mouthing something that isn’t the words to his song. So I don’t understand why you film a video in the first place.

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NEW MUSIC: Mic Bratsis “Just A Week Ago”
By LG |

Mic Bratsis churns out a dope club track here. The star power lies in it’s production though, Mic serves as it’s supporting actor.

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NEW MUSIC: K-Beat “Missed Calls”
By LG |

Wow. K-Beat is showing some serious improvement. I feel as if he’s finally honing in on style. THIS is the music that fits him. As long as he works on his delivery a bit, he’s golden. I’m very impressed with his last two tracks.

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NEW MUSIC: K-Beat “Can’t Stop Me”
By LG |

K-Beat drops his 7th weekly track, and kills it. This is probably the best I’ve heard him. His style may be a little off-beat, but that’s just it….he’s on his K-Beat.

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NEW MUSIC: Pure Genius “Knuck If You Buck”
By LG |

Wow. Where did Pure Genius find this instrumental? He hops on the oldie but goodie, and holds his own. He still remains one of the most underrated on our site.

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  • What’s Your Name?

    Who are you? Really. Ask yourself that. The first step to making a presence is knowing who you are. The one thing that should always be consistent throughout your brand, (yes, you are a brand), is your name. Occasional name changes aside, your name always be the same. But when upcoming rapper, let’s call him “Kid Magic”, releases new music and his YouTube account calls him “K.I.D. Magic”, song title calls him “KidMagic”, Twitter calls him “Kiidd Magic”, and so on and so forth, how are his fans supposed to connect to his brand?
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