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This Week in Hype: Comedy Rap, Poop & More With Open Mike Eagle

Welcome to another episode of the "This Week in Hype" podcast. I'm not saying you have to listen, I'm just saying don't be surprised if you get to heaven and discover god is a huge fan. This week, I basically dump a...

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Is Lil Wayne’s “Krazy” Dope, or Am I on Crazy Pills?

With some exceptions, most notably on "No Ceilings", it's been a steady decline for Lil Wayne since the "Carter III" days. There was a time when "is Wayne the best rapper alive?" was a serious question, but his name hasn't...

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Rap Quiz: The All-Emoji Edition

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well, that must mean an emoji is worth a million! I mean sometimes, the English language doesn't cut it; I need a picture to properly convey just how I'm feeling or what I am...

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You Should Definitely Quit Rap

There aren't many people who have devoted more time to discussing what life is like - truly like - for artists fighting to establish a career in the age of the internet than me, mostly because I spend every day fighting to...

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The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: Pete Wentz

Way.....way....way....back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up until the last episode in July of 2011, the Rosenthal brothers and...

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Real Recognize Real: Hoodie Allen on Outkast, Superhero Music & More

Sometimes it can feel like artists move through the world in their own bubble, orbiting around each other but never touching, especially in hip-hop when biting and copying is a cardinal sin. But the truth is, music isn't made...

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If You Could Sign to Any Label, Who Are You Signing With?

If you are on this site, reading this right now, you're probably either a rapper, or you've thought about being a rapper. I know I have. The only thing holding me back is that little thing called skill, but if it weren't...

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A Musical Tour Through Nashville (aka More Than Just Country)

Does the South run New York? East coast, or west coast? Where is that new big rapper from? Drake's from Canada, so why is he rooting for the Yankees? Hip-hop has a borderline unhealthy obsession with geography; more so than...

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[UPDATE] MajorStage Present: Kris Kasanova Live in NYC (Powered by The DJBooth)

New York, NY -- On Wednesday, June 18, Brooklyn buzzmaker Kris Kasanova killed the stage at East Village venue Drom. Presented by MajorStage in partnership with The DJBooth, the event was a great success, with NYC hip-hop...

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Tour Buses & Titty Signings: Life With Rittz on the OD Tour

Concert reviews are a lot like that epic party that you missed. It never sounds as good the day after, and really, unless you were there, you just don't have the same experience. Hearing about how Action Bronson scrapped with...

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An Indie Industry: Torae on the Realities of Making Hip-Hop Money

Ever since the inaugural inception of the recording business as we know it amongst the bustling streets of New York City in the early 1900s, a rather one-sided power dynamic distancing a small set of major record label...

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Bad Speakers & Headphones Are Ruining Music, Win Good Ones From Razer

I can barely remember what I had for dinner yesterday, but I vividly remember the first time I heard E-40. It was an audio epiphany. Growing up on the east coast as a stereotypical rap nerd, if the music didn't have DJ...

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