The Taste Test: Best Hip Hop Of The Week


As you may be aware, the hip hop genre has a non-stop influx of music released each week, and its very difficult to determine what’s worth your precious time. To help you out, The Taste Test is a new series here at TST where our team of experts find the best material released each week in a [...]

Drake Refrains From Making Common Diss Track


As tensions fizzle out from the Common/Drake beef, the latter solidified his position by declining to make a response track to Common’s scathing “Stay Schemin’” remix. This information was confirmed during an interview with Nah Right at the video shoot for an upcoming visual for his collaboration with The Weeknd “The Zone”. He responded to [...]

Birdman Speaks On Drake and Common Beef (Video)


Birdman is taking an interesting approach in the Common vs Drake feud. While he says that it’s Drake or nothing, he’s also stated that Young Money doesn’t make money off feuds so they won’t  get involved in the war with words. Still, Drake is family to him and they support any decision he makes. Wonder will [...]

Common Fires Back At Drake With “Stay Schemin (Remix)”


Tensions between Common and Drake escalated a few weeks ago when the latter openly called out the former for a subliminal diss via “Sweet” off Common’s critically acclaimed The Dreamer/The Believer LP. Now embracing the situation, Common goes all out and attempts a character assassination on this remix of Rick Ross’ “Stay Schemin”, which also [...]

Watch: Common – “Raw (How You Like It)”


Today Common released the official music video for “Raw (How You Like It)”, and it holds the poignancy you would expect. In short, Common finds himself a woman at the bar, dances with said woman, breaks bottle over woman’s ex, and wins woman’s heart. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

Top 10 Mainstream Hip-Hop Albums of 2011


With 2011 coming to a close, I can now say that I am proud of all the quality Hip-Hop albums released this year. Although it was a huge year for the independent scene, that doesn’t mean that the mainstream didn’t create a splash. Whether you agree or disagree, let us know how you feel. 10. Wale: Ambition: [...]

TST Hip-Hop Podcast Ep.5 – Interview with SiR E.U of Kool Klux Klan

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Last week, TST writers Mark Noisiri and Travis Phillips linked with up and coming Washington DC-based rapper SiR E.U for quite the hilarious and in-depth podcast interview. E.U is currently making moves with his latest album titled H I P P O P O T A M U S, which dropped a few days ago. In [...]

Common – The Dreamer/The Believer


As one of the last beacons of positivity in mainstream hip hop, Chicago’s own Common has held that title for many years with each and every record he puts out. Now age 39, the veteran continues this consistency with The Dreamer/The Believer LP. Something not to be overlooked is that the entire album is produced [...]