TST Hip-Hop Podcast: The 54th Grammys Edition

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In this lengthy episode, Mark and Travis analyze the climate of this year’s Grammy Awards from a hip hop perspective. Predictions are made in the categories of Record of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Producer (Non-Classical) and many more. The team also explores some of the more random [...]

Download: SiR E.U – H I P P O P O T A M U S


Check out H I P P O P O T A M U S, a brand new free album by up and coming Washington DC emcee SiR E.U. We recently got to link up with emcee/producer rMell (who is in a collective with E.U known as the Kool Klux Klan) on our hip hop podcast [...]

TST Hip-Hop Podcast Ep.4 (ft. rMell of Kool Klux Klan)

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In this episode of TST’s hip hop podcast series, Mark and Travis interview indie rapper and producer rMell of Washington DC rap collective Kool Klux Klan. Subjects discussed include Canibus’ recent feud with J.Cole, the relevance of veteran rappers, rMell’s guide to tumblr success, the importance of fashion and social networking in hip hop, Lil [...]

Interview: Brandon Lockheart


Detroit, MI hip hop artist Brandon Lockheart hails from a city known for being saturated with highly skilled emcees. Armed with his heart on his sleeve, a distinct production situation and determination to overcome his limitations, Lockheart finds his way to stand out through his new mixtape White Walls. Lockheart took the time to answer [...]

The Underground: Dumbfoundead – DFD


Rising out of the very saturated Los Angeles hip hop scene is Korean-American emcee Dumbfoundead, who has been making quite a name for himself through various viral YouTube videos of his exploits as a battle rapper and his latest venture: a media collective/lifestyle brand known as Knocksteady. All of these efforts have lead up to [...]

Album Stream: The Roots – Undun


NPR has released a full album stream of The Roots’ upcoming Undun LP. This is quite another surprising feature from NPR since they streamed Childish Gambino’s Camp album last month. At first listen, Undun plays out like a reverse motion picture with Black Thought leading the charge with vocal assistance from Big K.R.I.T, Phonte, Dice [...]

Yelawolf – Radioactive


One of the most original rappers of recent memory definitely has to be Gadsden, Alabama’s Yelawolf. The rapper has gained much notoriety for his penchant of combining unbelievable amounts of breath control into vividly hyperpoetic tales of living in the South, satiating thrill-seeking audiences while maintaining a brutal sense of realism over heavy Dirty South [...]

Wiz Khalifa Signs Juicy J To Taylor Gang Records


Wiz Khalifa is currently building up a roster for his new Taylor Gang Records imprint and veteran rapper Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia has revealed that he has signed to the label. The two artists have frequently collaborated in the past on Wiz’s critically acclaimed Kush & Orange Juice, Cabin Fever and Juicy J’s [...]