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 it’s 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 finds the best material released each week in a [...]

Rock The Bells 2012 Lineup Announced


Guerilla Union’s world-class hip hop festival Rock The Bells boasts one of this year’s most diverse concert line ups. On Tuesday night at Los Angeles’ House of Blues (Sunset Strip), Guerilla Union held a press conference to announce the performers. In true Rock The Bells tradition, freestyle rap champion and festival host Supernatural announced all [...]

Watch: J. Cole – Sideline Story

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With brand new special effects and visuals from Cole World, J. Cole delivers his video for “Sideline Story.” The Sideline Story was created from the platinum hit “Workout” and documents Cole’s international 2011 tour journeying from the release of Cole’s first album and setting up the stage for his next venture. Directors Axel Laramee and [...]

Video: J. Cole – Nobody’s Perfect (ft. Missy Elliot)


One of the unexpected collaborations on Best New Artist Grammy nominee J.Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story LP finally gets the visual treatment. Missy Elliot, making her first music video appearance in a while, brings assistance on a hook that instantly takes listeners back to 90′s R&B. There are rumors circulating around a Missy Elliot/Timbaland comeback [...]

Watch J.Cole Perform on Jimmy Fallon


J. Cole stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. The rapper, back by The Roots, performed “Can’t Get Enough”, the second single from his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story. Watch the video below (via The Audio Perv). “Can’t Get Enough” Cole World: The Sideline Story is out now via Roc Nation/Columbia.

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.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 [...]

Watch Beyonce’s New Video – Party (ft. J. Cole)


The internet has been buzzing about this video long before it was released. The album version features Andre 3000, but instead of getting one half of Outkast we get J.Cole. Nothing wrong with Jermaine, his verse is decent, along with the video, but the people desired Andre. This is the second time this year 3K [...]