- What’s the Best Song Intro of All-Time?
- Mac Miller’s “Watching Movies With the Sound Off” Will Outsell Kanye & Cole on June 18
- The Black Hippy “U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)” is the Only “U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)” I Care About
- J. Cole’s Puts “Born Sinner” vs. Kanye West’s “Yeezus”: Stupid, or Stupid Like a Fox?
- Fails: Nicki Minaj Takes The Lap Dance To New Levels Of Awkwardness (Video)
Posted by Dharmic X on 05/20/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Opinion, Album Reviews, Overlooked, JSWISS
Sometimes music is worth a thousand words. Quality music speaks for itself, and that’s exactly what JSwiss brings to the table with his latest release, "Awthenticity",See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 05/13/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Album Reviews, Overlooked, Locksmith
For the latest edition of "Overlooked", we dig into Locksmith's new "Green Box" album. As he says, “This is not a fu**in album. This is my opening opus… and ode to the hopeless…”See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 05/06/13 |
Filed under Opinion, Album Reviews, Overlooked, Gorilla Warfare Tactics
It also feels like the antithesis of hip-hop, a culture that prides itself on “grinding” and “being everywhere.” And yet, New York trio Gorilla Warfare Tactics have defied these clichés and done exactly that.
Posted by Ryan Buell on 05/06/13 |
Filed under Top Stories, Opinion, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Album Reviews
"Watch The Throne" was well received, and was nominated for seven Grammys. Perhaps most importantly, the album dominated pop culture and infused itself into the lexicon of millions of AmericansSee more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 05/02/13 |
Filed under Top Stories, Opinion, Album Reviews, Chance the Rapper
Chance The Rapper's "Acid Rap" mixtape/album is the most heavily buzzed-over project in recent memory, so when RefinedHype regular Dharmic X offered to write up a full album review, I was in. See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 04/29/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Opinion, Album Reviews, Overlooked, Add-2
"More Missed Calls" is one of those projects that will not impress with flashiness and star power. The project instead is rooted in sincerity and humility, which is rare in emcees.See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 04/17/13 |
Filed under Top Stories, Videos, Ghostface Killah, Album Reviews
The long story short is that "Twelve Reasons" is the best album of the year. If you had any hesitations about copping it, allow me to lay those hesitations to rest.See more...
Posted by Ryan Buell on 04/10/13 |
Filed under Opinion, Big K.R.I.T., Album Reviews, Re-Reviews
"Live from the Underground" is a curious album. Big KRIT’s studio debut put up modest, but nonetheless impressive album sales (debuting 5th on the US Billboard 200), and was received quite well by critics.See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 04/09/13 |
Filed under Mixtapes, Opinion, Album Reviews, Overlooked, Gabriel Stark
"Cocaine Gold" is an audio treatise on race and class in the context of America’s schools. However, what makes the music is engaging is just how personal this is for Stark.See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 04/01/13 |
Filed under Opinion, Album Reviews, Overlooked
This week I counted at least four projects with limited coverage on RefinedHype that were definitely worthy of some attention. Inside are review on new albums from Durag Dynasty, The Antiheroes, GQ and Jasiri X. See more...