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I started the "My City" interview series to showcase just how much dope hip-hop is coming out of places outside of the LA/NYC epicenters of mainstream rap. In that spirit G-Eazy, an artist as unique as the Bay Area and New Orleans locales he calls home, is the latest to join our series. Read the interview...See more...
From Topeka, Kansas (Mike Schpitz) to Vancouver Canada (Jeff Spec), I started the "My City" interview series to showcase just how much dope hip-hop is coming out of places far from the LA/NYC/ATL/CHI epicenters of mainstream rap. In that spririt there may be no better example of a place, or places, affecting an artist than Ackurate.See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 09/27/11 |
Filed under My City, Gees Extortion
In the latest of our ongoing My City series, up-and-coming rhyme-spitter Gees Extortion takes us on a personal tour of his neighborhood. From the best empanadas spot to the last few spots to catch street corner b-boys to how he incorporates his Puerto Rican heritage into his music, this is a look at Brooklyn through the eyes of a hip-hop native. Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 04/13/11 |
Filed under Features, My City, L.A. Webber
They say it's not about where you're from, it's where you're at. But when you grow up in a hip-hop mecca like Brooklyn, BK follows you everywhere you go. In the latest of our My City interview series, L.A. Webber (no, he's not from L.A.) talks about his NYC roots, his new North Carolina home and his upcoming "Calm Before the Storm" mixtape. See more...See more...
After years of bubbling just below the surface, North Carolina's hip-hop movement has exploded onto the national scene over the past two years. One new emcee riding this rising tide is Buck, the emcee RefinedHype readers first heard on "The Honesty". In the latest of our "My City" series, Buck sits down to talk about his earliest hip-hop memories, his move to NC and much more...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 02/08/11 |
Filed under Top Stories, Features, My City, Skewby
In recent years, many have noticed a paradigm shift of Memphis music. Now, those beats are speeding up, the lyrics are more global, and the audiences’ ear are changing to a new Memphis genre - one that mimics hip-hop of the 80’s and 90’s. This unique sound is currently being brought to the city by up-and-coming artist Skewby – with his newest project, "More or Less". See more.... See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 01/03/11 |
Filed under Features, My City, The Boy Illinois
A lot of rappers say they rep for this city, but few are so dedicated that they embed their geography in their very name. In the latest edition of our My City series, The Boy Illinois sits down to talk about what it means to be a Chicago artist, how his city's hate and corruption drives his music and explains that if you're looking for him, all you need to do is smell the air. See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 12/06/10 |
Filed under My City, Feature, Nio Tha Gift
Far outside the trolley cars and golden bridges the nation sees on tv when the Bay Area discussed is Richmond, CA, a city that is both as dangerous and creatively vibrant as any in the country. Enter Nio Tha Gift. In the latest in our My City series, Nio sits down to talk about the universal realities of ghettos everywhere, his drive to live outside any easily placed labels and the double edged sword that is Richmond. See more...See more...
From his solo work to this membership in the...um...legendary crew Living Legends, for over a decade Eligh has been at the forefont of Los Angeles' always evolving hip-hop sound. In the latest edition of our 'My City" interview series, the recent "Grey Crow" creator joins us to talk about L.A.'s diverse influences, his new album, Studio City's delicious sushi and much more. See more...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 10/20/10 |
Filed under Features, My City, Cobe Obeah
There might not be an artist out there who embodies California's diversity and creativity like Cobe Obeah. In the latest edition of our My City series Cobe talks about how Cali has shaped the sound of his music, says west coast hip-hop is being conspired against, and delves into his political and social motivations. See more...