Author: Reg The Ruler

In September, Ari Lennox was determined to make her mark in the music realm with her stunning age/sex/location album. The twelve-track project featured powerhouse collaborations from Lucky Daye, Summer Walker and Chlöe – paving the way for an unforgettable listening experience! Now she’s back at it again with upbeat visuals for “Waste My Time” – a groovy collaboration between LOXE & Tim Suby that serves as a reminder not to take love too seriously. Get ready because this one is sure to be simply sensational! Val Vega recently helmed the music video for Lennox’s hit single, setting off a 27-city…

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DJ Mentos pays tribute to Griselda, the beloved hip-hop crew of Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine and Benny The Butcher. Mentos’ take on these Griselda tracks is up there with Danger Mouse’s mashup The Grey Album from Jay-Z a The Beatles albums. But this takes it a step further because Mentos produced all of the beats. He takes their classic vibes one step further by seamlessly blending them with his signature sound – a gritty mix of boom bap beats propelled forward by standout verses from MF DOOM, DMX & Action Bronson! This remix is not for casual listeners only…

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Music fans around the world are celebrating as Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, To Pimp a Butterfly, has officially become the highest rated album of all time on Rate Your Music. This site allows users to rate and review music, and after nearly a decade of Radiohead’s OK Computer sitting in first place, To Pimp a Butterfly has surpassed it to take the number one spot. With an average score of 4.34 out of 5 based on 58,322 ratings and 491 reviews, it isn’t hard to see why Kendrick Lamar fans are rejoicing! Let’s dive into what makes this album…

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Missy Elliott and A Tribe Called Quest take the lead for Hip Hop in this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations. The 2023 induction ceremony will feature music legends from Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Cyndi Lauper and Willie Nelson to Missy’s first-time nomination – qualifying as her debut album was released 25 years ago. This is a testament to how iconic anthems by these artists remain timelessly popular today! Hip Hop fans everywhere held their breath for the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, with A Tribe Called Quest’s nomination barely missing the mark.…

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Papoose has been appointed as Tunecore’s Head of Hip-Hop. This Brooklyn lyricist will be leading the music distributor’s Artist Ambassador program for rap and hip hop, offering artist scouting services in addition to informative workshops and advice on new launches & initiatives. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Papoose (@papoose) Taking to Instagram earlier this week, Pap announced his career transition with great enthusiasm: “Today we announce my transition from artist to executive…I’m feeling truly blessed, humbled & honored by this amazing opportunity.” If you’re an aspiring rapper looking for guidance into the industry landscape then take…

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Boston has another emcee with OneShotAce. And he lined up with another shark in the water in Benny The Butcher on his latest single “Resonate”. After releasing, Big Pressure, at the end of 2022, which featured collaborations with Rowdy Rebel, Sheff G and Millyz, OneShotAce has announced the deluxe edition of Big Pressure, which will be released on 1-27-23. With that announcement, Ace also released “Resonate,” featuring Benny The Butcher. “Resonate” is produced by Harry Fraud. “Resonate” is now available!

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NEMS is back at it with a new video featuring Ghostface Killah “Don’t Ever Disrespect Me.” NEMS had a major year in 2022, and he steam rolls into the new year with this heater. He became a major social media sensation, and inked deals with Puma and Monster Energy Drink, in addition to launching his own Podcast, Outside With Gorilla NEMS, he completed Seasons three and four of The Crew League Basketball and appeared on three episodes of Wild N’ Out. “Don’t Ever Disrespect Me,” which originally debuted in December gets real NYC video treatment to match.The single is taken…

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Carolina, the now LA-based artist, is elevating new sounds with his music to transcend the art form. “I want the world to know that I’m a Gullah Geechee creative,” he says. “And what I create is generated from a place of love. That love is expressed through this music that blurs the lines of genre.” Tek-Neek Just shy of years’ end Tek-Neek has dropped “Act II, Who’s in the Closet.” A trailer in promotion of his forthcoming series. Accompanying the trailer today, Tek-Neek unveils the visual for the series’ first single, “Who’s in the Closet, Act II.III.” The self-produced masterpiece…

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Sway Calloway and the Sway’s Universe platform has always been at the forefront of opening up opportunities to young black creators and more specifically those who are giving a fresh perspective to pop culture. One of those perspectives that has not been explored enough is the Blerd Culture or more descriptively Black Nerd. The term describes people of color who enjoy all things nerdy and geek regardless of gender, skin tone, sexuality, etc.. Today Sway’s Universe is proud to announce a partnership with Young Deuces, Didge and Bacardi Sensei, the Geekset Podcast team. The team will debut a review series…

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Netflix’s new comedy ‘You People’ features some comedic icons all on one screen. Who would’ve thought the comedic pairing of Eddie Murphy, Julia-Louis Dreyfus and Jonah Hill, was something we absolutely needed. Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill script a Rom-Com that tackles race in a satirical manner and we are here for it. The movie is based on Jonah Hill’s character, Ezra Cohen, who is searching for love. The trailer hilariously compares Hill to “Views” Drake which means he is on the hunt for love by all means necessary. Cohen runs into Amira Mohammed played by Lauren London, he meets…

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