While “rappers who rap about Rap” have often been criticized, Spencer’s skill with wordplay propels you through this project.
In these festive 13 songs, the listener finds new elements of Martin to appreciate, and previous elements to miss.
"Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf" starts strong and is at times well crafted, but loses it's focus through features enough to detract from the project's cohesion.
Diamond D's "Diam Piece" features superlative production and deft flows, but settles too neatly into a groove that doesn't quite allow escape velocity.
Despite the Nas comparisons, Your Old Droog distinguishes himself from the pack with his self titled EP by mixing personal commentary with clever punchlines.
Exclusive: "Zero Fucks Given," Emilio Rojas' newest release, bends toward storytelling over "turn up" while the emcee reveals his inspirations, and why this is his best work.
Yo Gotti and CMG's "Chapter One" finds Gotti in familiar territory while providing a platform for his burgeoning roster to play to their respective strengths.
DJ Jean Maron's "True School," provides clear highlights, but sonically and lyrically fails to consistently meet the high standard of Rap it advocates.
With a keen choice of featured emcees and a diverse production palette, Vanderslice's "Everything's Awesome" is both supremely enjoyable and well-planned.
Jon Connor's "Best In The World" is a mixtape in the very traditional sense. Connor appropriates Kanye West's work without sacrificing complexity or heaviness.
Exclusive: Mobb Deep's Prodigy, reveals what he meant when he said, "There's a war going on outside." He also talks Queensbridge and recalls MC Shan's ill-fashion sense.
Exclusive: Golden Era rapper MC Shan reflects on "The Bridge," one of the biggest records of his career, and praises Melle Mel.
Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh have fun on the eclectic production of "Fresh Veggies," but they don't match the brilliance or depth of their previous work.
UPDATE #6: Childish Gambino releases the stream for his "because the internet" album.
Skyzoo & Antman Wonder team up for "An Ode To Reasonable Doubt," a project inspired by Jay Z.
Yo Gotti says that he spoke with Juicy J and that they no longer have a problem.
Kool G Rap and Necro combine forces as The Godfathers. The duo has released its "Once Upon A Crime" album.
On a tumblr post, Tyler, the Creator says that he had a dream in February 2012 that he and Kanye West would perform oeLate. The pair performed it together earlier this month at Odd Future's carnival.
UPDATE: Slim Thug releases "Boss Life" for streaming. The project features Z-Ro and Nipsey Hussle, among others.
Rhymesayers Entertainment signs Dem Atlas to a roster that includes Atmosphere, Brother Ali and Dilated Peoples.
Method Man says that he flows and that he doesn't rap.