Southsiders: 2019 Halfway Looks

Southsiders: 2019 Halfway Looks

2019 has been a stellar year for hip-hop with some outstanding releases from some big names both underground and....overground? Now as we're over halfway through the year, it got us thinking about our favourite projects so far. With the genre of hip hop ever expanding and with so many different styles to digest, we thought [...]

Slug Interview

Slug Interview

As the name implies, Atmosphere's latest LP, Mi Vida Local is intensely focused on the place it was created–the southside of Minneapolis–where Slug and Ant work tirelessly in their “beautiful basements”, refining their sound without interruption. (Although a handful of friends from the Minneapolis hip-hop community showed up to contribute.) A year of one-on-one collaboration resulting [...]

Brother Ali Interview

Brother Ali Interview

Over the past eighteen years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the [...]

P.O.S – Never Better [Tenth Anniversary Edition] (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

P.O.S – Never Better [Tenth Anniversary Edition] (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

Ten years ago to this day, I put Never Better on for the first time. It seems incredible to say it now but my first reaction was actually slight disappointment. P.O.S had changed his sound, something he would do repeatedly throughout his career, moving away from the raw, punk-infused skittering energy of Ipecac Neat and [...]