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Review: John Teller harnesses self strength on “Recognize The Power” EP

There is something special about a person who knows themselves to the core. This may seem like a given trait for everyone walking this earth but that simply just is not the case. Often times, particularly in a day and age of the internet era, people can look at those they admire and emulate what… Continue reading Review: John Teller harnesses self strength on “Recognize The Power” EP

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Review: J. Tallie keeps it cool on “Suavae” LP

No matter whether we all want to admit or not we all have a desire to be considered cool. The understated "it factor" that can propel or hault a person's popularity dates back to elementary school and can still be found in our adulthood through social media outlets. Even in rap this same desire exists… Continue reading Review: J. Tallie keeps it cool on “Suavae” LP

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Review: 396 Hooligans aim to be a staple of your party playlist with new “American Hooligan” LP

The duo has always held a special place of lore as it pertains to hip-hop. From rap's beginnings we've seen how the two-man tandem can bring a flavor to the genre that can garner them much attention as they grow. From the EPMD's to the Rae Sremmurd's there are plenty of examples where a balance… Continue reading Review: 396 Hooligans aim to be a staple of your party playlist with new “American Hooligan” LP

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Review: Izzy Strange plays it cool on “Izzy Duz It” mixtape

When you reach a certain level of success what's the best way to maintain it? The answer is simple: work harder. Often times people can get their pat on the back and forget about maintaining their hunger for more. That can be a damning habit to have. Fortunately for our old friend Izzy Strange that's… Continue reading Review: Izzy Strange plays it cool on “Izzy Duz It” mixtape

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Review: Dolla Black balances the line of success and lingering ambition on “Still Black”

Its one of the oldest sayings in the proverbial book that if you love something you have to let it go. The thought is that if you take a step back from what you're so deeply in love with both you and it can grow, then return stronger than ever. This of course is only… Continue reading Review: Dolla Black balances the line of success and lingering ambition on “Still Black”

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Review: CLEW creates a collection of bangers with “Champagne Brunches”

One of the key parts of being a Hip-Hop fan is going at great lengths to debate the art itself. We've all had those discussions, whether it be centered around beef (Pusha T won btw), a top 5 list of the greats or who is currently the best rapper alive the arguments will forever continue.… Continue reading Review: CLEW creates a collection of bangers with “Champagne Brunches”

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Review: Yung Jewelz showcases her growth as an artist on “Earth Day”

It may not be the most common comparison, but Mother Earth and Hip-Hop are similar in quite a few ways. One of the most obvious ways as that no matter what else seems to happen to try to destroy it, it only continues to evolve, develop and move forward. That's not to say it's always… Continue reading Review: Yung Jewelz showcases her growth as an artist on “Earth Day”

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HillTop HYPE Exclusive Interview: Jo$e Rivera talks about his latest release, “Another Day,” with Curtis Williams and TC Hitz; up coming music; his come up, and more!

Atlanta artist, Jo$e Rivera, talks about his latest release, "Another Day," with Curtis Williams and TC Hitz; up coming music; his come up, and more! Check out the official interview below, and stay tuned for more exclusive sit downs via DJiceberg.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP5mSmVUVwE Twitter: @realjoserivera @Climb_This_Hill @HillTopHYPE @DjIcebergcom 

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Review: Willie D Tha Kang provides the musical nourishment on “Free Sample”

Throughout the history of rap music the art of sampling has pretty much always remained constant. The act of using elements from other songs, such as melodies or chords, can help to make a rap track that much better. If you look down a list of some of the greatest producers of all time they… Continue reading Review: Willie D Tha Kang provides the musical nourishment on “Free Sample”

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Review: Montshodaw flexes his storytelling abilities on “The Realms… Realm 1: I’ma Rise”

As a lover of music since I was a child I've always held an album in higher regards than a single as it pertains to enjoying an artist. Yes, you can gain some level of knowledge about a person's artistry off of one or two songs, but a complete body of work is almost always… Continue reading Review: Montshodaw flexes his storytelling abilities on “The Realms… Realm 1: I’ma Rise”