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Review: Rackgang Vante reflects on life with “Thru The Rain” EP

One thing that is certain about life is that you'll go through some things if you keep living it. While some may appear to be better than others, no one truly has a life that is without challenges. What we do to overcome these challenges is a large part of what makes up our character.… Continue reading Review: Rackgang Vante reflects on life with “Thru The Rain” EP

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Review: Mike Hustle shines on new LP “I Got That Hustle”

Mike Hustle has been on a consistent rise through the indie ranks of the Southeast for years now. Known for his penchant for tracks deeply rooted in the streets and the highs and lows of hustling in them, Hustle never seems to miss. Every single video, single, even down to his artwork is always well… Continue reading Review: Mike Hustle shines on new LP “I Got That Hustle”

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Review: Penjamin Lane continues to show promise on “PRE-SZN” EP

One of the things I find cool about creatives is the way they actually go about creating something. The fact of the matter is that no two people in a field, particularly one like music, will have the same process in doing what they do. Some people may write music in private with no sound,… Continue reading Review: Penjamin Lane continues to show promise on “PRE-SZN” EP

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Review: Quincy Jamal invites us into his heart with “To Whom It May Concern”

A lot of times in life we can be faced with obstacles we don't see coming. No journey will be without some trials and tribulations so its important to be prepared for it. That being said, preparation alone doesn't mean the process will be easy. Even knowing issues will arise you have to be ready… Continue reading Review: Quincy Jamal invites us into his heart with “To Whom It May Concern”

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Review: Rosser changes his formula on new “Trappoet” EP

One of my favorite things about Hip-Hop is the fact that it comes in so many different forms. Inspiration varies in the MC's and this all can be shifted by location, family situations, who the artist listened to growing up and so many other things. A rapper may very likely have a similar sound as… Continue reading Review: Rosser changes his formula on new “Trappoet” EP

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Review: V-Lo The Maestro delivers music to cruise to on “College Grad Turnt Rapper 2.0”

When a person thinks of a college graduate the thoughts will be the same for the most part. Some educated individual, anxious to get out into the workforce of their choice. They may even be thought of as a person who has largely lived their life on the straight, narrow path, listening and abiding by… Continue reading Review: V-Lo The Maestro delivers music to cruise to on “College Grad Turnt Rapper 2.0”

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Review: IRAI Ouree showcases his distinctive style on “JUST BEECAUSE” mixtape

IRAI Ouree is a name that we here at 1DF have supported for a good bit of time now. The Baton Rouge native caught our ear with his blend of styles that range the spectrum of R&B and Rap. His ever-changing approach in which shifts from song to song is something that not everyone can… Continue reading Review: IRAI Ouree showcases his distinctive style on “JUST BEECAUSE” mixtape

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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