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Editorial: Five Rappers/Groups You Should Follow on Tumblr

Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Tumblr]You're probably already using Twitter or Instagram to keep up on the highlights (and lowlights) of your favorite hip-hop celebrities, but are you checking for Tumblr? If not we humbly suggest the following five accounts for you to follow, based on the signal-to-noise quality ratio of what they tend to post and/or reblog.

1. Odd Future.

This West coast collective has always been a little bit ahead of the curve. You may or may not agree with Tyler the Creator's tendency to use shock tactics in his lyrics, it's not surprising that he and the Wolf Gang are on Tumblr, the social media venue that doesn't require add-ons or plug-ins to share pictures and videos right away. For the highly visually oriented crew Tumblr is a perfect fit, and since new posts only come every few days you won't get dashboard overkill.

2. Wiz Khalifa.

A more recent convert to Tumblr, Wiz Khalifa's simple and clean layout emphasizes the pictures he has to share, and as you'd expect there's no shortage of sticky icky icky snapshots. Wiz is a fashionable dude though, and though most of his clothing shares would be out of my age range OR my price range, it's fair to say the "O.N.I.F.C." is gonna make it look hella good if you're sharing the cabin with him. Clothing designers should be reading his blog.

3. Chance the Rapper.

He went quiet for a couple of months in July, then came back with new music last week. What his minimalistic theme lacks in swag his posts make up for in whimsy, and you get the feeling Chance hasn't gotten a big head despite his rap ascent to rap stardom. He posts more than the average amount of videos to his Tumblr as well, which differentiates him from other users in that his Tumblr turns out to be a vlog - he's quite literally sharing his journey through hip-hop with his followers.

4. Prometheus Brown.

I'm taking a chance plugging this one because TUFKA Geologic hasn't updated his Tumblr since June. Nevertheless the thing that makes this blog stand out for me is that it makes me HUNGRY. Brown is proud of his Filipino background and his feed is peppered (pun intended) with video blogs he happily calls "Food & Sh*t." This one alone makes me drool.

Don't read his feed when you've been drinking or you're going to call a friend to take you downtown for something to eat. I'm also completely down with his profession of love for the Mountain Brothers, a group I have very fond memories of from literally buying the last copy of their CD at a store in New York City then later having them autograph said same after seeing them perform live.

5. iEl (Ilyas).

I'm going to preface this one with a warning - the former Tanya Morgan emcee has a blog that's NSFW. If you read this blog at your J-O and the boss calls you on the carpet, don't say I didn't warn you. Now that we've got that out of the way, iEl is a fascinating dude. You're going to see a lot of body art. You're going to see a lot of BDSM photos. You're going to realize Ilyas split from the group for a reason - his interests just didn't quite fit in with the rest of the crew. Thankfully that's exactly the kind of place Tumblr is made for - you can be whoever (or whatever) it is you want to be. He's different - so don't compare him to another.
The Hip-Hop Shop #296 - Dreams of Fat Laces

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #296 is called Dreams of Fat Laces and features new music from BioLogic, A-Class, Mike Red and Tragic Hero among others! Follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new show.

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Tracks featured this week:

* BioLogic f/ Flow Patrol - Dreams Made From Dust
* A-Class - Super Fat Laces
* Mike Red - Are U Down
* Westbay x Prestigious - Lithium
* Tragic Hero - L.O.N.E. Wolf
* Cliff Po f/ Metafor Manson - Pass Me Da Green Remix
* Marcel P. Black - Black Collar
* Shabaam Sahdeeq - Skillet

@LordJamar: @Drake Should Know Better Than to Skeet in Strippers (@VladTV)

Lord Jamar: Drake Should Know Better Than to Skeet in Strippers

Vlad: Lord Jamar shares his thoughts on Drake's drama with Houston dancer Jhonni Blaze, and while he says he skipped over the headlines, he doesn't understand why the "Trophies" rapper is getting with strippers. The NY rapper adds that Drake should know better at this point in his career, but admits that we're in a different era where women can get famous online.

Video: BTS of @MGK Music Video "Raise The Flag"

Video: BTS of MGK Music Video "Raise The Flag"

Mr. Chase: Here's an Exclusive Behind The Scenes of MGK Music Video "Raise The Flag" Directed By: JR SAINT.

Video: @SupremeAce_ "Just a Dream"

Video: Supreme Ace - "Just a Dream"

Erin: Produced by YongNFly (@YoungNFly2k), Supreme Ace calls on director Johnny Kat to deliver a muted visual that blends the highs and lows of dream chasing. Ace carries the visual with a heightened sense of hunger in his free-flowing delivery, admitting to never really having wishes, but having a pocket full of dreams, while acknowledging that they're never achieved without struggle to overcome.

Video: @BobbyBrackins - "Hot Box" (feat. @G_Eazy & Mila J) @AudibleTreats

Video: Bobby Brackins - "Hot Box" (feat. G-Eazy & Mila J)

A.T.: Responsible for co-writing two of the summer's inescapable hits, Chris Brown's "Loyal" and Tinashe's "2 On," rapper/songwriter Bobby Brackins is supercharging his solo career with his release of the video for "Hot Box," featuring G-Eazy and Mila J.

Audio: M-Dot - "Frank Lee" (prod. Pause) @MDotBoston @RevOfEMS

Audio: M-Dot - "Frank Lee" (prod. Pause)

Chris: 'Frank Lee' is the 4th single off M-Dot's "Jake LaDOTta" CD (out now). The song is a cautionary story track (fictional) which M-Dot recorded while in Sweden on tour. Additional vocals provided by Jefferson on the outro.

CunninLynguists: East Coast Tour & How The Grouch Stole Christmas

CunninLynguists: East Coast Tour & How The Grouch Stole Christmas

CL: CunninLynguists take the Strange Universe Tour to the East Coast this November featuring J-Live & PackFM, with special guests Tonedeff, Cas Metah, Devine Carama, Sheisty Khrist, Substantial, & Thee Tom Hardy at select shows! Presented by General Hydroponics.

The tour starts next month on November 6th in Atlanta, GA and will continue through North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, & Kentucky.

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Video: Off-Rip "Bars 2.0" (@OffRip @JoeBayer @WeAllHateStack @D_Rick1hun @FranChize313 @FrOSTisRad)

Video: Off-Rip - "Bars 2.0"

Joe: Following the release of his official single, the club ready "Want To (I.D.W.T.F.I.W.T.)", Detroit artist Off-Rip returns with the intent to showcase his lyrical ability even more with the uncompromising track, "Bars 2.0". The Frost isRAD-directed flick features Off-Rip along with fellow Detroit rappers Stackdough, D-Rick, and Franchize as they go bar for bar, showcasing their impressive, gritty lyricism. This track will live on Off-Rip's upcoming sophomore release Don't Show Up When I Blow Up, hosted by Big Sean's official deejay, DJ Mo Beatz, due later this year.

Video: Young Sam - "Cut Her Off" (@mzlimari2u @SamMight69Her)

Video: Young Sam - "Cut Her Off"

L.G.: Young Sam delivers a new look into his upcoming project with​ his ​"Cut Her Off" West Coast freestyle -- an exciting follow up to his recently released first single, "Grind Till We Rich" featuring Roadie Rose, Yung (of CSD), and Meaku. With less than ​30 days 'til #Trapfornia2 is unveiled, Young Sam switches gears to exhibit the lyricism his fans can expect in his new upcoming project. On schedule for release November 19th, ​#​ Trapfornia2 will feature prominent West Coast talent and​ hosted by award winning hit-maker, DJ Mustard.

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Welcome to for the week of October 21st, 2014!! Please like us on Facebook and shop Amazon through RapReviews so we can bring you new material every week. This week we have TEN new items for you! Check out the 5 rappers to follow on Tumblr article, Akrobatik's "Built to Last," Steve 'Flash' Juon's The Hip-Hop Shop #296, MarQ Spekt and Blockhead's "JustPlayWitIt," Saigon's "G.S.N.T.3. - The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard," Smoke DZA & 183rd's "Ringside EP," T.I.'s "Paperwork" (our featured review), Vince Staples' "Hell Can Wait," Emanuel Wallace's The (W)rap Up for October 14, 2014 and Ray West & O.C.'s "Ray's Cafe." Please note the Vince Staples review is the debut of new staffer Clara Wang. Big up Clara!!

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