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The (W)rap Up - Week of April 26, 2016
Posted by Emanuel Wallace at Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 1:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

If you missed any of the new reviews this past week including Illogik's "beginningofsomethinG.old" then do yourself a favor and check out this week's edition of the (W)rap Up!
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Editorial: Ten Futuristic Sci-Fi Hip-Hop Videos
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

[future cityscape courtesy Wikimedia Commons]Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon: Whether it's a utopian or a dystopian setting, hip-hop music and culture is not afraid to explore our potential future through science-fiction. It's not at all hard to read the political and social upheavals pictured in the songs of artists like Del the Funky Hompsapien as allegories for our modern world which is certainly rife with strife in clashes over fossil fuels, ideological views, racial discrimination and intended and unintended consequences of social media taking over our lives.

Hip-Hop videos get the chance to explore those same themes with an added visual component. Rappers do at times get knocked for being unrealistic compared to...
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The Hip-Hop Shop #373 - Fully Loaded Floating Brass
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

It's time for another edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #373 is called Fully Loaded Floating Brass! Enjoy some new music from Illien Rosewell, Haddy Racks, Bankroll Fresh and Tableek among others! Follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new podsafe free show - like The Drunk Train from Adam Bernard!
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Video: @RobbSkee - "Trapped Out" (@rRAPpromo)
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 12:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: Robb Skee - "Trapped Out"

RRP: The Leesville, LA born and Indianapolis, IN raised Hip Hop artist, Robb Skee, is the bridge between the OG's and the newcomers. He mixes up substance and bars wit the groove.
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Video: @CBSmooth1 - "Never Had" (prod. @ZaytovenBeatz)
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 10:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: CB Smooth - "Never Had" (prod. Zaytoven)

DLPR: North Carolina artist CB Smooth just dropped his first visual "Never Had" (Produced by Zaytoven) off his upcoming album "All I Do".
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Video: @MikePosner @BigSean - "Buried In Detroit"
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 8:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: Mike Posner f/ Big Sean - "Buried In Detroit"

N.A.: “Buried In Detroit” Featured Track on Posner’s Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album “At Night, Alone.” Out May 6th via Island Records.
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Audio: @Only1Jaydott @BravoStarr
 - "Rip" (@MsRiverCity)
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: JayDott & Bravo Starr - "Rip"

Ms. RC: Birmingham, Alabama emcees Jay Dott & Bravo Starr have teamed up to release the first track off their collaborative effort "JC2 (Jefferson County 2)." The first single from the joint effort is “Rip”, produced by SeanMurdz & RonJHitMaker. Look out for the full project dropping this summer.
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Video: @TheGreatAndMag - "When I'm Gone"
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 10:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: The Great & The Magnificent - "When I'm Gone"

Matt: After a career packed with a rollercoaster of highs and lows, The Great & The Magnificent are in the mood for reflection. A journey of over five years together, has consisted of performing on some of the UK’s biggest festival stages, touring Europe and more. Those five years have also consisted of hardships and unfortunate circumstances including failed label deals and segregation from their local rap scene.
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Video: Ed E. Ruger f/ Blind Fury & Fish Scales - "You Ain't Built Like This"

DM360: As Rakim rapped nearly 30 years ago: “To me, MC means move the crowd.” And that sentiment remains true in the hearts of rappers like Ed E. Ruger, who proves in his rowdy new “You Ain’t Built Like This” video that he definitely knows how to command the stage.
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Video: Torion - "Flavas" (@torionsellers @MsRiverCity)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: Torion - "Flavas"

Ms. RC: Torion has just released his music video for his new single "Flavas" off his EP "Alive" which is available now on Datpiff, Mymixtapez, Spinrilla, and Livemixtapes.
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