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Meek Mill Is In Top Form on ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’
When Meek Mill announced his long-awaited sophomore album would be titled Dreams Worth More Than Money around this time last year, it seemed to mark a transition in tone from the loud-mouthed MMG MC. For so long his narrative had revolved around the pursuit of money, the validation of fame, the…
Vince Staples Doesn’t Hold Back on Debut Album ‘Summertime 06′
Vince Staples has never fit a mold. The streetwise rapper from Long Beach and 2015 XXL Freshman has a long lineage of rappers whose model he could follow as he begins to assert himself on the hip-hop landscape, dating back to Nate Dogg, Snoop and Dre and their funkified, bouncy party jams, or more r…
Skyzoo Speaks to the Youth on ‘Music For My Friends’
Since his big break in 2006 with the collaborative EP Cloud 9: The 3 Day High with 9th Wonder, Skyzoo has established himself as respectable MC in the independent scene. His countless mixtapes and critically-acclaimed albums have earned the Brooklyn MC co-signs from the biggest names in th…
Lil Durk Keeps It Simple and Direct on ‘Remember My Name’
It almost never got to this point. Two years ago Lil Durk was in jail, charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, staring down a $100,000 bail and watching as his promising rap career evaporated in front of him. But sometimes the brightest sparks of creativity come from the darkest places, an…
Young Buck Remains Consistent on ’10 Bricks’
Young Buck has been through some ups and downs over the past decade. He's seen mainstream success and the perks that come with it, but he's tasted what it’s like to get hot quick and burn out even quicker. However, despite his past problems, Buck is now back in a good …

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