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The 25 Best Hip-Hop Albums Of 2014 (So Far)
The 25 Best Hip-Hop Albums Of 2014 (So Far)
This time last year, albums from Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, J Cole, Mac Miller and Wale—with a Jay Z album right around the corner—had already dropped, providing hip-hop heads with plenty to talk about at the halfway mark of the year. In 2014, the focus has been less on established acts bolstering their resumes—though Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, The Roots and Tech N9ne have all submitted solid efforts—and
Skyzoo And Torae Represent For New York At Album Release Show
Skyzoo And Torae Represent For New York At Album Release Show
On an average hip-hop night at Manhattan's SOBs, you may be able to come across one of your favorite mainstream artists, or uncover a new favorite from the underground. Last night, (May 27) was special not only because it was the release party for Skyzoo and Torae’s Barrel Brothers album, but also because it was time for New Yorkers to support local talent...
Skyzoo & Torae Fit The Mold Of Other New York Albums In ‘Barrel Brothers’
Skyzoo & Torae Fit The Mold Of Other New York Albums In ‘Barrel Brothers’
Skyzoo and Torae’s Barrel Brothers is consciously steeped in the history of New York hip-hop. The intro opens with a vocal sample of Flava Flav, while “Tunnel Vision” is built around a similar sample from Digable Planets. There are lyrical shoutouts to “99 Problems,” hating on Instagram, and the lead single “Blue Yankee Fitted” is an ode to a staple of New York fashion...

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