Top 5 Up-and-Coming Hip-Hop Artists from Philly

Chynna






Formerly popular for such artists as Beanie Sigel, Black Thought, and Will Smith, Philly has since faded in the scope of the hip-hop genre. Apart from the always-feuding Meek Mill, Philadelphia hasn’t seemed to have much relevancy in recent times. With the spotlight off of the city of brotherly love, a wave of young and aspiring…






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Kid Cudi Reconnects Fans With Promising New Single, “The Frequency”

Kid Cudi






Using original producers Plain Pat and Mike Dean as a platform, Kid Cudi hits back on his signature style with “The Frequency.” Like the majority of Cudi’s earlier tracks, “The Frequency” is mellow, with a deep, rolling bass and a synth backdrop. Cudi raps consecutively throughout the track, which is notable due to his recent style…






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Action Bronson Barred From University Via Online Protest






 University of George Washington students claim Action Bronson lyrics are misogynistic, trans-phobic and ultra-violent “beyond the norm for rap.” Apart from his overall violent lyrics, a specific song of Action Bronson’s, titled “Consensual Rape”, has drawn the ire of some the university’s students. The song in question details the graphic abuse of women and acts…






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Jay Electronica Kicks Off New Tour, But Still No Album?

Jay Electronica






New Orleans hip-hop artist, Jay Electronica is known for stringing along his fans, but now he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Jay Electronica kicked off his announced tour of the United States with his performance in San Francisco on March 30, 2016. His brief tour will continue until April 17th.  Though he…






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BJ The Chicago Kid Premiers Video For “The New Cupid” With Kendrick Lamar And Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress






Intent on breaking the barrier of hip-hop and R&B, BJ the Chicago Kid shook up the world of music critics with his February release of In My Mind. Now, the soul artist looks to hip-hop and pop culture icons in his new video for his song, “The New Cupid.” “The New Cupid” depicts and centers on…






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