Amid J. Cole's ascension into being one of rap's biggest names, it can be forgotten that not only is he an MC, but also a producer - and a good one at that. I am of the belief that J. Cole may actually be better at making beats than he is at rapping. Now, I … Continue reading Top 10 J. Cole Beats
When we look back at this musical decade in the future, it will largely be remembered for the dominance of hip-hop. A handful of artists will come to mind when we think of who helped push the genre into such massive commercial relevancy: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Future and many others. At the … Continue reading Top 10 J. Cole Songs
Counting down my ten favorite beats by legendary Detroit hip-hop producer, James Yancey.
Last month, revered West Coast hip-hop duo Blu & Exile celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their classic 2007 collaboration, Below the Heavens, with a special show at The Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. I'm bummed I couldn't make the show, especially considering that Below the Heavens is one of my favorite hip-hop albums ever. The great … Continue reading Top 10 Blu & Exile Songs