Travis Scott Releases Three New, Super Underwhelming Records Article

Travis Scott is a man his word. Several days after warning fans his plans to release a gaggle new songs, Scott delivered three new records on Monday evening (May 15), led by “Green & Purple,” featuring Playboi Carti, “Butterfly Effect” and “A Man.” Upon first listen—and let's be honest, Travis Scott records don't require repeat listens… Read More »

Tracking the Evolution of the Hip-Hop Mosh Pit Article

If you watch NBA highlights on any given night, you are essentially guaranteed to see a few incredible examples teams celebrating enthusiastically after an emphatic dunk by one their teammates. There are, course, the amazing bench celebrations—the likes which have served as the fodder for so many great memes—but, for the purposes this article, I’d… Read More »

Started From the Bottom, Literally: Darrein Safron & Hip-Hop’s Relationship With Homelessness Article

This morning (May 15), Strange Music newcomer and St. Louis native Darrein Safron joined label boss Tech N9ne and label mate Stevie Stone for an interview on Sway In The Morning, during which he talked about his lifelong dream being a career musician. Before being discovered by Tech N9ne, however, Darrein had exhausted what seemed like… Read More »

Frank Ocean, Master Rapper, Steals the Show (Twice) on A$AP Rocky’s “RAF” Article

Earlier this year, Yoh recapped Frank Ocean’s brief history as a master rapper, which began with his show-stealing verse on Odd Future’s 2012 posse cut “Oldie” and continued on Blonde tracks like “Nights” and “Futura Free.” Since then, Frank’s endless ouput (pardon the pun) has only solidified his status as one the best rappers in… Read More »

Peter Rosenberg Gives Invaluable Performance Advice for All Artists Article

Last weekend, while roaming the grounds at Rolling Loud—a hip-hop fan’s wonderland despite heavy crowds and the usual exhaustion that comes standard with any festival—I was able to link up with Hot 97 host and NYC personality Peter Rosenberg. We talked at length about a variety subjects, none more interesting than his advice for any up-and-coming… Read More »