Gandhi Ali – Trap Blues

Gandhi Ali is an up and coming artist from the DMV that has been making waves in the indie music scene on the East Coast for some time. Deriving inspiration from legends rap, Ali has released Trap Blues the four track mixtape with no features over industry beats. On Trap Blues, Ali’s first single “Icy”… Read More »

Independent Designer Destiney Bleu Claims Khloe Kardashian Ripped Off Her Work

An independent clothing designer named Destiney Bleu claims Khloé Kardashian copied her work, and she’s whipping out the receipts to prove it. Destiney specializes in bedazzled merchandise from sparkly tights to blinged out bodysuits. She says all the Kardashian sisters were customers hers at one point, and that she was shocked when she saw exact… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Lecrae!

John Sciulli, Getty s It wasn’t too long ago that Christian hip-hop was brushed f as a substandard form rap for a very specific audience. That’s not really the case anymore thanks to multiplatinum-selling artist Lecrae. The Grammy Award-winning rap star turns 38 years old today (Oct. 9). After a childhood neglect, Lecrae’s teen years… Read More »

Day 26 on New Music, Reunions and Diddy: ‘We Ushered In the Bad Boy Era You See Now’

Day26 was born with the world watching. Willie Taylor, Qwanell “Que” Mosley, Michael McCluney, Brian Andrews, and Robert Curry all had one thing in common back in 2007: they wanted to make the band. Handpicked by music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs on his hit reality show Making the Band, fans got a chance to see the formation… Read More »

Master P’s ‘Ghetto D’ Proved the South’s Indie Blueprint Could Lead to Platinum Plaques

No Limit/Priority Southern hip-hop was rapidly rising when Master P released 1996s Ice Cream Man and started a rap takeover that would be amplified with his 1997 album, Ghetto D.  The Geto Boys had established Houston’s scene–and landed mainstream attention back in 1991; Arrested Development came out Atlanta in 1992; with Eightball & MJG dropping their… Read More »