Safra Ducreay

Exclusive Song Premiere and Interview : ‘Mobb Dizzle,’ Bishop Nehru

July 17, 2013

For an audience thirsting for a “purer” form of hip-hop, one dating back to the inimitable golden era, Bishop Nehru’s positioning himself as quite the ambassador.

Exclusive Song Premiere and Interview: ‘Loveleen,’ Rejjie Snow

June 24, 2013

Alex Anyaegbunam, better known as Rejjie Snow, is more than just another across-the-pond rapper. Formerly known as Lecs Luther, the 20-year-old Irish MC is reconstructing our perceptions of hip-hop; he embraces that he was, for a majority of his life, and still is, the odd one out.

Internal Logic

June 20, 2013

The most that rapper Logic has compromised so far in his career was in shortening his stage name, originally Psychological—a sobriquet he found reading the dictionary, for, as he said, “marketing purposes.”

Exclusive Song Premiere and Interview: ‘Puppet Master,’ Rickie Jacobs

May 21, 2013

Rickie Jacobs’ inflections sound familiar, if you’ve ever listened to, say, Big Sean or XV, but his lyrics ooze with abstractions and sentiments brought about by struggle—perhaps because he hasn’t been subject to the dotted line yet. He is a quintessentially American rapper—so much so that his new EP, set to be released June 15, is called Beautiful America.

Discovery: Kelow

May 6, 2013

Nouveau female MCs with a certain type of swagger are often compared with arbiters of the “bad bitch” crown. But Kelow, whose model-good looks are submerged in a sea of tattoos and grown-out ombré-like dreads, is on a different tip.