COMMON is a true poet that represents the true essence of hip hop culture.



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BUSTA RHYMES has consistently been a force in hip hop culture for over 25 years!!!! He came into the game with his own original style of skill,grimyness,and pure entertainment.



CURREN$Y  is one of the hardest working rappers in the game. He constantly releases new music and always touring.While the majority of rappers these days sound like clones of each other he has original beats with a flawless simplistic street flow that works every time.



KENDRICK LAMAR is the leader of the new school who has greatly contributed to bringing the creativity and skill back to present day hip hop.



NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Royce da 5'9" of Slaughterhouse at John Ricard Studio on August 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Ricard/Getty Images)

ROYCE DA 5’9  is your favorite rapper’s rapper!  He is underrated and one of the greatest mc’s of all time. Royce wordplay and lyrical wizardry should be praised and appreciated. He makes it look so easy!!

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V. Nova ft. M.O.P. – If I Ever Knew

Rapper V Nova representing Brooklyn, New York is a diverse artist with musical influences from hip-hop, reggae and rock.
He released his first single, “Peeps in the ground…” in 1997, through a Japanese distribution company. V NOVA considers his style “conscious rap with a street edge.” Nova’s latest visual IF I Ever Knew- featuring MOP  is the first single off his new project entitled Koch Era: The Birth of R.A.P. Nova is no stranger to the music industry, he has worked with Erick Sermon, MIDI Mafia, Denaun Porter of D-12, Wyclef Jean, Needlz, Mario Winans, Monifa, Rakim, Akinyele, Canibus, Fabolous, EPMD, Papoose, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Enuff and DJ Self.


Check out the exclusive artwork for  Sy Ari’s upcoming project titled, B4 The Heartbreak (#B4THB) which is set to drop
in January 2016. Executive produced by Sy Ari, illa Jones & TEAUXNY also
featuring Bryson Tiller and more!

“When the art of great music, creativity, truth, pain & priorities meet…
B4 The Heartbreak” – SY ARI

Until #B4THB drops  admire the dope artwork and check out his latest visual below “Bankroll”Sy Ari - B4THB


Get familiar with  “The Bodega Brovas” which are three mc’s from various parts of the country that went to the same party one night, got cool and started working on music together.

Travii the 7th is from Chicago, .Keynote hails out of Dallas.,and Headkrack hails from the Bronx, NY and co-hosts the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, as well as FOX TV’s Dish Nation. These three mc’s manage to cover the full spectrum of what’s missing in hip hop.

The Bodega Brovas have spent the last 5 years touring across the US and Europe. Their debut album was “We Got It”  followed by their critically acclaimed mixtape, “Fancy Anthrax (Pre-Loaded Guns & Alcohol) Be on the lookout for  their long-awaited sophomore LP, “L.G.A.” (LOADED GUNS & ALCOHOL)  Headkrack, Keynote, and Travii continue to create and support real hip hop. Check out their interview at the 2015 A3C hip hop festival with Maad Queen of Culture73


Sy Ari “Da Kid” is from New York,the birthplace of hip hop and was raised in Atlanta. When you listen to his music you hear the Atlanta sound with a New York lyrically infused feel. Sy is a self taught producer and mastered production and recording with Pro Tools. Da Kid’s production skills brought him to the attention of Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer Brian Michael Cox who signed him to a deal producing on his label, December First Publishing Group. It was from that deal that Da Kid officially launched his independent label Arrogant Music, Sy Ari Da Kid is one of the most versatile artist in the game. If your not familiar with Sy start by finding his 2011 debut solo mixtape entitled “The Ultrasound” which is widely regarded as a classic within many Hip-Hop circles.(start with track 9 first)  Sy Ari Da Kid has worked with the likes of Waka Flocka, Future, Travis Porter, Spliff Starr, Roscoe Dash, Alley Boy, Cyhi Da Prince, Slim Dunkin, Lil Niqo, Lady Luck, Dolla Boy, & The Runners just to name a few. Check out his 2015 A3C hip hop festival interview with Maad Queen of Culture73


TELA is a former Suave House/Rap A Lot Records hip hop pioneer/ legend. The Memphis rapper was banging out those southern hip hop classics heavily  through the mid 90s & early 2000s. Tela’s biggest hit single was “Sho Nuff” off his classic 1996 album “Piece of Mind” which made it to the Billboard charts. The legend returned earlier this year to feature on a dope track with the  Chicago rap duo White Gzus entitled “LOTUS”  Be on the lookout for the upcoming release from Tela entitled “The Lavender Project.”  Maad Queen of Culture73  caught up with Tela last month in Atlanta at the A3C 2015 hip hop festival and got an earful from the man himself.

Saba – Timezone/Whip (AreYouDown?)

The Chicago rap scene is crazy with diverse and creative artist not trying to sound like everybody else while making true contributions to moving the culture forward.  Tahj Chandler, better known as Saba, is a rapper and producer from Chicago’s West Side. In 2013, Saba killed his featured verse on Chance the Rapper’s standout track “Everybody’s Something ft. BJ the Chicago Kid”. Check out Saba’s latest visual Timezone/Whip (AreYouDown?)