rhyme and reason

Big K.R.I.T. shot out a verse from “Mt. Olympus,” and his flow was everything you expected it to be. Check it out below

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. aka Common (or Common Sense if you’re an OG fan) has never been the type of MC you can place in a box. Certainly he is regarded as one of the best pure lyricists to bless a mic, but his subject matter has run the gamut from crime ridden streets to sex between the […]

When it comes to crafting classic albums or block-breaking singles, there are few better on the boards than Just Blaze. Since his start in 1999, Just has been a consistent source of heat for new-jacks and established acts alike with a diversity that’s allowed him to supply sonics for everyone from Mariah Carey, Kanye West, […]

“When it comes to TIG Entertainment, we believe in artist development,” says former artist turned CEO Fly of T.I.G. (Think It’s A Game), the label that Atlanta native Rich Homie Quan calls home. The two have been mashing out and staking claim amongst ATL’s new generation of rhyme-slingers and indie labels with breakneck speed since Quan dropped […]

Every MC dreams of getting a hit, but not quite like this. “If I get hit with all these eyes out here…” Skyzoo says almost challenging the myriad of cars speeding down this Brooklyn street on a Saturday night.  “I got hit by a fire truck stealing from the store,” his partner in rhyme Torae […]

Once upon a time New York’s famed “Times Square” was not the neon-flavored Euro-disney knock-off with pedestrian plazas and Starbucks popping up like boils on every corner. The heart of the city used to reflect the angst and tension of its metropolitan denizens. On his new album “P.T.S.D (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Queens, NY rhyme […]

What takes more courage, to call yourself a God or challenge the man who makes that claim? Rapper and producer Oddisee has spent over a decade bending words and audiences to his will as both a solo artist and as part of larger collectives like DMV based trio, Diamond District. The native of D.C. has been […]

  Super slick, street smart and sexy. Just  a few words to describe the VA native known as Audra The Rapper. This four-time Southern Entertainment Awards nominee has released three mixtapes “Sweet and Sour”(2007), “Miseducation of Audra” (2010) and “No Such Thing Does Exist” (2011) and has recorded songs with Mickey Factz, Raheem DeVaughn and […]

Nitty Scott MC… Young, talented and pretty easy on the eyes. But where plenty of her contemporaries would be happy to stop there and ride that wave to a deal (or a ball player) Nitty prefers to turn your brain out with bars deeper than cleavage. And when she came through to Rhyme And Reason, she […]

In 2013 Jamla MC Rapsody kept up her blistering recording pace by releasing her sixth mixtape, “She Got Game” just a year after her debut album, “The Idea Of Beautiful.” The set features Raekwon, Wale, Common, Phonte and Jay Electronica riding shotgun over beats by Denaun Porter, Khrysis, E. Jones and of course 9th Wonder. […]

  If you’ve been keeping up on things in Lil Wayne’s world via his Weezy Wednesdays video series, you might have heard him mention a young MC that impressed him so much, that he signed him after hearing one verse. That guy would be none other than Eufradis Rodriguez also known as Euro. RELATED: Watch Euro’s […]

After his label mate Kendrick Lamar was snubbed at the Grammy Awards and before his debut album “Oxymoron” shook blocks from coast to coast, Schoolboy Q decided to drop though with a preview of “Break The Bank” and offer a peek into his future moves and Hip-Hop ambitions. Oh… and drugs.   “Break The Bank”…. Fuck […]