Look Both Ways Before You Cross Kali Uchis

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By Lauren Robinson A.K.A Nobody’s Millennium Professionally known as Kali Uchis, Karly-Marina Loaiza is a Colombian-American singer/ songwriter born July 17th, 1993 in Alexandria, Virginia. Her parents moved to the United States in the early 1990s when conflict began to brew in Colombia but they would move back and forth between both places. She began […]

Lil Pump

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By Josh Weiner Fresh off reaching legal adult status on Aug. 17, Lil Pump has plenty of new opportunities to pursue. But even before his 18th birthday, the Florida MC had already done his fair share of horizon-chasing, with multiple payoffs to show for it. The youngster born, Gazzy Garcia, was not particularly active in […]

Eric Bellinger

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By Josh Weiner Compton may have lost some of its gritty, N.W.A.- inspiring edge (crime, particularly homicides, have plummeted in recent years). Yet the neighborhood remains a lush source of hard-hitting hip-hop all the same, as titans like Kendrick Lamar have made plain to everybody and even up-and-coming artists of the region are doing their […]

Yazz

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By Josh Weiner Entering the rap game by means of a successful TV show has certainly worked out in the past (see Drake and Childish Gambino, among others). Can Yazz the Greatest make his way down this path as well? No matter the outcome, Yazz has always been known to set the bar high for […]

Lil Yatchy

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By Josh Weiner Anyone’s 21st birthday is cause for celebration. But why guzzle down 21 shots when (among other reasons to pursue alternate options) you can release a catchy, vibrant 16-minute single-track EP, Birthday Mix 3? This latest release is just one of many examples of Lil Yachty’s tremendous output in the few years since […]

From “Dat $tick” to Amen: Rich Brian Progresses

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By Josh Weiner Two years after his viral comedy single, “Dat $tick,” Indonesian rapper Rich Brian has moved onto the next phase of his career with the release of his first full-length album, Amen. Born and raised in Jakarta, hip-hop became a springboard into American culture, the English language, and a recording hobby for young […]