alternative hip-hop

Maryland’s hottest alternative rapper, Rico Nasty, came out to a sold-out crowd at the Bronze Peacock, with the support of rising Atlanta artist Omeretta the Great. Supporting her 2022 album “Las Ruinas”, Rico Nasty is headlining Monster Energy’s Outbreak Tour. The city packed out the venue from all angles, some fans being there two hours […]

Lil Yachty is back but in a different format. The return of Lil Boat after two years comes in the form of a new genre-bending album, Let’s Start Here. If you aren’t already familiar with the positive Atlanta flair that Lil Yachty brings, this album will offer insight as an adaptation to his previous self and […]

Thee JPEGMAFIA is performing in Houston for the first time and you better be there, or else. JPEGMAFIA has never been anything less than volatile, vulgar, versatile, and so on. Don’t be surprised to hear him singing; check out his cover of “Call Me Maybe.” Just as likely, you’ll see him spitting in some kid’s mouth […]

Maria Kelly is a 21-year-old rapper based out of Brooklyn, New York, better known as the BK. Her ragers know her as Rico Nasty, and her style is something that was missing in hip-hop. With the rise of the punk rock era in hip-hop, she showed the world that women are ragers too.

Tierra Whack somehow Benjamin Button-ed her way into the hip-hop scene. The Philly rapper started out as a teenager under the moniker Dizzle Dizz. From her early work, you can quickly tell that she was a clear rap prodigy from a young age, yet she was poorly advised to tone down her childlike imagination in order […]

The first time people hear Rico Nasty’s song, “Rage” they often talk about how alive they felt along with being understood. The only other time I felt this way was after the release of Solange Knowle’s “A Seat at The Table” and SZA’s “Ctrl.” As an African-American woman, aggressiveness is often used against me and […]

Equal parts wit and social consciousness make-up the enigmatic presence of one Open Mike Eagle. Member of the Project Blowed collective out of California, Open Mike Eagle could’ve just as easily been a stand-up comedian, as evidenced by tracks such as “Doug Stamper,” which features my favorite comedian, Hannibal Buress, who happens to be one […]

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