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Thanks to skilled UK rappers such as Stormyz, Roll Deep, Skepta, Dizzee Rascal, and many more, the genre UK Rap/UK Grime is finally getting the shine it deserves. In 2002, the genre was created by Richard Kylea Cowie Jr, who was frustrated with UK garage music at the time. Known as the Grandfather of Grime, […]

I just wanted to start this article by saying thank you to Complex, XXL, and to those that are no longer with us, such as the Vibe, Word Up!, and The Source, for pushing hip-hop journalism. During the early to mid-late 2000s if you wanted to know the inside scoop with your favorite Hip-Hop/Rap artist […]

Rap is indubitably one of the most misunderstood and slandered genres of music. With many people refusing to move past the profanity and raw lyricism to understand an artist’s intent, rap songs that contain beautiful poetry and make important statements are often lost or renounced. The seemingly lazy approach that society takes toward listening to […]

There’s only one end of the year wrap up post you need in your life. This is it! Continue reading for the top songs, albums, and artists of 2018 according to Coog Radio. Top Songs of 2018  Start by listening to the Coog Radio End of Year Wrap playlist. Let the sounds of artists such […]

2018 was a year filled with countless ups and downs as well as tons of good music. Some songs happened to fall through the cracks and I’m here to make sure you didn’t forget them. Here are, Bops You Almost Missed in 2018.

What came first? Oliver Tree or the meme? The 25 year old producer, vocalist, and artist leans into the culture of memes and embraces the humor and adopts it as a lifestyle. The Best Oliver Tree Memes [su_slider source=”media: 15602,15605,15606,15607,15608,15609″ target=”blank” title=”no”] Tree (whose full name is Oliver Tree Nickell) seems to have appeared from […]

Playboi Carti continues his reputation of being tardy but successfully compensates with a high energy performance. The night was young when we arrived at The Revention Music Center. My friend and I thought we were doing ourselves a favor by arriving an hour early; how naive we were. The waiting line wrapped around the venue […]

While the hip-hop community tends to overlook women in the industry by separating them into their own category, female rappers in the nineties sat at the forefront of the genre. They set precedent for equality universally, and exemplified a liberation of many women from gender stereotypes and expectations that previously held them back, and not […]

I had the pleasure of meeting with local artist, B.R.U.C.E. W.A.I.N.E., who is an up-and-coming producer and DJ. Growing up in our very own H-town, he was influenced by and grew up with hip-hop, but also gained an interest in electronic sound. Blending the genres seamlessly, B.R.U.C.E. W.A.I.N.E. definitely is making music that is original, fresh, […]

If you are ever in need of entertainment, get yourself to a Tech N9ne show because you will surely be satisfied. Between moshers, devil costumes, synchronous barking, and crazy fast verses, there is never a dull moment. Tech N9ne performed at The House of Blues Houston alongside Krizz Kaliko, Dizzy Wright, and Futuristic on Wednesday, November 7th. The […]

The Internet, a band from Los Angeles, has taken over the R&B/soul genres and has resonated with younger, alternative music listeners. The band came together in 2011 when it was formed by former Odd Future members Syd and Matt Martians. The group wanted to make a more R&B, funk, and soul-inspired project; and under Odd […]

mono. Album Cover RM’s mono.. Quite honestly, this is the perfect soundtrack for the fall season. If you’re into super chill music with introspective lyrics, then this is the album for you. 

Dimitri Leslie Roger AKA Rich the Kid signed with interscope records on June, 2017. He released his breakout album The World Is Yours less than a year later on March 30, 2018. Rich the Kid grew up listening to the “usual suspects,” Nas, Jay-Z, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G. & 50 Cent and was influenced by their […]

Tyler, The Creator is from Ladera Heights, California and founded his hip-hop collective, Odd Future, in 2007. He first gained notoriety when Odd Future released their first mixtape in 2008. While Tyler has always been provocative, his use of homophobic slurs and misogynistic messages marred his name in the beginning. As of late, Tyler, the […]

One of this generation’s most influential artists in hip-hop, Young Thug has been pushing the boundaries and changing the image of what a rapper is for the past five years. This Atlanta rapper has influenced some of the latest chart-topping artists from Playboi Carti, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, and Lil Baby. Thug released his first […]

In what was one of the most anticipated and quality-dense rap years that we’ve seen in the last decade, 2013 produced some of the most commercially successful and trendsetting rap albums that we’ve ever seen. Within just the first four months of the year, ASAP Rocky, Lil Wayne, and Kid Cudi all released highly-praised projects […]

Weezy F Baby and the “F” is for… And the “F” is for – Fantastic, which describes how I’m feeling right now. And the “F” is for – Finally, as in, “Finally the wait is over.” And the “F” is for – Fabulous, which describes Wayne. And the “F” is for – Father, as in […]

Negro Swan is the fourth studio album by Dev Hynes under the moniker “Blood Orange.”  The production of Negro Swan is completely unique, yet it feels oddly familiar. After doing some digging, I found that Dev Hynes has actually done production for the likes of Solange and FKA Twigs. In true form of other Dev Hynes projects, […]

Rapsody, two-time Grammy nominated rapper, side steps pigeon holes, boxes and generalizations. She has been labeled a “conscious rapper.” While that title appropriately describes her style of music, she wants to model for others that “You don’t have to be just this.” The idea behind this statement is that the power to be anything and […]

  Between doing his own production and having extremely successful albums with little to no features, J. Cole‘s name basically speaks for itself at this point. After releasing the album art by Kamau Haroon or “Sixmau” for KOD, what would be his fifth studio album, earlier this week, he got everyone talking. While some people view the […]


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