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In a time where trap is on the rise, EDM is in full force and hip-hop got its second breath, Carnage is taking over the scene. Carnage, producer/Dj/rapper/human being, grew up in Maryland and not being able to find a music presence to find inspiration from, he turned to the internet. Now, Carnage has produced […]

After taking the hip-hop industry by storm with their Lords Never Worry mixtape in 2012, A$AP Mob has been a prevalent figure in rap with its members releasing one hit song after another. A$AP Mob was founded in 2006 out of Harlem in NYC and consists of members such as A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, A$AP […]

Brooklyn’s finest, Sean Carter, better known as Jay-Z, returns to the spotlight with a headliner performance set for the Austin City Limits music festival October 6th and 13th at Zilker Park in Austin Texas. Jay-Z has garnered a substantial amount attention of late after the release of his widely successful and critically acclaimed thirteenth studio […]

The Canadian jazz outfit BADBADNOTGOOD compromises of four college graduates who bonded over hip-hop and rap while studying and performing in the jazz program at Humber College. They released music in 2011 through Bandcamp with covers to their favorite hip-hop tracks, but it was their work on Youtube with Tyler, the Creator that put the spotlight […]

Growing up, we’re often asked the question: who do you want to be when you grow up? For most, the answer to this question changes with age yet some individuals never lose their affinity for their childhood dream careers. Danny Brown is one of them. From the moment he started talking, he spoke in rhymes […]

Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and Brooklyn producer El-P pursued solo work for 20 years before 2013, when they became rap duo Run the Jewels. The two first worked together on Killer Mike’s album R.A.P. Music (2012), which El-P produced. This could even be seen as a proto-RTJ record, as before the song “JoJo’s Chillin’” Killer […]

http://gty.im/831443708 This is Chance The Rapper’s part, nobody else speak. Chance The Rapper, aka Lil Chano From The 79th, has proven to be a distinct artist in the hip hop game in the past few years. His debut mixtape, 10 Days, with features from artists like Vic Mensa and production from Flying Lotus, was released on […]

8.0/10.0 Authors Recording Company’s first signed artist, Danny Watts, has just released his debut album, Black Boy Meets World. For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Danny Watts is an artist from the beautiful city of Houston, TX. He is well-known for his lyrical ability & introspective content. Carrying a deep, heavy tone that […]

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 […]

Last Thursday Princess Nokia, up and coming rapper from New York City, visited Warehouse Live as part of the Women’s Unity Houston art showcase. The showcase included booths for local artists, selling jewelry, candles, art prints, and more, as well as various local female artists performing live prior to Princess Nokia’s performance. The show was […]

Atlanta native, 21 Savage has just come out with his long awaited commercial debut, Issa Album and… issa flop. Over the past two years, 21 has made a name for himself by taking a bare bones, more sinister approach to trap music. 21’s bleak descriptions of gang life are brought to life with his signature […]

Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN has been one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year, after his last album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) got so much attention, and he teased fans with releasing his single “Humble” a few weeks ago. In many ways, Kendrick is our definition of what hip-hop is today, he sets […]

  Throughout the past few years, Coog Radio has sent me to several festivals. They have sent me to Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin City Limits, Day for Night and several more. None of those festivals come close to anything I experienced at Buku. Buku is more than just your typical music festival; it has […]

The amazing wonder that is Mykki Blanco is shrouded into its own world.

http://gty.im/465349272 Days after announcing the cancellation of his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles, CA. The hip hop superstar was taken to the UCLA Medical Center on Monday due to stress related issues. West was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold or “5150”, by his personal physician, Dr. Michael Farzam. Prior […]

http://gty.im/176730972 Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way was recently unveiled to the public in Queens, NY. The city renamed the intersection of Linden Blvd. and 192nd St. in Queens, NY after the late A Tribe Called Quest rapper. Fans, supporters, family members and several prominent figures in the hip-hop community were in attendance at the grand ceremony. […]

Hello Coogs, I hope you are having an awesome November! I want to introduce you to an underground artist who has been known to few hip-hop fans. Russ Vitale is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer. It was not long until he created his label, Diemon, which stands for ‘Do It Everyday, Music Or Nothing’. […]

http://gty.im/542671036 Fans of ATCQ finally have something to look forward to after the unexpected death of tribe member Phife Dawg. The legendary group’s final  album is slated for release tomorrow, Nov. 11. The album titled, We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service, is the first album released by the group since 1998. The […]

As Austin City limits weekend two approaches, one of the biggest names in modern beatmaking will be making a stop in Texas.

After 4 years, 1 month, and 10 days of waiting, Frank Ocean has finally released his newest album, Blond. A couple listens in, I decided to take a shot at doing a track-by-track review of the long awaited album.

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