VINCE STAPLES – SUMMERTIME ’06

Vince Staples’ debut album ‘Summertime ’06’ is finally here.  Released on Def Jam, the double-sided album features singles ‘Senorita‘, ‘Get Paid‘ and ‘Norf Norf‘.  With its artwork a clever re-working of Joy Division’s classic ‘Unknown Pleasures’ cover, the album’s title represents the time a thirteen year old Vince Staples lost his innocence.  ‘Summertime ’06’ also…

MICK JENKINS – DEHYDRATION [VIDEO]

After releasing one of the mixtapes of the year in ‘The Water[s]‘, Mick Jenkins adorns the DJ Dahi-produced ‘Dehydration’ with some visuals.  The video features the Chicago rapper himself, as well as fellow Free Nation member The Mind in his portrayal of the corruption that comes with the right to bear arms in a city…

BIG K.R.I.T. – CADILLACTICA

“Hotly anticipated” is a phrase all too often used when an album drops, but in the case of Big K.R.I.T.’s ‘Cadillactica’ it’s definitely justified.  The project has been in the works for a long time, and Hip Hop heads expect a hell of a lot from the Mississippi MC.  After dropping ‘Soul Food‘ [ft. Raphael…

MICK JENKINS – THE WATER[S]

Mick Jenkins’ hotly anticipated mixtape ‘The Water[s]’ is finally upon us, and the thoughtful Chicago-based MC does not disappoint.  The fifteen track collection sees Jenkins expand on themes explored in his previous ‘Trees & Truths’, such as the pursuit of truth and happiness, with real clarity as well as a gift for delivery. Stream the…