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@Iamgoodtone #HomagebarstotheR challenge

Even in the darkest times hip hop has a way of shining through and keeping people connected. This sentiment is evident in the latest corona virus challenge. The #HomagebarstotheR challenge is set to sweep the internet. The challenge, created by Chicago artist Antonio Jones aka Good Tone pays homage to Eric B and Rakim’s Paid in Full. The homage is intended to show respect and give respect to the G...

Jay Electronica: 40 days and 40 nights. A written testimony

Hip hop fans (from the early 2000’s) have been waiting for half of a score for what was once considered a highly anticipated album. Jay Electronic has at times been regarded as an emcee’s emcee. He has maintained this cult like status for the better part of two decades even having never dropped a full album. Well, the wait is over folks, the time has come, we are FINALLY going to get a...

MOZZY : TUNNEL VISION

One of the most underrated vocalists out of the Bay Area Mozzy has once again hit the streets with a scorcher. Mozzy isn’t new to the scene. His relentless grind and dedication to the craft has seen him emerge as on of the most prolific artists out of the west coasts new era. It is a Grind that has been nonstop for the better part of the last decade. Mozzy uses his signature growly voice wit...

Nicki Minaj’s Husband arrested for Failing to register as sex offender.

Nicki Minaj is once again standing by her man as he prepares to explain why he hasn’t registered as a sex offender. Nicki Minaj hasn’t had the greatest experiences lately when it comes down to the men in her life. Her brother Jelani Miraj was sentenced in January to 25 years to life for repeatedly raping an 11 year old girl. It Seems now that her husband Kenneth Petty is back in the ca...

Kobe:A fan tribute.

There are a few poignant moments that resonate with my soul in this lifetime. The first would be watching the space shuttle challenger explode in the school auditorium in 1986 . The second would be the death of my grandmother later that year in Dec. Following on there would be the birth of my son in 1992 and the subsequent birth of my daughter in 1995. These are all personal moments. Moments that ...

I Love you so much right now: Neptunes

The early 2000’s is Synonomous with Virginia Beach. Viginia beach is mostly kown for 4 things. Black post teens partying for spring break, Missy Elliot and Timbaland, The Clipse, and The Neptunes. Pharrell Williams by now is a household name. His 2013 single HAPPY was a breakout hit that accompanied the animated film Despicable me. Being the face of The Neptunes has created an image that Pha...

A voice From the grave. Mac Miller

As the sun set on September 7th 2018 so dimmed the light of one of the decades most talented and passionate artists. Mac miller was highly underrated for his songwriting and his soulfulness. I personally didn’t quite get the whole sensation of the Mac until I watched his NPR tiny desk performance. I was sold hook line and sinker after seeing the performance. I had no idea he was such a talen...

The Great VIII heat 1 Beat Battle Draft

It’s time for the relaunch of BeatBattleRoyale.com! As a result we are currently hosting the first of 4 heats that will lead up to our main Battle event. This event is free to enter and there will be no hidden costs or fees. You must be a follower of Beat Battle Royale’s facebook homepage to be considered for the battle. Beatbattleroyale.com is currently looking for 8 banging producers...

Quasar Shaw

It is a pleasure to introduce an O.G. in the production game. Quazar Shaw who Was Born & raised in Memphis, TN….grew up in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, NY and New Britain, CT….lived a bunch of other places (Dayton, OH…Rockford, IL…Grand Rapids, MI…Chucago, IL) and now, resting in Hammond, IN BBR: Who would you say are your greatest musical influences? QUAZAR: BOOTSY COLLINS, SLY STONE, GAMBLE & HUFF...

Missy Got That “Dripdemeanor” Doe!

When you think about it, is there an artist that is as influential as Missy Elliot this millennium? From writing some of the hottest tunes, producing, and co- producing some of the hottest club anthems, and dropping the most visually stunning music videos of recent times It is no wonder why She garnered this years Video Vanguard award at the VMA’s this year. Missy Elliot is the culture and she has...

And The Oscar goes to….

We have entered a new age. An age where authenticity in any fashion is deemed completely unnecessary when pursing the bag, Octobers very own Aubrey Graham has taken this sentiment to an all new low. It hasn’t been enough that Aubrey is From Toronto and that he lived a life far from the street life that he glorifies for money. It also isn’t enough that he uses a southern drawl the is more reminisce...

YEEZUS, Christ is King!

His (Jesus Christ’s) second coming is inevitable. That is the message that will grace Kanye, Yezzy, Yeezus, West’s non secular music moving forward. He has vowed to keep it gospel. We are still waiting on “Jesus is King” which was slated to be released on Sept. 27th but as per Kanye, suffered the all to common delay. Kanye has had the ability however to blend the Gospel and secular to bring a uniq...

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