What’s The Beef?

What’s The Beef?

This has been an entertaining year for hip hop.  We have been treated to surprise albums.  We have felt underwhelmed by failed projects.  And, we have definitely been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of new releases. Thankfully, we have been able to gorge on Beef served up from all angles. We’re talking subs, snubs, diss tracks and downright disrespectful behaviour.  Earlier this year, I covered aspects of the surprising Eminem Vs Everybody tirade.  That resulted…

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Migos’ Offset Confirms Debut Album Release Date

Migos’ Offset Confirms Debut Album Release Date

With the Migos’ being one of the biggest bands in hip hop and possibly the world, the culture has been eagerly awaiting the solo projects from each band member. First out the gate was Quavo with his album Quavo Huncho, released in October. It was then followed up by the release of Takeoff’s (short) LP The Last Rocket in November. Now Offset has confirmed his solo album will drop December 14, on his 27th birthday….

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6ix 9ine Cancels US Tour, ‘Fires Staff’ And Is Releasing A New Album

6ix 9ine Cancels US Tour, ‘Fires Staff’ And Is Releasing A New Album

Test my gangster! That’s probably what will be written on the headstone of Tekashi 6ix 9ine, if he continues to live by that motto. In the last year he’s battled numerous legal issues, survived 3 gun shootings, a kidnapping, extortion and industry blackballing. The problems seem to be mounting up for 6ix 9ine, as he’s fired he’s fired his staff and cancelled his US tour. He jumped on Power 105’s, The Breakfast Club, for an…

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Is Kanye Responsible For Mumble Rap Part 4 – The Conclusion

Is Kanye Responsible For Mumble Rap Part 4 – The Conclusion

PART 4 Conclusion One of biggest threats to the culture, lies in the signing of “Instafamous” people and producing records for them. Bhad Barbie a.k.a. “Catch Me Outside Girl” is the most prominent example of this philosophy. She has been pushed by the industry, on to a buying public and newcomers to the game, with an overly simplified version of the art as a quick cash grab. If that is the bar as set by…

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Is Kanye Responsible for Mumble Rap Part 3

Is Kanye Responsible for Mumble Rap Part 3

PART 3 (See Parts 1 & 2 on GSGM) Why Mumble rap is a natural progression I’m sure you have all heard of the Roots, and are well aware of Black Thought, after that flex freestyle I’m sure everyone within the culture is aware of him at this moment. He is an automatic entry in mine and many others top 5 G.O.A.T. conversations. He is a lyrical miracle, and I would like to draw your…

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Is Kanye Responsible for Mumble Rap Part 2

Is Kanye Responsible for Mumble Rap Part 2

PART 2 (See our part one here) Understanding Mumble Rap Remember I mentioned hallucinating reality? I’m going to work this backwards so it makes more sense. 2016, Desiigner, Panda. The moment that clap came in, you just knew this would bang. The fact that Kanye produced this and backed Desiigner, as well as Lil Yachty may be purely coincidental, however in terms of what we are discussing now, I do feel it adds credence to…

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Is Kanye responsible for Mumble Rap?

Is Kanye responsible for Mumble Rap?

That’s right, the man who took us from; drop out, to graduation, before revealing his heart break, letting us into his dark fantasy, declaring his divinity, pushing the definition of art, then reappearing with his 7 song theory, may be responsible for one of the most divisive issues in Hip Hop at the moment, Mumble Rap. Does it signify the death or evolution of the culture?   This investigation is made of 4 parts: The…

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Cryptic Kanye, teases new album

Cryptic Kanye, teases new album

It looks like there’s a new chapter in the ‘Wyoming project’ and it’s called Yhandi. The internet has been whipped into a frenzy, as details of a follow up to 2013’s Yeezus began to spread online, due to Kanye’s cryptic Tweets yesterday. Having just been announced as the first music artist on the new season of Saturday Night Live, Kanye went forth and posted the lineup for SNL, which has his name down as Yhandi….

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Eminem apologises for Homophobic slur

Eminem apologises for Homophobic slur

Eminem regrets aiming homophobic slur at Tyler, The Creator on new single “Fall”, from his surprise album Kamikaze. On a track where he fires off against the media, the music industry, Charlamange tha God and fellow rappers, he felt one of the disses went “too far” as he got the old Slim Shady to Stand Up once again: “Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a f*****, b****/It’s not just ’cause you like…

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Kiki Challenge: Police warn against dangerous viral dance

Kiki Challenge:  Police warn against dangerous viral dance

“Kiki, do you love me?” Apparently we all love Kiki a little too much. The song from Drake’s new album Scorpion, has rocketed to the top of the streaming charts. Thanks largely to the dance challenge started by comedian Shiggy, going viral. However, it’s now landing people in trouble with the law. Police forces across the world, including India, the US and Spain have appealed for people to stop trying the challenge or they will…

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