Common – Nobody’s Smiling (Review)

After being a huge fan of Common’s last 2 albums Be and Dreamer/Believer I was excited to hear about Nobody’s Smiling. Early reports indicated the album would be produced entirely by No ID and would focus on the the current READ MORE…

My Experience with Fiverr

So I recently decided to experiment using the micro-contracting site Fiverr.com. For those not familiar, it’s basically a site where random people offer services starting at $5. Depending on the service, there are several add-ons for additional costs. I wanted READ MORE…

Jeru The Damaja – The Hammer (Review)

The first live hip-hop show I ever went to was Jeru and Cocoa Brovas (before they were Smif-n-Wessun again). It was right around the time his new single “99 Pacent” dropped. Sadly, that was the last time I really remember READ MORE…

Jackin’ for Beats?

The internet and radio went nuts today for the new Busta Rhymes and Eminem track “Calm Down“. (They also went nuts for Busta’s outfit at the BET Awards, but that’s a whole different issue). The Scoop DeVille banger loops and READ MORE…

J Rawls – Rio (feat. Rashad)

Dope new video from veteran J Rawls. The video takes place in a record store so you know I’m a fan! Spent more time looking at the wax than the Brazilian (Get the joke? lol). The track is from J READ MORE…

Why You Need to Care About Google Plus

I know… I know… the last thing an artist wants is yet ANOTHER social network they need to update. Anyone who regularly updates their Twitter and Facebook knows it can sometimes feel like a full time job posting pics, music, READ MORE…

Won’t buy an album? Buy this instead…

I read a recent article about rap artist Apathy speaking out against so-called fans and their support of music. Apathy basically pointed out that way too many people feel music should be free and done “for the love“. I agree READ MORE…

Scratch Magazine TV presents… The Common Beat Tape

COMMON:THE BEAT TAPE PROJECT by TheBeatTapeProject The good brothers at TheBeatTapeProject.com and Scratch Magazine TV have put together their latest series of beat tapes. This time, the crew assembled instrumentals that would fit Chicago legend Common (the artist formerly known READ MORE…