Review: Shirt’s “PURE BEAUTY” Is A Rugged Gem

Review: Shirt’s “PURE BEAUTY” Is A Rugged Gem

Shirt, the first rap artist signed to Jack White’s Third Man Records, is injecting a much-needed sense of mystery into a genre that at times feels grossly oversaturated with information. Having first generated intrigue with his New York Times spoof site back in 2014 (in the promotion of his RAP project), his major label debut PURE BEAUTY has all the goods and is poised to make the frustratingly hard-to-Google artist much more familiar to listeners.

Brooklyn Rapper Skyzoo Talks ‘In Celebration of Us,’ ‘Black Panther’ Excitement and His Own Marvel Future

Brooklyn Rapper Skyzoo Talks ‘In Celebration of Us,’ ‘Black Panther’ Excitement and His Own Marvel Future

Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo is dropping his fourth solo studio album, In Celebration of Us, this week, but with a track record that spans 25 releases (including collaborative efforts, EPs, and mixtapes), the 35-year-old rightfully enjoys veteran MC status amongst the industry’s elite. Being held in this high regard is what makes his confidence about In Celebration Of Us so exciting for his core audience.

Skyzoo “In Celebration Of Us” Review

Skyzoo “In Celebration Of Us” Review

Anyone remotely familiar with Skyzoo would be remiss not to concede the intricacy of his pen game; a new project from the Brooklyn MC has a track record of being guaranteed quality. So when the 35-year-old rapper calls a project his most “layered and conceptual” — essentially his best — to date, it’s reasonable for fans to salivate.

6 Actors Who Could Play Gucci Mane In His Upcoming Biopic

6 Actors Who Could Play Gucci Mane In His Upcoming Biopic

It’s been just weeks since Gucci Mane announced his first LP of 2018, (tentatively) titled The Evil Genius. That was big news, especially after the year he had. He’s coming off of a great 2017 that included a plush, televised $1.7 million wedding, a New York Times Bestseller and a reality show.

Gucci never stops, and continues to show us why he deserved DX’s year-end award for Hardest Working Artist Of The Year for both 2016 and 2017.

“Money Power Respect” Turns 20

“Money Power Respect” Turns 20

1996, I’m up at 2 am on a Friday dubbing College radio — as was the routine at the time — and then I hear it, “You’ll See” by The LOX featuring the Notorious B.I.G. Over the repurposed instrumental of Faith Evan’s “Used To Love Me,” the trio (though obviously younger) had that signature chemistry that we’ve always collectively loved them for, and of course a flame emoji Biggie verse. The song was dubbed off that original tape so many times the tape popped.