State College, Pennsylvania, rapper Meechi Blanco has been on my radar for a minute. After he had sent me a physical copy of his impressive first project, Good, I began to watch his movements in anticipation of what’s next.
Welcome to the first installment of 5 Chances To Convince Me, where a fan delivers five pieces of content to a skeptic about an artist to — hopefully — change their outlook, or at the very least to inspire a second chance. The fan this time around is Riley Wallace, and Jeff Dring is the resident skeptic.
In the earlier days of AAHH, I had started a few columns that have since died out; one series I especially want to bring back is my Great Rappers You Slept On series, where I profile acts that should be (or should have been) on your radar. In past pieces, I’ve profiled acts like the late
ometimes it takes a single wake-up call to persuade someone to get up and follow their dreams. For me, it was the birth of my first daughter and a health scare that recently changed my outlook on everything. For Rob Markman, celebrated writer for Genius, it was almost being shot — an experience captured on his unexpected and amazing new EP, “Write To Dream.”
As a writer — for some big platforms — Incan assure you that inbox is nothing less than nauseating. I am constantly inundated with requests to check out and give some pen game to new records of varied quality. As corny as it sounds, standing out does make all the difference as I arbitrarily decide how to dedicate my daily attention span
A recent Instagram post from Maybach Music Group rapper Wale has put him at odds with fans who seemingly failed to recognize his African heritage and instead misinterpreted his intent.