Gavlyn Calls Herself Joey Bada$$ Of Female MCs

Gavlyn Calls Herself Joey Bada$$ Of Female MCs

Audrey Godoy, the 28-year-old MC better known as Gavlyn, got her first break when her video for the boom-bap banger “What I Do” grabbed attention in 2012. Four albums (and millions of plays) later, she’s managed to organically build a substantial core audience and consistently tour across the U.S. and Europe.

Art Of Rap: 20 Black Artists Inspired By Hip Hop

Art Of Rap: 20 Black Artists Inspired By Hip Hop

There are many intersections between contemporary Hip Hop music and visual art, as well as mutual points of inspiration between the two disciplines. With graffiti being one of the original pillars of the culture, the two have been intertwined since the early days of Hip Hop itself.

EarthGang “Royalty” Review

EarthGang “Royalty” Review

After a delay that didn’t go unnoticed by fans, rappers Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot (collectively known as the EarthGang) finally released their long-awaited third EP, Royalty, on J. Cole’s Dreamville Records imprint. Staying true to the aesthetic of both Rags and Robots — right down to the FRKO animated cover art — the project is a healthy dose of Southern comfort entrenched in jazzy sonic nostalgia.

Why Onyx’s “Backdafucup” Was A Game-Changer

Why Onyx’s “Backdafucup” Was A Game-Changer

A recent Tweet gave me—more so than an age check—some insight into how far back some of the younger listener’s insights into Hip Hop goes. While discussing the 19th anniversary of Eminem’s Slim Shady LP, one user tweeted that it was the album that he was forced to hide from his mother.