A$AP Rocky falls flat with his debut album

At the end of 2011, before ever releasing a mixtape, A$AP Rocky signed a $3 million record deal with RCA and Polo Grounds Music. Just weeks later, on Halloween, Rocky unleashed his impressive mixtape, “Live.Love.A$AP,” and instantly became one of the next rising stars in hip-hop. After touring off of… Continued

Meek Mill makes debut with ‘Dreams and Nightmares’

Meek Mill came flying onto the mainstream scene in 2011 after signing with Rick Ross’ label, Maybach Music Group. Through the “Dreamchasers” mixtape series and MMG’s compilation album series, “Self Made,” Mill became one of the rising stars in the industry. After being pushed back two months from its initial… Continued

2 Chainz debut disappoints despite strong singles

Rapper 2 Chainz exploded onto the scene when he released his first solo project, “T.R.U. REALigon” last November. The rapper formerly named Tity Boi underwent a name change in 2011 to make himself more radio and family friendly. The change has resurrected the career of the man who represented half… Continued

Philly’s hip-hop summer lineup looks promising

As summer rapidly approaches, it’s time to block off some dates on the calendar for an amazing group of concerts coming through Philadelphia over the next few months. It’s only right that we start with this week’s huge announcement from Jay-Z and Mayor Michael Nutter, in which they unveiled the… Continued

Celebrity top 3 this week

A double dose of Drake Drake fans got a sweet treat earlier this week when the rapper released not one, but two music videos for “Take Care” featuring Rihanna and “HYFR” featuring Lil Wayne, both off of Drake’s latest album, “Take Care.” The video for “HYFR,” which stands for “Hell… Continued

Minaj juggles two genres

After Nicki Minaj’s debut album, “Pink Friday,” went double platinum in December, expectations for her sophomore album have gone through the roof. After releasing a few singles that disappointed on the charts, Minaj pushed the release date back from February to April. Minaj released “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” April 3,… Continued