The Hip-Hop Robin Hood of the Favelas: Kaos MC, the Brazilian Rapper With a Conscience

The Hip-Hop Robin Hood of the Favelas: Kaos MC, the Brazilian Rapper With a Conscience

Artist: Kaos MC feat. Tito Jackson; Alex Boyé & Bull Dogg Title: What’s Wrong Release: Single Released April 29th Born in the favelas of Brazil – the suburban, tightly packed areas in which some of the poorest members of society live – Jailson N. Rodrigues aka Kaos MC had to make a choice: to follow his […]

‘The Message’ by Grandmaster Flash Is Still Relevant Today [Video]

‘The Message’ by Grandmaster Flash Is Still Relevant Today [Video]

In the early 1980s, rap sashayed out of New York in a swish of powerful beats and strong lyrical content. Seen as an offshoot of funk, it was played in discos, on the streets, and homes in urban neighborhoods around the country. One song, “The Message,” ensured rap would last by driving this happy music […]

Vic Mensa: ‘There’s Alot Going On’ [EP Review]

Vic Mensa: ‘There’s Alot Going On’ [EP Review]

Since his success with his 2013 debut “INNANETAPE,” single “Down on My Luck,” co-sign from Kanye West, and a feature on the coveted XXL’s freshman’s class list of 2014, Chicago emcee Vic Mensa seemed like he was on the verge of becoming one of this generation’s great rap artists. Even though he had so much hype behind him, […]

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