Regional Rap

Top 10 Defining Moments in Too $hort’s Legendary Career

Fans have come to appreciate Too $hort as more than the narrator of inappropriate freaky tales but also as a… Read More

December 20, 2021

Wiki on the Resiliency of New York City & His Latest Album ‘Half God’

We spoke with Wiki about his hometown New York City and the concepts around his Navy Blue-produced album Half God.… Read More

November 9, 2021

Hip-Hop Collective Van Buren Records Reps The First Majority Black City In New England

Hailing from Brockton, Massachusetts, Van Buren Records is poised to become the state's next breakout rap act. As I was… Read More

November 8, 2021

How Maxo Kream Turned Personal Tragedy into the ‘Weight of the World’

We spoke with Maxo Kream about the making of Weight of the World, paying tribute to his brother, his relationship… Read More

October 21, 2021

An Oral History Of Zumbi From His Closest Collaborators

In remembrance of Stephen Gaines, better known as rapper Zumbi, we broke down his legacy with five figures who were… Read More

September 30, 2021

11 Montreal Producers to Keep Your Eyes On

Even without a city-defining sound, Montreal musicians have seized the moment. Here are 11 Montreal producers you should know about.… Read More

September 8, 2021

10 Zion I Songs That Show Why Zumbi Was A Bay Area Hip-Hop Legend

From "Bird's Eye View" to "Tech $," these Zion I songs are a testament to the late Zumbi, a brilliant… Read More

August 26, 2021

Behind the Beat: How 03 Greedo & Ron-Ron Changed West Coast Rap With “Rude”

For our latest Behind The Beat, Thomas Hobbs spoke with producer Ron-Ron about the special partnership he shares with 03… Read More

August 24, 2021

Bfb Da Packman Wants to Know What’s So Funny

We talked with Bfb Da Packman about transitioning from the streets to rap, why he doesn't consider himself to be… Read More

August 12, 2021

These Artists Are Defining Atlanta’s Underground Queer Music Scene

From GodIsMikey's quick-witted lyricism to Alto Moon's all-encompassing pop star persona, these are the artists defining Atlanta's underground queer music… Read More

June 29, 2021

10 New Jersey Artists That Need to Be on Your Radar

New Jersey is on fire and this elite group of dynamic rappers, singers, and producers are blazing a trail. Here… Read More

June 1, 2021

10 New Orleans Rappers You Need To Listen To

It's been too long since the city that gave the world No Limit and Cash Money produced a homegrown star.… Read More

May 11, 2021

10 Akron, Ohio Rappers That Should Be on Your Radar

Even before LeBron James gave Akron, Ohio a good name, the city had a quietly flourishing hip-hop scene. Here are… Read More

March 17, 2021

11 Montreal Rappers You Should Be Checking For

With so much talent around the city, Montreal will soon have its moment. Here are 11 English-speaking Montreal rappers who… Read More

February 24, 2021

11 Baltimore Rappers You Need to Know Right Now

From East Baltimore's 4kMicheal to West Baltimore's YG Teck, here is a list of 11 Baltimore rappers you should check… Read More

January 20, 2021