Regional Rap

Gangsta Boo, Pioneering Member of Three 6 Mafia, Dead at 43

Gangsta Boo, who’s real name was Lola Mitchell, was found dead in her home in Memphis. Gangsta Boo, the pioneering… Read More

January 1, 2023

A Guide to Getting into YoungBoy Never Broke Again, the Most Prolific Rapper of 2022

YoungBoy Never Broke Again has released eight projects this year. And there is a YB song for every possible mood.… Read More

December 30, 2022

There is Now a “Too $hort Way” Street in East Oakland

Too $hort has received an Oakland Street named "Too $hort Way" in the area's Foothill Boulevard, where the rapper lived… Read More

December 12, 2022

First Look Friday: Atlanta Rapper Tony Shhnow Wants to Take You on a Trip

For the last First Look Friday of 2022, we talk to Tony Shhnow about relating to the outcasts, the concepts… Read More

December 2, 2022

Roc Marciano’s ‘Reloaded’ Provided the Blueprint for Modern Underground Rap

Roc Marciano's sophomore album Reloaded didn't just rubber-stamp Roc as an elite lyricist; it provided a path for a blueprint… Read More

November 16, 2022

Freestyle Fellowship Earns Grammy Nomination 30 Years After Their Debut Album

30 years after the release of their debut album To Whom It May Concern..., Freestyle Fellowship has received their first Grammy… Read More

November 15, 2022

Tame One of Legendary New Jersey Rap Group The Artifacts Has Died

Rapper Tame One of New Jersey rap trio The Artifacts died on Saturday, November 5. The artist was 52-years-old. Fans… Read More

November 7, 2022

First Look Friday: Bandmanrill is the Newark Rapper Trying to Take Jersey Club Rap to the Next Level

For November's First Look Friday, we spoke to New Jersey rapper Bandmanrill about his rise, club music, why he doesn't… Read More

November 4, 2022

The 2022 One Musicfest Featured Vulnerable Moments From Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan & More

The 2022 One Musicfest made its return to Atlanta this weekend and it stood out among the rest because of… Read More

October 10, 2022

Cardi B Teases Remix of Ice Spice’s “Munch (Feelin’ U)”

With her GloRilla collaboration "Tomorrow 2" making its rounds, Cardi B shared a clip of her rapping over Ice Spice's… Read More

October 10, 2022

In His Own Words: Albee Al on Getting Another Chance at Rap Success

In his own words, New Jersey rapper Albee Al talks about staying out of trouble, his new Free the Real… Read More

September 30, 2022

Behind the Beat: JoogSZN on Why Drakeo the Ruler is One of the LA Greats

For Behind the Beat, Thomas Hobbs spent time in LA with JoogSZN. The producer talked about his partnership with the… Read More

August 17, 2022

Despite Rising Gas Prices Houston’s Slab Culture Continues to Ride on

High gas prices have hit Americans' pockets everywhere, but slabs — and their owners — have held on in Houston.… Read More

August 10, 2022

In His Own Words: Bun B Went From Having the Illest Verses to Cooking the Trillest Burgers

In his own words, Bun B talked about his rap career and having the trillest burgers in the game. Bun… Read More

August 5, 2022

DJ Ohso’s Bounce Dat Isn’t Your Typical Party

With Bounce Dat, DJ Ohso has created a party series where women, femmes, non-binary, and queer people could be their… Read More

June 28, 2022

Lupe Fiasco Is On To His Next Chapter

Lupe Fiasco spoke with Okayplayer about his new album Drill Music in Zion, his forthcoming MIT course, rappers catching RICO… Read More

June 24, 2022