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Ro Ransom - Talk Too Much

Ro Ransom – Talk Too Much

The NYC rapper/singer, Ro Ransom, is back with a new track, “Talk Too Much.” The overall feel of the song is v low-key – it’s almost as if Ransom is whispering the lyrics into the listener’s ears. The beat has deep snares and bells. It also shifts a few times, but keeps up with the overall vibe of the song. Check...
Top 25 Hip-Hop Projects of 2014

Top 25 Hip-Hop Projects of 2014

We’re almost a week into 2015 and it’s already looking like a much more promising year for music. With upcoming albums from Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Kanye and A$AP Rocky to name a few, it’s arguably going to be a better year than 2014. But before we move forward and discredit 2014’s musical releases completely, we...
What’s In The Tapedeck: December Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: December Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Interview: Ro Ransom

Interview: Ro Ransom

Ro Ransom has a story to tell. And it’s not one that you’ve heard before. It’s not pretty. It’s far from a fairytale. Yet, there’s beauty amidst all the chaos. Chaos that he finds comfort in and can always recognize as home. A place where the fight for survival is the only thing that makes you feel alive. The setting...
Ro Ransom - Ro Ransom Is The Future: Disc 2 (Mixtape)

Ro Ransom – Ro Ransom Is The Future: Disc 2 (Mixtape)

It’s been two weeks since Ro Ransom unleashed Ro Ransom Is The Future, and as promised he’s back again with part two of the three-disc mixtape. You may recognize some of the tunes on this bonus disc, as it’s mainly composed of tracks that were previously available on his Soundcloud for streaming. Nonetheless, it’s more quality music...
What’s In The Tapedeck: November Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: November Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Ro Ransom - All Dogs Go To Heaven ft. QuESt

Ro Ransom – All Dogs Go To Heaven ft. QuESt

Wait, did you think Harlem’s up-and-comer Ro Ransom was done for a while after dropping new music last week? Although he already announced that Ro Ransom is the Future was the first installment of a trilogy, I don’t think any of us were expecting new music this soon! Featuring Visionary Music Group’s QuESt with a fire verse, Ro Ransom’s sinister...
Ro Ransom - Ro Ransom Is The Future (Mixtape)

Ro Ransom – Ro Ransom Is The Future (Mixtape)

It’s been nearly two years since Ro Ransom dropped off Ransomnia, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy. The first disc of his upcoming three-part release is here today in the form of Ro Ransom Is The Future. The project features 14 tracks from the Harlem native, including his infectious single “Anaconda Vise.” Stream...
Ro Ransom - Anaconda Vise (Video)

Ro Ransom – Anaconda Vise (Video)

As Ro Ransom gears up for the release of Ro Ransom Is The Future, he teams up with illRoots to present a new visual for “Anaconda Vise.” This punchline-heavy banger serves as the first official single off the tape. Check it out above and look out for RRITF soon. Direct by illRoots, produced by RobGotBeats.
Ro Ransom - S-Rank Manifesto

Ro Ransom – S-Rank Manifesto

Ro Ransom has been lowkey for some time now but he’s gearing up for a big release with his upcoming project, Ro Ransom Is The Future. He gives us some heat with this latest track “S-Rank Manifesto,” produced by RobGotBeats. Take a listen to the new joint below and be on the lookout for RRITF...
OnCue - Never Do Better ft. Ro Ransom

OnCue – Never Do Better ft. Ro Ransom

Cuey brings us new music today with “Never Do Better” featuring another UPC favorite with Ro Ransom. The dreamy Felix Snow produced track is the first we’ve heard from OnCue in a while, who’s had a number of scattered releases as of late, all that were dope nonetheless. Enjoy the track below and expect new...
Ro Ransom - Lesbian Girl

Ro Ransom – Lesbian Girl

New music from Ro Ransom? Always a good day! In preparation for his sophomore mixtape, the Harlem native released his latest single “Lesbian Girl,” self-produced utilizing a funky Aaliyah sample from “If Your Girl Only Knew”. Look for this to be included on Ro Ransom Is The Future, which will be released later this summer.