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Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Happy Holidays from UPC. One year ago, we predicted 2015 would be a major year for the music world. But I don’t think any of us expected the sheer amount of quality albums and mixtapes that came to fruition. Drake and Kanye West failed to deliver their studio albums, but even that didn’t matter. Future...
Review: Vince Staples - Summertime '06

Review: Vince Staples – Summertime ’06

Review written by Crystal W. (@trap_duchess). Vince Staples has been the underdog his entire life. Growing up in Long Beach, California was no easy task, nary a source of expression for a young man with a lot to say. Despite a harsh upbringing (or maybe because of it), Vince has come a long way. From his first...
What’s In The Tapedeck: July Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: July 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...
Vince Staples - Señorita

Vince Staples – Señorita

Vince Staples has been slept on across the board ever since the release of his promising EP, Hell Can Wait, alongside a number of decent mixtapes. The young rapper hails from Long Beach, California — same as Snoop Dogg. Vince often focuses on themes such as growing up in tough neighborhoods and police brutality. His songs are heavy and have messages worth listening to....
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: October Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: October 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...
Common - Kingdom (Remix) ft. Vince Staples & Jay Electronica

Common – Kingdom (Remix) ft. Vince Staples & Jay Electronica

Last weekend, many of hip-hop’s finest gathered together for the taping of BET’s Hip Hop Awards to celebrate the last year in music. While many story lines surfaced throughout the night, Common‘s performance of the official remix of “Kingdom” with Vince Staples, Jay Electronica, and the parents of  Michael Brown (the unarmed young black man shot and...
Vince Staples - Blue Suede (Video)

Vince Staples – Blue Suede (Video)

Vince Staples delivers a sharp black and white (well, except for blue and red for rather obvious reasons) visual for his latest single “Blue Suede” which you can support by copping on iTunes. This is the first single off his upcoming EP Hell Can Wait, which will be his debut project with Def Jam. Vince already dropped a free mixtape...
Common - Kingdom ft. Vince Staples (Video)

Common – Kingdom ft. Vince Staples (Video)

Common links up with Vince Staples for “Kingdom.” Peep the music video above, let us know what you think, and support the Chicago artist by copping his new album Nobody’s Smiling when it drops on July 22nd.
Vince Staples - Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 (Mixtape)

Vince Staples – Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 (Mixtape)

Vince Staples, one of today’s most underrated rappers out of the west coast, drops his latest mixtape Shyne Coldchain II for the fans free of charge. The Long Beach emcee has clearly been making some noise in the industry as of late, providing solid features for artists such as Jhene Aiko and killing guest verses on albums...
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive ft. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies (Video)

Earl Sweatshirt – Hive ft. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies (Video)

Earl Sweatshirt presents us his latest visual tonight for new single “Hive.” The track features fellow LA emcees, and Odd Future affiliates, Vince Staples and Casey Veggies. Check it out above and look for Earl’s album Doris to drop on August 20th. You can support by copping the single on iTunes.
Vince Staples - Stolen Youth (Album)

Vince Staples – Stolen Youth (Album)

After catching many listeners ears with his numerous Odd Future collaborations, Los Angeles rapper Vince Staples finally releases his new album titled Stolen Youth. The project is entirely produced Mac Miller, under his producer-alias name Larry Fisherman. Staples’ laid back flow flourishes over Mac’s cool production, highlighted by features from Mac himself, as well as...