In the final week of September’s “Dead End Hip-Hop: In Case You Missed It”, we’ll be going over all things hip-hop and DEHH related to catch you up on everything you need to know to be caught up for the new week.
Jake Milgate & contributor Tyler Jones write a tribute for the rapper that helped come into their self as humans and helped them overcome their own addictions: ”
“My college experience had changed me permanently. One of the main contributors to my depression is my muscular dystrophy, but the stresses of schoolwork, the potential future, and my chemical imbalance due to excessive drug use only amplified my depression and near-brush with suicide during that time in my life. As I listened to GO:OD AM again, I began to have flashbacks. All of these past emotions resurfaced once again”. Words by @milfence
“There are plenty of artists I have grieved for and still do whenever I play their music; however, when it comes to Mac Miller he was different. He was someone that helped me acclimate to my new life”. Words by @TAJtheWriter
The very best of Sto from this month:
Marlowe (L’Orange & Solemn Brigham): “Vagrant” Bonus Cut + Interview
Kenzie Tarantino On HIs Group Shaolin Temple
Donnie Skillz writes about emcee Phlow: “Nigerian emcee Phlow has been on the site gathering attention and with every release, there is always an element of surprise. On her newest offering titled “Asuai vol 2″( we actually covered volume 1 here) she takes it back to pure lyrics that tap into her personal experiences growing up as the only female child in her family.”
Managing Editor I.S. Jones review’s Chicago-rapper Noname’s sophomore album “Room 25”: n “Self”, Noname is sexy, flirty, and audacious in a way we’ve never seen her before. She enjoys what her body is capable of: “My pussy teachin ninth-grade English / My pussy wrote a thesis on colonialism”. Here the Chicago-native subverts the ways in which the feminine body is often portrayed in hip-hop. Read more here
Tickets for Noname’s “Room 25” tour are available now. Dates are here, purchase tickets here
News in Hip-Hop
Beyonce is being sued by her former drummer Kimberly Thompson of ‘extreme witchcraft’. Well, let’s tell the truth, you can’t get to Beyonce’s status without accusations being leveled against your character. According to Pitchfork, the former drummer reportedly claims that she suffered from Beyoncé’s “magic spells of sexual molestation,” and that Beyoncé “murdered my pet kitten”
Kanye addresses Nick Cannon, Tyson Beckford, and Drake in video. While Kanye seeks to rebrand himself ahead of his forthcoming album Yandhi, the 808’s and Heartbreaks rapper took some time out of his day to address several stars that rubbed him the wrong way. Kanye made it a point especially to speak to Drake as many things the Canadian rapper alluded to ‘Scorpio’ “didn’t sit right with [his] spirit”. More here
In his ongoing feud with Machine Gun Kelly, Eminem suggested that P. Diddy had a hand in Tupac’s assassination. As the rap beef rages on his the two emcees, Eminem & Machine Gun Kelly have traded blow after blow, but Eminem may have misstepped. The rapper accused Diddy of having a hand in Tupac’s murder: “Killshot, I will not fail, I’m with the Doc still/But this idiot’s boss pops pills and tells him he’s got skills/But, Kells, the day you put out a hit’s the day Diddy admits/That he put the hit out that got Pac killed,” More can be read here
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I.S. Jones is the Managing Editor of Dead End Hip Hop. You can tweet at her