We Don’t Need R. Kelly’s “Trapped In the Closet,” We Have DeStorm’s “Caught”

In recent weeks, I have opened the YouTube app on my iPhone each week just to watch DeStorm Power's "Caught," an R&B web dramedy. Similar to R. Kelly's "Trapped In the Closet," which the artist released from 2005-2012, DeStorm's "Caught" begins with an intense brawl when DeStorm's girlfriend, played by fellow YouTube personality JaNina catches…Read more We Don’t Need R. Kelly’s “Trapped In the Closet,” We Have DeStorm’s “Caught”

Jhené Aiko, Wild Sex, and A Mental Asylum

Jhené Aiko just released the eerie new music video for her latest single “Maniac” Friday. Moments after watching, I just sat with it. Slightly triggering, creative and unpredictable are all words I’d use to describe the visual elements of the video credited to Jhené and Los Angeles director Topshelf Junior. Footage shot of Jhené captures…Read more Jhené Aiko, Wild Sex, and A Mental Asylum

Keke Palmer Introduces ‘Lauren’ in the Visual EP

Keke Palmer unveils herself as in her new visual EP Lauren, premiering exclusively with Billboard today. "Of course, I'm not my characters and so for my EP, I felt like because this is them getting to see it through the true me, where I'm coming from and how I'm feeling, I feel like it was…Read more Keke Palmer Introduces ‘Lauren’ in the Visual EP

Russell Simmons master plan discussed in Variety Magazine

Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons’s newly launched network, All Def Digital will host its first ever awards ceremony on Feb. 24 and many news outlets are talking about it including Variety Magazine. All Def Digital produces a variety of content geared towards Hip Hop listeners and the African- American community. World Star Hip Hop Head…Read more Russell Simmons master plan discussed in Variety Magazine

Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment Release Freshman Album “Surf”

Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment evoke the powerful sounds and feelings of Jazz. The four-piece band led by Trumpet, featuring Chance the Rapper, released their first album entitled “Surf” for free yesterday. The 16 track album features artists of B.o.B., Janelle Monáe, J. Cole, Big Sean, Jeremih, KYLE, and Erykah Badu. The band experimented…Read more Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment Release Freshman Album “Surf”

L.E.X. Eats The Rap Game Alive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lgveHFmoAg&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLd3yqcHzFC3gML69_8pVTOYvO4wv26NBJ Alexis “L.E.X Da Rapper” Dean Jr., 20, raps clean lyrics to inspire young people to pursue greatness. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student attempts to motivate his audience each time he gets on stage. “It’s actual Hip-Hop. Lyrical and delivers a message in every song. But, what makes it different is that it’s clean. So,…Read more L.E.X. Eats The Rap Game Alive

Genesis Renji Causes Lyrical Genocide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr00DVoVX10&feature=share&list=UUiNmETX2_LL5addAnVTppZA Elijah “Genesis Renji” Furquan, 20, lyricist and poet feels powerful and vulnerable on stage while bringing forth an indescribable experience to his audiences. “I give all of me in a performance and you can tell I do. After performances I’m back to creator mode,” Furquan said. Images of the show leave mental imprints in…Read more Genesis Renji Causes Lyrical Genocide