State Property - "666"
Back in the early ’00s, Jay-Z took practically the entire city of Philadelphia’s rap scene under his wing, called the crew State Property, and financed a bunch of unbelievably great grimy street-rap records. These days, none of those guys has any lingering affiliation with Jay, but they’re all still kicking around and occasionally getting back… More »
Alright, y’all know what time it is. It’s the Halloweekend, and today we’ve got some of the best tracks from the last month that fit nicely into whatever theme-heavy environment you’re trying to create. Whether it’s a spare spectralness (Atlas Sound), a haunted heaviness (Crystal Stilts), or just some aggro rap music with a titular… More »
Once upon a time, an entire battalion of grimy hardcore Philadelphia rappers ended up on the roster of Roc-A-Fella rappers. Most of them never got to release albums, but all of them — actual minor stars Beanie Sigel and Freeway in particular — got to do some excellent work with rap’s biggest label backing them. More »