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Da What: Hip Hip Round Up 6/20-7/3/14

Got a two week Hip Hop Round Up and a new piece about my favorite projects of 2014, at the midway point coming up too!  Since the last HHRU, Ab-Soul released These Days and sold 21,000+ […]

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Da-What: Hip Hop Round Up 6/13-6/19/14

This week marked the end of an era as Angie Martinez retired from her spot at Hot 97, after about 25 years there.  She will surely be missed and her contributions to hip hop’s growth […]

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Da-What: Hip Hop Round Up 6/6-6/12/14

Eminem continues to set the bar as two of his songs have now surpassed the 10 million digital mark – double diamond status for “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie”.  Meanwhile, his ex-labelmate […]

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Da-What: Hip Hop Round Up 5/30-6/5/14

Got a few new tracks this week although it was admittedly a little slow. 50 Cent did release his long-awaited Animal Ambition and it is pretty good!  I have actually enjoyed a good portion of […]

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Da-What: Hip Hop Round Up 5/23-5/29/14

This is a little late but with the previous HHRU going up on a Monday, I wanted to give you guys a couple extra days to digest. This week we got TWO, yes TWO, Hip […]

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Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 5/16 – 5/22/14

Friday before a long weekend! Drive safely and enjoy yourselves!  Don’t forget to take some time to remember why http://varley.net/online/ we all have a day off from work to remember those that have fallen in […]

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Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 5/9 – 5/15/14

I am not going to talk about Jay-Z, Beyonce or Solange by the way.  Lots of news surrounding upcoming albums though, especially ones that we, as hip hop, have been waiting for!  NaS has announced […]

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BYMJ #9: Festivals, Etc.

Coachella is simultaneously an otherworldly immersion in new music and art and a corporate-fueled, celebrity-obsessed, media marketing petri dish. Are festivals helping or hurting the music business as a whole? We go in-depth on this […]

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Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 5/2 – 5/8/14

Hip hop has achieved its first billionaire.  With the confirmation that Apple will be buying Beats Music for somewhere in the billions, Dr. Dre is a shoo-in to be sitting atop “Forbes Magazine’s” Hip Hop […]

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Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 4/25 – 5/1/14

One of my favorite albums so far this year, Blitz the Ambassador’s Afropolitan Dreams, dropped this past week! I highly recommend y’all check that one out.  As you can see below, Eminem and Shady records […]

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Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 4/18 – 4/24/14

Missed the last couple of Hip Hop Round Up’s so I hope that you have been getting your fix temporarily elsewhere. One of the reasons that I missed a round up was my trip to […]

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Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 3/21 – 3/27/14

Still riding a high from seeing Freddie Gibbs and Madlib perform Cocaine Pinata pretty much in its entirety last night, I am excited to present the week’s hip hop news, music and videos! Joining Kanye […]

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Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 3/14 – 3/20/14

Back like I never left.  The Da-What: Hip Hop Round Up is here with the latest hip hop music, videos and news from the week of March 14th – March 20th.   One of the best […]

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Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 3/7-3/13/14

One of the biggest events of the year, SXSW 2014, is well underway.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured in the tragic car accident the other day and with their families.  Hoping that […]

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Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 2/28-3/6/14

Another busy week in hip hop!  2014 is officially underway. The generally slow 1st quarter is starting to finish up and everyone is readying their next project with new singles. In hip hop news, XXL […]

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