Heff’s Top Ten of 2019

I’ll be straight with you. It’s been a weird year for hip-hop. It’s the end of a decade and with that seems to come a change in the air. We weren’t given any mainstream instant classics. We lost two big names in the industry…RIP Nipsey and RIP Juice. However, we were given a lot ofContinue reading “Heff’s Top Ten of 2019”

Classic’s Top Ten of 2019

Looking back on 2019 it feels like it was a transition year. Certain sounds have been dominating for a minute now and while that standard continued, we also got some new and different styles along with the breakthrough of multiple artists celebrating a vintage aesthetic. All this seems to be signaling a shift in theContinue reading “Classic’s Top Ten of 2019”

I Hear You – Shane, the Shaman

Building up the Colossus brand and running the blog has not been an easy, straight-forward journey. However, what drives me and keeps me going is the relationships I have developed through this work. Of the many blog-artist relationships I have developed, Shane was one of the first ones. He DM’d me way back in MayContinue reading “I Hear You – Shane, the Shaman”

[VIDEO] Another One – Mackavon

Jamaica-born and Florida-raised rapper Mackavon brings listeners versatility with his music. He states that he listened to Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, 50, and Usher as a kid. Those influences show in his music as he ranges from rough and abrasive to sensitive and poppy. The young rapper is getting more and more attention and growingContinue reading “[VIDEO] Another One – Mackavon”

[Video] “Young Kings & Queens” – Foreign Beggars ft. Maverick Sabre and Mali Hayes

The well-known trio, Foreign Beggars, out of the U.K, has been around since 2002 and have teased their final album together, releasing on December 13th called Matriarchy. The reason for this being the last is that the members, Orifice Vulgatron, Metropolis, and DJ Noname’s have decided its time to focus on themselves and indulge inContinue reading “[Video] “Young Kings & Queens” – Foreign Beggars ft. Maverick Sabre and Mali Hayes”

[EP] Titans Over Spades – Backstreet Peejay

Backstreet Peejay is a rapper from Orlando, Florida who’s musical influences come from the deep south. He has a palette for soulful, jazzy beats that really bring his work to life. He began to take his artistry seriously in 2016 when he released his project “Inner City Blues”. It was at that time he wasContinue reading “[EP] Titans Over Spades – Backstreet Peejay”

[EP] Xavieon – Live in Peace

I often talk about how the rise of lofi has improved the rap game. It brings that old-school-cool sound back that you would hear with the cratediggers of the 80s and 90s. Xavieon does just that! The Georgia-raised MC pulls inspiration from Mos Def, MF Doom, A Tribe Called Quest, Curren$y, Schoolboy Q, and evenContinue reading “[EP] Xavieon – Live in Peace”