[YouTube] “Memory Loss” – Track Seven Band

Track Seven Band shares their new single, “Memory Loss”, their first in three years…and it was worth the wait. Titled “Memory Loss”, this is Track Seven Band’s reemergence from the shadows to give their fans a track that will make them all remember why they started in the first place. Speaking from the heart andContinue reading “[YouTube] “Memory Loss” – Track Seven Band”

In the Spirit of Advancement and the Pursuit of Dopeness – Ellis D

One of my guilty pleasures of hip hop is stoner rap, primarily because of the pure vibe created on each project and track. Backpack rappers, NDO & Myke Kelli, form ellis d. The Chicago duo comes from Arlington Heights, IL, and have been friends since 1st grade. Through this friendship, they have been creating hip-hopContinue reading “In the Spirit of Advancement and the Pursuit of Dopeness – Ellis D”

The Lost Boy – YBN Cordae

Like a lot of rappers, YBN Cordae comes from a collective. The YBN crew met on Xbox Live while playing GTA V, and shortly after that the core members: Nahmir, Almighty Jay, and Cordae starting making music. Last year when YBN: The Mixtape came out, I was pretty underwhelmed. It lacked much character and entertainmentContinue reading “The Lost Boy – YBN Cordae”


DaBaby, aka Baby Jesus, aka Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, has been everywhere the past year and has no signs of putting down the bag anytime soon. Jonathan Lyndale Kirk drops his second studio album, “KIRK” following up his massive success stemming from his first studio album through Interscope in March, “Baby on Baby”. This included theContinue reading “[FIRST LISTEN] KIRK – DaBaby”

Something Different – Leekyxiv and Generic tha Character

For Colossus readers, this isn’t the first time we have covered the upstate NY scene. We first covered Generic this past fall with his project Escape Tha City. Generic, or Eric Armitage, has not only built a name for himself in the Upstate scene but has blossomed a culture. His production company, Tha Bakery LLC,Continue reading “Something Different – Leekyxiv and Generic tha Character”

Bandana – Freddie Gibbs and Madlib

Gansta Gibbs and Madlib are back. Five years removed from their instant classic Piñata, Gary, IN rapper Freddie Gibbs and legendary hip-hop beat producer Madlib reunited to give the listeners Bandana. My brother’s roommate (shoutout Dan) put me on to their last collaborative album so when I heard the rumors then listened to the singlesContinue reading “Bandana – Freddie Gibbs and Madlib”

Sit Down Series: Phay

Atlanta has become one of the go-to cities when people think of hip-hop. It seems everyday there is someone new. Faris Mousa, or Phay, are quickly getting more and more attention in the Atlanta scene. Being a first-generation Arab-American, Phay uses his flowy verses and smooth choruses to tell his story of trial, triumph, andContinue reading “Sit Down Series: Phay”