By now you may have heard the news. Rapper and Philanthropist Nipsey Hussel was gun down in front of his store in Los Angeles, California. The hip-hop community is devastated by this news. The murder of a emcee is all too familiar in the hip-hop game. Something we could never get used to.
Some people blame it on jealousy, others say the government was involved because of a documentary about Dr. Sebi, and some think gang violence. All that matters is the lost of a man who wanted to do better for is people. A man that wanted to be an example of hard work paying off. It’s a tragic loss but his words and inspiring spirit will never be forgotten.
Last year he dropped his debut album, the Grammy nominated, Victory Lap. He’d been putting in work for years on the underground hip-hop scene and his first album was big. So big that it made my podcast’s “Top 5 Albums of 2018” list. Here’s an excerpt from that show and our thoughts.
Rest in Power Ermias Asghedom 🎤
Ha! Show some respect for these Baltimore emcees. #salute
Peace! A new one from one of the most under rated brothers in the hip hop culture. Check out Bamboo from Skyzoo’s project Peddler Themes. Do It Now.
Thanks to the good people at Rolling Stone, I didnt have my work cut out for me this weekend. I had NO idea there were so many new albums that I would actually give a listen. Check out their article on the new albums to stream/cop below and let me know what you’re jamming to. Namaste.
This week Vegas remembers J Dilla, reviews the Jaz The Rapper vs. E-Hart battle, gets into Ice Cube’s 25th anniversary edition of Death Certificate, and much more! Follow his twitter @VegasWorldInc and get your hip hop fix on HipHopolitic.com. #DoItNow
I can’t salute this lady enough. Missy Elliott has been a innovator and trendsetter in the hip hop and pop culture for eons now. She has ALWAYS been light years ahead of the music industry with her creativity and I feel like she hasn’t gotten the respect she deserves. It’s odd to me that her name doesn’t come up in the 10 top femcee conversations or anything. What gives?!
In any event, check out her new video featuring Lamb titled I’m Better.
Also, check out the trailer for her upcoming documentary. Salute Queen!
New music from Dope Music Village with the ill artwork! Peace to Brain Rapp and Nature Boi. Show your love by visiting the site and keeping up with authentic hip hop here. #DoItNow