JID Dreamville

SXSW 2017 Recap: What You Missed From Austin’s Festival

From Urban Fetes to Fader Fort, South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 was filled with rising stars and priceless industry gems. Each year, over 100,000 music...
Casanova Tax Letter

Casanova Pens a Letter to Taxstone in New Video

Brooklyn-based rapper Casanova misses his friend. With a new song and video "Tax Letter", Casanova pens an ode to his friend and beloved podcaster Taxstone....
Akinyemi

Akinyemi Creates His Own Version Of “Eurydice” In New Single

From cyphers with HuffPo Black Voices to remixing classic Greek myths, Queens rapper, Akinyemi  comes to his listeners with one of many new singles. Gearing up...
J.I.D. Dreamville

Dreamville’s newest signee J.I.D. releases new video “NEVER”

Dreamville fans everywhere celebrated last night as the label announced the signing of their newest addition, J.I.D. of Spillage Village. The announcement came with...
Taylor J

Interview: Taylor J Crafts His Own Lane as a St. Paul...

The Midwest is taking over. When you think about Midwest hubs of hip-hop you are immediately drawn to longstanding power players like Chicago and Detroit,...
Nick Grant Interview

Interview: Don’t Call Him Underrated, Nick Grant’s Luxury Raps Are His...

"Flow like a thing of the past, so vintage" The heads in the packed BK Circus clothing store bobbed in unison as headphones glowed a...

How Culture Republic’s Amir Boyd Made Hustling By Any Means, A...

For many, the entertainment industry is just a dream. A fantasy filled with parties with your favorite celebrities, cameos on DJ Khaled’s Snapchat, and glamour. The...
Rob Markman Interview

A real Rap Genius: How Rob Markman became the most coveted...

It was 2009 when Charles Hamilton graced the XXL Freshman cover. The rapper had the ears of many with his prose-like flow and his record...
B(LA)K. Latashas Alcindor

Latasha Alcindor debuts her surprise album ‘B(LA)K’: Premiere

"F*ck standards. This time, it's about spirit."- L.A.   Brooklyn-bred emcee Latasha Alcindor has been climbing the ranks of notable indie spitter for years, but juggling...
Nick Grant Return of the Cool

Nick Grant releases his debut album, Return of the Cool

2016 was a great year for South Carolina-born emcee Nick Grant. Under the tutelage of Grand Hustle/Culture Republic's Jason Geter, Grant's "'88" mixtape spotlighted...