Check out the lyrics for A$AP MOB’s newest single, “Xscape”

ASAP Twelvy drops some lyrical bombs on this track, produced by Tay Soprano.

“Feelin like Puff back in ‘98
Bad Boy here, boost the crime rate”

Chicago artists like Chance and Vic are households names at this point, but someone you might not know, but should get familiar with, is the Chi songstress Via Rosa. The only female in the Windy City collective, THEMPeople, her soulful voice leans toward iconic singers like Sade.

Discover Via through her latest mixtape, DeathViaLove, which is an airy journey in and out of love and longing. She gets some help from Chicago standouts Jean Deaux on “Magician” and TheMind and Vic Mensa on “Cocaine”. Via holds her own throughout and the tape is a complete conceptual project woven with careful samples and beautiful instrumentation.

Check out DeathViaLove

It has been two full decades since arguably the greatest hip-hop album of all time was released. Illmatic is at the top of everyone’s “best of” list, and now we have verified breakdowns for EVERY song on the record!

Nas corrects a lyric that hip-hop has been puzzling over for 20 years, talks about the Mt. Rushmore of hip hop, breaks down why he stayed solo, and so much more!

Pre-order your Illmatic XX vinyl here!