New Music | J.Nolan “Made It Out Alive” | Audio

It’s not often I do this, but I’m putting my CERTIFIED stamp on this artist.  From the Tupac vocal  sample at the start of his new single, “Made It Out Alive” (produced by oriJanus), J.Nolan wants to come across as different from existing rappers out today.  I can draw some similarities between him and a … Continue reading

In Memoriam| Notorious B.I.G.|”Hypnotize”| Video

The last video in which  B.I.G appeared. May he rest in peace. Laurens Vimeo

Stalley “Lincoln Way Nights” (Album Preview)

The rhymer from Massillon, Ohio shot a clip to introduce his new tape, Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music). Directed by Kellen Dengler, this joint lets us inside the mind of the small-city kid who bodied Curren$y’s “Address,” proving it ain’t where you’re at, it’s where you’re from. Lincoln Way Nights is out NOW!  Download … Continue reading

“Beauty” is Her Name: Beauty P

In the age of sex and scandal, where no-names leak nude pics of themselves hoping for a shot at their 15 minutes of fame, I saw something different.  A YouTube video for an upstart rapper featured a young woman dancing.  Sounds pretty boring, right? It gets even worse when I tell you that she was … Continue reading

DJ Premier – Dee Vasquez PROFILE Series

Gangstarr soundmaker and legendary producer DJ Premier is the latest subject of Dee Vasquez’s series, PROFILE.  Usually known for speaking with his hands, Primo drops science on random topics in this list-styled interview. via rapradar

Erykah Badu ft. Rick Ross – Window Seat (Remix) + Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)

This video isn’t new – but it’s fly. So that means it’s CERTIFIED.

VSTAXX is Breaking the Model

Personalities like Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian have changed the way we look at fame by becoming overnight celebrities. But really, you know more about the men they’ve dated (Kanye West, Reggie Bush) than about their actual talents. That’s not the case with VSTAXX, aka Lady Fire. Although she mentions those women above as influences, she’s not resting on a shapely figure and a pretty face.