WATCH: Chance The Rapper Remixes “Life Round Here”
Now that Chance The Rapper has replaced Childish Gambino as our favorite indie hip hop artist, we can continue to Stan over just about everything awesome that he does. The kid is seriously talented and already making much bank from touring…And he’s not even signed…
PLAYLIST: The 20 Most Uplifting Songs For Men Who Don’t Have a Va-Jay-Jay
To launch our new CYPHER AVENUE PLAYLISTS series, here’s the Top 20 Most Uplifting Songs For Men Who Don’t Have a Va-Jay-Jay.
Download Entire De La Soul Catalog For Free!
Beginning February 14th, 2014 at 11 a.m. EST fans can download the the entire catalog of De La Soul, one of the best hip hop groups of all time. You better hurry though, you’ll only have 25 hours to cop all of that classic music for free from the group’s website.
T-Pain Speaks Hilarious Truths About Frank Ocean & Homophobic Rappers
This recent DJ Vlad interview with Hip Hop singer T-Pain about homosexuality was too good to resist though. Its short but full of hilarious truths that we have been saying for years now. In addition to talking about straight black men who “don’t got no bitches” thinking that every gay man wants them, T-Pain speaks on the Hip Hop community’s distancing from Frank Ocean since his dramatic coming out Tumblr letter back in 2012.
Cypher Avenue’s Top 15 Turn-Up Songs of 2013
For all of you who out there who are out of the music loop and need help filling up your playlist for your next workout session, Cypher Avenue brings you our Top 15 Turn-Up Songs of 2013. You’re Welcome.
Kanye West Gets Challenged in Breakfast Club Interview
Ever since “genius musician” Kanye West began his interview tour on BBC One Radio everyone has wondered if and when he would go on The Breakfast Club radio to be challenged by celebrated hater Charlemagne the God.
The long awaited interview was unleashed onto the world yesterday and Mr West was attacked on just about everything you’d imagine.
The 20th Anniversary of The Wu-Tang Clan
Saturday November 9th 2013 is a very important date for many men of my generation. It is on this day that we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wu Tang Clan’s debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). This single album not only made possible the careers of over a dozen rappers, it also created a movement that still exists to this day.
LastO, ‘Where’s Vivian’: Track-By-Track Review
“Where’s Vivian” is a wild, sometimes disjointed, introspective ride that gives you a full lyrical picture of an artist’s growth over the last 4 years…all done out-of-pocket without label support. The album demonstrates that the extended hiatus was actually more than worth the wait. This is not only the best best Hip Hop album from an openly gay rapper, its also one of the best independent Hip Hop albums released in all of 2013.
MUSIC VIDEO SHOT OF THE DAY: J. Cole – Crooked Smile
Fresh out of the oven is Cole’s new music video “Crooked Smile ft TLC” from his newest album Born Sinner.
WATCH: Music Video – Kaoz “No Strings Attached”
This new music video visually interprets one of our favorite tracks from EnterSexions Vol. 1, “No Strings Attached.” Just about every gay man should be able to relate to aspects of this song about the contradictory sadness and perils of online hookups and dating.
9th Wonder & Young Guru Explain Brilliance of Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse
Producers 9th Wonder and Young Guru broke down the brilliance and importance of Kendrick’s “Control” verse and the challenge other rappers face in attempting to respond to it.
Kendrick Lamar Resurrects Hip Hop in One Verse
Removed from the upcoming album “Hall of Fame” for clearance reasons, Big Sean’s new 7-minute track “Control” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica was unleashed on Funkmaster Flex’s show yesterday and took over the Internet. It was Kendrick who stole the show murdering not only his track-mates but also just about every other rapper in the game right now.
MUSIC VIDEO SHOT OF THE DAY: BLKKK SKKKN HEAD
Love him or hate him (or just hate him) Kanye West is creative. I must admit I am not the biggest fan of Mr. West; however I am always down for something “different” in a rap music video besides the norm…booty, hoes, cars, jewelry, popping bottles and barking pit bulls.
MUSIC VIDEO SHOT OF THE DAY: Meek Mill – Dreams And Nightmares (Intro)
Occasionally we find music videos that we feel the urge to share with fellow weirdos like ourselves. So now that we a platform to do just that, expect to see a (semi) daily dose of under-the-radar music to add to your iTunes library. Goon Music….
Cypher Avenue Music: LASTO
THE CYPHER AVENUE MUSIC SERIES As the Pop-Culture Expert here on Cypher Avenue, I’ve been meaning to start a series of posts showcasing music by Gay/Bisexual artists that I dig for one reason or another. I wanted to start this back when we launched in…
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