1. DipSet Verzuz The LOX
Swizz & Timbo have outdone themselves. Originally touted as an “old head fest“, the spectacular performance The LOX put on reminded the world of what MC’ing is! Sheek Louch and Styles P were impressive, while Jadakiss lead his team to victory in a not so close win. Top 5 Dead or Alive. Below is a review video breaking down “5 Ways DipSet Could’ve Beaten The LOX”.
2. J Cole Actually Dropped An Album
Hell froze over and is now hosting the Winter Olympic Games: That’s what it felt like hearing the news that Mr Jermaine Cole would be dropping a full-length LP. Surprisingly, The Off-Saeson released on schedule, also generally positive reception. Cole has since went back into his cave, but at least he left us with an updated discog.
3. Tory Lanez Comeback
This was more of a gradual process than a moment. Tory has silently hit career peaks in musicality and creativity, while staying as consistent as ever. He’s reopened some “industry” relationships, most notably DaBaby. He’s announced a new NFT album titled “When Its Dark“, dropping August 10th. Doesn’t look like he’ll stop. [Sidebar: Below is a new video dissing Cassidy, after Cass dissed Tory for allegedly stealing bars.]
Shock G, Black Rob, DMX, Biz Markie, Prince Markie Dee… Who could’ve predicted we’d lose such a prominent group of stars in Hip-Hop. They were all mascots for the individual demo’s they represent. Their Hip-Hop family tree goes from Big Daddy Kane to 2Pac; From Swizz Beats to G Dep. These guys will TRULY be missed.
5. Nas Winning Grammy
We’ve written on this site about Hip-Hop’s on again off again relationship with The Grammy’s. One of our longtime heroes stood out as non-winner. Nasir Jones, in March of 2021 received his FIRST Grammy for his 13th album, King’s Disease. Under 6 months later, King’s Disease 2 is here and it sounds quite possibly better than the first! The OG’s are still proving their worth, also Esco and Hit-Boy are scary together!
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