J. Cole’s ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ Certified Platinum

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While Drake may have went platinum first with “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” J. Cole joins the illustrious 2015 platinum club. According to HipHopNMore.com, J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” has been certified platinum with 2,583 copies sold last week.

“Although only 80.94% of the numbers are reported, he has already sold at least 7,733 copies SPS this week which takes him over the huge mark,” reports HipHopNMore.com. Continue reading

Cold 187um Talks Dr. Dre ‘Compton’ Collaboration

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Rapper Cold 187um has been in the rap game since the 1990s but this year, the Westcoast rapper reappeared in the mainstream thanks to a feature on Dr. Dre’s latest album “Compton.” The rapper appears on the song “Loose Cannons” along with Xzibit. According to Cold187um, the collaboration was years in the making. Continue reading

Gleams Covers John Lennon’s “Imagine” With A Twist

New York-based rapper Gleams is back once again with a new track, and he’s allowing The Music Stash to premier. Gleams is usually known for his rapping but on his latest track, “Imagine,” Gleams tries his hand at singing.

Don’t worry, Gleams also raps at the end, but most of the song is Gleams putting his own Gleams-like spin on the John Lennon classic.

“Imagine there’s no ghetto. It’s easy if you try … It’s all gentrified,” croons Gleams.

But when Gleams does begin to spit, he throws out lines that are sure to catch listener’s attention. Continue reading

Fugazi is all that matters in between rap beef

Drake has released his response to Meek Mill and it couldn’t have gotten more boring from there. Thankfully we still have Fugazi and other interesting and classic rap beefs to draw inspiration from. I’ve compiled the ultimate list of historical rap beef and Fugazi songs (in no particular order) to compensate for the waiting we’re all having to do here. A lot of vigorous waiting and then waking up at 8am to Aubrey showing his utmost appreciation for boss bitches. That is something I can actually get behind, but the rest is just laughable. Things are getting stranger every day. Continue reading

The Music Stash Premiere: Gleams – “Void”

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New York-based rapper Gleams is back once again with a new track and has allowed The Music Stash to premiere his latest work.

As always, Gleams goes in a different direction from most rappers on his new track “Void” and opts to rap over the classic Kool & the Gang jazz track, “Summer Madness.” Let Gleams himself explain “Void” and take a listen to the track below. Continue reading

Test Your Hip-Hop Knowledge With The Rapology Trivia App

unnamed-2Think you and your friends know hip-hop? Well, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is and test your hip-hop knowledge with the all-new Rapology quiz app.

Available now for iPhones and Android users, Rapology is a free trivia app that offers users thousands of original questions that will put your rap IQ to the test.  Continue reading