If 1994 is one of hip hop’s greatest years, then Illmatic is one of the richest cherries atop the proverbial cake. Whilst it might not have been the most immediately impactful of the year’s debuts, it still stands as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. We’re breaking down the samples throughout the massive album, from killer to killer. That’s right: there ain’t no … [Read more...] about 25 Years of Illmatic: The Producers and Samples that Created a Classic
Today marks the 38th birthday of New Orleans’ own Curren$y. We celebrate his born day by chronicling his path to becoming the latest king of the Crescent City. Happy Birthday, Spitta. Burn one for us. Curren$y cares about his legacy. The forefather of the fly doesn’t always make it clear, his nonchalant demeanor can mask his intentions behind clouds of smoke, but anyone … [Read more...] about How Curren$y Rose as the King of New Orleans, In His Own Words
Check out the brand new track from Harrison Sands below - and while you groove, read on for our exclusive interview with Harrison filled with thoughtful conversations on the making of “Empty Conversations”. Presenting “Empty Conversations” by Harrison Sands I first met Harrison Sands on Abhi the Nomad’s first ever nationwide tour in October. I arrived early to the venue … [Read more...] about Harrison Sands Speaks About His New Single “Empty Conversations” (PREMIERE)
We sat down the two biggest Solange fans we have on the Sauce to have a conversation about her latest wave-making album When I Get Home. What follows is a conversation about the influences that helped craft Solange's sound, the cultural roots of the album, and how her career has been building toward this project for years. Nigel (@Tribecalledni) Yo, Edward. What are … [Read more...] about In Conversation: Where Did Solange’s When I Get Home Come From?
It’s 2019. Hip-hop has been the biggest genre in music for more than two years now, but The Grammys still reek of bias against the genre. Recent snubs of iconic albums like Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. and Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy sting badly, but sadly they weren’t a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention. And while The Grammys can continue to deny all the accusations … [Read more...] about The Grammys are Statistically Biased and Hip-Hop Doesn’t Need Them