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Taylor Bennett Bares All In New Album Featuring His Brother Chance & More

Taylor Bennett, the Chicago rapper whose big brother Chance just took home three Grammys, is not riding any coattails. He's been releasing solo material since 2013, and has been in the trenches as an activist and engaged presence for even longer. Raised in the same politically involved family as his... Read more

The 20 Best Freestyles Of 2016. Thought You KNEW (Video)

In Hip-Hop, there are few things more exciting than when an MC delivers a vicious verse that's never been heard before, on the spot. It is the equivalent 0f a monster dunk in an NBA game, a one-punch knockout in a fight or an end zone to end zone run in... Read more

Taylor Bennett Turns A Health Scare Into A Beautiful New York City Night (Audio)

Chicago's Taylor Bennett, Chance The Rapper’s talented younger brother, links with Brooklyn’s Stro and singer Jordan Bratton on “New York Nights." The song is the product of a health scare the MC experienced while visiting the city after the release of his debut project, Broad Shoulders. Upon learning that he... Read more

Stro Runs Through 7 Minutes Of Classic Beats In 1 Of The Year’s Best Freestyles (Video)

Stro (f/k/a The Astronomical Kid) has had a quieter 2016 than other years. However, the Brooklyn, New Yorker is just ramping up, and showing that his skills have refined. Appearing on the most recent episode of Statik Selektah's ShowOff Radio show, Stro asks if he can go off the top... Read more

Stro Celebrates His Ideal Woman on a Lil Bow Wow Update (Video)

Stro (fka Astronomical Kid and Astro) is all grown up. After stepping into the spotlight in 2011 as a contestant on X Factor with his infectious song, "Stop Looking at My Moms," he's eighteen now and turning his attention to another lady in his life. On "Ghetto Girls Freestyle," he... Read more

Stro & Bishop Nehru Take Aim At All Those Exploiting Hip-Hop (Video)

Stro (f/k/a Astro) and Bishop Nehru are '90s babies, but they are clearly historians. "K.I.N.G. (Keeping Ignorant Niggas Glorified)" is a collaboration tasked with speaking on some of the pitfalls existing in the mid-2010s, especially for Black folks. Lyrically, the two New York natives attack status symbols like sneakers, exotic... Read more

Astro Shortens His Name But Keeps Pushing Forward Lyrically (Audio)

As he's gone from a boy to a man, The Astronomical Kid has shortened his name to Astro and now Stro. No matter the moniker, since his seventh place finish on the first season of the U.S. version of X Factor, he has remained one of Hip-Hop's most promising voices.... Read more