American Story – Brooks Hubbard

This review is part of the Colossus Guest Time Series. Some weeks will have one, some will have two, others will have none. At Colossus we are committed to be for the people and by the people! If you are interested in writing a review of your favorite album, DM us on Twitter at @music_colossus! A second in the series of “albums I thought were new … Continue reading American Story – Brooks Hubbard

JMax Hypetrain – JMac

It seems that every school in America has its own rap scene. There is always that one or two guys or girls who think they can “spit” on the mic. Sometimes, they are surprisingly good and more often than not, they aren’t. At Mercy College, we have our own up-and-coming artist by the name of JMac. When I first heard that he rapped, I laughed, … Continue reading JMax Hypetrain – JMac

Suffolk County – Cousin Stizz

If you are from Massachusetts and love hip-hop but haven’t heard of Cousin Stizz, you are not paying enough attention to the rap scene in your local area. Boston has never been known as a rap town, primarily producing a lot of rock, jam band, and alternative groups. Cousin Stizz is one of the few to come out of the city and actually make a … Continue reading Suffolk County – Cousin Stizz

Escape Tha City – Generic Tha Character

Upstate New York is not exactly the first place I would think of when it comes to growing hip-hop scenes. However, that is exactly what Eric Armitage is cultivating. Going by the stage name Generic Tha Character, the young artist has created a movement of other rappers and singers from the Utica area and formed the label and production company, Tha Bakery. When he is … Continue reading Escape Tha City – Generic Tha Character

Don Season 2 – Don Q

This review is part of the Colossus Guest Time Series. Some weeks will have one, some will have two, others will have none. At Colossus we are committed to be for the people and by the people! If you are interested in writing a review of your favorite album, DM us on Twitter at @music_colossus! Don Q, also known as Le’Quincy Anderson, is a hungry, up-and-coming … Continue reading Don Season 2 – Don Q

Room 25 – Noname

Fatima Nyeema Warner is not a rapper. She is a true poet who has taken the shape of a rapper. Plain and simple. Mainly going by her stage name, Noname, Warner has flows and rhymes that just catch your attention. Obviously, she is a solid hip-hop artist and a damn good one at that, but with her sophomore project, we are now seeing even more … Continue reading Room 25 – Noname

Grime & Basslinez – Jayy Grams

Not many people can say they discovered Kendrick before Kendrick or Pusha T before Pusha T or J. Cole before J. Cole. Sometimes, we as music listeners get so caught up in the mainstream sound coming out from the big labels that we don’t see who is on their way up. Every once in a while I like to dive deep into the unknowns of … Continue reading Grime & Basslinez – Jayy Grams