Sojourner – [Rapsody] feat. [J. Cole]

The 9th Wonder owned label, Jamla Records is preparing for the release for their second installment of 9th Wonder Presents: Jamla Is The Squad. The second installment of the series has released their first single featuring two talented lyricist from the state of North Carolina, Rapsody and J. Cole. The gifted MC’s exchange bars on the slow-burning 9th Wonder produced beat that feels like prime time summer nights. Cole speaks on his upbringing and its effect on fame and his career to this point. Rapsody uses her spotlight to deliver a sermon on the hypocrisy in rap and growing up. The track quickly becomes a sermon that we are happy to attend. Saying we are eager for another offering from the highly anticipated album would be an understatement. Listen to the the 9th Wonder produced track featuring Rapsody and J. Cole below and tell us what you think in the comment section!

This Week in Hip Hop (5/12)

Hip Hop as a culture has made several leaps in the past week.  Chicago, being a hub for the culture, is showing early signs that it may be the best place to be for hip hop.  Kanye West has received his honorary doctorate degree from SAIC. Kanye fully participated in the graduation proceedings and gave a speech in accepting his award. You can check out the video below. This is a huge jump for a multi-Grammy winning artist that built his music legacy upon speaking about dropping out of school to chase dreams that hadn’t yet fabricated.  Kanye West was raised by a single mother that was a professor at Chicago State University.  For many artists that are attempting to get a degree while also remaining prominent in the street culture, this is a dream come true. The California State Senate honored Compton native, Kendrick Lamar with the Generation Icon Award for works done in his hometown. He has donated several hundred thousand dollars to the Compton school district. He has also worked with his own non profit organization, in partnership with other organizations to help rebuild parks around his neighborhood.  Kendrick humbly accepted the award with a quick speech, …