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Ohio’s voice in today’s Hip Hop scene has been refreshing to say the least. Here is one of the reasons why. His name is Rashad. This musical “trifecta” is hot off producing one of the unexpected Hip-Hop treats of the year so far, Stalley’s LINCOLN WAY NIGHTS(Intelligent Trunk Music). Being featured on Stalley’s lead single […]

Written by Armond X Goss DeCarlos ‘Cos’ Waller has been avoiding clichés, boxes and labels his entire career. Spending 15 years as a musician in front of the bright lights as well as behind the scenes, Cos has been exposed to the ins, outs, highs, and lows of both the gospel and secular music industries. […]

The job of a MC nowadays comes with many hats. Long gone are the days of only needing dope lyrics and hot beats. Nowadays a rapper is their own promoter, stylist, A&R, scheduler, & producer. Basically a one man show doing whatever it takes to elevate themselves to a level of success & superstardom. However, […]

by Armond X Goss Soul Sessions- The Souls Behind The Sessions Chances are if you live in Columbus, OH you’ve spent a Friday night at 300 Long St. Every last Friday of the month for the last five years, Soul Sessions has held events in the city showcasing independent Christian artists locally & nationwide. Open […]

Jason Rawls (born February 27, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American hip hop, soul, and neo-soul producer whose work crosses over into jazz. He has worked with Dose One, Beastie Boys, Slum Village, El Da Sensei, Count Bass D, Grand Agent, 9th Wonder, J-Live, Us3, and Moka Only. J. Rawls’ production is best known […]

Bernie’s Distillery If hip hop is your thing, Bernie’s on Sunday nights is the place to be. Bernie’s Distillery, located at 16th Avenue and High Street, has hosted a hip hop night every Sunday for the past 12 years. Like clockwork, people stream into the basement bar anxious to hear their favorite beats. The scene […]

Bow Wow maybe not be old but he is a pioneer when it comes to taking Columbus Hip Hop to another level. Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987) is an American rapper and actor. He released his debut album, Beware of Dog at age 13, then under the stage name Lil Bow Wow, which […]

Opened on November 26, 1928 as the Ogden Theatre, the theater was developed by the local entrepreneur Al Jackson. It fulfilled a then pressing need of the African-American community in Columbus for its own entertainment and cultural center. Designed in the Egyptian Revival style, it originally offered films along with live vaudeville and musical performers. […]

VIA FLYPAPERNEWS.COM Columbus’ Hip Hop Founder Takes Us to Hollywood! Arrested Development. 2 Live Crew. Willie D. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. D.O.C. Dana Dane. Mega Banton. These are just some of the notable artists that visited the old Groove Shack here in Columbus, Ohio in the 90’s era. Anyone in-tune to the local hip hop scene in […]

Murdock started out singing gospel music in her native Toledo. Singer/musician Roger Troutman hired Murdock as a backing singer for his family’s band Zapp, who had several hits on Warner Bros. (or its Reprise Records imprint). Based on this success, Troutman began recording tracks with Murdock and lead singer Sugarfoot of the Ohio Players, among […]

This artist will one of the few that break barriers for Columbus bread MC’s. Lee Debro, better known as LeeDebonair, is a hip-hop artist originating from the east side of Columbus, Ohio. His clever wordplay, savvy metaphors and profound articulation gives LeeDebonair a distinct sense of style. Power 107.5, a local Columbus radio station said, […]

The Liquid Crystal Project calls their sound Jazz Hop because it blends the old school be bop of jazz legends like John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and George Duke with hard hitting drums of Hip Hop influences like J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Premier and Pete Rock. A Liquid Crystal Project performance includes everything […]