55th GRAMMY Awards: R&B & Rap Winners

Even though I still don't understand why the majority of the Rap and R&B awards aren't televised during the main show *side eye*, we have a full list of the award winners from those categories which were given at the Pre-Telecast of The 55th GRAMMY Awards.
The Throne aka Jay-Z & Kanye West took home both the Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song awards, with Drake, Miguel, Robert Glasper and Beyoncé all taking an award home each. Full list below...Read more

Raptor - I'm Melting EP | Stream/Free Download

London rapper and producer Raptor releases his 11 track debut EP, I'm Melting.Read more

Casey Veggies - Greatly Customized 3 (Chopped Not Slopped) [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

West Coaster Casey Veggies sees his most recent project Customized Greatly 3, which features highly vibe-filled tracks "Get That $", the Jhene Aiko-assisted "Life Rhymes", "Verified" and "Garden"; get a reworking from the 'Chopped Not Slopped' master OG Ron C and DJ Candlestick.Read more

Dot Rotten - "Karmageddon" | Music Video

"When the world turns to ashes, will I still be here standing, will I have to witness Armageddon..."

Having released "Underestimated" and "Overload" earlier this year, the talented Mercury-signed MC, who emerged from the Grime scene, is prepping for the release of his debut LP which is expected at the top of 2013.
The latest track from the album "Karmageddon" sees Dot doing what he does best, setting the tone with his multi-layered vocals before launching into his flurry of bars over the pacing yet lulling instrumental, set to an almost post-apocalyptic visual setting.

It's interesting to see that this latest single features more singing from the rapper than before, who is known for his ability to combine catchy pop hooks with his lyrical dexterity. Check it out.

Scrufizzer - "Rap Rave" | New Music

West London emcee Scrufizzer drops a hyped "Rap Rave," his newest single to be released through UK based label Ministry of Sound next year on January 28th. Produced by Paperboy, listen below as the Grime lyricist displays the dexterity of his flow over the Dubstep infused instrumental. Read more

Asher Roth - "Wrestling Is Fake" (CDQ) | New Music

Hey kids... guess what... Santa Claus doesn't exist, they will never let a black man into the Illuminati and as Asher Roth has just correctly pointed out "Wrestling Is Fake".Read more

Cashtastic - "Alarm Clock" | Music Video

South London rapper Cashtastic is back to set certain things straight and dish out a wake up call on his latest track "Alarm Clock".Read more

Giggs - "What N*ggas Want" | Music Video

Back in February, South London hailing 'Road-Rap' figurehead Giggs was arrested and held on gun possession charges, following a stop and search of a vehicle he was in yielded a semi-automatic Browning gun.

Fast-forward to August and Giggs was found innocent on all charges, now he's back to 'fix the game' with "What N*ggas Want" the first taster from his forthcoming album, When Will It Stop which is set to impact next year. Watch the Rap City created visuals below.

Watch: Giggs - "What N*ggas Want" | Music Video

Rascals - 'The Launch Vol. 2' Mixtape (Mixed by DJ Target) | Stream/Download

The Rascals deliver their latest mixtape, The Launch Vol. 2, a 13 track compilation of new tracks from the UK rap quartet, mixed by BBC 1Xtra's DJ Target. Read more

Cashtastic f/ J Warner - "Running" | Music Video

British emcee Cashtastic brings us the video for his Olympic themed track; an radio-friendly, aspirational anthem featuring J Warner on the hook. Read more

Eve - "She Bad Bad" (prod. Jukebox) | New Music

Rap's pitbull in a skirt aka former Ruff Ryder Eve returns today with her brand new single "She Bad Bad", taken from her forthcoming fourth studio album and first long player in over 10 years, Lip Lock.Read more

Frank Ocean drops rap track "Blue Whale" | New Music

Taking to his tumblr in usual Frank Ocean fashion, the acclaimed singer & songwriter who delivered possibly one of the best albums of 2012 with his channel ORANGE debut takes a walk on the rap side with this brand new cut "Blue Whale".Read more

Astroid Boys - "Bada$$" | Music Video

The Astroid Boys, a Welsh rap group who've toured with MC Dynamite, drop the visuals for their track "Bada$$" - a mischief filled video that sees this collective of DJs, rappers, skaters and BMX riders rhyming about their capers. Read more

Macklemore freestyles on BET's 'The Backroom' [Video]

Seattle-born rapper Macklemore hits up BET's 106 & Park to drop a hot freestyle in The Backroom, bringing playful raps about his style, the Cash Money frontmen and online comments with some well-placed braggadocio throughout over a Beatclock Productions instrumental. Read more

Maxsta - "Pop Off" | Music Video

East London hailing emcee on the rise Maxsta kicks things off today with a brand new video for his latest single "Pop Off".Read more

QuESt - 'One Way' | Music Video

Miami-based emcee QuESt has literally been working for years to get his music heard outside of the Florida walls and has released several projects, most notably Distant Travels In A Soul Theory and his latest release Fear Not Failure, which is named after his personal mantra.

The visuals for "One Way," from his latest installment, feature QuESt rapping in the scenic destination of Brooklyn, New York, with the Brooklyn bridge as a backdrop. Read more