Royce 5’9″ Trusts the Shooter

Royce 5’9″ (He will always be Royce da 5″9 to me!) is taking a short break from the supergroup Prhyme, which consists of himself and DJ Premier. The Detroit emcee, who famously said that fellow Slaughterhouse emcee Eminem couldn’t be beaten in a battle, is releasing a new solo mixtape, Tabernacle: Trust the Shooter. This […]


AltWire presents: Emmaline – The Path

Photo taken by Atlanta Photographer Michael Foster I first heard Emmaline on Facebook, while browsing through my News Feed. It was like destiny, if you believe in these things. I accidentally clicked the play button for her new YouTube video while trying to scroll down on my archaic computer, which is known to freeze occasionally. […]

Beast Behind the Beats

Beasts behind the Beats Week V – Klopfenpop

Website: Every now and then, I have the pleasure of meeting someone who is actually from Cybertron. No, not Optimus or Megatron! However, Klopfenpop definitely  fits the mantra, “more than meets the eye”! (Cybertron should be a neighborhood in Seattle!) I felt like a young Bruce Lee being schooled by IP Man in this interview. To […]

Beast Behind the Beats

Beasts Behind the Beats Week IV – DJ RadioHead

Website: SoundCloud: The following events are based on a true story! April 2015 The night was rainy with a gloomy overcast. Thunder clapped outside in a grand, other-worldly type of crescendo. The two emcees sat inside of the home studio, listening to beats online. “I’m not feeling any of these beats, cuzzo,” Ambush Vin said. […]

Beast Behind the Beats

Beasts Behind the Beats Week II – Bill Beats

Photography Credit: Sayed Alamy There is a lot of irony in this installment of Beasts Behind the Beats. In this age of evolving Hip-Hop, Trap, and EDM music, my first interview of the new year is with a master of the classics and a beast behind the turntables. Listening to this producer’s work takes me back to the […]

Movie Reviews

Did the Force Truly Awaken? My “Rant-Review”

(featured image appears courtesy of First, before I start, let me give a disclaimer here: I am an “S.W. O.G.” (Star Wars O.G.) This means my geekdom does not end with A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, or Return of the Jedi. This means that I have the right to demonize those prequels-that-would-have-been-better-off-as-novels-rather-than-movies. A […]