Are rappers going crazy?

I was over on allhiphop.com and I came across a dope article. It really made me think about the content of today's music, the environment that the hood creates and the demands & sins of the music industry -- these things can be a deadly mix for the wrong individual. Check the excerpt below:
“There are many more households led by single parents, and there is less of an extended family. As a result, many individuals do not have support systems in place that normally would have enabled them to cope with stress,” said Dr. Ewing. “They develop a maladaptive reaction to the stress, such as depression or anxiety. To help them manage these symptoms, many persons will turn to drugs and/or alcohol,“ she said.
“And not to mention the pushing and pulling that occurs with artists of various levels of popularity from sex and drugs being contextual staples, to the proverbial, fake ‘yes’ men and women who laugh at all of their jokes and look upon them as if they were living reflections of human perfection,” said Dr. James M. Ballard III. Dr. Ballard, a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Maryland, presents on topics related to the mental health of performing artists, i.e., rappers, vocalists, and musicians, etc. at music conferences, workshops, and seminars, and works independently with artists and groups/bands.
Check out the rest of the article here.



Carolina Love - Devaan Newhill ::: Allure Freestyle ft. Tupac

Fresh heat from them 4THQTR boys...this time, Devaan Newhill is up to bat. This is a new, innovative mixtape from what I'm hearing so far. NewPac Wallace is exactly what you're thinking...blending Newhill with Pac & Biggie. I'm ready to hear it!



Carolina Love - Yung Sprocket ::: Bands (produced by ill Muzik)

New music from the lil homie Yung Sprocket. Y'all give it a spin...click the link below the player to download it.

Bands (produced by ill Muzik)


Carolina Love - T-Banks ::: Slaw [DOWNLOAD]

From the dirtroads of Bertie County comes T-Banks the Money Monster. Click below to grab your copy of the new single "Slaw".




Carolina Love - Broadway Miller ::: Break it Down [VIDEO]

I'm a lotta late on this one...but this my dude right here. Broadway Miller got the dope video on deck "Break it Down"...I can honestly say I had a small hand (very small lol) in helping bring this project together. I'll do anything to help my fellow NC/SC artists. I'm honored the homie even reached out to me...Carolina love is real. Gotta just stop messin around with these knuckleheads out here. I got a lil project I'm workin on involving the homie Broadway and a couple other dope NC/SC artists...but we'll get to that later on. Y'all peep the video:


Carolina Love - Marc Law ::: Boss in my City ft. K. Killa

New video from the big homie Marc Law. We ran into homie up at Volume 11 a couple weeks back...it's always love when we cross paths. Y'all check the video out:


Stay Connected - TalkofNC.com presents Next Big Teen

Check this out...this sounds like a good event for all these talented kids in and around the city. Hit the homie Kev Glover up for more details --- info@nextbigteen.com

Prizes include: $500, 1-year performing contract, photoshoot, marketing package and magazine ads!


Carolina Love - Rebellious ::: The Evolution of Hustle Video Series

Rebellious has hit the net with Part 2 to the "Evolution of Hustle" video series. Click here to peep Part 1.


New N.O.R.T.H. Music - J. Leggs ::: Freestyle Chronicles Vol. 1

Be sure to check out J. Leggs' Freestyle Chronicles on some of your favorite mixtape sites:

Direct Download


Just 'cause you don't see me...

...don't mean I ain't working.

I've been away takin care of home, but like always when we come back..we come back strong. Of course I got a gang of music stacked up for y'all, but for right now peep the video of a show we had up at Volume 11 a couple of weeks ago (big shouts to A-Robb, 4THQTR, Ghani Gautama & Ill-Tactics):

Pt. 1

Pt. 2

Pt. 3