Written By Contraband$

Chi Town rapper G!ft has one of the more unique names in hip hop & has a sound that reminds me of a young Future. He has a melodic flow and very distinct voice, which makes sense considering his early influences: Bob Marley , Future , Kid Cudi , Kanye West , and Young Buck just to name a few. The talented G!ft also has a noticeable style of dress in his visuals. This Windy City native has already received tremendous support from the East and West with an audience that continues to grow as his dream is to reach global exposure. 

This rare type of artist has a style of giving back by being vulnerable and expressive about the urban community’s struggles , the ego , pride , and how social economics affect the resources desperately needed in those impoverished communities. It takes an open mind and experience to create a sound and bars that are relatable in that realm. With admirable strength this promising artist has the intent to use his influence to create unity! Keep your attenas up for this ONE as he creates One Love! 

Buffalo Stille (@KyBuffalo) possible Nappy Roots movie, groups intricate writing process & more

Buffalo Stille member of the Grammy Nominated, Multi Platinum, best selling group from Kentucky Nappy Roots talks with’s own Dj Whobeta about possible Nappy Roots movie, and how the group compared to members of NWA who’s “Straight Out Of Compton” movie dominated the Box Office most of the summer.

Buffalo & @whobeta also touched on the writing process of the now 4 man group, and who doesn’t have a ghost writer in the industry (hopefully) according to B Stille.

And, last we talked about the groups latest project released May 5th that you can hear here, to stay up to date with the Nappy Roots head to or follow them on twitter/Ig @Nappy Roots.

Gillie Da Kid talks w/ @whobeta about new Album Giladelphia says its the album of the year

GilRumored former Ghost Writer for Lil Wayne, & self proclaimed King of Philadelphia, Gillie Da Kid speaks on debut album Giladelphia, and states that the city always been his its just time to change the street signs. He also speaks on his top 5 list & we ask his as a hip hop artist out of Philly are any of the talented artist in Philly on your top 5 dead or alive list, and who made his list plus more check out the interview.

Giladelphia released 10-23 via Relumae Records, the 1st Single titled “Single” Out Now listen here, & for the streets “Young Bull” link below.

#TBT Interview w/ Jon Connor about not making Freshman Class Cover in 2012 & more.

JCBefore he was signed to one of the most influential producers in the history of modern day music “The People’s Rapper” Jon Connor converses with Whobeta on his former weekly show. In my opinion this is one of the best interviews ever as Jon Connor speaks about not making the XXL Magazine Freshman Class cover in 2012, and spews his true feelings about the hip hop publication, also during the interview he explains the major endorsements & cosigns that were featured throughout his acclaimed “Season 2” project which gathers cosigns from Nas, Jamie Foxx, The Game, & Youg Jeezy to name a few super stars that was feeling the star before he was in major orbit.

Check out this throwback interview & be sure to check out his national debut featured twice on Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr.Dre, a release that took the summer by surprise, with over 400,000 records sold in the 1st 3 weeks.

Maino (@mainohustlehard) talks new project K.O.B. 3 addresses possible affairs & more with @whobeta

MainoMaino, One of Hip Hop’s most consistent underdogs dropped the 3rd installment to K.O.B 3 mid August with good reviews. Recently speaking with he briefly discusses features and reviews of the new King of Brooklyn project, the state of Nyc hip hop in mainstream, & even touches on rumored affairs with the wife of NBA All Star Carmello Anthony. Check out the interview below and be sure to download Maino’s K.O.B. 3 link available here.