Gemstones talks Lupe Fiasco, refocusing on rap, and his new album, ‘Blind Elephant’

After a rigorous journey filled with plenty of ups and downs and false starts, Chicago-based rapper Gemstones (formerly known as Gemini) has finally arrived at his moment. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Gemstones first stepped onto the national stage as a primary artist on Lupe Fiasco’s 1st and 15th imprint. Memorable appearances on Fiasco’s LPs Food […]

B.o.B on T.I., ‘It’s a Privilege to Have a Hip-Hop Legend in My Corner’

B.o.B held a private listening party for journalists and industry tastemakers on Oct. 24. During the two-hour event, B.o.B previewed several songs from his new album, Strange Clouds, which will be released in 2011. A few of the more interesting songs were “Strange Clouds, “Play the Guitar” featuring Andre 3000, and “Arena” featuring T.I. After […]