/Tracks: Elzhi – It Ain’t Hard to Tell

Former Slum Village rapper Elzhi just released his new music video for “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” a tribute to Nas, and one done incredibly well.  Strong rhymes, good use of old Michael Jackson samples, and some great directing by Michael Castelaz, this song is the early favorite for Cut of the Summer.  Also, with … Continue reading

/Tracks: Grits–My Life Be Like

It is rare for us to put up music that strongly represents a religious faith; but here at the Collective, we really dig Grits….and their old school song from way back in 2003, “My Life Be Like.” This is Christian rap at its finest. Fun fact: The name “Grits” is an acronym standing for “Grammatical … Continue reading