The singer wears many hats (or fedoras) on new album
On his sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," Bruno Mars plays the role of both the Lothario and the unlucky-in-love and, despite them being entirely different from the "Just the Way You Are"-loving, grenade-catching, marriage proposal-making crooner we met on his debut two years ago, he's equally convincing in doing so.
He'll get you twisted off that dope and champagne.
From: Atlanta, GA
Why You Should Get To Know Him: Because he invented the phrase "Going H.A.M."
Big Kuntry King is no stranger to the fame. The ATLien rapper started in the Trap Music scene a while ago, having befriended T.I. and ultimately uniting under the Grand Hustle flag. His grind got him his own solo deal with Atlantic Records years back, and he's been at it ever since. With his upcoming project Dope & Champagne, Big Kuntry aims to deliver hot music to both worlds: the streets (a la dope) and the clubs (a la champagne). He's more focused than ever on being a superstar. Checking in with Groove, he talks about his experiences in the game thus far and how his new phrase is "Goin' slap."
New EP is invite into her experimental originality
Still sealed for freshness.
Why You Should Get To Know Them: Because real Rap fans already do.
Pac Div are something of a Hip-Hop staple. When the Southern Cali trio first arrived in the game back in 2006, their refreshing breed of Rap had everyone tuned in. Like, Mibbs, and BeYoung were those dudes who truly loved Hip-Hop and it showed in their output. While their first mixtape Sealed For Freshness: The Blend Tape was the kickstarter for their career, it took five years for the group to drop their debut album The DiV in 2011. They'd already weathered the major label storm, had vets cosigning them, and a fanbase wondering why they weren't the biggest rappers out. Their latest GMB is proof that they've only gotten better, with a sound that transcends the mainstream and the underground. Groove checked in with Mibbs of Pac Div to comment on the group's progress thus far. So why "Get To Know" them after all this time? Because Pac Div is still one of the brightest groups in Hip-Hop, and if you don't know them by now, it's about time you do.
Singer is affectionate and defiant on new album
It's Thanksgiving, After All
Did you expect anything less?
He's a survivor in every sense of the word.
From: New Orleans, LA
Why You Should Get To Know Him: Because Mannie Fresh does.
When Dee-1 left his teaching career, it was with the intent to continue opening minds through music. The New Orleans-bred rapper spent his early days wanting to be a Hot Boy, and years later forged a friendship with Mannie Fresh that carried into his recent release of #TheFocusTape. There's a lot more going on with Dee-1 though, and as he's shaping up to be one of 2013's buzz artists, he checks in with Groove to discuss his stomping grounds, along with one very traumatic story involving his family.
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