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.
The Chi-Town MC hopes that this is the debut that you do like...
If you didn't like the Chief Keef's hit "I Don't Like," then you might to stop reading this. Now, that that guy is gone, we can tell you that the hip-hop newcomer will release his debut album, "Finally Rich" (Glory Boyz Entertainment/Interscope), on Dec. 18.
Are they a friend or foe?
Over the last few weeks, Chris Brown's name has made headlines for every other reason except his music. The release of his new begging ballad "Don't Judge Me" was largely ignored in the wake of his reunion with Rihanna (obviously - because we certainly are), and the launch of his Symphonic Love Foundation was just laughed at because, well, it aims to support and create non-profits for youth, and encourage respect and kindness and blah-blah-blah, no one can take this seriously, Chris.
Singer gets serious in new clip
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