Articles by Mark Ward

Kingpen Slim

Kingpen Slim – Life After Doubt

Kingpen Slim has been on the forefront of the DC rap scene for around about a decade now. From club hits to projects that are considered regional classics, Slim’s touched every base. He’s made songs…



Hollywood Mickey

Hollywood Mickey – Rich Porter

Richard “Rich” Porter (July 26, 1965 – January 4, 1990) was an American drug dealer who rose to prominence in Harlem during the War on Drugs in the mid-1980s; police described him as being a…


Dripped Up 8

Dripped Up 8

It’s been a good run. When I started Drank and Dank, and then the Dripped Up series my intentions were good. As a long time fan of the culture, I felt like the websites (with…




J.Stalin

J.Stalin “West Oakland N*gga”

J. Stalin has long been one of the most prolific artists coming from the West Coast. Since 2006 he’s released over 20 proper albums, from solo efforts to retail compilations. He recently released “West Oakland…




Jeff Chery

Jeff Chery X HamSquad – Vega EP

When Jeff Chery and HamSquad originally linked up, it only took two songs for them to realize that the chemistry was special. When they recorded “Morals” & “Blood Diamonds” last November it quickly became apparent…