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In the second edition of The HuSTLe, we highlight three vastly different artists that provide a St. Louis hip-hop flavor that only they provide. This week we explore the music of Riley B, Arshad Goods & Bates. Arshad Goods Preparing to release the follow up to his debut project, Black Sunday, Arshad Goods has all eyes on […]
This summer TBP is making a few stops around the country and we are going to need your help to make it happen! That’s right, this year we are going to LA, STL and NY. Although some dates are still pending you can currently sign up for Los Angeles and St. Louis. In each city […]
Welcome to The HuSTLe, a weekly column that highlights three rising hip-hop artists from St. Louis, Missouri. Culturally speaking, St. Louis is a melting pot due to the high number of transplants that come from around the country and the world. The St. Louis hip-hop scene is no different as the blended sounds and styles from […]
Locksmith is on his way back to NYC! Join us for a free listening event for his upcoming album, “Olive Branch”. For years TeamBackPack has championed the honesty, passion, and lyricism that Locksmith has brought to the culture. Come celebrate with us March 29th at Angel of Harlem!  Pre-order Olive Branch here: bit.ly/LocksmithOliveBranch Stay connected […]
WRITTEN BY CASSIDY KAKIN  Art and Depression I’m sitting in a puddle of sweat on a sofa that Craigslist rejected. I’m in my apartment near the beach, it’s summer, the sun is out, my air conditioning is broken, I’ve just drunken a twelve pack of cans and smoked too much and eaten too much Jack […]
This year TBP cyphers were quality over quantity. Sure we had less cyphers this year each one we put out was epic! Here are the top 5 cyphers of 2016!   5. Who would have thought that one day TeamBackPack would have not one but three legends on the Mission Underground stage! The truth is […]
In many ways 2016 hasn’t been such a good year, but in the face of adversity art always prevails. In act these particular 10 albums have the very vibes that helped us get through it. It should go without saying that choosing just 10 was extremely difficult. Perhaps these projects went unseen via the mainstream […]
“Finally an official documentary [ Hip-Hop Evolution ] about hip-hop.”— Grandmaster Caz, Hip-Hop pioneer and member of the Cold Crush Brothers.  “Necessary viewing not only for music historians, but for anyone who considers themselves a student of the game.” — Exclaim! TORONTO (December 1, 2016) – The real story of hip-hop finds a home on […]
Each year, we are focused on raising awareness for issues through the art. In 2017 we are dedicating our platform to raise awareness and fundraise for detroitwaterbrigade.org (13867)