When writing on a Dom Kennedy album, or any Dom Kennedy release in general, its particularly challenging because you will never be writing about some big change in sound, a transformation in style or some unforseen addition to lyrical style. In fact, if you are looking for a new sound from Kennedy on any subsequent release, you are sadly mistaken. Kennedy has one of the strong stylistic consistencies in delivery, production and presentation of any hip hop artist that is […]
Vince Staples releases the audio for “Get Paid” on VEVO. The song features Desi Mo. We can infer that the VEVO release means an actually video isn’t far behind. Staples is set for a debut album at the end of June called Summertime 06. Listen to a track in Get Paid that is set to be on his album and look out for his album coming June 30th.
Save Money, The Social Experiment, Donnie Trumpet, Nico Segal, Chance the Rapper. These names, some of which characterize the same people, also characterize a particular sound which is making itself prominent in the hip-hop scene, a sound that we are hearing on recent releases from artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Mick Jenkins, and sound which is arguably more organic than much of the other hip hop music hitting the shelves these days. We first heard Nico Segal, who goes […]
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Apollo Mighty is back after a brief hiatus to bring us a new 3-track EP called 11:59. This project was released in celebration of Apollo’s 25th birthday. Though it only has 3 songs, it gives us a glimpse of what to expect from Apollo in the coming months. Through close observation, it seems he is continuing to develop his unique sound that consists of slow melodic blends. Production credits includes Noah Yisra’el and KAI ZEN. Listen to the project below.
Today, Kendrick Lamar released the first video from his latest project To Pimp A Butterfly. “King Kunta” is a funky, dance provoking song. Kendrick basically made an entire album with this funk and jazz influences. You can imagine that this sound had an major effect on Lamar as his family more than likely exposed this sound to him when he was a kid. Such an impact led Lamar to create a radical album. Watch Kendrick mob through the streets of Compton in […]
In January of this year, Don Lifted performed some songs off his December LP at Crosstown Arts with a live band. The video shows much more than just a performance though. The visual alternates from him setting up and performing. Don is a very talented guys – from art to music to electronic. Watch the video above and you’ll see.
Chris Brown and Tyga delivers their first video from their album Fan Of A Fan, which is due February 24th. “Ayo” was released at the end of last year and looks to be a solid lead for the duo. The video was directed by Colin Tilley and features a cameo by Mike Epps. Watch the video above.
Mila J produces her 5th video for her self titled EP ‘M.I.L.A.’. “Champion” is an urban track due to get some air-time and features B.o.B. Observing the video, you can discern Mila found inspiration in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video. Regardless, the video is decent and worth a view. Watch it above. Tracklist for ‘M.I.L.A.’ EP: 1. My Main ft. Ty Dolla $ign 2. Champion ft. B.o.B 3. Times Like These 4. Pain In My Heart ft. Problem 5. Smoke, […]
In the midst of a wide dichotomy that has seeped into the Chicago hip-hop and rap music scene, we are seeing more and more artists coming out to not only make their mark, but to also make it crystal clear which side they are playing for. The drill scene emerged from the gritty and hardened roots of Chicago’s South and West side, tales of gun violence and life in crime ridden hoods told by the likes of Chief Keef and […]
Elle Varner drops the video to “Cold Case”. Varner is prepping for her album 4 Letter Word. This song is a great way to build hype. It perfectly mesh the urban with the soul fell many have came to love about Varner. The video is symbolic throughout. Watch it above.
Kendrick P. is a new artist from Memphis looking to make major moves in the coming year. He will be successful at this due to his newly released project called MUSex. This is a 6 track project and what is remarkable about it is that this is Kendrick’s first official project. He displays a great ear for selecting good production and instrumentals that fit his theme. One of the standout tracks of this project is “Australian Kisses”. This song is radio-ready […]
Just when the mundaneity begins to settle snugly into the R&B scene and the glory days of the genre seem long gone, with chances for regeneration appearing to be few and far between, a glimmer of hope peaks out of a shy corner and blows the whole thing out of the water. After stumbling through Soundcloud playlist after playlist and seeking desperately for a resemblance in the mastered recapture of golden age remnants, I came to find Rochelle Jordan by […]