Al-Doe hops on one of my favorite beats ever, G-Dep’s “Child of The Ghetto”, which was also re-purposed by Cam back during the Public Enemy era. Previously: Al-Doe – Hit The Floor
Kill the Messenger Dir. Michael Cuesta [Focus Features; 2014] by Dustin Krcatovich Rating: Look, I get it. When you have an important story to tell, especially something indicative of our own government’s gross corruption and the ramifications...Show More Summary
Well, the movie certainly excelled at making the less muscular among us feel insufficiently manly, but how fortunate we are that we have music to empower us back to self-confidence! Some might be inclined to resort to tried and trueShow More Summary
International Jones employs clips from the 1974 Blaxploitation flick Jive Turkey to illustrate how he “Became King”. Previously: Fiend – What’s A Drought (Video)
Australian producer §ODA l??i??t??e? (Yes! Have you seen a better collection of characters?) makes the dreamy “Unconditional” even dreamier. The original (by Australian producer/vocalist ku?ka) moves slowly and sensually, and by increasing...Show More Summary
Jessie Ware’s Tough Love is out next week in the UK and the following week in North America, but it hasn’t streamed in full yet. So hell yeah, why not keep leaking out bits and pieces of this thing? The song in question this time is called “Sweetest Song,” and from the 90-second snippet we [...]
French music maker Chapelier Fou (which translates to “Mad Hatter”) has made a name for himself splicing maniacal French house beats over quirky cinematic samples. His single, “Tea Tea Tea,” is both mesmerizing and unsettling, showcasing...Show More Summary
Ralph Stanley will formally be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences tomorrow alongside fellow…fellows Al Pacino, Annie Proulx, Robert Ballard and many more. (via press release) To commemorate the 20th anniversary of...Show More Summary
Earlier this week, the Atlanta rap bugout artist Rome Fortune released his very good Small VVorld mixtape, probably the most immediate document of how his explosive art-kid weirdness can make for great rap music. A few tracks from that tape feature OG Maco, the Rome protege whose viral hit “U Guessed It” is one of [...]
BB King, who recently turned 89, has had his share of problems continuing to play live in his very old age, so it's not that surprising that earlier this month this message was posted to his Facebook:Mr. King did...
By Jspicer on Oct 10 2014 I have a working theory that everyone exists as some formalized version of an archetype. In high school, we used our friend Blair to work this point. He was the baseline by which this theory was tested. In the same high school, he had a muckier, less attractive doppelganger we lovingly titled Dirty Blair. Show More Summary
Vancouver’s Very Own have been doing it for 4 years now and with the celebration of this anniversary they’ve got Atlanta’s hit producer Metro Boomin’ coming through Killjoy Thursday Oct 23rd. Leland Wayne aka Metro Boomin’ was first noticed by Gucci Mane which led to collaborating with several artists like Future, Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris & […]
A taste of The Basement Tapes Complete, due out in November.
@jesuschrist3000ADHD’s “Trident 2” features the allusive, if no longer as elusive, Dean Blunt channeling his inner Linton Kwesi Johnson, that is, offering up spoken word reports on London yoot. Yet, where Johnson composed dub poems set...Show More Summary
Gem Jones Admiral Frenchkiss [Goaty Tapes; 2014] by C Monster Rating: Dear Admiral Frenchkiss, Your creator, Gem Jones, has entranced me with your gross contortions of musical construction. As an introduction, “Black Lantern” not only...Show More Summary
France’s PHAZZ gave MØ’s 5th single “Don’t Wanna Dance” from her album No Mythologies to Follow an immense amount of depth, taking an indie alternative dance track into a slow bass heavy soulful song is the creativity and difference artists should be doing with flips, remixes, etc. This is not a remix, this is definitely […]
On October 6th Jaden Smith released a short minute long music video for “Fast” and Gravez who’s been featured on Soulection Radio took it upon himself to add a bit more bass and his own little twist to the track, stream above.
It’s a pity you were not born in Latin America. Otherwise, you’d know how influential Lalo Schifrin was to a whole generation of electro funksters. But that’s hardly a problem, because you now have a chance to get acquainted with Schifrin’s...Show More Summary
The homie from Coney is back with a rework of Ice-T’s 1988 classic from the film of the same name. Catch NEMS along with Danse and King Mean of BKLYN STICKUP at Drom on October 16th, presented by NAHRIGHT and SSUR. More info below. Previously: Genovese, Danse & NEMS – Bonkers | NEMS ft. Sean […]
WordsByDerz WeallknowSeanPriceisoneofthegreatestword-playlyricistsinthehistoryofhip-hop–ifyoudisagree,trywatchingthis andthengetbacktome.Thistalentcanturnthemostpedestrianinstrumentalintoalistenabletrack,butsomethingrareandincrediblShow More Summary