Louisville singer/producer combo Otis Junior and Dr Dundiff are working on a new album, due out March 2017 via Jakarta records. For the first listen we get a video for “Why Can’t You (Just Come For Conversation),” a sadly true to life story about being so caught up in documenting a moment that you actually miss . . .
It’s no secret that Earl Sweatshirt was a fan of Denmark Vessey’s Martin Lucid Dream record. I personally hoped that would translate into work between the two. Today, DJ Houseshoe‘s Street Corner Music label dropped a single from Vessey produced by Earl. “Snowing In LA” finds Vessey outlining life in Los Angeles, which as it . . .
Eric G‘s Werk remix album breathes new life into some of the genre’s biggest artists and their currently buzzing songs. This is far from a knock on trap production. It’s likely the short coming is my own ear as an uninitiated listener. That being said, I often feel a disconnect with trap music within seconds of hearing . . .
James Lindsey drops off his video for “Rainbows” ahead of his January 20th release for Same Sky. To match the message of hope in the song, the imagery is full of symbolism, such as skies, lush, open green spaces, stained-glass, clouds and worship. Fellow Lousiville resident Cicily accompanies Lindsey’s rhymes with her own bright melodies. You can pre-order Same Sky on . . .
Electro-pop duo Phantogram already has strong ties to hip hop royalty. Today A-Trak grabs Chicago-based spitter Joey Purp to remix “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” The electronic vibe is heavy, allowing Joey to flex his versatility and ability to rhyme over any beat. Have an afternoon pick me up. Stream the “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” . . .
Topeka spitter Stik Figa is gearing up for his new album Central Standard Time, due out 01/27/17 on Mello Music Group. For his latest offering we get a cut with Elzhi. Full of advise and lessons learned from two time tested artists who have successfully carved their own respective lanes, I’d call this track free game . . .
The Internet’s leading member Syd, has a solo album debuting on February 3rd. Ironically, her first offering from said solo album titled Fin, is a reaffirmation of how important it is to stay close to the ones you came up with. It’s one part taking stock in what’s going on around her and one part clinging to . . .
Substantial is a seasoned veteran in hip hop’s ever changing tides of fads; a staple on one of hip hop’s most acclaimed indie labels HiPNOTT, Substantial has a new record to start 2017 off on the right foot. The Past Is Always Present In The Future aims to give clarity to tomorrow by recalling the . . .
Cunninlynguist emcee Deacon The Villain dropped his debut solo record, “Peace or Power” last year. Recently, the video for the title song was released. We find the characters portrayed repeatedly confronting day to day choices, each leading to an outcome that builds upon the other, for better or worse. Longtime collaborator and Lexington, Kentucky-based emcee . . .
I admittedly don’t know a lot about the 3-piece Brooklyn pop trio The Visions. Their twitter bio says they are the last boy band and their latest single, Oceans is an infectious conglomeration of jazzy, electro-funk that reverberates all around the group’s breezy vocals. If I’m not mistaken, last summer I held a conch shell to . . .
Louisville, Kentucky spitter James Lindsey just dropped off his lead single “Wanna Shine,” featuring Otis Junior, from his upcoming EP, Same Sky, which releases on January 20th. Inspired by a meeting with Andre 3000 while performing at the same festival, Lindsey and his producer wanted to give his fans a sense of anticipation for what . . .
North Carolina production wiz and Mello Music Group maestro L’Orange released a new instrumental album today. Koala, a personal meditation on love and love lost, is constructed around samples from Joanna Newsom’s critically acclaimed 2010 release, Have One On Me. Stream or cop (name your price) below. Koala EP by L’Orange
Ah, Christmas. It’s that time of year where family and friends gather around the tree, exchange gifts, share holiday cheer and turn way up to Illmind’s latest tape ‘Trap Carols.’ This project features five new beats that are remakes of Holiday classics, specifically “Chestnuts,” “Jingle Bells,” “12 Days Of Christmas,” “Frosty The Snowman,” and “Deck . . .
18 years! 18 years! Seemed like a lifetime to fans and now that it’s finally here. . . Chad Batka At their inception, A Tribe Called Quest trail-blazed a lane for alternative hip hop by leaning heavily on an infusion of afro-centric consciousness and jazz elements in a genre that, at the time, was most . . .
Fameless Virtue, who describes himself as “too queer for the straight world and too straight for the queer one,” has a message for those who are struggling to find themselves on “License And Registration.” Virtue’s rhetoric repeatedly drives home the point that assigning labels based on repressive social constructs will always be wrong. He gives . . .