Capricorn season is coming to a close and as a Capricorn myself, it’s bittersweet. Some of the most prolific leaders and iconic people in the arts were born during this season. DJ and all around creative, Vashtie, pays tribute to 4 women born on this day, January 16th, with her #ONE16GOAT mix. The mix honors Aaliyah, . . .
Stream John Woody’s John-Ra EP NYC is a melting pot of cultures and experiences. It is the ultimate place for unfettered artistic expression. So, it’s only fitting that John Woody‘s John-Ra EP sounds like freedom. The 5 track EP melds R&B, funk, and house music into a thrilling sonic experience. “Come Grind Wit Me” kicks the door open with . . .
Atlanta songstress/songwriter and Awful Records artist Alexandria kicks off the year strong with the sensuous “Time Will Tell.” Produced by Awful labelmate Ethereal, the song finds Alexandria singing effortlessly over mesmerizing keys and a soft but firm bassline. Alexandria’s lush harmonies and smooth, full vocals meld seamlessly with the spacey production. “Time Will Tell” is . . .
Young money signee Baby E comes through with the gentle key-dominating record “Bando.” “Bando,” produced by Baby E, features Lil’ Wayne and fellow Young Money labelmate Hoody Baby. The production is really simple with gentle keys and a simple bassline reminiscent of a nursery rhyme. Baby E is probably best known for Wayne remixing his . . .
2016 has been a hell of a year for producers. They’ve been getting more shine lately because their names have been more prominent in records, and for good reason. The producer of Young Thug‘s Barter 6, Wheezy, dropped “200,000” featuring Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, and Shad Da God. “200,000” is from Wheezy’s forthcoming project coming in . . .
Quite a few of us have been in situationships where the physical aspects are great, but that’s where it ends. The interactions may be mental, but for whatever reason, there’s no long-term commitment. Well, Croosh provides a soundtrack to that with “Only Time.” Produced by Zaytrackz and Croosh himself, the record finds Croosh stating that . . .
The night after Childish Gambino performed “Redbone” on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, we’re treated to a performance by Solange of “Rise” and “Mad” from her critially acclaimed album A Seat At The Table. The stage, along with Solange and her band, is drenched in red. Solange and her backup singers are dressed in . . .
The grind never stops, but singer/songwriter Cheikh Mac says he can make an exception in “Just For You”. Produced by TraeWhatItDo, Cheikh glides over a bass-heavy, warped instrumental. He proclaims his loyalty to the lady in question by dropping his priorities to see her. Echoes of “Just For You” enwrap the chorus and drive the . . .
Remember saying, “I’m done with _____” only to be texting them the day later asking, “You still mad?” Well, D.C. singer K’Ron tackles this in his silky-smooth track “Done.” The track, produced by B Ham and Jupiter, does a great job of mixing hi-hats, airy keys, and bass licks. Most noteworthy, the bridge features an . . .
It’s been over seven years since Mario has released a full body of work. He tends to pop up out of nowhere, drop a track, and disappear. The last peep we heard from him was back in May when he released “I Need More”. He’s been quiet since then, but a few days ago, he . . .
I had to lace up my timbs for this, b. Young M.A has become close to a household name this year since the release of her popular hit song “Ooouuu” in May. Since then, she’s been performing at different venues and revisiting older songs with videos such as “Quiet Storm” from her Sleep Walkin mixtape. . . .
After the announcement that J. Cole‘s fourth studio album entitled 4 Your Eyes Only is set to be released on December 9th, Cole released a documentary on Tidal showing his creative processes. In the doc are two music videos: One for “False Prophets” and one for “Everybody Gotta Die”. In “False Prophets”, we hear J. . . .
If for some ungodly reason, you’ve yet to watch any of the videos or hear any of the tracks from Beyoncé‘s Lemonade, she’s been doing you a solid over the last 5 months. After releasing the videos for both “Sorry” and “Hold Up” from her critically acclaimed film, today, Bey posted the video for “All . . .
“America wanna act all happy and holy, but deep down inside they like Brad and Jolie.” Aminé‘s “Caroline” was definitely the soundtrack of my summer. The strong bass line along with the carefree black boy joy vibe given off was a welcome source of healing. Last night, Aminé performed a modified version of “Caroline” on . . .
Thank you, Solange . The colder months have always been times of transformation for me. I slow down, retreat into myself, and survey the whirlwind of situations I found myself in during the spring and summer so that I can learn and grow. This year, in particular, has been a shit show. A Seat At . . .