I’ve followed Smith‘s music for quite some time and I’ve always been aware that he has killer vocals, but I’ve never heard or thought he could rap. Well, he showed me when he channeled Lil’ Kim on his latest offering “Never A Flaw”. “Never A Flaw” which is a new single from his forthcoming EP . . .
Watch Brook Baili’s mesmerizing “Louder” video Sometimes, the setting, timing and our feelings collide perfectly to create a memory that will be with you forever. North London singer/songwriter Brook Baili condenses those complex feelings into a 2 1/2 minute song and video with the sultry “Louder”. Produced by SAMPL, Brook mesmerizes with her hypnotic, sensual . . .
‘Shellshocked’ – adjective – experiencing psychological disturbance caused by prolonged exposure to active warfare, especially being under bombardment. Romantic relationships can leave scars on our hearts long after the situation is over. Singer/songwriter Aria Lanelle encapsulates that feeling with her latest offering “Shellshocked”. Aria finds herself stuck between trying to heal herself from past hurts . . .
From the first time I heard “Loyalty” from Kendrick Lamar‘s critically acclaimed DAMN. album, I pictured in my head what the visuals could and would look like. Well, Dave Meyers & the little homies surpassed my expectations with the video for the sultry collab with Rihanna. The video starts off with Kung-Fu Kenny in a room full . . .
Detroit rapper, Curtis Roach, is currently taking summer college courses and simultaneously working on an album. With his plate full, he still managed to squeeze out a few tracks to tide his fans over. Live from the dorm room (vol. 1) is a 3-track EP that finds Roach showing off his signature wordplay and versatility. Roach . . .
Jojo has been hinting at new music for a while on twitter, snap chat and other social media platforms. Now, on her first offering since the release of her album Mad Love last October, JoJo sizzles with “Wonder Woman”. It’s a sweltering mid-tempo ballad that finds the soul-singer wondering if her former lover thinks about . . .
It was 14 years ago that Beyoncé burst onto the scene with her first solo record “Crazy In Love.” The summer banger, which featured her future husband Jay Z, propelled Beyoncé into the superstar we know today. Well, just in time for this anniversary, rapper/producer K, Le Maestro released a bouncy remix to the hit . . .
The (now) 18-year-old emcee with the veteran flow Curtis Roach samples Teddy Pendergrass on his latest offering, “SLYB.” The Detroit spitter dropped the uptempo banger just in time for his 18th birthday on May 14th. Interpolating the chorus of Teddy’s hit song, “When Somebody Loves You Back,” Curtis delivers his signature bouncy flow with the . . .
When Outkast released Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003, I was enamored. Of course I loved Big Boi‘s southern rap cadences, but Andre 3000‘s take on psychedelic funk and jazz with Atlanta swag appealed to my senses. It was new and experimental and gritty while being soft. One of the standout tracks was “Prototype.” The release . . .
Virginia production duo and real life brothers Tyler and Travis Jasper, known professionally as OSA (an acronym for “One Song Away”) team up with Connecticut singer/songwriter Rome for the alluring sounds of “Dance For Me”. The production alternates between soft and slow drum kicks and keys and rises to a fever pitch during each iteration . . .
After being urged by a few friends, some which know my musical taste, to listen to Smino‘s debut album blkswn, I decided to take a listen yesterday. Needless to say I was blown away. Outside of Smino’s unique and eccentric flow, the production was a dream. I immediately went to the liner notes and saw . . .
“The wave is here. Try to catch it.” California spitter AL-X enlists the help of Detroit emcee Curtis Roach for the wavy and fun-loving track “Tsunami”. AL-X rides the wave of Santos Santana’s offbeat, nostalgic production. The keys and whistle effect give it a cartoonish quality. Curtis, as usual, rides the beat and spits rhymes . . .
A little while ago, we shared Curtis Roach‘s “Extra Friez.” Well, the 17-year-old emcee released the video for the track, and he shows us his love for the fried food. In the video, Curtis takes us on a ride in a snow-covered Honda Civic while he enjoys an extremely large bag full of fries. Once . . .
If you’re looking for melodic hip-hop with intricate choruses, move around. If you’re looking for great storytelling and great flow, then pull up a chair. Young Soul gives us a look into his life, his grind and his struggles on his C.L.U.E. EP. Young Soul peels back the layers of his psyche and channels his . . .
As the members of The Internet pursue solo projects, we’re starting to notice their individual talent even more. The newest addition to the group, Steve Lacy, is gearing up for a new song series called Steve Lacy’s Demo. The first single from the series, “Dark Red,” is a modest soundtrack that highlights the insecurities that . . .