I like to go by the writing moniker Ghost!, I’ve been listening to music for as long as I can remember and writing for a couple of years now. I love all genres of music except country and EDM. I’m a Pokemon connoisseur, avid sports fan, and anime enthusiast.

Recent posts by Ghost!

over due
New Music Mar 29  |  

Blaq Tuxedo tries to connect with a potential love fling on “Over Due”

Good things always come in twos, right? Well at least that’s the case with Sacramento sibling duo Blaq Tuxedo and their new single “Over Due.” It’s a modern, sensual love jam that finds the brothers longing to connect with a potential new fling. The two aren’t foreign to penning hits, as they’ve been credited to . . .

rex orange county
New Music Mar 24  |  

Rex Orange County connects with the jazzy sounds of “Sunflower”

Never judge a book by its cover, especially if that book is Rex Orange County. When I pressed play on the Haslemere, England crooner’s single “Best Friend,” I was taken aback. A feeling of bliss just might creep up on you, as you hear mellow guitar riffs alongside his velvety voice. That was a little . . .

New Music Mar 21  |  

Lil Yachty gives the BoatRemix treatment to Katy Perry’s “Chained To The Rhythm”

Fresh off releasing the single “Hasselhoff” which is on Mike-Will-Made It’s forthcoming Ransom 2 project, Lil Yachty decided to remix Katy Perry’s hit “Chained to The Rhythm.” The BoatRemix adds a little more bass, crisp hi-hats, accompanied by two patented Yachty verses. Although an unlikely pairing Yachty doesn’t step outside himself on the Katy rework. . . .

axel mansoor
New Music Mar 3  |  

Axel Mansoor isn’t afraid to be vulnerable on “Wasted My Love”

Los Angeles vocalist Axel Mansoor impresses with his vibrant debut single, “Wasted My Love.” Many people have experienced the state of limbo that can come from the end of a relationship. In “Wasted My Love,” Mansoor focuses on self-love. He reminds listeners that they don’t need to rely on people to feel validated. Stream “Wasted . . .

denzel himself
New Music Feb 20  |  

Denzel Himself captivates with the unorthodoxy of “Thrasher” (Video)

I’ll never forget where I was when I first watched Earl Sweatshirt’s video for “EARL.” I was in my freshman year at UNC Charlotte where I was summoned to my friend’s dorm to watch iy. It’s safe to say I left the room in awe because of the video’s shock value, and from seeing that Earl . . .

New Music Feb 17  |  

Johnny Yukon’s “Laptop” just might be an anthem (Video)

Philadelphia emcee Johnny Yukon is making plays off his computer in “Laptop.” In the video, Johnny and his unit maneuver and skate through the night from the gas station, to the skate park and back to his spot.  Illuminating masks and warped camera effects keep viewers engaged as Johnny and director Ben Tran depict the . . .

rodes rollins
New Music Feb 17  |  

Rodes Rollins gives us woozy psychedelic folk on her ‘Young Adult’ EP

Los Angeles by way of New York singer Rodes Rollins has released her woozy folk-psychedelic debut project, entitled Young Adult. Rollins first turned heads with the premiere of her solo standalone track entitled “Young and Thriving,” which released back in November. Those who are skeptical on the folk genre should still be able to appreciate . . .

Hip-Hop Campaign Speech: Travis Scott

You could easily say that 2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory, but who had the BEST year? The contributors at Artistic Manifesto submitted their pick of which artist had the biggest 2016, and wrote a speech from that artist’s perspective. Now it’s up to you, the reader, to decide . . .

jessie reyez
New Music Jan 30  |  

Jessie Reyez exudes horror film vibes with visuals for “Shutter Island”

Toronto has pushed out some eye-catching talent across music over the past couple of years. Female vocalist Jessie Reyez looks to be next in line with the dark and haunting visuals for “Shutter Island.” On “Shutter Island,” Reyez reflects and questions herself on events that took place in her past relationship. However, while Reyez mulls . . .

Luv Ya
New Music Nov 15  |  

Daz Rinko takes love from 0 to 100 on “Luv Ya” (Video)

It’s been a couple months since the Memphis emcee Daz Rinko dropped his Lifted project. Recently, Daz has resurfaced again with visuals for his song “Luv Ya.” The video features Daz Rinko and his love interest, Kelsee Woods, enjoying a blissful night until events take an unusual turn after libations begin to flow. The Memphis . . .

New Music Nov 4  |  

Zuma’s “Ruby” is full of beautiful harmonies

San Diego producer Zuma enlists vocalists Lenis Kim and Yngdrgn to create a smooth and beautiful track entitled “Ruby.” “Ruby” is cut from the new cloth of r&b in where the worlds of r&b and electronica collide. Lenis Kim and Yngdrgn display great synergy on “Ruby,” making it clear that they are two up and coming artists . . .

New Music Oct 26  |  

Well$ shows what North Carolina and Immaculate Taste are capable of on “Us vs the World” (Remix)

Well well Well$ what do we have here? West Charlotte’s Well$ keeps the momentum flowing by dropping a remix for his banger “US. Vs. The World.” This time around Well$ is accompanied by fellow Charlottean spitter Bankroll Bird and Immaculate Taste label mate Angelo Mota. “US VS. The World” is fresh off the heels of . . .

It Was Nice Knowing You
New Music Oct 16  |  

Milwaukee’s Renz Young drops his ‘It Was Nice Knowing You’ project

After releasing a couple of eye catching singles, Milwaukee buzz maker Renz Young drops his sophomore project It Was Nice Knowing You. Renz’s ability to create captivating narratives is on full display throughout this 10 track project. It’s refreshing to see that in this day and age that there are still up and coming rappers . . .

New Music Oct 10  |  

D.C. songbird Zeroni returns with a jazzy silky single “On Repeat”

Washington D.C. songbird, Zeroni, returns with a new ep entitled 13 and a smooth standout track in “On Repeat.” It’s been awhile since we’ve last heard from Zeroni, but now she’s returned with a smooth and soulful four track project out of nowhere. Zeroni states that the significance of the number 13 symbolizes her, her mother, . . .

New Music Oct 1  |  

CLEW’s “Tarzan” features tribal sounds and future bounce vibes

Chicago will always be a hot bed in the music industry. Facts. Chicago emcee CLEW looks to make his mark on the game with his eclectic new single, “Tarzan.” CLEW was able to link up with fellow Chicago producer Prov to formulate future bounce dance vibes. CLEW explained, “The initial creative process for ‘Tarzan’ was very . . .