Grammy nominated Latin duo Los Rakas has a history of bridging the gap between genres, and subsequently pulling in a diverse group of listeners. Originating from California with roots in Panama, they’ve been creating music that fuses hip-hop, reggaeton and dancehall. It’s worked so far – given the longevity of their success as artists, which is currently . . .
Creating waves with his mix of eclectic hip-hop sounds, Houston’s own John Ibe has released a new record called “Dance & Tango” that is produced by Wonderlust and EZM. Remaining true to his focus on wordplay, Ibe delivers a fun, groovy record that keeps us dancing, thanks in no small part to his up-tempo melodies. Stream “Dance . . .
New Jersey native and Los Angeles-based Joella DeVille releases her POUR album. A vocalist in her own right, Joella has been making waves throughout the music scene. As she’s performed throughout the country, she’s been deemed “the black Katy Perry,” because of her ability to effortlessly combine genres such as pop, dance, soul and R&B. While listening . . .
Somalian pop duo FAARROW, made up of sisters Iman and Siham Hashi, provided me with a familiar thrill as I listened to “Get It.” Stumbling upon a musical gem is literally one of my favorite feelings. Few things top the enjoyment of discovering a new artist, sound, or song that mirrors your mood. That’s a . . .
It might be safe to say that dancehall is making its way back into mainstream rotation. With so many of our favorite artist dabbling into the island rhythms it’s going to be hard to escape this vibe that I like to declare the “sound of the summer.” Adding to this wave is Jamaican artist, Konshens, with . . .
Rhode Island hip-hop dynamo Khary utilizes wicked production assistance from Lege Kale, as he expresses frustration with the need to burn bridges. He had to cut things off with a significant other in order to find his self-worth and confidence. The song features an upbeat tempo and slightly trippy melodic vibes. Khary delivers relatable rhymes that will resonate with anyone that’s experienced a relationship gone south. . . .
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 . . .
Oregon-bred singer/songwriter Whitney McClain has scored success in her very first single, “Bombs Away.” The song has already reached one million views on YouTube and been picked up by iHeartRadio stations. It’s also been covered by fans all over. Its clear that her talent is resonating with many. “To know that people that I don’t . . .
Still revisiting every track from Afrobeat’s star Burn Boy‘s acclaimed EP, Redemption , I was surprised to see that he’s suddenly back to creating the waist wining music that his him in the forefront of this now increasingly popular genre. Related: Nigeria’s Burna Boy takes risks on his ‘Redemption’ EP Sticking true to combining his love of dancehall . . .
Providing a positive, relatable message, Chicago native Boyang‘s “ShO’Nuff” embodies the feel of music from the early 2000’s. Boyang, who is a member of The O’My’s, channels neo-soul and funk for his latest release. The song’s upbeat tempo and bright melodies combine to create a bouncy, uplifting sound. Producer Dee Lilly definitely came on point . . .
There’s this saying within the in the southern Hip-Hop scene “you ain’t shit if you ain’t never been screwed up” which basically translate to if you’re not poppin’ then your music won’t get that special chopped and screwed flavor. Originating from Houston, TX the chopped sound has made its way to the universal airwaves and . . .
As we inch closer to the end of President Barack Obama’s legendary legacy, every interview holds weight like never before. Recently, POTUS called in to hip-hop’s very own Sway In The Morning to discuss all things sports, music and politics. Witty and smooth as usual, President Obama gives his prediction on who he believes will take the . . .
Ibn Inglor is a fairly mysterious Chicago-based emcee known for his experimental sounds, and he’s back with his latest project, Honegloria. On this dark and alluring LP, Inglor uses poetic lyricism to highlight the travesties that are pervasive within his environment. The pain is conveyed through Ibn’s words and the dramatic instrumentals. Through it all, he provides a narrative of triumph as . . .
It’s apparent that Nas‘s album is definitely on the way, even if you haven’t heard the song on Khaled’s album. The legendary emcee is being seen more than we’ve seen him in years. For his most recent appearance, he stopped by The Jimmy Kimmel show to discuss his business ventures, his first celebrity interaction and . . .
Chance The Rapper continues to stun audiences all over with performances based around his highly acclaimed Coloring Book album. Last night he stopped by The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to bless the crowd with a live performance of his gospel-inspired single, “Blessings.” Never the one to disappoint, he brought out out special guests Ty Dolla Sign, Anthony Hamilton, D.R.A.M . . .