After quietly working in the underbelly of the Canadian hip-hop scene to hone his sound, Winnipeg artist LATENIGHTS drops off his first official single and music video. The video for “FACTS” embodies exactly what you might expect from an artist named LATENIGHTS – darkness, temptation, greed. Set in a dimly lit hotel, LATENIGHTS is joined . . .
Who knew that a “Cold War” could be such a beautiful affair? Cautious Clay put his best foot forward on this new release, providing vivid imagery and gorgeous harmonies over top of twangy guitars, lush electronic instrumentation, chilled out saxophone riffs, and clanging percussion. Silence is one of the most powerful tools used on this . . .
Track four of Kari Faux‘s Primary project is called “Lowkey,” but that could have been the title of the whole project. The Little Rock, Arkansas native is as cool, calm and collected as ever throughout the seven-track EP. Production from the likes of Matt Martians, MeLo-X, and Kari herself fits her laid back aesthetic to . . .
Twelve’Len and Skott are prepared to defy the odds and reach their dreams on their spacey new single, “Test Our Luck.” Featuring floating, ethereal production by Take A Daytrip, this single was released in conjunction with GAP. Twelve’Len explained, “time is the gap between ourselves and our desires. Only we can fill the gap. We . . .
West Los Angeles group Villain Park is a name that may be seeing more of and rightfully so. As we can hear in “We Out Here,” they all are emcees who can straight up rap. The group has been relatively quiet since the release of their 2015 EP, Same Ol’ Shit. It’s good to see them . . .
Two of the things I stan for are cinematic music videos and dope acts and talent from my home state of North Carolina. Rapper Rex White checks both off the boxes off for me with the release of his “20 Grand” video. “20 Grand” is the rising emcee’s lead visuals from his sophomore project The . . .
K, Le Maestro reached back into the archives – to the year 2005, to be exact. The London-based producer chopped up Ashanti’s seductive single, “Only U,” to create a futuristic remake called “4UONLY.” Full of surging synths and distorted melodies, the remake has plenty of intrigue that makes it worth multiple listens. Stream “4UONLY” below.
Wizkid’s “Everytime” featuring Future has officially arrived. The two connect to give us an afrobeat jam to ride out this week and beyond. This follows up Wizkid’s Sounds From the Other Side album which dropped in July. No stranger to major collaborations, the 12-track album included features from artists like Drake, Major Lazer, Chris Brown and more. Nora . . .
“Dancing, because life is just a party.” Lacree is living life to the fullest, and she’s making music that encourages us to do the same. The Virginia Beach native’s catchy TreySimmns-produced single, “Boom (Bye Bye),” turned some heads with its release in 2016. She breathes new life into the dancehall-influenced cut with a new visual . . .
Jared Jackson did it. He made “Loyalty” better. “Preposterous,” you say. I understand. That being said, it just might be possible. You need to listen to this remix for yourself. Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna‘s vocals. The G-Funk instrumentation. It’s all chopped up and flipped to perfection, and it’s ready to be danced to. Get into . . .
New Jersey Hip-Hop collective releases W.A.W.A. project South New Jersey has a respectably well documented slew of young artists and producers who are working to usher in a new era while making a name for themselves. The latest taste of the $outh$ide comes from Mir Fontane, Kev Rodgers, Ish Williams, and Shaqeyah. They unite under . . .
If I ever heard a jazz concert in outer space in the year 3017, I’d hope to hear something like Toronto-based producer and instrumentalist The Kount‘s latest release, “5 for The Squad.” Featuring warm horns and distorted electronic instrumentation, the complex carefully record toes the line between welcoming and foreboding. Stream “5 For The Squad” . . .
IDK, formerly known as Jay IDK, continues to push the envelope with a video for his intense, rapid fire new single, “Baby Scale.” The video is fairly simple, but ultimately effective. IDK told Pigeons&Planes: “it’s just to show people balance. I don’t think there’s any new rapper more versatile in the rap genre than me. . . .
Soft Glas isn’t afraid to be himself, even in the midst of the goregous instrumentation and mellow vibe that characterizes “Perks Of Being A Sunflower.” On the chill new release, he finds himself wrestling with some of the traits he hates about himself the most. Stream “Perks Of Being A Sunflower” below, and look for . . .
Durham’s Danny Blaze flows with southern style on “Keep It Player” Durham, North Carolina’s Danny Blaze links with fellow Carolina native, Well$, for “Keep It Player.” It’s a funky, upbeat Hip-Hop cut that stays true to title. One of the best things about this song is that he shouts out his producer in the first . . .