Album Review, Emcee

2015’s Best: The Album Picks of the Year

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but be completely in awe of all the music I’ve encountered, for reasons that are pretty obvious. In 2015, we witnessed a resurgence of music that was not only diverse in genre, but culturally and politically resonant. One of the biggest landmarks in music was […]

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DJ, Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

I don’t know about you, but that new Snoop joint with Uncle Charlie Wilson and produced by Pharrell is drippin’ with all kinds of feel good vibes. Perfect way to kick off the weekend, I’d say. But hey, if you’re on the other end of the spectrum, there’s also some Post Malone – “White Iverson” […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Oddisee – That’s Love

It’s always great news whenever we get word that Oddisee is dropping new music. His latest track, “That’s Love”, is a fast-paced, energetic joint that’s got Oddisee’s rapid-fire rhymes presented over a rambunctiously infectious chorus of live horns, keys and double-time drum patterns. What’s even better news than this latest release is that “That’s Love” is […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Oddisee x Phonte – “Requiem”

Mello Music Group has long been a purveyor in preserving what little is left from hip-hop’s underground (read: indie) boom-bap scene. The group takes on the role as an independent label seriously, but perhaps what they hold to an even higher standard is the platform with which they have built for themselves and using the […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

With today being the last Friday of 2013, it’d only be appropriate to give shine to some of my five favorite hip hop songs from the past year.  It seemed as if 2013 was the year of the turn up, and as such, the majority of this five is an ode to all things that […]

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