Author archive for Brie

  • Musicians Respond to Trayvon Martin Verdict

    By Brie on August 19, 2013
    Yes, it has been several weeks since the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but as you can imagine, the internet remains abuzz with responses to the verdict. Also unsurprisingly, many artists have been at the center of those discussions. From T.I. to Bruce Springsteen to Bjork, it seems as though every musician is coming […]
  • Joey Bada$$ — Summer Knights [Mixtape Review]

    By Brie on July 23, 2013
    Fans of Joey Bada$$, Brooklyn’s most recent prodigal son, waited with bated breath as the release of Summer Knights was promoted on Twitter and Facebook leading up to July 1. Originally slated to release June 18 alongside other major hip-hop drops like Mac Miller’s Watching Movies With The Sound Off, J. Cole’s Born Sinner, and of course, Kanye West’s Yeezus, […]
  • Kanye West Shocked But Did Not Awe With ‘Yeezus’ [Album Review]

    By Brie on July 7, 2013
    If you live on planet Earth and have any connection to mainstream media (AKA have functioning ears and eyeballs), you’ve witnessed some of the hype around Kanye West’s seventh studio album release, Yeezus. With that, chances are you’ve already read one of the 6 million articles swirling around the album and the man behind the machine, but we thought we’d […]
  • Statik Selektah [Interview]

    By Brie on June 20, 2013
    Not too long ago, we were lucky enough to catch up with Statik Selektah before his fifth studio album Extended Play dropped this past Tuesday, June 18 (along with highly-anticipated summer projects from J. Cole, Mac Miller, and Yeezus himself). A venerated figure in East Coast Hip Hop, the name Statik Selektah has become synonymous with ShowOff Records, his own […]
  • Botzy — Couldn't Breathe

    By Brie on June 5, 2013
    Minneapolis rhymer Botzy comes cool as ice in his recent video for ‘Couldn’t Breathe’. With jazzy backing and a rap-talking chorus by another Twin Cities artist, Lizzo, the track is easy on the ears with a laid-back vibe perfect for the summer months. For those of you just hearing of Botzy (this was my first introduction to him as well), […]