Author archive for Julia Hannafin

  • Casey Veggies and Travis Scott @ The New Parish [Show Review]

    By Julia Hannafin on September 6, 2013
    I want to start off the review by showing some love for the show’s openers. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a show with A) this amount of openers (there were at least 5) and B), such distinct openers. Usually I’ve found that the opening acts to shows like these melt together in a sea of mediocrity, but this […]
  • Who Is Kitty?

    By Julia Hannafin on August 14, 2013
    “I’m a lil kid. I’m working on it though,” said Tumblrwave phenom Kitty. And so began our attempt at learning more about probably the least enigmatic figure in hip-hop. When pressed further, the artist formerly known as Kitty Pryde reveals herself to be a figure very much of her own era. Seemingly “raised” on the internet, her music is direct […]
  • Who Is Yung Lean?

    By Julia Hannafin on July 24, 2013
    A Xannied-out Chief Keef minus the gun sounds? Sweden’s answer to Lil B? Have you been exposed to the strange and unique sounds of Sweden’s Yung Lean yet? Just 16 years old, Yung Lean has already captured the attention of many American listeners with his distinctive brand of zoned-out #based Hip Hop (if you can even call it that). He […]
  • Action Bronson – Saab Stories [EP Review]

    By Julia Hannafin on June 25, 2013
    Action Bronson may be my favorite person in Hip Hop right now. From his charisma to his impeccable food references, the multitude of selfie videos on his Vine and his straight up dope rhymes, the man is killing it. His latest EP, Saab Stories, produced entirely by La Musica de Harry Fraud, is no exception. Harry Fraud serves every track […]
  • Curtis Williams ft. Robb Bank$ – 'Bare Essentials' [Video Review]

    By Julia Hannafin on June 22, 2013
    Curtis Williams teams up with Robb Bank$ for the Childish Major produced track, ‘Bare Essentials’. I was initially drawn to the song, and then video, because of the dope pairing and the chance to highlight these two young (both in their early 20s) and incredibly talented rappers. Curtis Williams is one of the founders of Atlanta rap collective Two-9, recently […]