• The Morning Birds – BLOOM [Album Review]

    By Cyrus on July 23, 2014
    I always tend to find something special about collaborative albums.  Musical minds coalescing with one another, exploration of sonic ideas coming from multiple dimensions of personalities.  It’s a beautiful thing that reminds me of the true meaning of music – transmitting a message or an emotion from one source to the next.  It’s a method of communication where sensory emotional […]
  • Rexx Life Raj – Put On [Video Post]

    By Kenny Rabin on June 16, 2014
      The last time someone “Put On” was in ‘08. The Recession hit, Young Jeezy was on some other shit – “working for NASA”. Kanye screamed through auto-tune his first “kicks in the womb” of 808s and Heartbreak, which would grow years later into the frustration, lust, and pride felt on Yeezus. But here, over a flipped sample of Jeremih’s “Five Senses,” by way of […]
  • Boston Calling: Spring 2014 [Festival Review]

    By Dillon Riley on June 5, 2014
    This past weekend 22,000 strong descended upon on the brutalist concrete structure of Boston’s City Hall Plaza for the third now bi-annual running of the Boston Calling Music Festival. Replete with a bill that featured a healthy dose of folk-rock lifers, up-and-coming indie darlings, and, for good measure, one of the most prominent emo acts ever to burst out of […]
  • Clyde Shankle Feat. Iamsu! – Brazen

    By Xhjyl on April 2, 2014
    While the rap world currently fawns over the Chicago and Atlanta scenes for their ability to produce young artists, the Bay is always putting out some of that new. Calimade’s Clyde Shankle has been repping his hometown of Berkeley for a minute, showing consistent improvement over his past few releases. His most recent ode to the grind, ‘Brazen’ is no […]
  • IAMSU [Interview]

    By Byrd on March 10, 2014
     The Bay Area has been in the news quite a bit lately.  A cultural melting pot, the Bay is typically outshone on a national scale by the glitzy lifestyle found in Los Angeles. However, NorCal and the Bay Area (which includes Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley, among others) in specific presents a more unified, yet paradoxically diverse, society that promotes […]