• 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 […]
  • The Reality of Rap

    By Kenny Rabin on March 30, 2014
    Bravado, exaggeration, identity, persona and image are all integral parts of what it means to be a hip-hop artist in today’s culture. It is no longer good enough to simply be talented; talent is a dime a dozen, having an appealing image is what makes an artist unique. Often, skill will only get you as far as the dark depths […]
  • 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 […]
  • LuckyMe – Advent ’13/’14

    By Adam on December 25, 2013
    If there’s 25 days of something I believe in, it is Glasgow based label LuckyMe around Christmas time. Last year, LuckyMe counted down the final 12 days before Christmas by releasing one tune a day for free download from its very diverse roster of DJ/Producers. The gifts included tracks ranging from Yolo Bear‘s debut single “Make U Touch My“, to […]
  • Ryan Hemsworth – Guilt Trips [Album Review]

    By Adam on October 25, 2013
    This past Tuesday, Ryan Hemsworth provided the world with one of the most beautifully engineered musical masterpieces of 2013. His debut album ‘Guilt Trips’ creates endless amounts of different, bittersweet emotions from the opening track Small + Lost (Feat. Sinead Harnett), to the finale Day/Night/Sleep System (Feat. Haleek Maul & Kitty). It’s the type of record you lock yourself in […]