SAFIA has been a favorite of mine ever since I heard “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds” this past summer, and my love for the Australian trio has only grown deeper since their masterful James Vincent McMorrow cover. The fact that “You Are The One” is only their third single came as a massive surprise; the […]
This is the first song I’ve ever heard from Blunder and it took roughly 30 seconds of listening to convince me that he’s talented. The 20-year-old New York rapper avoids unnecessary flash in “Reservations,” bringing his introspective lyrics to the forefront. He leaves no stone unturned, touching on a medley of topics including women, existential […]
This song is like a groovier, modern-day version of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend.” It’s got that same happy I-just-wanna-sing-along-with-this vibe while being lamentful about a romantic relationship. Unlike “Just a Friend,” hopefully you’ll never have to hear inebriated girls at your local college bar shriekingly whine the hook of this jam.
Ah, Soundcloud. In these gluttonous days for music enthusiasts, no single resource is more fruitful. While Soundcloud is used by established acts as a way to share their music directly to fans, its true value comes from the way it allows anyone’s tunes to reach everyone. This track is a perfect example. It is wepn’s […]
Iman Omari’s EP Energy originally released his soulful sounds into the universe in 2012. As a follow-up this September, Omari graced us with a deluxe edition of Energy and the beautifully tranquil sounds of his newest bonus track, “Tripping.” Somewhere between The Weeknd and Eric Bellinger is where you can find Omari’s sound, while his […]
So as y’all probably know by now from my multitude of fan-girl posts about rapper Allan Kingdom, I’m just a little bit obsessed with this dude. I follow his twitter religiously, constantly searching for any hints of new music to be dropped, and I have to admit that this song totally caught me off guard. […]
Lucki Eck$ blesses us with a visual off of his Bjork-sampling Body High transmission “Hidden Place.” It features Lucki rapping with his crew in front of a green screen that travels around the world with Lucki’s words. I like to imagine it as Mr. Eck$’s own head trips while rapping the track, his body cocooned […]
Queens rapper Bryant Dope is resurrecting the artistry and rawness of old school hip-hop while adding his own 2014 twist. Dope’s masterful lyricism shines through the poetry that he puts into his verses. His latest track “Vibrant Soul” tells a love story about meeting a girl that made him want to stop playing around: “I’m […]