R.I.P. PRINCE – 1958 – 2016

2016 is trying its damnedest to be the year the music died. First David Bowie, now Prince Rogers Nelson at 57-years-old. Inventive, incredibly talented,...
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Michael Kiwanuka – “Black Man in a White World”

What starts off as a sparse folk blues song of sorrow gradually grows into a soulful R&B callback to the classic sound of the 60's and 70's....
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is Filling the Outkast Void

The opening track to Kendrick Lamar's newest album To Pimp a Butterfly has multiple hallmarks of a classic West Coast hip-hop production. A cameo...

Drake’s ‘Views From the 6’ Album Cover Art

Over the weekend, in between watching Purple Rain 8 times in a row, downloading unreleased Prince song after unreleased Prince song, and watching Under...
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New Alicia Keys “IN COMMON”

Alicia Keys has been off the scene for a few years, so maybe that sets the bar impossibly high for her return. The track...
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Drake’s ‘Views From the 6’ Gets a Release Date

2015 proved to be a very notable year for Drake despite not having an actual album release to go along with it. In February,...
Tink "Ratchet Commandments"

New Music: Tink – “Ratchet Commandments”

Chicago MC and Timbaland associate Tink has released her single "Ratchet Commandments." For a Timbaland production, it's relatively minimal to begin with. But after a...

“Battle Anybody I Don’t Care Who You Tell” – Why LL...

The popularity of battle rap is so high at present that it's become an unofficial sub-genre of hip-hop. While no one has made a...