“ZAMANI” in Hausa means Modern/Current which is what AYAT’s debut EP is, Modern contemporary African music with a global appeal. The ever evolving musician incorporates his Ghanaian roots with his foreign influences to deliver a stellar EP, Laced with 10 track, The project delves into his upbringing, his short comings, fears, love, rage, youthful angst, […]
A well-respected Godfather-like figure in the Baton Rouge scene, Mista Cain raps about his sorrows and triumphs in intimate detail. After nearly a decade in the mixtape game, Mista Cain drops Tha Verdict, his first official studio album. Coasting over Southern-Fried, reverb drenched street bangers, Mista Cain reflects on his post-prison life and how his murder trial and subsequent […]
I actually had put together a playlist on my computer of the recent Wale releases. It seemed almost like a mixtape that had been released track by track and I named it it something along the line of the rollout to Wale’s Shine album. Then Wale teams with DJ Luna to do the same thing. […]
“Atmosphere”, the latest offering via Gravitas Recordings from legendary hip-hop producer Amp Live, delivers a patchwork of lush synthscapes molded around modern, vibey rhythms. Each of the six songs on this pay-what-you-want release share a silky, sleek, and sometimes swung feel, showcasing how compelling minimalism can be when each fraction has been crafted with care. Apart from being […]
Campaign season may be over, but Eric Bellinger is still partying in the White House. Instead of signing trade agreements or appointing ambassadors, though, he’s unleashing velvety-smooth melodies upon his unsuspecting presidential cabinet. Combining balmy beats with lush harmonies, Eric’s created a sonic teleporter to a private island on his latest EP, Eric B. For President: Term 2. For […]
Fresh off inking a distribution deal with Shady, brand new mixtape from Westside Gunn.
Twenty years to the day of the tragic murder of rapper The Notorious B.I.G. nerdcore/chip-hop rapper Mega Ran offered this heartfelt creative tribute to the man they called Biggie. Ran and producers Fresh Kils and DJ DN3 cleverly re-sample 10 classic B.I.G. bangers, adding new lyrics and perspective to the sounds of the legendary MC.