Friday, April 24 2015
A household name in his native country, Italy has in Marracash one of its biggest contenders of hip-hop.
Thursday, April 23 2015
There's something about iLoveMakonnen's tone and inflection that turns his wobbly singing and hazy, uncomplicated rapping into reliable ways to deliver hooks. He might not have perfect pitch, but his pop instincts are awfully close.
Friday, April 17 2015
Cherry Bomb is the first time in a long time that we’ve gotten to see Tyler grow up at all, but is it too much to ask for this 24-year-old man to mature a little faster?
Underground-turned-super producer Emile Haynie (KiD CuDi, Lana Del Ray, Eminem) stunt-casts his debut like crazy (Randy Newman?!) and against the odds crafts a very firm pop record out of the attention deficit.
Thursday, April 16 2015
Somewhat counterintuitively, modern composer Jared C. Balogh rediscovers his hip-hop roots by not rapping with his new release -- which, like most of his music, is available to download for free.
Natalie Portman. James Brown. Seinfeld. These are just a few things that Cannibal Ox love, just as much as people love the fact that they're finally back.
This re-release provides evidence that Bettye LaVette should have been famous decades earlier.
Tuesday, April 14 2015
Sidewalk Chalk rise further to the top of the hip-hop scene with their third release, Shoulder Season.
Thursday, April 9 2015
British neo-soul singer Jessie Ware performed "Say You Love Me" last night on The Late Late Show last night. The song is a gorgeous, R&B slow-burner that escalates to soaring pop anthem.