The news that Prodigy, one half of influential rap duo Mobb Deep, died earlier this week was a gut punch to the entire hip hop community. Along with the Wu-Tang Clan and Nas, the Queensbridge group was responsible for taking NYC rap to a far darker, grimier place with both menacing lyrics and ominous beats.… Continue reading Mobb Deep- “Cop Hell”
Under the moniker “The Range,” James Hinton produced one of 2016’s five or 10 best records with the deeply moving, infinitely danceable Potential. Whatever soul Burial found in the vocal manipulations of magnum opus Rival Dealer was further amplified and sped up on Potential. On his new 12″ single “New Lots”/”With You,” Hinton hasn’t lost any of that sense… Continue reading Top Tracks: The Range- “New Lots” & “With You” ft. Jim-E Stack
Vince Staples is consistently one of the best interview guests anywhere in music. Dude’s wit is as sharp as Ginsu knife. He can lob comebacks in seconds flat. And his deadpan approaches Steven Wright levels of unamused. So seeing him on the late-night shows is a total delight. He was on The Daily Show with Trevor… Continue reading Vince Staples Talks Sprite, Dead Fish and Afro-Futurism on ‘The Daily Show’
It’s been nearly four years since we last heard from electronic-pop/chillwave pioneer Washed Out, who is probably still best known for being behind the Portlandia theme, but last night/this morning the project remerged in a major way. “Get Lost” is a warped dancefloor monster that would fit right in on an Avalanches album and be the highlight… Continue reading Washed Out Drops the Gorgeous “Get Lost” with a Trippy Collage Clip
In addition to being an immensely talented hip hop artist and producer, Travis Scott’s one enterprising gent. Earlier this week the G.O.O.D. Music artist was arrested in Rogers, Arkansas for allegedly “inciting a riot, endangering welfare of a minor and disorderly conduct” and is now selling t-shirts with the mugshot from that arrest on his… Continue reading Travis Scott’s Selling Police Mugshot Tees
“Subtemple” and “Beachfires” are now available on a digital EP and will be released in stores.
Vince Staples has finally shared the release date of his eagerly anticipated sophomore LP Big Fish Theory and he’s paired that great news with the release of the song and video for quasi title track “Big Fish” (which has absolutely zero to do with the Tim Burton flick). The northside Long Beach MC’s second record drops… Continue reading Vince Staples Announces LP ‘Big Fish Theory,’ Drops the Steely-Eyed “Big Fish” ft. Juicy J