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Playboi Carti- “Love Hurts” ft. Travis Scott

When the so-called “Soundcloud era” of hip hop is derided and skewered within pop culture, it’s the same few rap artists that bear the brunt of the jokes. Your Lil Pumps and Lil Xans and Lil Yachtys. Conspicuously absent from such lampooning is Atlanta-native Playboi Carti. Part of that may well be that his presentation… Continue reading Playboi Carti- “Love Hurts” ft. Travis Scott

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Top Tracks: Jon Hopkins- “Everything Connected”

Damn it. Damn this. Damn the audacity of Jon Hopkins. The London-based electronic artist didn’t need to serve up something so massive and grandiose in scale as this. Singularity‘s fourth track could’ve been a palate-cleansing slice of ambient music between more towering efforts. “Everything Connected” probably would’ve worked just as well as a four or… Continue reading Top Tracks: Jon Hopkins- “Everything Connected”

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Sterling Hayes- “Drowsiness” ft. Chance the Rapper

The title for Chicago rapper Sterling Hayes’ new single doesn’t come close to doing this song justice. It’s not simply that Hayes registers as a little bit tired and bleary-eyed in the initial moments. He sounds world weary. When he flatly declares over a doleful string part that “I’m still cryin over granny,” you can… Continue reading Sterling Hayes- “Drowsiness” ft. Chance the Rapper