This was my first show at Madison Square Garden; I tend to avoid such large venues but it was also Anderson .Paak’s first show at MSG and I simply HAD to witness it. Joining him on his ‘Best Teef in the Game’ tour was Earl Sweatshirt, who just released his third-studio album Some Rap Songs, and Thundercat.Read More
Kamaal Wiliams’ (aka Henry Wu) reputation continues to be one of class, his show at Le Poisson Rouge on March 9th, 2019 strengthened that stature beyond doubt. After, releasing his album The Return and founding his own label Black Focus! (the same title as Yussef Kamaal’s famed debut album) Wu began embodying the continuation of Yussef Kamaal sound as a solo-artist. Knowing all this, I arrived at LPR beaming with excitement—I knew I was in for a treat.Read More
I hope you’ve already delved into last week’s roundup, but if not I’m here for you! We’ve got some seriously groovy music on the roundup including new music from Monte Booker, Andrea Valle, and Omo Frenchie.Read More
I am a music blogger in New York City and I wanted to know whether my home crowd is likely to rely on my curatorial efforts to discover their next favorite artist, or trusted sources beyond my control. So, I hung around Union Square for a day, and asked 25 people these three questions:Read More
It was a strikingly cold January evening, and I had tickets to a show— reluctantly, still, I got ready to attend a Kirk Knight concert at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My resistance quickly faded as I stepped into a familiar venue where, of course, another Pro Era member Dessy Hinds was opening. A young Brooklyn rapper known for his hit Savior Dessy prepped the audience perfectly for the man I came to listen to, Kirk Knight.Read More
Hujari is more than a musician—more than a researcher. To describe him with a single title would be small-minded and would fail to fully capture the true essence of who he is. Simply put, Hujairi is an experimental sound artist, oud player, write, and ethnomusicologist.
If you’ve already delved into this week’s soundtrack—great! If not, allow me to walk you through these new releases. We finally have new music from James Blake, Toro Y Moi, and surprisingly 9th Wonder. Honorable mentions go to Everything Coagulates by Bremen, a small Japanese duo producing high-quality, psychedelic instrumentals that will shake your frozen little hearts back to life. Read on!Read More
Hello all, I know I’ve been M.I.A— the blog has been on a bit of a hiatus and I apologize for missing the reviews . The playlist, however, is always updated so you can still get your #7songs for the week! With that said, this week’s roundup features new music from Burna Boy, Future, and the lovely Noname.Read More
Like many music blogs, I am posting a ‘reflection’ post on 2018 but rather than being a positive nostalgic, I am choosing a different route— here’s my roundup of the worst songs of 2018! Finally, I get to take off my mask of a supportive, encouraging music blogger and show you the hater I truly am.Read More
Happy Holidays my friends! Whichever holiday belongs to your culture, I hope you are making the most of it— enjoy this brief but well-deserved vacation! For those of you who are hustling on the holidays, this roundup is for you. This week’s roundup will start with some hip-hop from 21 Savage and JJ and end with some peaceful tunes from Yann Tiersen and Alanna Matty.Read More
Unlike last week, this one hip-hop and trap heavy— but don’t let that discourage you (remember, my taste is impeccable) rather, take a moment to twerk (or walse, whatever) to these new releases from Domo Genesis, Bianca Rhoden, and SAINt JHN.Read More
We’ve got some new music from Vic Mensa, Toro Y Moi and the strange but compelling Lonnie Holley.
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Hi all, it’s been a GREAT week for music! We finally have Earl’s album Some Rap Songs, along with new releases from Saba, FKJ & Obongjayar.Read More
Back at it again with the weekly roundups! I hope your bellies are full from all that stuffing and family drama (I know mine is). I’ve got some all around GREAT music for you this week, I’m proud to say there’s only one song that I’m disappointed with. We’ve got some new music from Earl Sweatshirt, Leikeli47, Narcy, and more!Read More
Hello all! Happy almost-thanksgiving I hope this roundup remedies all the family squabbles that are about to happen. It’s another eclectic roundup with songs from Anderson Paak’s long awaited album Oxnard , as well as new music from SABA, Ian Isiah and others.Read More
Hello all! Winter is almost here and it’s depressing, but the music is still good and we’ve got to hold on to all the sunshine we can find!
With that said, I’ve got some new music curated just for you! Including artists like Little Dragon, Smino, and Anderson.Paak.Read More
For those of you that have kept up with the blog, you know I’ve been anticipating White Bronco since Action Bronson announced its release date alongside the debut of its titular track. This is his first independent project since he left Atlantic Records, and I bet you he put a great deal of weight on this 26-minute project. He even designed the cover-art himself!Read More
Hello all! I’m back with a collection of new songs just for you! (and this time it really is for you). We have a VERY eclectic round-up this week; a sophisticated roster including Esperanza Spalding, Gold Panda, and Wizkid (featuring Offset, again!).Read More
This week’s post is a #7days7songs article; I’ve discovered a lot of new music and I want to share the love! On this roundup, we have new releases from Toro Y Moi, Mick Jenkins, and an especially unique track by Tyler, The Creator.Read More