Hip-Hop

Review: BLV’s Playful “Sexplanations” Featuring Jay Novus

The cleverly-titled “Sexplanations” immediately strikes listeners with a downtempo, sensual, nostalgic vibe accentuated by its hip-hop-influenced beat and synthesized bass lines.  Belgium’s Jay Novus provides playful, and soulful lyricism that paints familiar pictures of a back-and-forth relationship, with the narrator trying to overcome his ego and communicate his feelings to the one he loves.  I […]

Roman The Cartoon Powerfully Portrays Life’s Polarities on “Frontside”

Profound and cinematic, LA-based artist Roman the Cartoon recently released his latest track “Frontside” featuring production by Danny Brown collaborator and Atrocity Exhibition mastermind, Paul White.  After dropping out of college, the multi-talented Cincinnati artist moved to Los Angeles and soon found himself acting on TNT’s “Southland,” performing stand-up comedy at The Comedy Store and […]

Cory O & Raquel Divar Hustle Through Portland In New Video For “Runners Anthem”

Portland-based hip-hop electronic crossover duo Raquel Divar and Cory O are excited to announce the release of their new music video, “Runners Anthem”. Shot and directed by Tim Slew of Soundlapse, with choreography from the talented Lindsey Lyons, the music video was self-produced by the multi-talented Cory O himself. The music video focuses on powerful […]

Mick Jenkins Links Up With Kaytranada for “Understood”

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming project, Mick Jenkins is back with a new single. The Chicago-based rapper has linked up with Kaytranada for “Understood“, the latest track from his upcoming album, Pieces Of A Man. Kaytranada, a well-regarded Montreal-based producer, has been known to team up with Jenkins on multiple occasions in the past, and […]