[HIP-HOP] OSKA FARO – SHOES

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  As this is my first entry of the year in the Hip-Hop arena, I’m feeling a bit vulnerable. My Top Hip-Hop of 2014 list was my first true voyage into the depths and subtleties of this expansive, ever-evolving genre. It was a challenge, but one that I feel I took a great deal of […]

[END OF YEAR] No Nonsense: The Best Hip-Hop Of 2014

[END OF YEAR] No Nonsense: The Best Hip-Hop Of 2014

  I’ve always been a fan of hip-hop and rap. The production and originality grabbed me from the get-go. The fact that it was a simple two-part recipe, a beat and a lyricist, always amazed me, because the result was always the same, true art born from thoughts on the mind put to rhythm. I […]

[ELECTRONIC/HIP-HOP] FEKI – SAFE RETURN

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  Slow motion is something that has always fascinated me. For one thing, it is mostly restricted to being used within the realm of the commercial visual medium, whether that be on TV, in a film, or in a music video. There is a special vibe and notion that it always brings to the creative […]

[HIP-HOP] TONE OLIVER – SOMETHING GOOD FEAT. JETPACK JONES (Prod. by AXELRAD)

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  There’s always a been moments in history, no matter where you’re from, where people have had to fight to stand up for what they believed in. It’s no different these days. With the recent Climate Change March that happened in NYC, as well as other major cities around the globe, we’re truly living at […]

[PLAYLIST] – NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

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  Crafted by James Kabat and Kavi S. Still nursing hangovers from Lolla, Chicago is about descend in droves upon West Loop’s Union Park. Well, maybe descend is too strong a verb. They’ll slink their way on the L, shushing teenagers for the temerity to raise their voice an octave above a whisper. That is […]

[BASS/TRAP] Flosstradamus – ‘Wake & Bake’ EP [Free Download]

[BASS/TRAP] Flosstradamus - 'Wake & Bake' EP [Free Download]

  For those of you who celebrated two holidays this past weekend, Chicago duo Flosstradamus has an extra special batch of baked goods for you this week. Yes, stoners and potheads, I’m talking to you. It’s 4/20, and it’s a magical day that comes once a year when even your mom decides to jump in […]

[QUICK MIX – CHILL/BASS] Ryan Hemsworth – “COOL DJ MIX”

[QUICK MIX - CHILL/BASS] Ryan Hemsworth - "COOL DJ MIX"

  Ryan Hemsworth takes over this Quick Mix with his blend of chilled-out hip hop and bass vibes in his “Cool DJ Mix”. “First mix of 2014 and it feels good to be back. This is what my brain feels like and it’s weird. Listen to this on headphones when you’re zooted on a greyhound […]

[R&B/Hip Hop] Miguel ft. Wale – “Bennie And The Jets” (Elton John Cover)

[R&B/Hip Hop] Miguel ft. Wale - "Bennie And The Jets" (Elton John Cover)

  Head into just about any bar with a karaoke machine for the night and chances are you’ll hear a pretty shitty cover of Elton John‘s classic single “Benny And The Jets” being sung (read shouted into the mic) by some drunk, half bald man with a mixed drink in his hand. It’s inevitable, like […]

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP] Daft Punk ft. Jay Z – “Computerized”

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP] Daft Punk ft. Jay Z - "Computerized"

  In the movie I, Robot, Will Smith’s character plays a detective who bears a strong distrust of robots and contemporary technology in a dystopian future. In the end, (Spoiler Alert) his fears become realized as the AI’s indisputable logic threatens all of humanity. We’re a long time from seeing human-like robots in every home, […]

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP] Ellie Goulding ft. Angel Haze – “Life Round Here” (James Blake Cover)

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP]  Ellie Goulding ft. Angel Haze - "Life Round Here" (James Blake Cover)

  The B’s come together as British and Brooklyn bad bitches Ellie Goulding and Angel Haze join forces and tackle James Blake‘s “Life Round Here.” Mr. Blake has been getting a lot of attention from the femmes recently as Lorde previously covered his single “Retrograde.” Produced by Noah Breakfast and originally debuted on BBC Radio […]

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