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The West Coast has consistently been a gold mine for instrumental hip hop over the past couple decades and Inland Empire, California resident Ital Santos has now arrived to claim his own status as an instrumental auteur with his 28 track odyssey Reflections. 129 more words

New Music

Top Tracks: Gray- "Paypal Interlude"

Sing-mumbling shouldn’t be this warm and melodic and wonderful but that’s the deft trick that south London rapper Gray executes on his minor-key jam “Paypal Interlude.” The preternaturally talented member of the Badside Crew rarely gets above a whisper on the muted trap-influenced production. 60 more words


Yellow is The Color of Sun Rays: Analysis on Soul II Soul's "Keep On Moving"

When I was little I remember this song playing around local beauty shops, and corner stores in D.C when I used to go out with my mother and my aunties. 682 more words


Sa-Roc - Scarlet

I’ve been saving this one for a while…

Every song can mean something different to each listener. For me this is a really relaxed Monday off when I don’t have to get anything done. 43 more words

Featured Music

Open Mike Eagle's Brick Body Kids Still Daydream - Songs For The Hardened

Open Mike Eagle’s Brick Body Kids Still Daydream – Songs For the Hardened

What is “Alternative” anyways? Creating a paper trail is a necessity for the life of a creative. 483 more words

Album Reviews

Antwon- "94s" ft. Wicca Phase Springs Eternal [Prod. Fish Narc]

The first words on Antwon’s sun-damaged, woozy joint “94s” are the San Jose rapper saying “I’m a popstar.” But dude’s quasi-ode to sneakerheads is almost anything but a bid for Billboard dominance. 109 more words


Smino- "Sorbet" [Prod. Sango]

Both meteorological and astronomical summer have been over for a minute now but don’t tell that to Smino and Sango. The St. Louis rapper and Seattle-based producer’s… 109 more words