Hidden Gems of 2021 (That You May Not Know Of…Yet)

Yes, this is a list. Yes, it’s my personal opinion. Music is always subjective. Maybe ya’ll know all these songs. But…I think you’re going to find some dope stuff. The site was born off of my passion in sharing great music. That hasn’t changed. Go enjoy! Leona – ASL I first discovered the group ASL … More Hidden Gems of 2021 (That You May Not Know Of…Yet)

Illect Recordings: The Independent Hip Hop Label You Need To Know (And Their Latest Songs)

Josh from Illect Recordings has been sending me exciting, diverse content from his signee’s for years now. It is very rare that I don’t write about it because the music is so unique, creative, and beautifully blended with a host of influences. The label and the artists’ desire to create the best music possible oozes … More Illect Recordings: The Independent Hip Hop Label You Need To Know (And Their Latest Songs)

Revisiting Earl Sweatshirt’s EARL Mixtape (Editorial)

The Odd Future movement in the early aughts cannot be explained unless you experienced it. In November of 2008, the LA collective dropped their debut group project The Odd Future Tape. Between 2009 and 2010 Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G, and Frank Ocean joined the clan which led to the much better collaborative effort, Radical. 2009 also saw the critically … More Revisiting Earl Sweatshirt’s EARL Mixtape (Editorial)

Revisiting J. Cole’s – Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Lupe Fiasco’s – Enemy Of The State’ Mixtapes

I am a product of the internet era. In the most important moments of my young adulthood, my soundtrack would usually come from downloaded mp3s off of the legendary mixtape site datpiff.com. I added them to my iTunes library, unwilling to pay for albums from their online store unless absolutely necessary. If I ever purchased … More Revisiting J. Cole’s – Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Lupe Fiasco’s – Enemy Of The State’ Mixtapes

Remembering Mac Miller’s ‘Watching Movies With The Sound Off….’ (Editorial)

When Mac Miller passed I wrote a heartfelt tribute. Yet, it was when I spoke on his second studio album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off…, that I found myself most emotional and contemplative. This was his groundbreaking moment, the first body of work that showed his creativity and overall genius. We no longer saw the happy … More Remembering Mac Miller’s ‘Watching Movies With The Sound Off….’ (Editorial)

The Importance Of The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

  As I’ve been growing my physical hip hop collection, I’ve learned a lot about the history and culture of the genre – how and why it began, its development, the intricate parts, people. and events that changed it whether in a progressive or degressive way. Rapper’s Delight by The Sugar Hill Gang, is often credited … More The Importance Of The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Why Record Collecting Changed My Life (Editorial)

I’m obsessed with collecting vinyl records. I’ll be the first to say it. It runs deeper than just enjoying the music, and if you look up the psychological association with collecting, and especially collecting vinyl, CD’s or cassettes, you’ll see it has a lot to do with trauma, anxiety, depression, and your childhood. A record … More Why Record Collecting Changed My Life (Editorial)