Blocboy JB’s new mixtape, Simi, is the most meticulous demonstration of formal rigor hip-hop fans will likely hear all year.
Moody guys excel at mood music.
The artists featured below have little in common beyond deeply questionable, occasionally revolting public personas and a stubborn willingness to produce compelling art from these personas. Why do some succeed and others fail drastically?
Plenty of rappers are prolific in the mixtape world; in terms of sheer output, this Atlanta trap king puts even the absurdly productive Young Thug to shame.
The internet almost exploded last night when Drake dropped the music video for his track, “Hotline Bling.”
In part 2 of this month, reviews of Young Money, Kid Cudi, Iggy Azalea, and Nancy Ajram.
Yesterday saw the release of a single from Jay Electronica, the second this month from the elusive London-based rapper. This latest song features Jay Z, who deploys his verses to respond to a comment Drake made about his Picasso proclivities in a Rolling Stone profile last month.
In part 2 of this month, reviews of a workout mix, Drake, Justin Timberlake, and Lorde.
Reviews of music by Sorry Bamba, Josh T. Pearson, Childish Gambino, Bachata Roja, Pusha T, Eric Church, Bon Iver and Drake.