Week in Pop: Emily Ritz, Hélène Barbier, Pictorial Candi
A Beacon School, DJ Platurn, Fléau, Madam West, guest selections by Fijimacintosh.
Vic Mensa collaborates with We Buy Gold for ‘Mind Of Mensa’ animated series
The first part of a 5-episode series.
Kemba, “No You Ain’t” (JME REMIX)
The Bronx rhymer breathes new life into a 2015 track by Grime artist JME.
Week in Pop: Greg Jamie, Lueda Alia, WAE
Ricky Hell & The Voidboys, guest selections by Vacationer.
Philippe Edison, ‘Love Advocate III’
The versatility of Jazz
Week in Pop: KNXVES, Macajey, The Nico Missile
Dream Cult, ivyaura, JJUUJJUU, King Willow, LAPD, Sarah P., guest selections by Lydia Ainsworth.
Chance The Rapper Isn’t A Blueprint for Indie Artists.
Many good things, but no playbook for indies.
FowL, “Royal Pomposity”
Bringing new life to a classic
Malik Yusef ft. Mekke’l Carter, “Last Call”
Track 6 of Yusef’s 52-week All Saints Project
Hip-Hop Purists Should Thank Young Thug
“Mumbling” or not, he’s accentuating the musicality of Hip-Hop.
On Hip-Hop’s Intersection of Colorism and Misogyny
“Black features, not Black women.”
Calez collabs with Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, and Donnie Trumpet for “Still Good”
It’s an all Chitown thing.
The Obsolescence of the Freestyle
From necessary litmus test to tedious sideshow for ill-suited artists.
Week in Pop: Motel Pools, Pat Moon, RAINE
Babygirl, Fovea, Jónó Mí Ló, Spritzer, Vinyl Williams, Wildfires, guest selects by Adult Jazz.
Bracking Brazy: Hip-Hop’s Beef with Mental Health Treatment
Delving into Hip-Hop’s trivialization of mental health issues.