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.
Stream James Blake’s The Colour In Anything
You don’t need a billboard to listen to it.
Pablo Has No Clothes: Divorcing Kanye to Marry Hip-Hop
Have we mistaken infatuation with Kanye West’s self-described “spazzing” for a lucid estimation of his recordings?
Week in Pop: Dear Tracks, diNMachine, Jagged Leaves, New Madrid
Dia, Dizzy Wright, Dr. Fadeaway, Good Morning, Howth, Lifer, guested by Frankie Cosmos.
Harder, Softer: Stoicism and vulnerability in hip-hop
Hip-hop’s changing relationship with the public expression of feelings.
PBDY, “Never Return Part II Mix”
The next episode in turning post-tour feels with Flying Lotus into sound.
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