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By the ACRN Editorial Team 8. Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future [Loma Vista Records; 2022] By Roman Salomone, Contributor After an unstoppable streak of great releases, Florida’s Denzel Curry aimed for the stars on his latest album. Except this time around, he shot himself straight in the foot. Melt My Eyez…

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Album Review: billy woods – Church

By Adrian Woods, Contributor [Backwoodz Studios; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key tracks: “Artichoke”, “Fuchsia & Green”, and “Pollo Rico” After dropping Aethiopes earlier in the year, billy woods is back with his second album of 2022, a collaborative album with Messiah Musik and his first collaborative album since 2020’s “Brass” with Moor Mother, Church. It sounds…

Robert Glasper releases new song featuring Mac Miller

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Q&A: Kiid Spyro

First off, I personally do not hear about hip-hop artists from Australia often. What is the scene like there? Who and what inspired you to start making music?

Kiid Spyro: The scene in Australia is drill, and I don’t make drill. People don’t really listen to this stuff I make. People really don’t make it. I grew up listening to American music. Kid Laroi was the only person from here making American style hip-hop. He was getting seen a lot because his style wasn’t popular down here. It was different, and people were like, “Why is an Australian making American music?” What’s popular here is, like, pop, EDM and whatever is on the radio. I’ll play a trap song, and people will be like, “What was that?” If people do listen to rap, it’s mostly drill.