Album Review: Yung Gravy – Marvelous

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor [Republic; 2022] Rating: 4/10 Key Tracks: “Betty (Get Money)”, “Isn’t it Marvelous?”, “C’est La Vie” Yung Gravy… What is there even to say? Mama’s boy extraordinaire has blown up in 2022 due to the success of his single “Betty (Get Money)” on TikTok and his charismatic and wild internet presence. It…

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

[Photo courtesy of Getty] By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor Jazz pianist Robert Glasper recently released his latest single, “Therapy pt. 2” featuring vocals from late rap artist Mac Miller. This track is from Glasper’s forthcoming record, “Black Radio III: Supreme Edition” set to release on Oct. 14. Read more: High Vis releases new album The Miller…

Album Review: Cities Aviv – MAN PLAYS THE HORN

By: Ethan Hofer, Staff Writer [D.O.T; 2022] Rating: 9/10 Key Tracks: “BLACK PLEASURE”, “SMOKING ON A BRIGHTER DAY”, “THE FINAL SPARK” MAN PLAYS THE HORN is the seventh project released by Memphis-based experimental rapper Cities Aviv. In a city full of boastful trap rappers, Cities Aviv turns away from the Memphis rap scene and focuses…

Album Review: Yeat – 2 Alivë

Ethan Hofer, Staff Writer [Geffen Records; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Poppin”, “Rackz got me”, “Rollin” It is Yeat’s world and everyone else is just living in it. From various lines referring to Osama Bin Laden to coining unusual slang such as “twizzy”, “tonka”, and using umlauts in his song titles, Yeat tends to make…

Album Review: Young Thug – Punk

Two years after Young Thug’s debut album So Much Fun, Thug returns with his sophomore album Punk. Despite its name, Punk is not what an average person would consider a punk album. In fact, most would consider it the opposite of a punk album. Young Thug justifies his reasoning for this name in a recent interview with The FADER, where he explains: “[Punk] means brave, not self centered, conscious. Very, very neglected, very misunderstood. Very patient, very authentic.”

Single Serving No. 1

Hey, hey, wake up. You had a pretty wild night, huh? Well, I mean, as wild as nights can get with *everything* that’s been happening. 

Album Review: Joji – Nectar

By Ethan Bloomfield, Contributor[88rising; 2020]Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Run”, “Afterthought”, “Like You Do” Nectar is the highly anticipated, second full-length release of lo-fi and R&B artist George Miller, aka Joji. Dropping almost two full years after Ballads 1, Joji takes his signature sound to a much cleaner, more focused and emotionally mature place on Nectar. …

Kayo Genesis: Breaking Traditions to Creativity

By Joey Perkins, Contributor [Photo via Spotify] Kalik Osborne has always taken an untraditional route in music. From his songwriting process to signing to 2020 Gold, his artistic pursuit has been driven predominantly by his creative outlets and inspirations that exist far beyond his rapping career. Now known under the name Kayo Genesis, the Palmdale,…

Artist Profile: Austin Hitte

By Maddie Young, Contributor [Photo via Spotify] When hearing the phrase “SoundCloud Rapper,” a specific image comes to mind: a middle-school kid wearing Air Force Ones with rainbow hair rapping about a Louis Vuitton bag that they don’t even own. But a new generation of DIY rappers have taken over this new golden age of…

Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Ventura

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Aftermath; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Come Home”, “Make It Better”, “Winners Circle” Just six months after his latest project, Oxnard, Anderson .Paak returns to the music scene with Ventura. Oxnard was launched with a lukewarm response from many of .Paak’s fans, but Ventura sees him returning to a style…