The Soul Rebels and New Orleans’ Modern Brass Wave [Interview]

The eight-person New Orleans brass band, The Soul Rebels, dropped their first studio album in six years titled “Poetry in Motion” in October of 2019. Through boasting studio collaborations with cultural icons such as the Wu-Tang Clan and Talib Kweli, as well as appearances in world-class concerts and their performance on Tiny Desk with GZA, The Soul Rebels have crafted a gripping discography and collection of remarkable accomplishments that … Continue reading The Soul Rebels and New Orleans’ Modern Brass Wave [Interview]

Tune In Tuesdays: Brent Faiyaz and Tyler Lift “Gravity,” Madlib Invites “Sound Ancestors,” and More

As the bird with the quickest heart rate, the Hummingbirds never skip a beat or some heat. Tune in weekly on Tuesdays for the Mag’s weekly roundup of what’s popping in music. Looking for other weeks? Click here. Here are Spotify and Apple Music playlists. Albums Madlib – Sound Ancestors Weezer – OK Human Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams Songs Brent Faiyaz & DJ Dahi – “Gravity (feat. Tyler, the … Continue reading Tune In Tuesdays: Brent Faiyaz and Tyler Lift “Gravity,” Madlib Invites “Sound Ancestors,” and More

Criminally Underrated: Benny Sings Proves Himself Again With “City Pop”

Despite a consistent career and continued performance, the world has still not woken up for Benny Sings. Since 2005, Benny Sings has put out six studio albums, one live album, and a beat tape. His work is consistently impressive, especially his Tiny Desk Concert from Jan. 2016. Benny Sings, known as Tim van Berkestijn, is a 42-year-old Dutch alternative artist that has been pumping out incredible music … Continue reading Criminally Underrated: Benny Sings Proves Himself Again With “City Pop”

Tune in Tuesday: Jahari Massamba Unit and Satik Selektah Drop Exciting Albums

Albums Jahari Massamba Unit — Pardon My French Statik Selektah — The Balancing Act Lil Yachty — Lil Boat 3.5 AJ Tracey — Secure the Bag! 2 Songs Young Thug — Take it to Trial SAINt JHN — Smack DVD Saba — So and So / Areyoudown? pt. 2 Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Jahari Massamba Unit and Satik Selektah Drop Exciting Albums

October’s Best Releases: Gorillaz, Nathy Peluso, Xavier Ömar Put Out Statement Albums

Gorillaz — Sound Machine, Season One: Strange Times If this is only season one, I can’t wait to hear the next several seasons. The album contains elite features across genres that spur the project, including Elton John (on the same song as 6LACK!!), ScHoolboy Q, Beck, slowthai, EARTHGANG, GoldLink, JPEGMAFIA, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Skepta. With such memorable features, one would expect them to be the … Continue reading October’s Best Releases: Gorillaz, Nathy Peluso, Xavier Ömar Put Out Statement Albums

Tune in Tuesday: Gorillaz, Ty Dolla $ign, Jack Harlow Shine Bright [New Music Roundup]

Albums Vulfpeck — The Joy of Music, the Joy of Real Estate Right in time for the weekend, Vulfpeck dropped a joyous record The Joy of Music, the Joy of Real Estate. As fans have come to expect from the band, their new jams are full of goofy excitement and playful bass riffs. The album unfortunately ends on a slow note, underplaying their innovation and ear-friendly … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Gorillaz, Ty Dolla $ign, Jack Harlow Shine Bright [New Music Roundup]

Tune in Tuesdays: 21 & Metro Return, Tiller and GIVEON Drop Hot New Albums

ALBUMS 21 Savage & Metro Boomin — Savage Mode 2 21 and Metro have impeccable chemistry in the studio together, saving Savage Mode 2 from the many pesky dull moments that stick to the project like the ghosts of a time where the two were more amateur in their effort and product. While this album has a few highlights, including “Rich N***a Shit,” “Snitches and Rats,” … Continue reading Tune in Tuesdays: 21 & Metro Return, Tiller and GIVEON Drop Hot New Albums