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

Tune In Tuesdays: Alicia Keys, Gus Dapperton, Lil Tecca Drop Albums in Hot Weekend

Alicia Keys — ALICIA We’ve known for a while that 2020 was going to be Alicia Keys’ year of resurgence, however, ever since New Year’s Day, the exact timeline of this project’s release has been blurry. Nonetheless, now that the album is finally out, fans from across countries and genres are relishing with this 15-song, 55-minute masterpiece. With her fingerprints all over the lyrics, production, … Continue reading Tune In Tuesdays: Alicia Keys, Gus Dapperton, Lil Tecca Drop Albums in Hot Weekend

Tune In Tuesdays: Conway Pumps Heat, Spillage Village Teases, and More

Conway the Machine — From a King to a God Criticisms of the whole Griselda squad have been founded in their oft-monotonous flows, repetitive lyrical content, and regressive beat selection. But with From a King to a God, Conway builds on groupmate Westside Gunn’s 2020 effort Pray For Paris, boasting a diverse set of flows, A+ production from contributors such as Murda Beatz, and complementary features … Continue reading Tune In Tuesdays: Conway Pumps Heat, Spillage Village Teases, and More

Tune In Tuesdays: Hip-Hop Singles Galore with Album Drops from Disclosure and Angel Olsen

Thundercat — Dragonball Durag Remix ft. Smino & Guapdad 4000 It was only right this song got a remix — it’s the top-charting single of the album and deserves a re-imagination. But the theoretical hype for it turns out to fall flat — Smino and Guapdad just couldn’t match Thundercat’s wavelength on this one. The track is worth a listen, but the three artists just feel a little … Continue reading Tune In Tuesdays: Hip-Hop Singles Galore with Album Drops from Disclosure and Angel Olsen

Tune In Tuesdays: Fresh Projects from Genre Icons and Tracks from Budding Talents

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.  PROJECTS Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington & 9th Wonder // Dinner Party  July 10, 2020 It’s not every day that four of the most distinguished and well-respected instrumentalists in music come together … Continue reading Tune In Tuesdays: Fresh Projects from Genre Icons and Tracks from Budding Talents

Fundraiser Details: Donation Drive, Poetry Contest, and Remote Concert

Hummingbird Mag is committed to fighting for equity and justice. Whether it be through protesting, fundraising, voting, petitioning, or supporting community outreach and the abolishment of the police, we believe wholeheartedly that Black lives matter. We will be working toward being an actively anti-racist platform that promotes and elevates diverse voices. To kickstart this initiative, we are launching the Hummingbird’s fundraising team; a permanent feature … Continue reading Fundraiser Details: Donation Drive, Poetry Contest, and Remote Concert

Khruangbin’s Golden Mordechai: End-of-June Frontrunner for Album of the Year

It’s been two and a half years since Khruangbin’s Con Todo El Mundo record projected the Houston trio towards widespread success, and while the band has continuously released powerful work, fans have been patiently waiting for Khruangbin’s third career studio album ever since. There’s no doubt that their 2019 Hasta El Cielo record, a dub version of Con Todo El Mundo, as well as the … Continue reading Khruangbin’s Golden Mordechai: End-of-June Frontrunner for Album of the Year

Juneteenth Releases: New Heat from Teyana, John Legend, .Paak, & More

In commemoration of the widespread mobilization around the Black Lives Matter movement following the murder of George Floyd & Breonna Taylor, as well as countless others, several black artists dropped records and tracks to capture the state of racial injustice on Juneteenth, 2020. Providing spiritual and rhythmic motivation for these protests and uprisings are Teyana Taylor, John Legend, SAULT, Anderson .Paak, Public Enemy, H.E.R., and … Continue reading Juneteenth Releases: New Heat from Teyana, John Legend, .Paak, & More