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

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Deetranada’s Debut Showcases Fiery Raps, Clear Motivation [Interview]

“DEEvsEVERYBODY!” is a personal album. As depicted in the project’s lyrics, cover art, website, and personal explanations, it’s a representation of how she feels as a young Black woman growing up in an oppressive world. Deetranada is unapologetic at every moment, showing the world who she is without compromising one bit. After making waves in the Baltimore and beyond with her new album, “DEEvsEVERYBODY!” we … Continue reading Deetranada’s Debut Showcases Fiery Raps, Clear Motivation [Interview]

Finding a Balance Between Progressive and Traditional: Ásgeir’s “Bury the Moon”

Iceland’s place in the global music scene has always been underrepresented, although there have been a number of tracks that captivate the public ear over the last few years. From Of Monsters to Men’s “Little Talks” to Björk’s extensive 15-time nominated Grammy discography, the presence of Icelandic music is no stranger to the charts. Of all the elite Icelandic talents of the world, one of the … Continue reading Finding a Balance Between Progressive and Traditional: Ásgeir’s “Bury the Moon”

Appreciating the GOAT: Ranking Jay-Z’s Top Five Solo Albums

No matter what the reader’s opinions may be, it is obvious that Jay-Z is one of the elite hip-hop legends of all time. With so many projects across such a long period, Shawn Carter has fully advanced rap music for generations and his influence across all musicians and music fans is unrivaled. This article aims to rank the studio albums released by the GOAT, and … Continue reading Appreciating the GOAT: Ranking Jay-Z’s Top Five Solo Albums