Tune in Tuesday: Conway the Machine, Young Thug & YSL Drop Albums

Happy Tune in Tuesday! This week we celebrate new releases from Conway the Machine, Young Thug, AJ Tracey, and Gotham, a duo made up of Talib Kweli and Diamond D. Conway the Machine ~ La Maquina Conway’s back with tighter production and harsher bars. Staking his claim as the lyrical member of Griselda, “La Maquina” proves Conway to be the “GOAT, the grimiest of all … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Conway the Machine, Young Thug & YSL Drop Albums

Tune In: Joyce Wrice, BROCKHAMPTON, Highlight Recent Drops

This is an excerpt from our bi-monthly newsletter. For more, make sure to check us out on Substack! MARSELA ~ Dark Days Over a silky & soulful instrumental, British-Albanian songstress, MARSELA, released a smooth ballad titled “Dark Days” on Feb. 26. Her bassy delivery romanticizes the climbing out of phases of emotional and spiritual pain. MARSELA is a newcomer in the world of soul and R&B, … Continue reading Tune In: Joyce Wrice, BROCKHAMPTON, Highlight Recent Drops

Hear from Hummingbird’s Nest: Goose

This is an excerpt from our bi-monthly newsletter. For more, make sure to check us out on Substack! Goose, one of the most exciting jam bands on the scene, didn’t allow the pandemic to halt their creative momentum. They’ve been turning to livestreams and an expansive virtual marketing approach to spread their exhilarating music to the masses. We recently had the honor of speaking with band … Continue reading Hear from Hummingbird’s Nest: Goose

Feature: Sunni Colón’s “Satin Psicodelic”

Get ahead of Spotify’s algorithm with Hummingbird’s Music Feeder, a bi-monthly dose of invigorating and soul-pleasing tunes! With this Feeder, we feature a smooth album from Sunni Colón, some words from Goose, and new releases from Joyce Wrice, BROCKHAMPTON, Kiefer, Ric Wilson, and Your Friend Ben. Make sure to subscribe, forward, or share if you’re enjoying the music! This is an excerpt from our bi-monthly … Continue reading Feature: Sunni Colón’s “Satin Psicodelic”

Griselda’s Dominant 2020: A Meta-Analysis

Pre-2020 criticisms of Griselda were founded in monotonous flows, stale production, and overly-hypebeast attitude. But with seven stellar albums this year from Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Armani Caesar, and Benny the Butcher, not to mention a wonderful project from fellow Buffalo resident Billie Essco, Griselda has proven that Buffalo is here to stay. Stamping Griselda on the map for many casual listeners in 2020 … Continue reading Griselda’s Dominant 2020: A Meta-Analysis

Press Release: Soleil’s New Video, “Whose Side?”

Last month, Soleil unleashed the single, “Whose Side?” The song has garnered much success and praise. Building on the success, Soleil is back with a vibrant, colorful music video for “Whose Side?” The music video matches the upbeat, feel good vibe that the song exudes.  The music video was directed by Samantha Pertusiello. Similarly to how Soleil was involved in the production of the song, Soleil served … Continue reading Press Release: Soleil’s New Video, “Whose Side?”

Tune in Tuesday: Joyce Wrice, Beez & Gonzo, and Adé Hakim Impress with Fresh Heat

Happy Tune in Tuesday! New releases from Joyce Wrice, Benny the Butcher and Harry Fraud, Adé Hakim, and Beez & Gonzo highlight this week – have you checked them out yet? Joyce Wrice ~ Overgrown Wrice plays with R&B and some hip-hop stylings on her debut studio album, a wonderful effort that has something for everyone Benny the Butcher & Harry Fraud ~ The Plugs … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Joyce Wrice, Beez & Gonzo, and Adé Hakim Impress with Fresh Heat

HMF: Tidbits, with Dayon Greene, Billie Essco, and HIBERNATION

This is an excerpt from our bi-monthly newsletter. For more, make sure to check us out on Substack! Hear from Hummingbird’s Nest: Dayon Greene This past summer, we got on the phone with DMV rising star Dayon Greene to talk about his debut album, Me, and everything that it means for his development as a person and artist. “I just wanna let people know, you’re not … Continue reading HMF: Tidbits, with Dayon Greene, Billie Essco, and HIBERNATION

HMF: Best Recent Drops Include Genesis Owusu, CHIKA, Adrian Younge

This is an excerpt from our bi-monthly newsletter. For more, make sure to check us out on Substack! Tune In: Best Drops of the Past Few Weeks  Genesis Owusu — Smiling with No Teeth Owusu’s debut album is eclectic and surprising — a collection of songs that defy genre identification. Smiling with No Teeth encapsulates rap, R&B, punk, soul, and plenty more throughout the album’s 15 songs … Continue reading HMF: Best Recent Drops Include Genesis Owusu, CHIKA, Adrian Younge

Feature: Adé Hakim’s “HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WIDE WEB”

This is an excerpt from our bi-monthly newsletter. For more, make sure to check us out on Substack! Released in 2019, this album is a soulful take on lo-fi hip-hop from one of the genre’s pioneers. A member of NYC collective sLums and producer with credits all over Earl Sweatshirt’s Some Rap Songs, Hakim is an uber-talented individual with the ability to flip soul and … Continue reading Feature: Adé Hakim’s “HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WIDE WEB”