Tune in Tuesday: Megan Thee Stallion is the GOAT, Clearly

Albums Megan Thee Stallion — Good News Kali Uchis — Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)∞ Kali’s newest album is almost totally in Spanish, a departure from her mostly-English albums beforehand. Embracing her native language brought about new sounds all over the album, departing the more poppy sounds on Isolation and opting for a more grand, supervillain theme on Sin Miedo. The transition goes over beautifully, … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Megan Thee Stallion is the GOAT, Clearly

Tune in Tuesday: Trap’s Elite Drop New Albums [New Music Roundup]

Albums 2 Chainz — So Help Me God So Help Me God doesn’t feel as though it expanded on 2 Chainz’s discography at all. With uninventive beats and dime-a-dozen flows, this album barely exceeds B-sides quality. There are a few strong moments on the album, from “Feel a Way” featuring a beautiful hook from Brent Faiyaz and a strange verse from Kanye, to “Ziploc” which sports … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Trap’s Elite Drop New Albums [New Music Roundup]

Tune in Tuesday: New Music from Giggs, JID, JPEGMAFIA, and Maluma

Albums Giggs — Now or Never Reptaliens — Wrestling EP Kylie Minoque – DISCO Songs JPEGMAFIA — Last Dance! 2 Chainz — Quarantine Thick (feat. Mulatto) Maluma — Hawái (feat. The Weeknd) JID ft. Conway the Machine — Ballads theMIND — Free Trial (feat. Qari & Phoelix) Brittany Howard — You’ll Never Walk Alone Big Shaq — Chicken Shop Freestyle Videos Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: New Music from Giggs, JID, JPEGMAFIA, and Maluma

Tune in Tuesday: Lou Phelps, Wizkid, Ric Wilson, Tierra Whack Drop New Heat [New Music]

ALBUMS Lou Phelps — EXTRA EXTRA! Releasing a project nearly exclusively produced by KAYTRANADA, the literal embodiment of all things perfect, is no joke. Granted, Kaytra and Lou share a mother and father, but their bond is pushed further than brotherly when this duo shares the studio. The Celestin genes are flying all across this featureless, 7-song, 19-minute breakout project, but it’s not just Kaytra … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Lou Phelps, Wizkid, Ric Wilson, Tierra Whack Drop New Heat [New Music]

Ryal Drops Danceable, Somber New Single, “Thunder (Solo on the Dancefloor)” [Track Review]

“Thunder (Solo on the Dancefloor)” is a blast of synth disco dedicated to the memory of Ryal lead singer’s close friend, JD, who passed from COVID-19 this year. It’s an emotionally stirring piece, with heavily emotive rising and falling synths that support Jacque’s vocal harmonies. Inspired by many elements of the New York dance tracks of the past, the track is nostalgic through many avenues, … Continue reading Ryal Drops Danceable, Somber New Single, “Thunder (Solo on the Dancefloor)” [Track Review]

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 Tuesday: Omar Apollo, Black Thought Drop Albums [NEW MUSIC]

Albums Omar Apollo — Apolonio Track 5. Hey Boy (feat. Kali Uchis) – Omar & Kali are romantically curious. The line “Hey boy, say babe” details the song’s persuasive and sensual attitude. Apollo lets us hear the instrumentation and the honey-like voice of Kali Uchis, as he only provides the short but sweet chorus. Track 6. Dos Uno Nueve (219) – There is something really nice … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: Omar Apollo, Black Thought Drop Albums [NEW MUSIC]

Tune In: REASON Steps Sideways, Dinner Party & Mac DeMarco Update Recent Albums

ALBUMS REASON — New Beginnings After making waves with an enthralling debut album, expectations were high coming into REASON’s first album as a TDE signee. But New Beginnings falls short of the bar he set on There You Have It. And while it’s clear he still has the ability to portray emotions in a raw fashion, that skill is muddled with lower-effort tracks and sub-par production … Continue reading Tune In: REASON Steps Sideways, Dinner Party & Mac DeMarco Update Recent Albums

September’s Best: Spillage Village, Gus Dapperton, Armani Caesar Shake Up AOTY Rankings

Spillage Village — Spilligion The immensely talented and versatile collective, Spillage Village, released a soulful project focused on healing during these tumultuous times. Made up of core members J.I.D., EARTHGANG, Mereba, and Jurdan Bryant, these artists capitalized on the massive hype they grew on Dreamville’s latest Revenge of the Dreamers project. With good friends 6LACK, Ari Lennox, Hollywood JB, and Buddy, along with new collaborators Chance … Continue reading September’s Best: Spillage Village, Gus Dapperton, Armani Caesar Shake Up AOTY Rankings

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