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

Tune in Tuesdays: Spillage Village Spreads the Love, and Action Bronson, Fleet Foxes, & Sango Complete Big Week in Music

Albums Spillage Village — Spilligion The immensely talented and versatile collective, Spillage Village, released a soulful project focused on healing during these tumultuous times. The artists successfully secured their new fans from their appearances on Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III. Their talents brought out the unthinkable, a good Chance the Rapper verse on “Judas.” Some highlights from the project are “Baptize,” “PsalmSing,” “Shiva,” and “End … Continue reading Tune in Tuesdays: Spillage Village Spreads the Love, and Action Bronson, Fleet Foxes, & Sango Complete Big Week in Music

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

No “BS” Here: Still Woozy Talks Music, Getting Engaged and Quarantine Life

note: this article was first published by Grant Conley to GEN-ZiNE, a publication dedicated to addressing contemporary issues through the lens of Generation Z. They also have a voting initiative live on their site! Check it out here. Sven Gamsky, the man behind bedroom pop icon Still Woozy, just released his brand new single “BS” showcasing his artistic talent and production versatility. “BS” follows popular December … Continue reading No “BS” Here: Still Woozy Talks Music, Getting Engaged and Quarantine Life

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 Tuesday: SZA Resurfaces, Big Sean is Bloated, and Ari Lennox & Anthony Ramos Link Up

Big Sean — Detroit 2 Big Sean says he’s been through a lot to get to this point, and it’s hard not to believe him. Detroit 2 is a megalodon of an album with too many features to count. For such a personal album, it’s an interesting move to bring on so many collaborators — there aren’t many moments where Big Sean takes the center stage and … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: SZA Resurfaces, Big Sean is Bloated, and Ari Lennox & Anthony Ramos Link Up

STVN’s Sugar High EP is Short and Sweet — Pun Intended

Since the end of last year, lo-fi pop producer STVN has been intermittently dropping, blessing us every couple of months with chilled out earworms about love, surface attractions, and everything in between. STVN seemed to go out of his way in his earlier releases (2019’s Heartstrings for example) to highlight the power of collaboration, featuring guests like Jenna Carlie and Thomas Ng. As fantastic as … Continue reading STVN’s Sugar High EP is Short and Sweet — Pun Intended