Milky Chance continues to push the confines of genres on ‘Mind the Moon’

    Milky Chance Mind the Moon Muggelig Records · November 15, 2019 The German-based alternative rock group Milky Chance blessed fans when their third studio album Mind the Moon was released on November 15th. Announced back in August, the 12-track effort runs 43 minutes in length and was promoted with the release of the lead single […]

    ‘Illmatic’ turns 25

    Nas Illmatic  Columbia Records · April 19, 1994 In 1994, hip-hop was beginning to gradually move away from its fundamental roots dating back to the 1970’s in New York City.  The West Coast and G-Funk, popularized by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, were dominating airwaves all over the country. Alternative, experimental forms of the genre pioneered […]

    De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ turns 30

    De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising Tommy Boy Records · March 3, 1989 30 years ago, on March 3rd, 1989, American hip-hop trio De La Soul released their ground-breaking debut studio album, 3 Feet High and Rising.  The group originally comprised of Posdnuos, Trugoy, and Maseo, who came together when they were in high school. […]

    Lil Pump does the same old thing on ‘Harverd Dropout’

    Lil Pump Harverd Dropout Warner Bros. Records · February 22, 2019 At its worst, it is a repetitive and calculated project that shows no artistic growth from the 18-year-old Miami rapper. On Friday, February 22nd, Lil Pump released his second studio album, Harverd Dropout. A follow up to his controversial, yet commercially successful eponymous debut album […]

    At Paradise Rock Club, Action Bronson reflects on his career

    Action Bronson featuring Mayhem and Roc Marciano February 11, 2019 at Paradise Rock Club The show was Bronson’s first full-length set since the release of White Bronco on November 1st, 2018.  Queens-based rapper Action Bronson kicked off his newest 20-stop tour in support of his 2018 project White Bronco at the Paradise Rock Club in […]

    Nubiyan Twist channels multi-cultural influences on ‘Jungle Run’

    Nubiyan Twist Jungle Run !K7 Records · February 15, 2019 On February 15th, the London-based musical group Nubiyan Twist released their newest body of work, Jungle Run. Following a string of positively received projects such as Siren Song and Dance Inna London/All the Pieces, this 10-track album runs 55 minutes in length and is a wonderful, […]

    Grammys Performance Preview 2019: What to Expect

    The beginning of the new year brings about a time of reflection, hope, and new promises for many of us. For music fans all over the country, the transition to 2019 also signifies the arrival of Grammy season. Grammy season is an exciting period of time where everyone puts on their fortune-teller hats and predicts […]

    Method Man revives ’90s hip-hop with ‘Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium’

    Method Man Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium Hanz On Music · December 21, 2018 It’s been 25 years since the ground-breaking and genre-shaking release of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, but the group is still very much alive today in 2018. One of the Wu-Tang Clan’s most essential pieces, Method Man, has released his fifth solo […]

    Fat Nick brings Soundcloud rap to Brighton Music Hall

    Fat Nick featuring Bexey and Teddy October 19, 2018 at Brighton Music Hall On October 19th, the underground rappers Fat Nick, Teddy and Bexey were slated to give the Boston neighborhood of Brighton a type of raw, punk rock-esque performance that would encapsulate the energy that the new “Soundcloud Rap” wave has established. Leading off […]

    OutKast’s ‘Aquemini’ turns 20

    OutKast Aquemini LaFace Records · August 1998 Throughout hip hop history, a narrative of innovation and trailblazing has been both heavily encouraged and criticized.  While some have been applauded for their ability to blur the lines between genres and pioneer completely new categories of rap, others have been shunned from the hip hop and music community […]

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