Metro Boomin – Don’t Come Out The House

Metro Boomin brings the best out of 21 Savage—that is, his most savage behavior. He amplifies the horrors of 21’s dead-eyed stories the way John Carpenter amplified Michael Myers. It’s a haunting chemistry that produced 21’s two most memorable tapes: his 2016 breakout, Savage Mode, and the next year’s Halloween treat with Offset, Without Warning.

Sheck Wes

For some time, rapping has stood alongside the wicked jump shot as one of the only legitimate hood escape hatches, and Sheck Wes tried his hand at both. Two years ago, he even skipped an important high school basketball game to pose in Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3 show at Madison Square Garden. His longtime friendship

Malson – Life

The record is a smooth mix of R&B, Trap, and pop elements and succeeds in standing out with its undeniably catchy melody. This is a prime example of less is more as Malson crafts a mid-tempo multi-layered soundscape with a solid progression and head nodding drums to match. Topically the trio doesn’t attempt to go

Keiko Argentina “The Odds”

Motivation music will never go out of style, as we will forever need those inspiring sounds to give us that extra push of confidence to take on the world. Toronto-based emcee Keiko Argentina is looking to add a new song to your motivation playlist to help strengthen your conviction in life. The Zimbabwean born rapper and

Hua Li – Mastery

The singer and rapper has been gathering momentum since the release of her 2013 underground project The Bound Feat, and  2015’s Za Zhong with producer Gloze (Alexander Thibault). The growth in her unorthodox rap style is evident as she charts a new course with her upcoming project Dynasty from which “Mastery” is taken from. This latest single

Lil Wayne – The Carter V

Been wondering when Tha Carter V is finally coming out? Worry no more, Weezy’s got your back. As revealed by Lil Wayne himself, the album is set to arrive on his birthday — September 28th. In a video posted to YouTube, Wayne teased the album while taking fans on a tour of his studio/skate park. Toward the

Lupe Fiasco Drogas Wave

This is emotionally rich fictitious content. Still, you can’t help but wonder if Fiasco cares to engage with its dramatic weight; this is someone, remember, who praised Ab-Soul’s barely listenable Do What Thou Wilt. by throwing around ideas about morphology and hermeneutics. Fiasco’s love of dense verses, though, often overshadows the empathy that runs through

Mac Miller – Self Care

Over the past weekend, the music industry lost one of its brightest stars with the news that Mac Miller passed away in his home at the age of 26.   Mac Miller, born Malcolm McCormick, was a Pittsburgh rapper who rose to fame with songs like “Nikes on my Feet” and “Donald Trump.” His 2011

Zaia – Judas

Zaia is fusing the “do you,” based attitude with a funky, unique swing that is an absolutely necessary addition to hip-hop. When I first caught on to his shit, I knew that I was going to be a fan for a minute.   “Judas” is the epitome of “do you, be yourself, and fuck the

Tyler The Creator – See You Again

Tyler is onto something. He’s been releasing new videos on YouTube for the past couple weeks, and every single one has me hooked.   The latest effort is “See You Again,” a creative song that melds soul, hip-hop and even some jazz influences to create something totally unique. Heck, it’s basically two songs in one (check