Artist spotlight featuring Trealetic!

TREALETIC – GET TO KNOW: What is the story behind Trealetic and how did the name come about?   Well the name is a combination of trill which in southern slang terms means true and real and of course I consider myself poetic with words so I combined the two together to form Trealetic.  

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Hunnybee (Aminé Remix)

There’s no reason not to like this one. There’s even a Justin Timberlake throwback tucked in there towards the end. Maybe Satan’s more your thing though, and society is better when burning, but for the rest of us this is one of the nicer songs from last year getting an upbeat hip-hop cover. There’s really

Ms.Lauryn Hill & Nina Simone – Doo Wop (That Thing) (Amerigo Gazaway Mashup)

Lauryn Hill’s 1998 hit single “Doo Wop (That Thing)” was good at the time, and now gets expertly remixed with a variety samples from the late great Nina Simone to make a record that without the wonders of modern-day technology wouldn’t exist. The track takes on a surreal call and response structure in an almost

Sampa The Great – Energy (Ft. Nadeem Din-Gabisi)

One of the shining lights in the Australian hip-hop scene, Sampa The Great, ends 2018 with stellar new single “Energy.” Having recently won at the Australian Music Prize and Age Music Victoria Awards, “Energy” finds Sampa channelling Eryka Badu vibes as she expresses our need to balance our energy and invest time in the important

Anderson .Paak – Saviers Road

What a bare month it’s been for me in terms of new music. Even Anderson .Paak let me down a bit with his latest album, Oxnard; one too many blowjob skits and bit too much Dre influence for me. This “Saviers Road” is my top bop from the release. The best zest, or a lil’ fun

Schwey – Can’t Stop (The Groove)

“Can’t Stop (The Groove)” is the latest from DIY Vancouver act Schwey, and it’s a tune that’s sure to make your week that little bit better. A tantalizing funk soul hybrid, you can’t help but get up and dance along to the hypnotizing rhythms flowing throughout “Can’t Stop (The Groove).” This is fantastic, upbeat music

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