When listening to any of his wide-ranging music, regardless of the path it takes – be it powerful soul vocals, fast-paced bars, or smooth, melodic flow – the constant in all of Gracy Hopkins’ creative efforts can be tied together with a profound tether of deep thought. So, it’s not surprising that an artist with such wholesome tendencies puts forth so much effort into exploring the troublesome yet enticing world of phobias. Hopkins’ most recent single, Stasiphobia: The Sunset, is also his latest release of many given the namesake of a fear.

 

The track’s addictive, melodious wave is built from the components by way of three talented artists – all of them French: the unmistakable, low-key vocals and lyricism from Hopkins himself, and a combined effort in the clean, practiced production of French electronic scene veterans, Lossapardo and Crayon, whose recent EP, Post Blue, has been one of the most powerful releases of the year so far.

 

Their sounds and styles blend together beautifully, culminating in an addicting track that exhibits a unique take on a style derived of hip-hop, R&B, electronic, and soul that is better described as purely the beginnings of the next French music revolution. 

INTERVIEW WITH REAUX MARQUEZ

The Nashville Hip-Hop artist is a bridge between the past and the present where rap's most sacred tenants, rhythm & poetry, coalesce with his vision for modern social progress and  damn good vibes. 

INTERVIEW WITH AARON TAYLOR

We spoke on the creative change of pace, on the process of piecing together what’s next, on performance, collaboration, and influence. His responses duly read of honesty, humbleness, and soul.  

INTERVIEW WITH BOBBY EARTH

Born in and permanently inspired by Houston, Bobby Earth finds heavier inspiration only at the crossroads of soul music and love.  

INTERVIEW WITH TESSELLATED

Splitting time between his home and Los Angeles, wide-ranging Jamaican artist of sunshiny vibes and warm-weather anthems, Tessellated is impossible to box in. 

[LATEST]

 

Kwaku Asante | honeycomb

 

Ari Lennox | Shea Butter Baby

 

Freddie Gibbs | Best in Show

 

YBN CordaeThe Lost Boy

 

Cousin Stizz | Best in Show

 

SAINt JHN | Best in Show

[DAILY FOCUS]

Kwaku Asante | honeycomb

Ari Lennox | Shea Butter Baby

Brandon Banks | SELF

YBN Cordae | The Lost Boy 

KTOE | I'm Mad

Freddie Gibbs | Bandana

Femdot | Rap City

Kojey Radical | Cashmere Tears

Ciscero | Good to Know

Joey B & Boj | No Waste Time

Smino | Trina

Serious Klein | Lil Capo

[2018  IN REVIEW]

 

Mahalia | 2018's

Best Artist

 

2018's Best Projects

 

2018's Best Artists

 

SAINt JHN| 2018's Best

New Artist 

 

Noname's Room 25 | 2018's Project of the Year

 

2018's Best New Artists

[SERIES]

[NEW IN HIP-HOP]

MfnMelo & Saba | What A Life 

TOBi | Faces 

Rexx Life Raj | Father Figure 3 

[NEW IN R&B]

Christian Kuria | Losing You 

Jacquees | King of R&B 

Bennett | Give Me A Reason  

[NEW IN NEO-SOUL]

Kwaku Asante | Sunday 

Berhana | HAN 

Free Nationals | Shibuya 

[NEW IN ACOUSTIC]

Adekunle Gold | Young Love

SIDIQ | Brand New Day 

Jesse Markin | Folk 

[NEW IN MELLOW POP]

ROLE MODEL | oh, how perfect 

Omar Apollo | Hit Me Up 

Emerson Leif | Wake Up With You 

[NEW IN ELECTRONIC]

FKJ | Yling Ylang 

Tourist | Kin 

Shmuck the Loyal | Hypervade 

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