The big names are taking some seriously experimental risks these days. While A$AP Rocky has been feeding us with a slew of under-produced, barebones singles in the lead up to his upcoming album, British vocalist and producer, James Blake, reappeared with his first solo release since 2016 in an experimental direction opposite. If The Car Besides You Moves Ahead is a bold, mind-fuck of a song with visuals to match. It’s an unsettling, dark, and broken track made up of heavy, glitchy production, haunting vocals, and apocalyptic thematics, while the video acts as a catalyst to take it to a truly avant-garde level.

 

Artistic to say the least, James Blake and other stars in the music industry seem to be pushing for heavy change and are willing to make the necessarily shocking decisions to get there. 

Watch the video below 

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]

Leven Kali | Homegirl

Haleek Maul | Lucid 

Arin Ray | The Get Down

Kwaku Asante | honeycomb

Marvin Dolo | Juicy

Brandon Banks | SELF

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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