Tag: Healy

Healy's "Tungsten" Sounds More Mature & Subdued

Healy's "Tungsten" Sounds More Mature & Subdued
Rapper, singer, and songwriter Healy has always proffered a chill vibe, but on his latest albumĀ Tungsten, he’s taken a turn into the subdued. I remember seeing him live, loving his flow, and the funky rhythms he brought to the table. Now, 4 years, and 2 albums later, he’s winding down a bit. I don’t mean... Read more »

Release Radar 1/22/21 - The Vaccines vs Typhoon

Release Radar 1/22/21 - The Vaccines vs Typhoon
This week The Vaccines return with a cover that seems a bit uncharacteristic at first. But after a couple of listens, it starts to make sense. The subdued version of “No One Knows,” originally recorded by the Queens Of The Stoneage, is from their forthcoming Cosy Karaoke EP, which will consist solely of other people’s... Read more »

Release Radar 9/18/20- John Lennon vs Geographer

Release Radar 9/18/20- John Lennon vs Geographer
Virtual classes are underway. So let the learning begin, and the patience wear thin. “Some call it magic, the search for the grail.” – John Lennon Sometimes I tire of the constant Lennon remasters and remixes, but they are all we have left of a very special man. “Mind Games- Ultimate Remix” popped up on... Read more »
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Release Radar 7/24/20: Healy vs Chris Cornell

Release Radar 7/24/20: Healy vs Chris Cornell
This is the decade of the collaboration and the single. Yes, there are full-length albums coming out, but for the most part, my release radar is full of new singles. It’s been a while since I’ve heard Chris Cornell’s voice, singing G&R’s “Patience” nevertheless. How much sense does this song make with Chris’s voice at... Read more »

Release Radar 3/6/20: Healy vs Paul Heaton

Release Radar 3/6/20: Healy vs Paul Heaton
Guess who’s back? Healy, aka, “e.” That amazing singer/rapper/doctor returns with a slow burner called “Nike’s On.” Man, this is going to be a huge month for releases, folks! Strap in, cause it’s gonna be one fun ride! March will bring new albums from The Districts, Morrissey, Paul Heaton, and Phantogram, amongst many other treasures... Read more »

My New Favorite Rapper Is Healy

My New Favorite Rapper Is Healy
If you asked me who my favorite rapper, or artist, was at this moment, I would have to say Healy. A month ago I saw the soulful emcee perform at the Portage Theater and was blown away by his captivating stage presence. Since then I have been studying his wordplay and picking apart each lyric.... Read more »
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Felly & His Mermaid Gang Bring Inspiration To Chicago

Felly & His Mermaid Gang Bring Inspiration To Chicago
I haven’t been inspired this much by a group of musicians, let alone rappers, in a long time. What I witnessed at the Portage Theater, was not only a movement of positivity, but a group of friends who really have their shit together. Most of them are going to be college graduates soon, and not... Read more »