Tag: RAP

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 »

All Aboard The Sinclair Express

All Aboard The Sinclair Express
The Sinclair Express is a Chicago-based alternative rock trio that hails from Kalamazoo, MI. Midway through 2019, and after four years of hard work, they self-released their debut album, All Aboard. So far they have delivered two singles from that record, and both are accompanied by videos that give you an inside look at the... Read more »

Atmosphere And "The Day Before Halloween"

Atmosphere And "The Day Before Halloween"
As I was prepping for my weekly Release Radar post, I noticed my man Atmosphere in the rundown. Cool, maybe Slug and Ant released a new single from their forthcoming record? “No dummy,” I thought. It dawned on me, the album is called The Day Before Halloween. Sure as shit, I went to the artist’s... Read more »
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"Stella Brown" By The Versatile Jelani Aryeh

"Stella Brown" By The Versatile Jelani Aryeh
There’s a simplicity to “Stella Brown,” that can be amazing at times. There’s a Strokes vibe for certain, but I hear many other influences after several listens. The kids are getting into it too, which is exciting to see. Good music will always live on. What’s even more exciting is Jelani’s back catalog of music... Read more »

The Story Behind RUN-DMC's "Rock Box" Song & Video

The Story Behind RUN-DMC's "Rock Box" Song & Video
I was researching my RokBlok Record Player post when I came across Run-DMC’s “Rockbox” video. Can you see where the cross-reference happened? Anyway, I love this song. It’s the perfect collision of rap and rock, and at the time, it sounded so fresh. There was nothing like it. As I watched the video, I delved... Read more »

The SiriusXM Beastie Boys Channel Is Life-Changing

The SiriusXM Beastie Boys Channel Is Life-Changing
When I got an email from SiriusXM saying there was a new Beastie Boys station coming, I was not expecting it to be this life-changing. But, I feel like I’m missing valuable information, every time I’m not in the car or on the app. For instance, I can’t change the station in the car, it’s... Read more »
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Maverick Sabre Shows Star Power @ Schubas -1/20/20

Maverick Sabre Shows Star Power @ Schubas -1/20/20
There is no better place to see a starving artist perform than the friendly confines of Schubas Back Room. It’s small, so the artist can be at one with the fan. The sound is warm, and the lights are dim. Most artists that come through here are by no means starving, but they are definitely... Read more »

A Record Store Story About Prince's "Black Album"

A Record Store Story About Prince's "Black Album"
I love a record store story just as much as the next guy. Yesterday, at Laurie’s Planet of Sound, I heard a tale that I had previously not been told. It’s one involving an album I never knew existed. That album is called The Black Album, by none other than, Prince. Me: Is that Prince... Read more »

Chance's Debut "The Big Day" Is An Opus About Love

Chance's Debut "The Big Day" Is An Opus About Love
Chance the Rapper put out a full-length album; about love. Those are two things many rappers, even artists, don’t do anymore. They don’t usually releaseĀ songs about love, and they don’t release long-playing records anymore. These days it’s about the single, not the long haul. Which is understandable, as no one has the patience for a... Read more »
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Grapetooth: Another Fun Listen From 2018

Grapetooth: Another Fun Listen From 2018
Grapetooth dropped this super fun release, late into 2018. It’s an incredible listen, that plays like the history of Brit-Pop, with some 80’s synth-pop mixed in. Every time I hear the first verse of “Imagine On,” I’m reminded of the Happy Mondays and their big hit, “Step On.” Then you get to the chorus and... Read more »