BlakRoc and Black Dante Speaks

Admittedly, I have been sleeping on the highly anticipated collaborative BlakRoc album bringing together the disparate sounds and styles of Mighty Mos, The Black Keys, Raekwon, Jim Jones, Q-Tip, RZA and many more

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Nneka Ft. Jay Electronica “Walking” (J. Period Remix)

At this point, my unbridled enthusiasm for all things Jay Electronica is self-evident. Indeed, his latest feature on this hypnotic Nneka “Walking” joint (to be included on her and J.Period’s upcoming mixtape The Madness (Onye-Ala) slated to drop tomorrow Tuesday December 15) is no exception.

Love Is Real Vol. 4: Vessels Behind A Moment

“We are all One. Individuals with a unique gift and calling. Still, by a universal vibration, through the art of creation; we are all C o n n e c t e d. Devine by design, it all intertwines.” – Bilal

Sade’s Return: Solider Of Love

Sade is back and her return is epic beyond measure. In truth, I continue to characterize Sade as musical royalty which is simply to say that I’m generally unable to offer useful critique of her music at this moment.

Muhsinah’s The Oscillations: Triangle

The lovely Muhsinah recently released the first iteration of her latest project “The Oscillations: Triangle” which to no surprise is receiving warm praise from critics and fans alike.

Blurring The Line Between Man And Animal

FWMJ and his baller cat Meebo take inter-species bonding to new (intimate) heights = LOL X SMH Dwele also accrues cute points for documenting his dog Rockstar’s fly fit. Cat’s still win…

Pill 4075: The Refill

DOWNLOAD :: Pill 4075: The Refill :: Who better to break my blogging hiatus than Atlanta’s Pill? Hailing from numerous projects in the ATL, Pill also known as “Young Psych” in Pink City (where he currently resides) is breathing new life into the rap game. After the first listen, I immediately drew a parallel between … Continue reading

BET Cipher 2009: Dante, Black Thought & Eminem

A cipher among equals! Dante, Black Thought & Em revive hip hop over and over again. Salute! Shout out to the Culture Capture Champs over at Frolab for the extra footage of 75 bars

Jay Electronica x Just Blaze “Exhibit C”

DOWNLOAD :: Jay Electronica “Exhibit C” Produced By Just Blaze :: Shout out to @FWMJ from Rappers I Know for the download link via illRoots Abracadabra! Jay e-mailed @FWMJ the scripture late last night. STUDY THESE! I FEEL GIDDY!

Understanding “We Were Once A Fairytale”

There’s nothing quite like a Spike Jonze joint staging the assisted suicide of Kanye West’s symbolic ego to spark lively debate. The first 10 minutes leading up to the final scene artfully expose the hoax of fame and celebritydom (is that even a word?) as the god-like presence of Kanye West collapses onto itself (something … Continue reading