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Denzel Curry & Joey Bada$$ Are Making America Answer and Repent to the Cosmos

by Maddy Ipema
Denzel Curry and Producer Kenny Beats teamed up back in February of 2020 to create his album, UNLOCKED. However, Curry and Kenny weren’t just creating eclectic beats and spitting bars as hard as steel – they were world making, creating the universe of what would be the narrative for UNLOCKED. Curry and Kenny later would […]

JID and Conway the Machine Drop New Single, “Ballads”

by Maddy Ipema
Right away, what intrigued me the most about this single was the title. “Ballads” sounds so grand and angelic – yet the cover art features a mystically dark forest, with two hollowed out lids glaring at you like a black cat’s eyes at night.  The only light that appears on the cover art is found […]

KeiyaA Celebrates and Honors Black History Month With Her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

by Maddy Ipema
NPR has decided to celebrate and acknowledge black history month by hosting four black artists who all bring various different sounds, messages, and genres to the stage.  KeiyaA’s background is dressed in navy blue hues and burgundy red paint strokes splattered across the walls – while behind her guitarist, oak and wood sits as grounded […]

Raveena’s New Single “Tweety” Is Hopelessly Romantic

by Maddy Ipema
If we can count on any artist to keep romance alive, it is without a doubt Raveena. Her new single, “Tweety” dropped just a few weeks before Valentine’s day – preparing us for butterflies in the stomach to not only be felt, but released and expressed. “Tweety” is an expression of love and all the […]

Brent Faiyaz Releases New Single, “Gravity” Featuring Tyler, The Creator

by Maddy Ipema
“What goes up must come down” seems to be the question Faiyaz is wrestling within his mind for the majority of his new single, “Gravity.” Faiyaz’s nomad, free-spirited, and recklessly inclined nature seems to be leaving him trapped somewhere in limbo. He is neither up, nor down, so his relationships are like star constellations webbed […]

Lous and the Yakuza Drops “Amigo” Remix Featuring Joey Bada$$

by Maddy Ipema
Congolese-Belgian artist, Lous and the Yazuka is asking and crying out for an amigo – a friend on the chorus that will keep her from staying down for too long when life knocks her over, help keep her sane in the face of the evils of the world.  Those evils of the world, Lous and […]