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Tierra Whack’s Two New Singles Are Relinquishing Shame From the Expression of Humanity

by Maddy Ipema
Tierra Whack raps on the new single, “Peppers and Onions” – I’m only human, yeah. I’m not perfect, just a person. Sometimes happy, sometimes nervous.” Whack is an artist who is known and praised for her incredibly imaginative, infectiously energetic, and playful soul that she brings to not only the entire genre of rap but […]

JID Releases Two New Freestyles

by Maddy Ipema
Rapper JID, seemingly out of the blue, has just dropped two playful new freestyles. Like the flip of a double sided coin, both “Cludder Freestyle” and “JIDtranada Freestyle” represent the duality that JID’s energy radiates. Call heads and you will see the more restless, combative side to JID’s approach to the bars that acts as […]

Smartbomb Oakland’s Third Video Home System Episode Features a Transcendent Music Set by Liv.e

by Maddy Ipema
If you haven’t been tuning into SmartBomb Oakland’s video home system series, especially during this current lifeless Quarantine, you are without a doubt missing out! Smartbomb Oakland is a California based community and music platform – where they have cultivated a series that they call “Video Home System.” These video home system episodes each feature […]

“Jp4 Is Finally Here”

by Maddy Ipema
Rapper Junglepussy is re-adjusting her eternal crown while she continues to put fuck boys in their place on her new album, Jp4. Junglepussy is infamous for using the bars and her music as a means to reclaim her power and express the self-love she has cultivated as a result of past lovers not treating her […]

Pink Siifu, Fly Anakin and Liv.e Come Together to Get Their “Mind Right”

by Maddy Ipema
MC’s Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin spit and slur on the hook, “ I got my mind right, money right, ready for you.” Their nostalgic, dazed and loopy drawl is the focal point behind their new single, “Mind Right.” The visuals that accompany the single and the timeless mood it evokes all lead directly to […]

Roc Nation’s New Album “REPRISE” Is a Unified Demand for Reparations and Social Justice

by Maddy Ipema
Roc Nation has come together on a brand new collaborative album, Reprise. The sole mission of these various artists was to create a project that is devoted towards unearthing and creatively articulating the social injustice and systematic racism of our country. Reprise has features from Buddy, Ty Dolla $ign, Jorja Smith, Vic Mensa, Rapsody, D […]