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FlySiifu Releases New EP, “$mokebreak”

by Maddy Ipema
FlySiifu have completely abandoned the stereotypical idea of what we picture people conversing about while sharing a joint – filled to the brim with laughter, silly-philosophical revelations about the world being shared. People are either passed out sleeping, or posted up on the couch and locked into its crevices.  FlySiifu were most definitely locked in […]

Silk Sonic Drops Their First Single, “Leave The Door Open”

by Maddy Ipema
If you haven’t heard of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars’ new band, Silk Sonic – then this single is a promising introduction to their new band. Silk Sonic is the ultimate alliance, a culmination of both artist’s strengths – Mars with his heavenly vocals intermingled with breathy high notes, and .Paak’s charming demeanor peeking through […]

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 […]

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 […]

Navy Blue Confronts Ancestral Trauma in His New Album, “Song of Sage: Post Panic!”

by Maddy Ipema
This album is a full, poetic monologue of a culmination of ancestral trauma leaking throughout the album and Navy’s blood like a broken pipe.  On the track “Sea Bass,” off of rapper Navy Blue’s new album, Song of Sage: Post Panic! – he raps, “Navy is an artist, and an author, and a poet. For […]

EARTHGANG Drops New Single, “Options,” Featuring Wale

by Maddy Ipema
EARTHGANG has just dropped their brand new single, “Options,” which is the first song featuring Wale since the release of Spilligion – an album by the musical group Spillage Village in which the dynamic hip hop duo are core members. EARTHGANG is a naturally collaborative effort – seeing as Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot gravitate […]