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Black Pontiac – [Floyd Fuji]

Last week I was browsing through the internet looking for some new artists to write about, and I came across an EP by Floyd Fuji titled “Black Pontiac”. This project only has five songs on it, but I liked everything that I heard here, so much so that I’ve been listening to it nonstop for the past few days. Floyd Fuji has the voice of an angel and has full capability to create the most addicting melodies at seemingly the snap of his finger, each of the songs featured on this EP had unbelievably catchy melodies. I honestly don’t know too much about Floyd Fuji aside from this EP, but I will definitely be looking into his catalog more, and I am already looking forward to his future releases. I highly suggest that you give this tape a chance, stream it via Spotify below!

Romance for Madness – [Killval]

Killval is a somewhat new name on my radar of rising artists, but he’s definitely a name that has been capturing my attention left and right in the past couple of months. Although he’s still completely independent and unsigned, he has built a close connection with Nick Mira of Internet Money, and anyone who’s familiar with Nick knows he only works with superstars, so that already speaks volumes of val’s talents. After hearing Dro Kenji’s latest project Tears and Pistols, which is quite possibly one of my favorite projects that has released all year, I had the highest of hopes for Killval’s album, and now that it’s in our hands, I can say with certainty that he didn’t disappoint in the slightest. The name of the album is Romance for Madness, and it’s definitely the perfect title when you work your way throughout the project and ingest all of the feelings of love combined with the abundant themes of heartbreak that run even more rampant throughout. Throughout the 10 songs that are featured on this album, val gifts us with just under 25 minutes of emotion that can’t be easy for him to share, but he does so in such …

10 Year Anniversary: Revisiting Kanye West’s Magnum Opus, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

“Do it better than anybody you ever seen do it/Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it/Guess every super hero need his theme music” -Kanye West on “Power” The Chicago legend that is Mr. Kanye Omari West–many people love him, some people hate him. Regardless of how you feel about him, his views, personality traits, political stance, etc., it’s almost impossible to deny the impact he has had on this world, amazing level of artistry that he has delivered, and crowing him as nothing less than a musical genius. While as of late, his music may not be resonating with the listeners as it once did ten years ago, or even five years ago after the release of his highly-anticipated and critically acclaimed project The Life of Pablo, hip-hop historians and all-around music lovers never count out Kanye West as being one of the best creatives of all time. November 22, 2010 would be the day that Kanye West would release his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Little did he know that it would go down as one of the best musical bodies of work of all time, and end up being arguably one of the best …

The Life of Pablo | Forever Fresh

Today’s world has certainly skewed nearly every single aspect of life as it once was some five years ago. In an everyday landscape that sees this unprecedented deadly outbreak go hand-in-hand with some of the most heightened political unrest throughout history, it seems almost comical that in late-2015 leading into 2016, the world was very, very concerned with the now-tame antics of one Kanye West. The man spent that period announcing an album, changing its title a number of times, and all-around doing what was then known as just “silly Kanye things” — nothing more, nothing less. But oh my, were we all invigorated. If anyone today were to tell another individual at that time that Kanye’s actions and overall popular presence would become exponentially worse, problematic, and purely reactionary above all else, they may agree, but certainly not to the sincerely frightening scope that he ended out that decade with. So with that being said, it makes looking back at this far more “down to earth” version of Ye quite a lot more fascinating by itself, and absolutely more refreshing by extension given the man we see today and the world that we all live in together. As off-the-wall …

While The World Was Burning – [SAINt JHN]

By now, many of us are familiar with the name SAINt JHN and what he is currently contributing to the game, but he has been one of my favorite case studies as of late. Most notably recognized for his smash song “Roses” which was released in 2018, remixed in 2019, and blew up in 2020, SAINt still goes down in my book as one of the game’s silent hitmakers that has been patiently waiting his turn. The foundation has been laid and the work has definitely been put in, and I can definitely say that SAINt JHN is an early pick of mine to be one of the best things that the game has ever seen. Premiering right before the years end, SAINt is back with another full-length body of work, While The World Was Burning. SAINt JHN recruits Future for the remix of his smash single “Roses” Hailing out of Brookyn, NY, SAINt JHN has been quietly working on himself and his artistry–quickly building up a aesthetic and a vibe that can’t be duplicated nor imitated. While this album is not his debut, it sure feels like this is his debut as the rest of the world is finally catching …

Shaping the Sound of COA

There is no single album that quite matches the level of influence at a forward-thinking level in the realms of pop music this year than ericdoa’s COA. Being the most prominent instance of this coming paradigm shift for the genre, the all-encompassing impact that this album has as it stands today will ring true for the months and years to come as we enter this brand new era. Of course this status mostly results from the album’s star figure in Eric himself; not a single soul could possibly ignore the masterwork that he put in throughout each and every track without a single miss in sight. His energy was enigmatic; his delivery was entrancing; and his overall musicianship was exuberant and ever-so-perfected as he truly came into his own element as the tried and true pop phenom he was destined to be. But even Eric could only do so much on his end as a singular presence on the mic. The setting that surrounded him – both physically and inside the music as it came to be – played integral roles in crafting what would end up being this impactful and momentous musical experience. Simply put, if Eric was not …

HOODIES-[JayXander]

If you haven’t heard of JayXander yet, odds are you’ve been missing out on one of the coolest stories to take place this past weekend. For most, breakups can be a real bummer. A lot of people, including me, tend to retreat into sadness and self reflection; while a select few use the overload of emotions to create something special. A person who did just that is Jayden Palmer, also known by his artist name, JayXander. I caught wind of his music this past weekend when his recent song, “HOODIES” assumed a life of its own and took off on Tik-Tok and streaming platforms like Spotify and Apply Music. The 3 minute offering takes us inside the mind of the 18-year-old Tennessee based talent who is no stranger to the music scene. Growing up in a musical family, making music is something that Jayden has always wanted to pursue and now it’s finally happening with the success of his latest song. Inspired by a break up, JayXander took the time to sing about a common occurrence in relationships: the exchanging and returning of clothes. The sometimes innocent sentiment has proven to play such a big factor at the end of …

So Bad EP-[Colby Lafayette]

You all have seen my write about Boston Native, Colby Lafayette before and today all of the kind words and in depth song reviews have brought us to the release of his brand new EP called, “So Bad”. Ever since stumbling on him earlier this year, I’ve been very eager to see the trajectory of his career and nothing makes me happier than getting some more music from the now LA residing talent. The 6 song EP is nothing other than Colby Lafayette in his truest form. For most artists, the bad boy persona can be an easy look to try and assume, but with Colby it is 100% authentic as he is the closest thing this generation has to a pure rockstar. When you listen to his music, it is impossible for your attitude to not change. From the hard-hitting production all the way to Colby’s gritty yet melodic vocal talents, every base is covered.  One of my favorite songs on this EP is an offering called, “YKWII”. The very second I heard it, I knew that it would be at the top of my playlist favorites for the rest of the week as there’s no denying the catchy …

Hunny – [Nate Traveller]

Nate Traveller has always been impressive. The prolific artist carries an emotional delivery and an incredibly difficult to ignore charisma that follows each of his songs, whether through heart mending melodies or poignant rap deliveries. His recently released project, Hunny, is a significant step forward in his sound and a shining example his artistic growth. Coming in at a total of 21-minutes for a total of eight songs, Nate Traveller’s reentrance into the space since sharing his three-track release Alone back in 2018. His new album finds an exceptional growth both in production as well as with features. Assisted on the production side by fellow rising artist, BabyJake, and featuring verses from Wes Period, ripmattblack, AKTHESAVIOR, and Mills, Nate Traveller creates mellow energy that not only sounds good but matches the fall season. Standout songs like “Solace,” “Low Blow,” and “Same Number” all hold intoxicating components that make this project special. Nate Traveller said the below about his new album and the overall feel he hopes his music brings, saying, “Nature and harmony are key aspects not just to my brand but to my personal identity. I want my music to help people find peace.” Listen to Hunny by Nate Traveller below.

an evil witches love spell – [Lil Boom]

In a music scene where copycats and imposters run rampant, I constantly look for someone who’s not afraid to break through barriers and make songs that are uncharacteristic of the typical norm that is expected of artists. As for Lil Boom, he is the posterchild of weird, unusual, and obscure, but in all the best possible ways. He doesn’t seem to make music for any specific crowd or fanbase, but rather pushes himself beyond the limits of typical creation, consistently bringing out of the box offerings to life, and fans have been completely eating this up. Full transparency, I am relatively new to the world of Boom, and although I know he’s been making waves for quite some time, I figured it was about time that I saw what all the hype was about, and I must say, he didn’t disappoint whatsoever. On his latest song “an evil witches love spell”, he might have some unique wordplays and an individualistic sound, but it admittedly isn’t quite as bizarre as some of the other records I’ve heard while skimming through his discography. Lil Waifu produced this jam, utilizing upbeat, almost video game-like synths that bounce along with the tempo of the …