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Review: Travi$ Scott & Young Thug – Rodeo Tour

Review: Travi$ Scott & Young Thug – Rodeo Tour

As far as new artists go, there hasn’t been a more hyped up, talked about tour than the dynamic duo of Travi$ Scott and Young Thug (with assistance from Metro Boomin’). From city to city, the Rodeo tour has gotten this rep for being rambunctious, rowdy and entirely too turnt up. Considering the type of music these two make, would you be expecting anything less? Of course not. Sure, there are performers in a similar lane that disappoint when they hit the stage, but this isn’t happening here. It’s almost like the rep spread like a wildfire, so every fan… continue reading

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Review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

It’s safe to say Kendrick Lamar did not take the obvious route on his sophomore major. He released GKMC two-and-a-half years ago to explosive acclaim, but never flooded the market with guest verses. The relative few he did let off were more often than not low profile as fuck. The only person with less of a public presence since his last acclaimed album is Frank Ocean. But now, in the Age of the “Surprise” Release, Kendrick announces To Pimp a Butterfly and releases it just two weeks later. The album is dense but rewarding, unique, and rarely unexciting. Kendrick released… continue reading

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Video: Dizzy Wright – Floyd Money Mayweather

Video: Dizzy Wright – Floyd Money Mayweather

Can you believe it’s been three years since Dizzy Wright’s debut album? In that time, he’s remained consistent with EPs, mixtapes and touring, so there’s been no shortage of Dizzy’s presence. Later this year, he’ll be giving us his sophomore album, The Growing Process, and a long tour from the end of May to July. His newest single pits him in boxing gloves and with the attitude of Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Dizzy falls into a number of categories with his music, which makes it a joy to listen to. You’ll never know what you’re going to get. The record is… continue reading

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Ariana DeBoo – Strange (Prod. By Kevin Lavitt)

Ariana DeBoo – Strange (Prod. By Kevin Lavitt)

Last month, producer Kevin Lavitt released his latest single with Dave B and Mario Sweet. It’s the latest off his upcoming debut project, Planets, which is said to feature a colorful cast of Seattle artists. We’ve seen this already with the above names as well as Sam Lachow. Adding to that list is the lovely and talented Ariana DeBoo, most known for her work with Sam. There’s something mesmerizing about “Strange.” The way she sings about the subject matter of love and desire is enticing. It’s new, because, in my experience, I’ve only heard Ariana on other people’s songs. It’s… continue reading

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Review: Raz Simone – ‘Macklemore Privilege & Chief On Keef Violence’ EP

Review: Raz Simone – ‘Macklemore Privilege & Chief On Keef Violence’ EP

In this day and age of blogging, everything is so rush. NEW *insert rapper here* just dropped. Click, click, click! And that type of blogging is cool if the music doesn’t deserve a thorough listen. For instance, you can only break down Rae Sremmurd so much. However, someone like Raz Simone is deserving of that time. Cognitive Dissonance 2 was different, because he released every song prior. In only a two weeks notice, Raz followed that up with Macklemore Privilege & Chief On Keef Violence. The EP takes an ambitious leap to spark conversation. I’ve heard it all so far…. continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Hanif’s ’12 Inch Vinyls’ EP

Some Thoughts On Hanif’s ’12 Inch Vinyls’ EP

Writer’s block is terrible, but a natural part of being a writer. Nobody can be excused from it, nor can you predict when it’ll strike. For me, it came while trying to construct a review for Hanif’s 12 Inch Vinyls EP. I got two paragraphs done, then couldn’t figure out what else to say. Reviews in this day and age have a time limit unless you’re like a huge mega-star journalist, which I am not. Putting out a review late means less people care to read it. The Portland native might have just made my favorite project from him and… continue reading

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