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: Mod Sun – Look Up

Review: Mod Sun – Look Up

Mod Sun is the type of artist that the Alternative/Hip-Hop scene needs. In a world with so much negativity, Mod aims to inspire and make the world a better place. His music is fun, his tweets are informative, and his audio-book, Did I Ever Wake Up?, is full of gems. Packaged with his debut album, Look Up, the book was a huge selling point for me. In 50 minutes, he looks to change your outlook on life for the better, and it’s safe to say that’s working. On the actual music side of things, Look Up is a diverse album…. 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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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (3-2 to 3-8)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (3-2 to 3-8)

The Massacre turned 10 on March 3. XXL spoke with 50 for an extensive interview breaking down so many elements that went into the whole creation. And, that’s just one piece of The Sermon’s Curation this week. There’s mistakes indie artists make, a great interview with Lloyd Banks, praise for Kanye’s “Power,” a preview for Wale’s upcoming album, a profile on Jay 305, and more. Scroll down. Big Sean – DJ Booth Interview: Much everything they do, DJ Booth’s interviews are more like lengthy profiles that show off the artist just as much as the writer putting all the words… continue reading

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Preach On, Sermon: the Red Eye of Big K.R.I.T.

Preach On, Sermon: the Red Eye of Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. is an artist; one of the greatest of our generation at that. In this position, relationships are difficult. You’re buzzing, touring and focusing on building a career. The attention a woman would deserve is neglected. This lead to Krizzle writing one of the best songs of his career thus far. “Red Eye” lives on 4Eva N A Day. Meet K.R.I.T.’s thoughts. Every line together makes up a story that’s specific to his situation, but taking apart a good chunk of the lines breaks it down to a relatable situation for everyone. “I can’t find the words so you’ll… continue reading

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WWE Reportedly Signs Uhaa Nation

WWE Reportedly Signs Uhaa Nation

The WWE have made their first big power move this year when it comes to signing developmental talent. After months of speculation following a December try-out, it’s being reported that Uhaa Nation is headed to the development center in Florida and, eventually, NXT. Compared to other indie stars they signed last year, Uhaa is merely a new face to the world. However, don’t count out his abilities. His track record spans five years, which mostly pitted him in Dragon Gate USA. However, once you see the man in action, it’s hard to deny why WWE took an interest. He has… continue reading

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