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Da Rap Nerd – Raw Cookie Dough

- January 8th, 2021 |

Spoiler Alert, I’ve known Da Rap Nerd (who is a rapper, teacher and hero like his idol Mega Ran) from the entirety of his career when he was known as “Darealworldsound” and throughout the years he’s been evolving his sound and finding his voice. “Raw Cookie Dough”, an album admittingly inspired by the work of […]

GR3YS0N – Libra Complex 2

- October 10th, 2020 |

GR3YS0N is proving that when his heart and soul are in a project, you get a banger of an album that’s a big level-up from previous works.

Mega Ran – AGES Vol. 2 Review

- October 5th, 2020 |

The latest installment of Mega Ran’s AGES series is nothing short of brilliant. The tracks are thoughtful, socially conscious, and displaying a more vulnerable side of the popular nerdcore emcee. His melodic hooks, airtight, introspective verses, and chiptune-laced backbeat come together to make an independent hip-hop record for the ages (see what I did there?). […]

Mega Ran – AGES, Vol. 1

- October 2nd, 2020 |

Mega Ran as you know is one of the most versatile rappers ever with a subject matter ranging from nerdy to autobiographical to downright street. It had taken him a long time to get to this point of success where anything he touches turns to gold and AGES, Vol. 1 is a celebration of said […]

E. Live – Boogie For Life

- September 30th, 2020 |

E. Live is a member of the “Star Creature Universal Vibrations” collective based out of Chicago, IL… The collective’s purpose seems to be about bringing back those electro-disco vibes that were thought to be lost to time for a new generation to experience. Funk has had an easier time adapting thanks to people’s fond nostalgia […]

Cult of Personality – I Feel Nothing

- September 30th, 2020 |

Most rappers jump into the game without an idea who they want to be, often taking multiple releases before they find their style and identity. For Cult of Personality and his debut release “I Feel Nothing”, he presents an image that seems impressively developed but still requires more work. The music that could be best […]

Distant Neighbor – Wastelandia

- September 28th, 2020 |

Rock is a genre that is well recognized and well studied, a genre that has roots in guitars, drums and bass but is ever evolving and ever expanding with bands like The Beatles and The White Stripes being both past and present examples of study material. Distant Neighbor may be a newcomer to the rock […]

Noa James – The Love Was Never Hidden

- September 25th, 2020 |

Peace and self-love is one of those universal concepts that appeals to everyone. There are lots who incorporate it as part of their life but seldom few who incorporate it as a part of their act. Noa James (born in Jamaica, Queens, NY but currently resides in San Bernardino, CA) is one of those people […]

Lonelier & Rahn G. – City Limits

- September 23rd, 2020 |

Lonelier is one of those producers who have grinded since 2016 and, performed with Productive Culture has gained respect from the west coast, most specifically Fatlip (from The Pharcyde) and it all comes from his unique production style that mixes lo-fi, boom bap and west coast vibes all in one neat package. For this project, […]

The Sweeps – Self-titled

- September 22nd, 2020 |

It’s often sad when a band member goes through a loss, like many bands before it. Bands often have to find a way to honor their loved ones once they die and either they put out a spectacle of a finale or they continue on. In the case of The Sweeps (coming from Chicago, IL), […]

GR3YS0N – Vibes From The 545

- September 22nd, 2020 |

From his days as NyteXing when he released No Masters 3 (which we reviewed by the way), he has been a unique gem in a field mostly dominated by the likes of MC Frontalot, Schaffer the Darklord, None Like Joshua and MC Lars who honestly speaking are alright (except for Mega Ran, Sammus and Dual […]

Shafi – Third Semester

- September 22nd, 2020 |

Shafi is one of those people that you meet on the street and he plays such exceptional music that you throw in a dollar or 5 into his guitar case and then you walk away, never expecting to meet him again unless you follow him on Instagram or rediscover his music on Bandcamp, which I […]

OLMSTED – Five Minutes

- September 21st, 2020 |

In the realm of indie rock/pop, there are a lot of bands who aspire to do incredible stuff with music while remaining in touch with the disgruntled youth who aspire for a better life. In the case of OLMSTED, a Buffalo, NY band aspiring to be the next REM or They Might Be Giants, they’re […]

3D BLAST – Iconic Bitch

- September 21st, 2020 |

You remember Vaporwave? You know the genre focused on lo-fi slowed down songs that took you back to a time that never existed? Well the genre throughout its existence has grown and evolved to the point where it’s sound is more defined and original than ever before to the point where it’s status as a […]

ReadyRockDee – Live From The Corner

- September 18th, 2020 |

It’s rare that you find a gem in the rough when it comes to hip-hop. While there’s always going to be the next Jay-Z or the next Nipsey Hussle, finding them is a challenge even if you know where to look. Luckily I stumbled upon ReadyRockDee who has ambitions to take over the hip-hop scene […]

Walter Vigoh – Sounds of the Noorsphere

- September 17th, 2020 |

Walter Vigoh is a newcomer coming straight out of Philadelphia, home to such iconic acts as Schooly D, Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Freeway and Meek Mill. While his presence may not be built up to those mentioned above, his music is on par with the instrumental hip-hop greats like Madlib and Knxwledge. With lots […]

Chris Suárez – Are You Listening?

- September 16th, 2020 |

Chris Suárez (hailing from Atlanta, GA) is a newcomer to the scene known as hip-hop but you wouldn’t know that from a first listen of his debut album “Are You Listening?”, an instrumental album that combines forms of jazz, latin, rapping and soul to create something that Kendrick Lamar would probably fall in love with […]

Doggystyleeee – No Muttz Allowed Pt. 2, Full Breed

- September 15th, 2020 |

Doggystyleeee is one of those rappers who is destined to be the next biggest thing in west coast hip-hop yet is underground enough that you couldn’t find his music without doing a YouTube search for “inland empire hip-hop” (which is how I found out about his music). Born and raised in San Bernardino, CA. Doggystyleeee […]

Sammus – Pieces in Space

- June 24th, 2020 |

My folks fresh off the plane, they both weathered the pain/With postcards and they prayin’ for some post stars. Sammus – Childhood The mind of a person is often hard to understand, often or not people don’t know what’s going on until it’s too late and most people tend to stay away from the unknown […]

Kali Kush – 21

- April 29th, 2020 |

The musical road often starts with experimentation, trying to find your style. This road is often long and turmolous with frequent bumps; only ending when one drops his or her debut mixtape or album and depending on what you call a project in today’s times, it can be beautifully produced or… in the case of […]

Cam Gnarly – 333HZ

- April 25th, 2020 |

San Bernardino, CA or anywhere in the Inland Empire is not a place that is mentioned when it comes to hip-hop. Usually it’s bigger cousin Los Angeles or any of the cities in Los Angeles county are mentioned when it comes to the west-coast sound. Make no mistake though, the Inland Empire has a scene […]

Dual Core – Next Level

- April 18th, 2020 |

3 years before Dual Core had the number one album on Bandcamp, they released “Next Level”, an album that in chronological order, represented the next step towards their potential but not the final step towards their magnum opus. “Next Level” knew more about itself then say “Lost Reality” or their debut album but it still […]

2Pac – Me Against the World

- April 6th, 2020 |

A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once. 2Pac – If I Die 2 Nite 2Pac is undeniably one of the greatest lyricists of our generation but one of the most controversial figures in the entire history of rap. From conscious rapper to IDGAF rapper, he has managed to provide an infectious […]

YG – My Krazy Life

- April 5th, 2020 |

When YG first emerged in the scene, he was an authentic street hustler who just so happened to want to make club music, this was back when MySpace was a force to be reckoned with. As the years went by however, the raps got better, more street oriented and more connected to the harsh realities […]

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