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Rapsody ft. D’Angelo, GZA — “Ibtihaj”

Let's revisit Rapsody's Ibtihaj. The title of the song is a shout out to Ibtihaj Muhammad, who became the first American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States…
KAMAUU feat. Adeline: Mango

KAMAUU feat. Adeline — “MANGO”

KAMAUU's sound is refreshing, while also familiar. It's a throwback to classic Funk, Soul, R&B, without the Pop that's infused with most of today's music. MANGO, produced by Nightshade, is the perfect…
J. Cole

J. Cole — “Snow on tha Bluff”

J. Cole drops this thinly veiled critic about the activism of an unnamed fellow rapper and his own attempts to support calls for social justice. I'ma sit back and sip this tea…
The Free Nationals, NPR

Tiny Desk Concert: The Free Nationals

The Free Nationals crept over to NPR for a quick lunch-time concert. Obviously film before COVID-19 made social distancing a thing, the performance was brief, but incredibly entertaining. The Free Nationals were…
Bishop Nehru - MEATHEAD feat. MF DOOM

Bishop Nehru feat. MF DOOM – “MEATHEAD”

On "Meathead", from Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts, Bishop Nehru's 9th album, the new New York rapper is joined by collaborator, MF DOOM. As with any DOOM-featured cut, "Meathead" is chuck full of…
Juice WRLD - Righteous

Juice WRLD — “Righteous”

Juice WRLD has been featured on a couple guest tracks since his untimely death last December (Eminem’s “Godzilla,” and G Herbo's “PTSD”), but “Righteous” is his first posthumous record as the lead…
D-Nice: 25 ta Life

Throwback: D-Nice — “25 Ta Life”

"25 ta Life" appeared on D-Nice's second album, To tha Rescue, released in 1991. The track, produced by D-Nice, features a gritty street sound, while pushing a positive message about consequences. The…
Black Thought, Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Concert: Black Thought

It's always a thrill to listen to Black Thought do verbal gymnastic around the English language, and NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts are always a great distraction. Add to it that I'm working…
Capleton: Prophacy

Throwback: Capleton — “Tour” Remix

There are a number of remixes of Capleton‘s “Tour”, but the one that matters most, and arguably the one that made Capleton a household name in the US, is the Dynamik Duo…

Eminem, Juice Wrld - Godzilla

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD — “Godzilla”

“Godzilla” is a single from Music to Be Murdered By, the eleventh studio album from Eminem. The visual effects in the video perfectly capture what an Eminem video should be: Fast paced,…

Dave Hollister - One Woman Man - vid cap

Throwback: Dave Hollister — “One Woman Man”

Song: “One Woman Man” Album: Chicago ’85… The Movie Artist: Dave Hollister Released: November 2000 Genre: R&B Producer: Mike City Writer: Mike City Label: DreamWorks Records Video Producer: Charlotte Inman Director: Marc…

Lil Gotit - Bet Up

Lil Gotit — “Bet Up”

Song: “Bet Up” Album: Bet Up Artist: Lil Gotit Released: 2019 Genre: Rap Video Executive producers: All The Smoke, Albert Lago Producer: Cosmo Orlando Director: All The Smoke Editing: Brett Arndt, Justin…

Juvenile - Ha

Throwback: Juvenile — “Ha”

Back when the only people making noise in rap were clustered in northeast and pockets of the west coast. Louisiana started putting everyone on notice. It started with Master P and his…