Rocé’s idea of gathering 24 francophone tracks that focus notions of labor, anti-colonial sentiment and struggles for emancipation between 1969 and 1988 confirms his reputation as an informed and engaged rapper. The result is a compilation entitled Par les damné.e.s de la terre (By the Damned of the Earth).
Fresh off the release of his Pieces Of A Man album, we spoke to Mick Jenkins about the influence of Gil Scott-Heron on his music, trading bars with Ghostface, and how he balances the demands of the music industry with maintaining a private life.
The pairing of Edan’s beats with Homeboy Sandman’s rhymes is a good hip-hop combination. Over the seven tracks of this Stones Throw EP, the New York City-based duo put faith in a blend of gritty, abrasive drum loops, psychedelic sample flourishes, and smartly-recited flows.
New Thundercat Track, “King of the Hill,” Features Bad Bad Not Good and Flying Lotus. It Forms Part of Brainfeeder X, the 10th Anniversary Compilation Album for Flying Lotus’ Celebrated Label. Listen Here.
Noname's first project (Telefone EP, 2016) featured an excellent young and introverted lyricist in transition to adulthood. Two years later, there’s been a change in tone. Her new album opens with, “Y'all really thought a bitch couldn't rap huh?” More confident, a little arrogant, and always socially relevant, Noname (real name Fatimah Warner) is at the top of her game on Room 25.
A rapper with a tortured soul, Mac Miller has had a career marked by greatness and decadence. After early success and the confirmation of his artistic individuality, his career ended on September 7 after several years of excess. The rapper, born Malcolm McCormick, was only 26.
Milo says the heart of budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies is all about the way “my collaborators and I got funky and we dared to share that feeling with you.”
Speaking ahead of the release of Nibiru Tut, Beans breaks down the inspiration behind the album, talks about how he tried to format it like a jazz project, and explains why he’d snub a conversation with Donald Trump.