Landstrip Chip Turns the “Lights On”

Landstrip Chip is back with his latest single, Lights On, where his flows and melodies immediately put you into a vibe. This is the first song he has dropped on Spotify in over a year, and it was worth the wait. I was immediately impressed by his hypnotizing and soothing vocals throughout the track. He used only a few ad libs and background vocals, but … Continue reading Landstrip Chip Turns the “Lights On”

Yung Scuff Returns to the Scene with YUNGSCUFFONLINE EP

When listening to YUNGSCUFFONLINE for the first time I had 2 immediate thoughts, finally new scuff music and this is the definition of experimental and musical freedom. Although only 4 tracks long, the EP manages to pack a wide array of sounds and blends multiple genres together. With producers like Shyburial, Retrocanon, and my personal favorite Curtains and features with Braxton Knight and Lil Narnia … Continue reading Yung Scuff Returns to the Scene with YUNGSCUFFONLINE EP

TyFontaine Has An Important Message For The Doubters: “We Ain’t The Same”

Ever since his Virtual World EP was released this past March, DMV rapper TyFontaine has continually shown the world that he is a star in the making. Last night he released his sophomore album, We Ain’t The Same, and this project only solidifies this message further. Throughout We Ain’t The Same, TyFontaine blends energizing, honest lyrics with hard-hitting, melodic production from Internet Money legends Nick … Continue reading TyFontaine Has An Important Message For The Doubters: “We Ain’t The Same”

ITSOKTOCRY “POSHBOY2” – Album Review

POSHBOY2 is the follow-up to ITSOKTOCRY‘s debut studio album, POSHBOY. In POSHBOY2, ITSOKTOCRY brings a fresh energy to the modern rap scene with a variety of styles that range from hyperpop to retro-punk. Beginning to end, the album plays very seamlessly, with songs blending together so well that when the album is over, you don’t even realize where the time went. One of the first … Continue reading ITSOKTOCRY “POSHBOY2” – Album Review

Steven Moses “99” – Album Review

If I had to choose one word to describe 99 by Steven Moses, I would choose this word: nostalgic. Throughout the album we hear Moses discuss his issues with his view of himself, drugs, money, and his constantly changing relationships. The album is one that can be easily played as music to vibe too, while also being useful in moments of self-reflection for the listener. … Continue reading Steven Moses “99” – Album Review

Loser Continues His Alt-Electronica Sound with ‘idkay’

Loser, a loved figure in the underground scene, is inviting us into his world with idkay. Produced by Boyband and Nightlie, Loser is returning with a sound that’s reminiscent of hyperpop meets electronica meets rap. Discussing the competitive nature between a woman and the world that she lives in, idkay is one that is simple, yet catchy. Loser has continued to show us that he … Continue reading Loser Continues His Alt-Electronica Sound with ‘idkay’

$NOT Is Getting His ‘Revenge’ with Cole Bennett

2020 has clearly not been everyone’s (or most people’s) year like we all thought at New Years, but for Florida-based rapper $NOT, it is definitely one for the books. On September 24th, the world was given access to the first (hopefully, of many) collaboration between $NOT and Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade. Sal Tarantino, the executive producer of the video, says “this is a project … Continue reading $NOT Is Getting His ‘Revenge’ with Cole Bennett

Nobel, From Refugee to Rap

Born in Kurdistan, during the Iran-Iraq war. Nobel’s family and he were refugees in Iran, fleeing the country. Nobel moved to the states at 3 years old and grew up in Northern Virginia. His early influence came from Tupac and bone thugs n harmony. Nobel started from writing poetry at a young age, which then formed into spoken word, and eventually evolved into lyrics for … Continue reading Nobel, From Refugee to Rap