L.A. VanGogh raps through the nuances of grief and escape on his new single “Trip.” As the dense, off-kilter production is interspersed with moments of clarity, VanGoh’s clever rhymes always find the focus.
Bluebloods’ latest single exudes vintage beauty in unrest with sharp vocals and intriguing imagery. The song draws a line between the timeless love of the 12th century, the labor movement of the early 20th century, and the current moment that reflects them both.
donSMITH is back with yet another distinct visual. This time he displays conflicted love over a smooth soul sample with lines both clever and complex.
In the wake of her new record Tew Faced, Baltimore’s own Miss Kam talks to Miki about visions, dreams and the importance of community in activism and art.
Mitchel Gerald’s new single “John Wick” is a horn-laden hustle anthem. The emcee is hitting 2021 with redoubled energy in music and entrepreneurship.
“We Outside” by LocalBlac fuses LA aesthetic and energy with stream-of-consciousness bars layered with vulnerability. The energetic emcee reminds us of vigorous rappers JID or Chris Patrick.
Harlem emcee Donsmith balances two worlds in lyrical and visual form for his latest single. The video for “Group Chat” visually represents the encroachment of gentrification as he lyrically attacks the idea that the invasion on his neighborhood and culture is anything but destructive appropriation.
Over smooth vocals and a supremely funky bassline, Khamari displays giving into desire and letting go of denial. “Pull Up” is a foot tapper, a head nodder, a funk-driven single with bedroom R&B grooves.
Alternative R&B with blues guitar has us sold on BRIDGE’s new single, “It’s Ok,” but the specificity of the circumstance beneath it is what keeps our attention. Searching for companionship to escape turmoil is something we can all relate to.
Australia’s own Groovy Daughter captivates with a bassline later echoed in vocalized “da da dums” that stay in your head over many days post first listen. It’s fitting that a song about the artist drowning out criticism can so easily occupy your own headspace.