This is the new jazz-rap. Watch the Couch is a subtle mix of smooth sounds and lyrical stimulation from Atlanta artists Ethereal and KeithCharles Spacebar. The LP is a gentle reminder of great music from the likes of Gang Starr and A Tribe Called Quest. Perfect for one of those lazy Summer days just before Fall, the sun’s overcast has lifted the heat and a day in front of the TV turns into a day spent with friends – music is playing, pipes and bongs galore, it’s all fun and smiles until the itis hits, but the music fits each mood. They talk about everything of this world and of all the lifted regions beyond as if this couch were somehow a spaceship traveling from our thoughts to their tracks. If you’ve been sleeping on SUPERBUDDAH you need to wake your ass and wash your mouth. // MORE INFO AFTER THE JUMP + enjoy // CONTINUE READING +
What an experience! Niko Villamor has the type of voice that makes the art of storytelling a true gift. The Atlanta bred lyricist is a rare breed indeed. His latest release The Unknown from the forthcoming LP Inertia is about his journey to the next level and all the lives affected by the distance. It’s poetic, what one might call “real” – unabashed as the footage rolls and this moment is recorded before the present passes as quickly as it came. Outside of the higher level enlightenment, the beat knocks with production by Kyle “Pro” Stewart and his piano smoothing out hip-hop like ATL’s never seen. If you’ve ever left everything you’ve known to follow your dream download this track now! /// Continue Reading + // CONTINUE READING +
From the ASAP crew, Harlem’s own ASAP Rocky expands the East Coast’s reach with a sound that is more universal than a lot of what we’ve heard from NY in a while. His new EP DEEP PURPLE is real hard and real hood with a strong West Coast feel – but instead of cruising down LaBrea we’re riding down Broadway, beat bumpin, car smoked out, bout to collect those pesos. That’s the way they roll. “I’m that Harlem mother fucker with that mellow flow” – he calls himself the Harlem Renaissance, changing the face and style of rap to reintroduce NYC to the world. True to NY, ASAP Rocky infuses a little reggae but his dirty south swag keeps us A-town bouncing // MORE INFO AFTER THE JUMP // CONTINUE READING +
BOSCO has done it again – like a phoenix from the ashes she rises and controls our attention within the first 15 seconds of Pacer, the title track from her latest EP. She delivers with luminous bolts of emotion attached to the notion that this girl might not give a fuck and even if she used to the feeling just as quickly washes away as she makes her way to the sunlight. The single is a call of self reflection and the true purge of Brittany Bosco’s vocal calling. The jazz infused, electro-funk tune finds her vulnerable with a raw effect channeling the pits of southern soul circa Nina Simone and a whispy air that’s reminiscent of the ethereal style of a young Stevie Nix. But that’s just the first few seconds… lend her your ear and you’ll be following the light too.
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The latest gem from our friends over at Steed Lord. This track is too sexy for it’s own damn self, if you haven’t picked up Steed Lords latest project THE EDDIE HOUSE ep your missing out big time click here to get some STEED in your life + enjoy // CONTINUE READING +