SHIRT – FLIGHT HOME

Introducing SHIRT, the first Rap artist to be signed to Jack White’s label, Third Man Records. On first listen, his debut single ‘Flight Home’ has that instantly familiar, classic New York feel. On closer inspection though, it’s vastly different in almost every way; from its tempo to San Holo’s dreamy melodies. The track comes just…

KENDRICK LAMAR – ALL THE STARS FT. SZA

Kendrick Lamar teams up with fellow TDE signee SZA on new track ‘All The Stars’.  Quite the departure in sounds from his latest album ‘DAMN.‘, ‘All The Stars’ is a pop-tastic, string-filled epic; almost reminiscent of Eminem’s dire pop output circa 2010 [‘Love The Way You Lie’, ‘The Monster’ etc] but far more subdued.  The…

JMZ – LET ME BE GREAT

Having garnered the attention of Dummy Magazine, Clash Magazine & Lost Culture as well as ourselves with singles ‘Let Me Be‘, ‘Church Ave‘ and ‘The King‘, JMZ releases eleven-track debut mixtape ‘Let Me Be Great’.  The British producer’s mix of styles is dizzying; in part echoing the kind of sample technique you’d find on Kanye West’s…

AERIEL – SAD GIRLS CLUB

LA vocalist Aeriel releases her debut EP, ‘Sad Girls Club’. The five track EP aims to “encapsulates the range of emotions that accompany a failing relationship; from uncertainty on ‘Be Down’, to passion on ‘Motion’, to self-preservation on ‘Selfish’. Aeriel’s vocal isn’t always perfect, but her impressive range and beautiful tone over some fairly hard-hitting beats is the kind…

LIL WAYNE – DEDICATION 6

Lil Wayne fans have had quite a wait for ‘Dedication 6’ – it’s been just over four years since the release of its predecessor ‘Dedication 5’.  This time around, Weezy delivers right off the bat with ‘Fly Away’; his take on one of the instrumentals of the year, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DNA.’, prod. Mike Will Made…

JOEY BADA$$ & KIRK KNIGHT – GAZZLIONA

“Old to us but will be new to y’all. Expect more spontaneity in 2018,” said Joey Bada$$ of ‘Gazzliona’.  The collaboration with fellow Pro Era founding member Kirk Knight came to life in 2013, but has been lying on a hard drive in wait until now.  Bada$$ goes gruff over the first, butter smooth section…

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017

2017 was the year that the world celebrated such triumphs as NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson spending a record-breaking 665 cumulative days in orbit, as well as Salt Bae exhibiting the most majestic seasoning technique known to man.  We also saw the inaugural Fyre Festival fail in spectacular style, and said goodbye to musicians such as…