With a dry tone like Daria and the general vibe of the girls from The Craft, when LILPIXIE (fka Pixie) raps “Baby, I’ll take you to wonderland”, it sounds like they're luring you into a trap.
As the 'Oz Boy' cover art suggests, Ides makes music about selling drugs in Australia. After a few years bubbling below the surface, he's finally dropped his first project, and it displays a fully-formed style and unique musical identity, packaging witty and vivid street bars in a flamboyant, expressive vocal delivery.
If this doesn’t get you nodding your head within the first ten seconds, turn it off. You don’t deserve it.
Future's 2015 mixtape '56 Nights' is now on streaming services. For my money, it's his best and perhaps the BEST TRAP TAPE OF ALL TIME.
That’s not a fake accent, this is a fake accent.
UPDATE: Turns out this guy is a rapist. This is crazy. Unlike anything I’ve heard. It’s like hardcore-rap meets jungle with a phat ass beat that almost ends up sounding like The Prodigy. The punk aesthetic has been co-opted a lot by rappers in recent years - usually in a completely shallow way e.g. Carti … Continue reading Ize
Navy Blue. Another fire video. He's got this real Christ-like spirit. Like the Scorcese movie depiction of Christ. Grapples with his demons. So pure but so human. Lover of his people, fighting different battles for freedom, whose own gods are Martin, Malcolm, Huey Newton, Jason Dill, Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Gil Scott, many more and … Continue reading
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvtYE4RBTfs A non-rap offering from Bay Area neo-soul/dream pop artist Samplelov. This is such a gentle, soothing album. Like a warm cup of honey-lemon tea or a soft pillow to lay your head. Perhaps good music for rainy quarantine. The lyrics and instrumentation are soft and very nice - lots of lovely acoustic guitar - … Continue reading
Best Scraps 2019.
Best Scraps 2018. Declaring my favourite song of the year isn't usually this easy but what Saba did on 'PROM / KING' is some of the best song-writing I've ever heard. On an album shrouded in grief, this is the climax where Saba tells the story of how a particular prom night brought him and … Continue reading