Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Some Rap Songs’ with Martin Boev of In Search of Media

Image from consequenceofsound.net Martin Boev: Depression and mental health are themes that are often explored within the depths of music but rarely is it as poignant or brutally honest as on Earl Sweatshirt’s third studio album Some Raps Songs. At 15 tracks, it spans just 25 minutes. It is a brief but heavily dense album which […]

Winter’s Hip-Hop Soundtrack – ‘Wait For Silence’ With Wun Two

Image from wuntwo.bandcamp.com The winter season of 2014 and 2015 will continue to be one of the most significant seasons of my life. Although the excitement of the Winter vacation flushed through me, the beginning was impeded with a bad ear infection. The pain not of the physical torment, but of the inability to sink […]

Funk Excellence – Anderson .Paak’s ‘Oxnard’ Album

Image from xxlmag.com No other geographical reservoir in the world cultivates more sensual or saucy Funk music than the west coast, or more specifically, Los Angelos. The west coast has culled some of the most auspicious tones of Funk, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop throughout the twentieth and twenty-first century. During Hip-Hop’s infancy, the west coast implanted […]

FloFilz and Germany’s Appreciation for Jazz Hop

Image from prescribedvinyl.com It’s nice to see Germany inspired by the Hip-Hop and Jazz scenes of the past. It seems that the creative German producers know how to hit the sweet spot of methodical Hip-Hop rhythms and sweet, resonating Jazz samples. Germany coined historical significance in the initiation of Jazz music. When Jazz dancer Josephine […]

Poetic Inspiration – Pieces of a Man by Mick Jenkins

Image from hotnewhiphop.com This post was published on nerdyscoop.com Jenkins’ 2014 EP, The Waters, may have been one of the more powerful projects I remember listening to during the idle doldrums of my lifeguard shifts. I remember opening up the front gate to the swimming pool with earbuds plugged, listening to tracks such as Vibe and Comfortable. The project itself […]