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 […]

Urban Resonance with Gideon King & City Blog’s ‘Upscale Madhouse’

Image from rockonphilly.com The modern metropolitans of today’s future can bring upon a wave of confused and unstudied emotions. With so many aspiring denizens living under one hivemind can bring about the feelings of exaltation, ironic isolation, anguishing stress, and awed inspiration. It seems that the best stories of today come from the cosmopolitans of […]

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 […]

Celebrating Predated Artistry – Wun Two’s Nosferatu EP

Image from wuntwo.bandcamp.com Published on UIC Radio. On the 26th of October, a small theater near the Loyola University campus, hidden in between a Starbucks and a Thai place, was premiering the F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film, Nosferatu. The theater room was compact with a lack of theater members and portrayed the film from a […]