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 […]

Algebraic Success of Pete Rock and InI’s Center of Attention

Image from pete-rock.bandcamp.com In basic algebraic language, two variables multiply their values and result into an amplified value. Two and two go together, cultivating a new and higher integer. This basic understanding is translatable in the form of literature, art, and interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. With the case of music, the basic translation meditates on […]

Thoughts on Tyler, The Creator’s Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Album

Image from hotnewhiphop.com This post was published on UIC Radio. Any sort of material released during the holiday season is sure to garner attention from the unlikely listener. Although a popular icon among commercialized culture, Tyler, The Creator’s sound is still definitive amongst an arcane herd. Being an avid learner as well as a vivacious […]

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 […]