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 […]

Neptune Lagoon – Ella Mae and 2Late

Image from 2late1.bandcamp.com With all the stereotyping stipulated on SoundCloud’s internet presence, the website itself is an essential platform for the evolution of music itself. Musicians without the right connections or platforms now have a chance to shine their talent in the market that keeps changing. From sprung up one-hit wonders and consistent sounds from […]

Flaunting Recollection – Pharrell’s In My Mind Album

Image from playthishiphop.com Hearing those classic chords for the first time as a young, petulant kid was something I’ll never forget. Between 2005-2006, YouTube was still in its infancy and music was held under the responsibility of television/radio media and illegal downloads. In a dark-lit room right before the strike of sunrise, the glow of […]