2021 ARTIST INSIGHT: MOTHGIRL

A passionate voice currently whipping up a genre-bending maelstrom in the underground, Mothgirl’s fiercely unapologetic sound spurs intense emotion. A naturally gifted artist with an incredible singing voice, Moth razes soundscapes with each and every song that they drop. The focal point of this artist insight is going to be Moth’s voice, which is nothing … Continue reading 2021 ARTIST INSIGHT: MOTHGIRL

2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: AMIR BILAL – RAPS 4 GOOD HEALTH

Amir Bilal delivers two minutes of nimble wordplay, a reminder of the power of rap for rap’s sake. Anyone with a laptop can create an entire universe around their projects. Free software is abundant and intuitive, meaning new creatives previously relegated to cassette demos or selling CDs in concert queues (both of which will probably … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: AMIR BILAL – RAPS 4 GOOD HEALTH

2021 REVIEWS: ROME MALLORY – THERE’Z ONLY A FEW OF UZ LEFT

Rome Mallory returns triumphantly on There’z Only a Few of Uz Left, an all too brief EP that highlights the rapper’s immense talent on the mic and his elite production choices. The opening lyrics to TOAFOUL speak volumes: ‘Shawty wylin’, said I’m thirty plus rhyming. How you be denying saying music that’s inspiring?’ Mallory’s disdecrimissal … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: ROME MALLORY – THERE’Z ONLY A FEW OF UZ LEFT

2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: CHLOE HOTLINE – FANTASY (UPTOWN)

Chloe Hotline’s new song turns the photogenic stillness of summer into an ambiguous dream. Chloe Hotline is having an interesting year. Her music over the last few months has arrived bristling with power yet slightly muted by an ever-cautious tone of voice, a voice that drags forward an emotional response by precariously balancing confidence and … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: CHLOE HOTLINE – FANTASY (UPTOWN)

2021 REVIEWS: KDR & GORGEONSTARS – CHONDRICHTHYES

The newest tape from rapper KDR and producer Gorgeonstars solidifies the chemistry between the two artists. The diversity of the tracks here is impressive, for sure. Opener ‘Shark’ is an ominous-sounding intro with The Exorcist-esque pianos and muddy percussion, while ‘Fly’ is closer to cloud rap with its futuristic-sounding synths. Gorgeonstars really displayed his worth … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: KDR & GORGEONSTARS – CHONDRICHTHYES

2021 ARTIST INSIGHT: YEA YEA

The artist currently known as Yea Yea (and formerly by Yamschild, Skrr, and many more) is a true enigma within the underground rap community. Possessing an unmatched workrate and drive to succeed, the steady growth of his popularity has been a wonder to behold. A master of building connections and forming lasting relationships, the New … Continue reading 2021 ARTIST INSIGHT: YEA YEA