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 as well as 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?’ … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: ROME MALLORY – THERE’Z ONLY A FEW OF UZ LEFT

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 SINGLE REVIEWS: 200 SHIES & TRIPPJONES – AIN’T BOUT IT

A double helping of NYC grit, ‘Ain’t Bout It’ is yet another impressive effort from two of the city’s hardest-working artists. 2021 has been a year of reinvention for Shies. He’s been working hard on re-releasing his most iconic songs on streaming services, outfitting each with new artwork to reflect the increased level of quality … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: 200 SHIES & TRIPPJONES – AIN’T BOUT IT

2021 REVIEWS: GENDERGRIND – BINARY KILLER

There are many amazing groups forming in the underground scene right now, but none have more potential than GENDERGRIND. Sporting a roster containing many of the most exciting artists making Hyperpop-adjacent music in 2021, the uncompromisingly bold collective have delivered their first full length release in the conformity-smashing BINARY KILLER. Lead single ‘Run It Back’ … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: GENDERGRIND – BINARY KILLER

2021 REVIEWS: MATERIAL GIRL – DRUJJHA

Rapper-composer Material Girl pushes hard in multiple directions on “Drujjha”, creating a matrix of moments that canter between vague and affecting. Philadelphia artist Material Girl dropped one of last year’s most arresting records with “Tangram”. It refers, in title and content, to an ancient puzzle based around arranging set shapes into patterns. The tracks of … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: MATERIAL GIRL – DRUJJHA