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 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 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 SINGLE REVIEWS: D0LLYWOOD1 – SIXTEEN FOURTY-FOUR

d0llywood1’s latest is frighteningly up-front, an aggressive electronic collage that reinforces why she’s one of the best in the vanguard. d0llywood1 is no stranger to unpredictbility. For a couple years now she’s imbued her voice with digitised intensity, trashing between walls of drum breaks and synthetic sustain, without a hint of unironic facade. She walks … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: D0LLYWOOD1 – SIXTEEN FOURTY-FOUR

2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: KAOS THE BAKER – MY NUBIAN GODDESS WIT TH3 LOCCS GO LIV3 FOR TH3 BR3AD SO TAP IN

Returning in 2021 with a name change and a more determined artistic mindset, Charlotte rapper Kaos the Baker has delivered one of his standout musical works with ‘My Nubian Goddess Wit th3 Loccs Go Liv3 For th3 Br3ad So Tap In’. An AKB2 Entertainment and Jewelry Rap Productions team up, the song is produced by … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: KAOS THE BAKER – MY NUBIAN GODDESS WIT TH3 LOCCS GO LIV3 FOR TH3 BR3AD SO TAP IN