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Interview Season 2: Alpine

When it comes to creating music that tells a story with its many layers of atmosphere, Alpine has everybody beat. As both a producer and rapper, the Pennsylvania native is making truly astounding pieces of art. This interview was a long time coming, and I hope you learn something from it. 1. You dropped some quality tapes last year, including […]

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Interview Season 2: Jha Stack$

A rapper involved with two huge underground collectives, Jha Stack$ spits nothing but the realest shit in his collaborations with some of the hottest artists popping right now. We talked about his beginnings, his upcoming work and how he feels about his career to date. 1. How did you become a member of BMB/V$OP? Your associations with producers such as […]

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NEW SINGLE: OSO 200 – DOGFOOD

A grimy, funereal offering, ‘DOGFOOD’ is as caustic and raw as Oso 200’s music has ever been. There’s a foggy, sinister atmosphere to this song, the production akin to the mournful smolder of a raging bonfire. Oso’s rapping is aptly hoarse, his chanting the ideal delivery for the slow, swaying plod of mikzy’s instrumental. The track’s title, the isolation of […]

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Interview Season 2: YungFadedMane

An incredibly talented individual, YFM is a skilled rapper & musician who has roots in a number of musical scenes. We chopped it up about his influences, collaborators and future projects. 1. You and Pie$ seem tight and make great music together, how did you two become friends? It’s crazy cuz like a whole ass year before we met I […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: LORD JAH-MONTE OGBON – ALKALINE WATER

ARTIST: LORD JAH-MONTE OGBON BANDCAMP TWITTER INSTAGRAM Jah-Monte’s second project of the year could not be any more sonically different to his last. Where Jewelry Rap was brimming with soul, Alkaline Water is more on the gritty end of the spectrum. ‘You n***** rapping on party beats and singing hooks like this shit r&b’, he raps contemptuously on second track […]

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UNDER THE RADAR: JOHNNY VÚDOE

ARTIST: JOHNNY VÚDOE SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER NY rapper Johnny VúDOE is an excellent rapper, his bars touching the beat with immense eloquence. The song that first put me onto his talent was ‘DOLO’, which contained top notch storytelling over hazy, summery production. His most recent track ‘In The Summer’ continued these themes, with a glimmering beat peppered with melodic licks serving […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: SLYDAHMER & THUGYEEZY – BEFORE THE FUNERAL

ARTIST: SLYDAHMER SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER INSTAGRAM ARTIST: THUGYEEZY SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER INSTAGRAM Before The Funeral was, for a while at least, by personal Detox. Desperate for more collaborations (and music in general) from ludicrously talented producer/rapper Slydahmer and one of the true modern god MC’s ThugYeezy, I had to make do with the singles ‘Eighteen’ and ‘Neighbours’ for the last half a […]

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UNDER THE RADAR: WHOSE

PRODUCER: WHOSE TWITTER INSTAGRAM As a producer, whose crosses boundaries that many can only hope to match. I’ve previously compared his beats to those of El-P, and I still believe that that’s a valid comparison. The song ‘Steve Martin’, from the interestingly titled EP i look like post malone, is a pulsating, quasi-industrial nightmare that fits his collaborator URSUS.’ bruising […]

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Interview Season 2: PBR

An Atlanta rapper with a distinctive sound, PBR has a lot of high quality work out. With his upcoming project with friend/collaborator VNUS808 on the way, we only have more to look forward to. 1. You told me that you most frequently work with VNUS808, and in your collabs like ‘ZIP’ and ‘John Wick’ I can see that there’s an […]

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Interview Season 2: Colton Skaggs

A genre spanning musician and incredibly talented producer, Colton is a big supporter of my blog and it was only right that we finally worked on an interview together. 1. You’re probably the most musically experimental artist I’ve ever interviewed. Can you tell me about some of your favourite genres and what you love most about them? thank you for […]

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Interview Season 2: JUIICE

Texas rapper JUiiCE has made a decent splash on my radar as of late, his music is fast paced, determined and most importantly comes from the soul. We talked about his inspirations, his favourite people to work with, and his plans for the future. 1. You recently dropped the #GlossStarTape, which was a nice collection of tracks. When will I […]

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Interview Season 2: Aegis Young

Florida’s Aegis Young is another vital member of the state’s blooming rap scene. We chopped it up about his career so far, his live shows and his intentions for the future. 1. When did you first begin rapping? Your first project on Soundcloud is from 2014 but does your career date further back? I first started rapping when I was […]

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Interview Season 2: Real Chrispy

A poet, rapper and songwriter, Real Chrispy has just released the video for his track ‘Fixated’, a smash that appeared on my first compilation tape. 1. How long have you been a poet/songwriter? Your skills are evident in the stuff you release, so I’d guess they come from years of experience. I’ve been writing songs, poetry & even little jingles […]

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NEW SINGLE: JORDAN TAYLOR – FAKE LOVE

‘Fake Love’ is a common theme in hip-hop, especially in an age where genuine support is hard to distinguish from the fickleness of the mainstream market. Jordan Taylor has a solid discography that includes autotune-aided exuberance and soul-gazing emo, but his latest offering is something else entirely. Utilising the dark melodicism of Xtravulous’ production, he is able to apply his […]

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Interview Season 2: SOLVRFLVRE

TERRORWORLD producer SOLVRFLVRE is one of the underground’s most underrated (and dare I say under-appreciated?) names. His beats perfectly capture the darkness that the true underground is imbued with to it very core, so its no surprise legends like SGP have chosen to rap on them. I wanted to interview him not only because of his extensive list of high-quality […]

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Interview Season 2: Yung Chainsmoke

Horror Posse member and perhaps one of the most eclectic artists I’ve encountered in my time running this blog, Chainsmoke is a masterful producer with an impressive discography under his belt. He’s also maybe my biggest supporter, he’s the one person I can always count on to always listen to the music I drop and I can’t thank him enough […]