Soooo what better way to kick off the Music, Media and Pop Culture category than with a music post. After-all I know I have to earn your trust. That being said, I want you to know that I have an ear and knack for discovering new music and artist that are going to be big. I’ve been blogging about music and media for about 8 years now. I also consider myself a twitter music enthusiast who does not shy away from defending a song, album or engaging in the occasional trending pop culture debate. Feel free to follow me on twitter by the way @snewtyhuxtable and debate me or let me know what you think of any of the projects below!
3 Hip Hop Projects You Should Have in Rotation
Blkswn is a 18 track project by the St Louis native Smino. Blkswn is driven by women collaborators to prove that where there is a woman, there is indeed light. Just take a listen to the single Anita and I guarantee you will want to check out the album in full.
J.I.D- The Never Story
J.I.D. is a Atlanta native and new artist signed to J Cole’s Dreamville label. His debut is a 12 track album where he does not hesitate to show his listener that he has “Bahz”. His sound is well….think if Atlien Outkast and Kendrick Lamar had a baby sonically. You can stream the album in full below but my fav tracks are Never, All Bad and Hereditary.
GoldLink- At What Cost
I have been a fan of Goldlink for about three years now, collecting his lose tracks , Ep’s, and mixtapes. To be fair he was apart of XXL’s freshman class in 2015 so he has been putting in some work in the industry. ” At What Cost” is his first studio album and a very solid project. The single for this album alone will convince you to listen to it in full. The single is a track called “Meditation” produced by Katraynada and featuring Jazmine Sullivan. Just give it a listen below
3 RnB Projects You Should Have in Rotation
THEY. – Nu Religion: Hyena
THEY. is a duo of LA singer/ songwriters signed to the same label as Gallant. In an interview with XXL, Drew ( half of THEY.) explained the title of the album and the Hyena Motif.
“Hyenas are outsiders and whatever but when they step up and they show themselves they’re very, very respected and very feared,” Drew continues. “I feel like when we really put our foot in here and get our foothold out here, we’ll be a respected force in this game.”
Check out one of the tracks on the album below.
Ravyn Lenae – Midnight Moonlight EP
Ravyn is a classically trained singer/ song writer from Chicago who is only 17. Her inimitable style, seamlessly melds elements of R&B, Electronic, Soul and Hip-Hop.
SIR- Her Too- EP
SIR is the RNB crooner signed to TDE. I need you to check out both of his EPs as they are both emoji flames…”Her” and “Her Too”. You can find them on Spotify and other streaming carriers.