Girl Talk & Freeway – Broken Ankles EP [@girltalk @phillyfreezer]


We’ve long considered Philadelphia Freeway as one of the last true great things Roc-A-Fella gave us before their dynasty started to crumble and we’ve long said that Gregg Gillis has pretty much set a standard for sampling and crafting som eof the best mixes in the history of the universe. Thus, seeing the two come […]

Stream SZA’s ‘Z’ EP Guilt-Free [@justsza]


TDE, in the eyes of many can do zero wrong at the moment. Halfway to having their 6-projects in a year prophecy fulfilled, SZA’s Z EP represents not only her debut offering for the label but a sonic kaleidoscope featuring production from Mac Miller, Toro Y Moi & DJ Dahi with guest appearances from Kendrick […]

First Look: Mýa – Sweet XVI [@MISSMYA]

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No, she wasn’t exactly inspired by the NCAA Basketball Tournament season. Rather, R&B singer Mýa’s newest EP, Sweet XVI, is titled as such because 2014 marks sixteen years since the singer first broke into the industry back in 1998 with her self-titled debut album. Yes, that’s right – I said Mýa’s NEWEST EP. After sporadic […]

Download Paris Jones’ ‘March’ EP [@prsjon]


For the past two months Los Angeles emcee and producer has been crafting monthly EPs. January & February had their own individual moments and cues, the former dishing on flipped soul samples and rich drum work while the latter dabbled in Dilla tones but March has one signature muse, Janelle Monáe. “I’ve been in love […]

Stream Que’s ‘Who Is Que’ EP Guilt-Free [@whoisque]


Atlanta buzzmaker Que’s Who Is Que EP gets premiered via Noisey and what it does is answer two questions. One, it establishes that all of the songs that have found their way onto the internet since the viral explosion of “OG Bobby Johnson” last year equally assess that the Atlanta rapper will be here for […]

XV Returns For #MarchMadness With #MarchMadnessVol1 [@xtothev]


I’d love to argue that XV has taken plenty of time rooting for Wichita State as opposed to making music but he’s human, one who has a back catalog thick enough to satisfy old fans while making sure said friends are ready to spread the word about him. Following in a similar vein as his […]

Download Mara Hruby’s ‘Archaic Rapture’ EP [@marahruby]


Mara Hruby already owns a piece of my heart, but you knew that already. Her cover of Al Green’s “Simply Beautiful” is a heart warmer but thanks to a bad breakup with a liar, cheater and heartbreaker (thanks Profyle) – we’re getting some of the darkest music of her career thus far. Archaic Rapture, a […]

Guilt-Free Listening: Stream Black Milk’s ‘Glitches in the Break’ EP [@Black_Milk]

Amidst the fanfare of the larger names dropping albums this week – Pharrell and Rick Ross being the most notable – it was quite possible you missed the “soft” digital release of Black Milk’s Glitches in the Break EP. A fan favorite of hip-hop purists and lovers of lyricism for a minute now, Black Milk […]

Grab Booty Fade’s Self-Titled EP [@bootyfade @sober1 @picnictyme]


For months we’ve been given minor glimpses into what Booty Fade, the Dallas DJ duo of DJ Sober & PicnicTyme have been cooking with their debut EP and today via RedBull the fusion of Dallas hip-hop with elements of trap, drum & bass and more sees the light of day. Piecing together Dallas’ ever long […]

Download Doeman’s The D|Y|N|A EP [@doemanxdyna]


There’s seemingly no middle ground for Latino rappers in Houston. Either they’re adhering to the old guard schematics of car culture, two stepping inside street rhythms and concepts or flipping more straight forward punchline and metaphor based material. It’s not that they’ve placed themselves in a box, they utterly refuse to have their microphone talents […]