Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley continues his speedy release pace and manages to drop his latest mixtape in a rather quiet release week in the calm before the storm – as quite a few high-profile projects are on the horizon. Known for his alignment with the old-school leaning and hard-hitting style that dominates his city’s sound, … Continue reading Tee Grizzley – Half Tee Half Beast
Fresh off of a couple of weekends headlining Coachella, iconic EDM trio Swedish House Mafia have reformed for the first time in ten years to release a new collection of tracks. Although the genre’s landscape has changed quite a bit in the time they’ve been away, there’s something about their trademark melodic, synth-heavy style that … Continue reading Swedish House Mafia – Paradise Again
As more and more big-name artists search out verses from people like Fivio Foreign to add a touch of the ascendant New York drill sound to their own projects, the genre’s new de facto leader in the wake of the tragic death of Pop Smoke sees fit to drop his debut studio album. After catapulting … Continue reading Fivio Foreign – B.I.B.L.E.
Four years after his polarizing and wildly creative project Boarding House Reach, garage rock trailblazer Jack White has returned with yet another helping of his eccentric and invigorating twists and turns on the genre that he mastered long ago through his various bands. The first of two albums that he plans to release this year, … Continue reading Jack White – Fear of the Dawn
Releasing on a relatively quiet week, Canadian indie and electropop icon Lights – though not incredibly well-known outside of her home country – has been getting some extra attention lately with her fifth studio album, PEP. Known for genre-bending (her recent output has included a side project representing somewhat of a dubstep revival and a … Continue reading Lights – PEP
While GOOD Music is fracturing and TDE’s marketing strategy seems to be out the window, there hasn’t been a top-tier hip-hop label consistently delivering quality and quantity to its fans like J. Cole’s Dreamville lately. Starting up its own festival, growing the profiles of artists like EarthGang, Ari Lennox and JID and releasing another compilation … Continue reading Dreamville – D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape
With his last album release nearly a decade ago, it’s impressive that the influence of Puerto Rican reggaeton originator Daddy Yankee still reverberates so strongly throughout the global music culture. The man who coined the term behind the genre that is now so prevalent in the mainstream wherever you go, many up-and-comers still pay their … Continue reading Daddy Yankee – LEGENDADDY
For all the media frenzy surrounding his name as of late, it was still surprising that Machine Gun Kelly’s first full-length foray into pop-punk on Tickets to My Downfall was somewhat competent, transforming the genre’s resurgence into the cultural conversation into a full-on, Travis Barker-backed movement with its chart success. But when you’re doing a … Continue reading Machine Gun Kelly – mainstream sellout