Rod Wave – SoulFly

One of the new kings of streaming, 21-year-old Florida singer and rapper Rod Wave is fully capitalizing on his rapid rise to prominence and has released what is now his third studio album in just under a year and a half. While his earlier works saw him placing a heavy focus on emotional storytelling, often … Continue reading Rod Wave – SoulFly

Giveon – When It’s All Said And Done … Take Time

California R&B artist Giveon is just another massive benefactor of the all-powerful Drake stimulus, rising rapidly to prominence after the then-unknown was featured on a single from the 6 God’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes early last year. Now with a Grammy nomination under his belt, he has combined his first two EPs into a full-length … Continue reading Giveon – When It’s All Said And Done … Take Time

Various Artists – Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album

This might be a music blog, but we’re deep into Oscar season – and a star-studded soundtrack from one of the year’s frontrunning films has broken into the public consciousness in a big way. Curated by all-star hip-hop producer Hit-Boy, a wide array of rap and R&B’s young rising stars and absolute legends come together … Continue reading Various Artists – Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album

Joji – Nectar

After completely shedding his former career as YouTube-based absurdist shock comedian and breaking through with the lo-fi Ballads 1 in 2018, 88Rising figurehead Joji has returned with a sophomore album that more than evades the curse. Nectar essentially takes the ideas Joji began exploring with his debut and improves just about everything about them, building … Continue reading Joji – Nectar