Soul Survivor: An Undisputed Classic

Pete Rock

Time surely has wings. On this day in 1998, Pete Rock released his solo debut “Soul Survivor” on Loud Records. I remember as a young teen being curious about how a Pete Rock album would sound without his partner in rhyme, CL Smooth. All doubts of the Soul Brother holding his own would quickly be […]

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First Listen: “Party Of One” By Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne

The multi-instrumentalist soul singer from Motown is back once again. Even though Mayer Hawthorne recently just released “Man About Town” back in April, that didn’t stop him from making a swift return. And I doubt anybody will be mad about that. The new 6 track EP titled “Party Of One” is actually three new songs […]

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First Listen:”Durag vs Headband” by Action Bronson

Action Bronson

You’d be hard-pressed to find a rapper that’s more entertaining than Action Bronson these days. The MC from Queens New York has a diverse skill set that sets himself apart from the rest. Action Bronson can rap circles around most rappers, with a distinct voice, and a wild sense of humor. The man is also […]

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First Listen: “The 13th Floor” by Invisibl Skratch Piklz

Invisibl Skratch Piklz

The Invisibl Skratch Piklz is the most prestigious, accomplished, groundbreaking, iconic, legendary and pioneering DJ crew to ever exist. The entire DJ culture and the world of turntablism would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for what the Skratch Piklz accomplished and contributed over the years. The Bay Area collective of DJ’s […]

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First Listen: “0.001%???” by Kaytranada


Kaytranada is without a doubt one of my favorite producers these days. Every time I see his name pop up with some new music, I have to stop everything and give it a listen. Currently, I have his recently released album “99.9%” in heavy rotation whether I’m in the car, or walking the streets. Not […]

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First Listen: “Nas Album Done” by DJ Khaled

Nas Album Done

Escobar season is upon us. It’s been a couple of years since “Life Is Good,” but it seems Nas is finally ready to make his return. But before he graces us with his latest full-length album, Nas makes a stellar guest appearance on DJ Khaled’s “Major Key” album on the track simply titled, “Nas Album […]

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