#NEWVIBES: GAINE$ & SKOOB RUN LYRICAL EXERCISE ON “BARS & BREWS”

Fully produced by rising rapper/producer Wizzle, lyricists Gaine$ and Skoob joins forces on the energetic 6-track EP Bars & Brews. Building anticipation for the project’s official release later this month, the artists’ gave us a first listen. Here’s what we think. 1.This Is Very Enjoyable Lyrical Exercise Both Gaine$ and Skoob never disappoint when it […]

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J. Cole & the Undying Hoop Dream

The Off-Season Album Review Sports like basketball and football aren’t individualized bouts; it’s a team affair—a brotherhood/sisterhood. When one person falls, a squad member must do their best to pick their teammate up and strive onwards to victory. So, why would you ever try to carry the load yourself, especially when you don’t need to?  […]

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#NEWVIBES:Tobi Lou’s “Buff Baby”

The Chicago-based rapper ups his eccentric creativity with a just over minimal array of sounds; from a salt-shaker to light piano reverbs. The adventure-time inspired tune dives deeper into Lou’s whimsical, yet aggressive world of sheer bravado and playful banter. The three-minute track enters with a woman’s vocals reinforcing the chorus to come; “I’m a buff baby but I dance […]

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#NEWVIBES: JACK HARLOW’S “LOOSE”

With all the clout chasers and mumble rapping running Hip-Hop’s new school, sometimes it’s hard to decipher what music is genuine, even if it sounds good. A quick listen to “Loose,” creates a grey area of this constant debacle. The fourth mixtape by Louisville rapper Jack Harlow takes shape initially with a sparkling non-chalance and […]

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#NEWVIBES: Ella Mai’s “Trip”

With an immersive piano intro reminiscent to a 90’s Usher track, Ella Mai delights the listener with her buttery vocals, until a few finger snaps and claps humbly escorts an impressive layout of percussion and reverb that plays incredibly well. Ella Mai’s most recent single, “Trip” doesn’t disappoint and cements her minimal pop, hip-hop style. […]

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