#WHM PROFILE : KENYADA NIKILE

A staple songstress and rising star amongst Buffalo’s growing r&b scene, Kenyada Nikile is claiming her space as a deeply soulful act that can shift from classic 90’s r&b to more experimental sounds that integrate strong alternative and hip-hop elements. Her powerhouse of a voice, which we’ve most recently witnessed both live and in-recording, shares […]

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#WHM PROFILE: STINLO

For us, Stinlo is still a mystery. The young, jazzy vocalist who occasionally posted singing videos on her Instagram is slowly performing in shows around Buffalo. With a look and sound that feels timeless, her brief performances show implements of soul and jazz integrating hip-hop, pop elements, and everything in between. Featured on two 2018 […]

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#WHM PROFILE: KOTA SAVIA

A rising songstress amongst Buffalo hip-hop’s luminaries, Kota Savia is creating her own lane. Known for combining her sweet melodies and heavy boom-bap beats with a unique r&b flow, the burgeoning vocalist makes music that is perfect for almost any vibe. Whether you’re sipping tee in a coffee shop, taking a late-night drive, or ready […]

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#BUFFACOLD: T1ANA.W EXPLORES ANXIETY & OVERTHINKING ON “afterTHOUGHTS”

Buffalo-based hip-hop artist t1ana.W recently dropped his album afterThoughts and for all my anxious readers and listeners: you might as well go ahead and add every song off the album to your playlist now. I’ll wait.  “The album resembles a therapy session, except it’s with me. I’m just talking to myself the entire time trying […]

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#BUFFACOLD: WHO IS HOSANNA?

Towards the end of 2020, the eccentric, Buffalo-buzzing artist formerly known as Hitch Burney changed his name to Hosanna. Making drastic changes, not only to his name but his image, the rising rapper cut off his signature dreadlocks, changed up his popular androgynous style, and simmered down on his social media presence. “I haven’t seen […]

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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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