stwo x Fitzroy “BOAT”

Considering all the still-amazing black pop innovations brought forth by Aaliyah seemingly every time she entered a studio, it comes as little surprise–especially in these days of endless remixes and nu-R&B creativity–that for DJ’s and producers, the late, great R&B icon’s catalog has proven to be such an attractive source material to showcase their skills, […]

Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar “How Many Drinks? (Remix)”

In a move that will no doubt only help to further cement Miguel as our generation’s Marvin Gaye, it’s looking like his Salaam Remi-produced panty-melter “How Many Drinks?” is going to be the next official single to be lifted from the still-spectacular Kaleidoscope Dreams LP…but if that news wasn’t enough Miguel-affiliated goodness to take in, […]

Jay Z & Kanye West featuring Otis Redding “Otis”

On the heels of the near-mythical Jay-Z/ Kanye collabo album Watch The Throne finally getting a confirmed release date (August 1st digitally, August 5th retail…for now) and…oooh track-listing premiere, Jiggaman has un-earthed a second tease from the highly-slobbered over project in the form of “Otis”, a West-produced stunt-athon featuring the two emcees trading slick big […]

Reflection Eternal featuring Estelle “Midnight Hour”

If the first thing we had heard from Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek’s sophomore Reflection Eternal set Revolutions Per Minute was the slightly more radio-oriented Estelle collaboration “Midnight Hour”, we might have been a tad concerned that the much-praised duo’s comeback wasn’t going to be the deliciously underground-laced and thought-provoking lyric-focused affair we had been waiting […]

Idle Warship “Bedroom Lites”

Radiating a neon glow even before one’s pupils is set on it’s vibrantly-colored video clip, Idle Warship‘s “Bedroom Lites”, a highlight from their new mixtape Party Robot and the first single from their forthcoming debut album, sees the undie-supergroup aligning themselves with modern music’s over-obsession with everything ’80’s as they utilize a boxy, synth-lit electro […]

Chester French “Nerd Girl” featuring Janelle Monae/ “Life In LA” featuring Pharrell and Jermaine Dupri

For months, it’s been difficult to escape the hyping of alt-pop-meets-hip hop, Harvard grad duo Chester French. From the endless “ones to watch” music press/ blog shout-outs to the high-profile support of A-list hip hop figures like Kanye West and eventual label boss Pharrell Williams, we’ve been damn near brainwashed into becoming fans of these […]

Idle Warship “Steady”

The never-ending reports concerning our current nightmare of an economy got you down this holiday season? Well, here’s something that might lift those spirits a bit. After spending most of the year watering the mouths of music fans with a handful of individual cuts and accompanying live dates, Idle Warship, the alt-urban side-project featuring Talib […]