retroactive: Nat Love

Specifics: title: Nat Love artist: Kweku Collins release date: April 8, 2016 runtime: 11 songs, 38 minutes Listening to Kweku Collins is a distinct sonic listening experience. His music can't be nailed down to a particular genre. It's more an amalgam of styles brought together by Kweku Collins' experiences which spill out into his music.  The thing that immediately grabbed … Continue reading retroactive: Nat Love

Steez you can hear Vol.9

Playlist for the week of January 14, 2019: https://open.spotify.com/user/1244866248/playlist/4Tlh2nt73Koo0j6cei3b7I?si=KgGraImTSpKFJKVevnmzcQ How High the Moon by Les Paul, Mary Ford:  Heard this earlier in the week while watching the History channel show, Project Blue Book. The song immediately caught my attention and thank God for Shazam which enabled me to get it right away. Memories (Part II) … Continue reading Steez you can hear Vol.9

Steez you can hear Vol.8

Playlist for the week of January 7, 2019: https://open.spotify.com/user/1244866248/playlist/2IQk7iea52VWa42bvVT8YG?si=f8j4eWzyRHeQaRrHkmZEDw Water by Caleb Belkin: recommended by my cousin Nora, this track obviously speaks to me on a couple levels: the Bruce Lee sample, the dope beat. Love everything about this track a lot by 21 Savage f/ J. Cole: mannn I was blown away by this.  … Continue reading Steez you can hear Vol.8

My 7 Favorite Hip Hop Albums of 2018

I listen to all kinds of music but there has always been one genre that holds my heart over the others: Hip Hop.  It's the only genre that I follow regularly and anticipate releases for.  This year was a huge year in Hip Hop with monoliths like Drake and Kanye releasing music alongside new comers … Continue reading My 7 Favorite Hip Hop Albums of 2018

Steez you can hear Vol.6

Playlist for the week of December 17, 2018: https://open.spotify.com/user/1244866248/playlist/0LvWsgmWJ8y4EXL9puFaQ4?si=DyqLjMa_S5WAlg3NBAFlwQ Elevate by Dj Khalil f/ Denzel Curry, YBN Cordae, SwaVAY, and Trevor Rich: Off the Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack; great pump-up/workout song; love Spider-man so obviously I love the subject matter of this song Big Dancin' by Earlly Mac: random song from my discover spotify playlist; mostly … Continue reading Steez you can hear Vol.6

Steez you can hear Vol.5

A few days late but still...Playlist for the week of December 10,2018: https://open.spotify.com/user/1244866248/playlist/4Ha2eQHtag5OmHrqiKxn6i?si=tnqhQfP2TWOdH6sSpALm7Q Game Winner by Vulpeck:  I arrived at Vulpeck through hearing Back Pocket in a commercial which brought me to their album, Thrill of the Arts; an incredibly soulful track and as a basketball player, I love the imagery. Dear Maria, Count Me In by All … Continue reading Steez you can hear Vol.5

Retroactive: “Earl”

Incredibly rude, nauseatingly brilliant and unbelievably crass, a young Earl Sweatshirt dropped into our consciousness in 2010 with this video: https://youtu.be/sSTQ4oKNmEo Without a doubt, it’s the most disgusting music video I’ve ever seen.  I was repulsed but I also couldn’t get enough.  Through the muck, you could see the talent seeping through.  Sporting an incredible … Continue reading Retroactive: “Earl”