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Review: “Gang Signs and Prayer” – Stormzy

Grime, a genre previously defined by singles, loosies and pirate radio broadcasts is undergoing a major facelift. At the frontlines of the renaissance is Stormzy and his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer, a 16-song masterpiece that is chock-full of surprises. Stormzy is relatively new

Review: “Cozy Tapes Vol. 1” – A$AP Mob

It’s been almost two years since the untimely death of A$AP Yams. The founder of A$AP Mob was a hip-hop connoisseur, a colorful Twitter personality and the visionary behind the star that A$AP Rocky has become. The release of Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 commemorates the

A eulogy for Weezy’s career

The year was 2008, I was starting seventh grade and I decided that I liked rap music. Eminem’s “Just Lose It” was my first taste of the genre, inspiring me to jump on LimeWire and illegally download as much late 90s, early 2000s rap as

Review: “Freetown Sound” – Blood Orange

Editor’s Note: This review was originally published by Off-Kilter. This is a political album but, as is the norm with Dev Hynes, it is so much more than that. Beyond being a fusion of jazz, pop and R&B with influences ranging from Michael Jackson to Prince