MUSIC: Benny Freestyles – Satellites

As you lift your eyes from your bowl of soup and blow your nose for the 283rd time today, take a small break from this mild winter and check out Benny Freestyle‘s new “Satellites” video. Look at that beach, look at that sun. Remember those? Look at how he’s not wearing six layers of clothes, [...]

February 27, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Ka – Day 0 (feat. Preservation)

Ka is a rapper for the NYC traditionalist contingent. Not to say his work sounds dated; it’s the opposite…him along with artists like Roc Marciano or recently Joey Bada$$ have updated that NYC sound into the current decade while still keeping the street edge that most modern rap has lost. His latest project, Days of [...]

February 26, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Ady Suleiman – So Lost

Nottingham England’s Ady Suleiman has dropped a new clip for his song, “So Lost”. Signed to Sony, Mr. Suleiman made noise thanks to the gawd of music tastemakes Giles Peterson, and as usual with any co-sign from that man, it’s dope. For scenes of him rapping in a Stussy hoodie while getting wheeled around in [...]

February 25, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: DJ Cuzzin B – The Power of One Mixtape

New Cuzzin B mixtape! Hear him tell it: Peace yall! Here’s my latest mixtape. It’s my 4th Nike/Black History Month mix. It’s called “The Power of One” I had more inspiration than i really wanted but i think it came out pretty good. I hope it inspires you. We’ll have CD’s available for Sneakerball in [...]

February 24, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Fashawn – Something To Believe in (feat. Nas and Aloe Blacc)

Nas’s label with Mass Appeal, after having a pretty great 2014 with releasing the sophmore album from Run the Jewels, follows up with Fashawn’s latest record “The Ecology”. Out on Feb 24th, it features the label head himself along with Aloe Blacc and Dom Kennedy. You can check out the Aloe Blacc and Nas collab, [...]

February 24, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Tiara Thomas – How It Is

Tiara Thomas is a young singer/rapper/songwriter from Indianapolis. You might remember her from her song with Wale(don’t hold it against her) a couple of years back, “Bad”. In between a cooking show (???) on All Def Digital Called “Baking With Tiara” she’s working on a quick EP, Up In Smoke, before dropping a full length [...]

February 23, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Juicy J – Don’t

Let me get this out of the way: I love Juicy J. In a genre where the fans can easily forget you six months later(We miss you Trinidad James), the fact he’s two decades in a career and able to reap the rewards for a genre he basically helped invent in the 90′s in his [...]

February 20, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: THEESatisfaction – EarthEE

What’s great about TheeSatisfaction is that while they harken towards a very afrocentric past, they are VERY future leanings. They draw from inspirations like Alice Coltrane to Sun-Ra but push it forward into experimental leanings that artists in the past seemed afraid to because they were too busy making sure their medallions properly matched their [...]

February 19, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Warm Up With our February 2015 Music Mix

If you’re in most of the country, y’all know that it’s officially brick outside. I mean, I know it’s winter, but come on. Anyway, I found myself stuck inside one day and figured it was good time to compile a mix of some of my favorite artists on Soundcloud right now. It’s laid back, turnt [...]

February 19, 2015 Winston "Stone" Ford Music 0

MUSIC: Big Sean – Win Some, Lose Some

The problem with Big Sean is that while he’s a solid rapper I can’t take him seriously. There’s something about him that reminds me about Fabolous in a good way, AND a bad way. He’s technically a good rapper, but tends to go for the lowest common denominator putting out songs aimed more for easy [...]

February 17, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: The Gza feat. Tom Morello – The Mexican

It’s Wu-Tang sensei The Gza spitting over high octane spanish guitar presumably provided from Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. It’s pretty goddamned amped; it’s the kind of track you would imagine playing in the background of a Robert Rodriguez movie. Listen below: [...]

February 13, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Curren$y – Briefcase

Currenc$y‘s is the kind of rapper that does what he does best so well in workmanlike fashion it feels like he doesn’t get the props he should. There are no non-music related stunts or beats; he simply makes music to smoke to. From the beat selection to the high tier but effortless mcing, Curren$y builds [...]

February 12, 2015 Reginald Duvivier Music 0