A few rap projects from 2017 that I slept on, just discovered or didn't listen to quite enough.
Last August, on a podcast episode of Song Exploder, St. Vincent, formally known as Annie Clark, fondly recalled the creation of the lead single for her new album, "New York". In speaking about the song, she quoted, “It's the first song I've written that I thought, 'Oh this might be someone's favorite song.' I've never had … Continue reading Album Review: St. Vincent – Masseduction
The Observatory Orange County capped off 2017 with a stacked bill last Saturday night in Santa Ana, featuring a headline performance by Tyler, The Creator and opening sets by breakout boy band BROCKHAMPTON, The Internet's Steve Lacy, and indie up and comers Clairo and Bane's World. I caught the show and have been eager to … Continue reading Tyler, The Creator @ The Observatory OC
Most of my listening time last month was dedicated to determining the ranks of my favorite albums of 2017, but there has still been a few recent releases I wanted to make sure I covered, including the latest installment of BROCKHAMPTON's Saturation series, the new N.E.R.D. album and the long awaited Travis Scott and Quavo collab. … Continue reading New music round up: Brockhampton, Charli XCX, N.E.R.D. and more