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Monday, February 20, 2017

”Introverted Intuition” feels unintuitive

Chicago hip-hop artist and independent music producer Lance Skiiiwalker, recently debuted his first full-length album, “Introverted Intuition,” through Los Angeles-based hip-hop label Top Dawg Entertainment, the same record label which boasts Kendrick Lamar along...

Under the RADAR: Issue 07

Artist: Solmaz Sharif Iranian-American poet Solmaz Sharif’s debut volume of poems, “LOOK” is among the prestigious finalists for the American Book Award. These poems are moving forays into the nature of words, war and the...

Danny Brown puts his all on display with “Atrocity Exhibition”

Detroit-based rapper Danny Brown is one of the most unique voices in contemporary hip-hop and his latest project, “Atrocity Exhibition,” is one of the most brilliant, thought-provoking albums of the year. The eclectic artist’s main...

Acapella group Pentatonix brings back the Christmas spirit

Acapella music isn’t something people listen to on a regular basis, partially because they’ve probably never listened to Pentatonix. Pentatonix is five-person Grammy Award-winning acapella group who recently released a new Christmas album titled,...

Kings of Leon offers a guilty pleasure with “WALLS”

You might best remember the Tennessee-based rock band, Kings of Leon, being one of the hottest bands back in 2008 and 2009 when their fourth studio effort, “Only By the Night” became a monumental...

Under The Radar: Issue 05

Artist: Xavier Omar Listeners looking for alternative R&B that’s a little more thoughtful and vocally developed than artists such as PARTYNEXTDOOR and Bryson Tiller, can find just that in Soulection affiliate Xavier Omar, F.K.A SPZRKT...

Ty Dolla $ign steps out of the club (briefly), and makes his voice heard...

During this pivotal election season, musicians and entertainers have gone above and beyond in making their voices heard not only through social media and spoken word, but also through their art. On his new...

Bon Iver’s New Honesty

"I felt very exposed. ... Not that it was all bad, but it wore down these outer layers, and everything kind of hurt." That's Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon in a recent interview with...

A Casual “Welcome to Fat City”

The rock band Crobot, equipped with their funk-rock revival sound and new age psychedelic elements, recently released their sophomore effort, “Welcome to Fat City.” For loyal fans, this album delivers the exact same hardcore...

Under the RADAR: Issue 03

Artist: Ka A cross between Earl Sweatshirt and Ghostface Killah, Ka is a Brooklyn-based FDNY Captain turned rapper who’s been on the scene since the ‘90s, starting out with the underground hip-hop crew, Natural Elements....