Between cutting footage and pulling selects from my past weekend in Rahway, Chinatown and Harlem, I subconsciously deviated from my repetitive task at hand and found myself on YouTube watching “Lookin’ Ass Niggas” on 1080p. Here’s how I came across Nabil, the leader of the new budget film era.
Classic, addictive, real, transcending, non-conforming, bold, brave and unapologetic, fierce and persistent, “Turn the Lights Out” reminds me of what pure love feels like. Like: the feeling of when you see your parents dance together for the first time, barefoot and young minded in the carpeted living room, curtains tied back and windows cracked to let the fresh summer evening breeze swim inside your home to wash over the surface of hot and sticky skin perspiring from Memorial Day heatwave, record player spinning a 12″ original pressed “Outstanding” vinyl, your father getting carried away from his signature 2-step your mother would tell you in stories in childhood that made her knees weak, and forget to lower the heat on the BBQ grill, leading everyone to gut-rippling laughter, knowing good and well nothing so small could impact the connection shared anywhere prior to this moment. Not convinced yet? Take a listen for yourself.
EARFLOAT Radio presents: Your new favorite banger of the summer. Get lower, lose your manners and “fuck up the party”.
Tonight, I stumbled across an Instagram post promoting the release of a new single by Philadelphia rapper, Matt Ford, called “Crown Chakra”.
his week, the Senaglese-rapper ADH from Brooklyn dropped new visuals for his latest project, The Vibe 2, for his track “Self-Thoughts.”
Yesterday, I spent a total of 12 hours listening to Oks’ tape to determine my objective view on this body of work. From the 13 tracks, I’ve picked 8 that I feel are the most exceptional and representative of his aesthetic, flow, craft, reason, epistemology, and overall character as an artist and creative human being. This was a tough analysis, but here are my final thoughts.
Tonight, Smokers Cough and Planet Cognac shut down the Southern Williamsburg venue, The Flat, to celebrate the first official release of Past Lives by eclectic instrumentalist, Rosegold, available today for stream and download on Band Camp.
ON THE WIRE: Review on Eleven11’s “The Wire” from their latest EP, Sh∆y’s Rebellion.
Tonight, I attended a private listening party to celebrate Anthony Flamma’s latest project, Ups & Downs, at Daddy’s House Recording Studios. Musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, Flamm is set to release this most anticipated body of work on Friday, February 14th. The party began with a fun introduction to Flamm’s skills of live voice track building and vibing off intimacy shared with the audience, crowded tightly inside the studio.