Bobby Sessions – “Like Me”

This Dallas, Texas hip-hop artist drops his Def Jam Records debut single with a resounding review of systemic racism in the United States through “Like Me,” a song dedicated to his late cousin who was gunned down by police officers back in 2012.  Sessions pulls no punches, between his single cover photo, which invokes a … Continue reading Bobby Sessions – “Like Me”

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Sara Boy – “Taker”

There’s a bit of mystery around this artist on the web and in social media, but the elegant vocals and subtle R&B production is enough to speak for itself.

Jalen Santoy – “Doors of Perception”

Jalen Santoy’s latest release, “Doors of Perception,” continues his long line of raw lyrical explorations into a culture torn apart by social injustices.  Making music since the age of 15, the Charlotte-raised, L.A.-based rapper and songwriter has one EP to date, Charlie Eastern, which was named after the rap group founded by his late cousin, … Continue reading Jalen Santoy – “Doors of Perception”

Charlotte Day Wilson – “Nothing New”

Our favorite Toronto R&B singer is back with a new single from an upcoming EP, Stone Woman, which will be dropping February 23rd.  Produced, written, and performed by Wilson, this track oozes with confidence and cool as she explores the fact that issues always seem to repeat themselves in relationships.  Though this theme, in and … Continue reading Charlotte Day Wilson – “Nothing New”

STS x Khari Mateen – “Happy Birthday Mama”

Jumping all the way up to one of my favorite tracks of the year comes “Happy Birthday Mama” off of the collaborative 10-track LP, Better On A Sunday, between Sugar Tongue Slim and Khari Mateen.  These two shared several connections through the years, from being raised in Atlanta, to establishing themselves in Philly, to collaborations … Continue reading STS x Khari Mateen – “Happy Birthday Mama”

Jelly Crystal – “Now Awake”

The moody melody genius is back after releasing the debut EP, Coming Up, last year off of Gothenburg label, West Coast Recordings.  The solo project of Filip Johnson, Jelly Crystal’s newest track is equal parts dramatic pop and glam rock, while channeling the likes of Bowie, Ariel Pink, and Scott Walker, who he calls “imaginary … Continue reading Jelly Crystal – “Now Awake”

Leven Kali – “Do U Wrong (feat. Syd)”

Santa Monica artist, Leven Kali, teams up with L.A.-based do-it-all musician, Syd, on this downtempo, chill-vibe track.  It’s all about the teasing sexiness between partners in a loving and safe way, which comes across so smoothly with Kali’s and Syd’s vocal interplay and G-funk thump on this throwback R&B single.