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    Show-N-Tell: Audrey Valentine

    One of my favorite things about writing for a music blog is discovering new artist. Especially new artist from the Chicago land area. Not everyone is talented and hard working. Sometimes you get one or the other but hardly ever do you manage to get both. Put both of those together you’re on your way […] More

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    #DaysBeforeLolla: Alex Lahey

    I don’t know about you, but I love reading song lyrics. And of course sing the fuck out of the song. Lyrics are short books that tell amazing stories without having to read 100’s of pages. But seriously lyrics could be so deep and grab your attention instantly. It’s more easily for me to relate […] More

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    The Hall of Fame

    That time of the year is coming around again, I’m talking about the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  Yah it probably skews towards an older demographic inherently because one of the criteria is the artist’s first record had to be released for 25 years before they even consider putting them in. However, […] More

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    #DaysBeforeLolla: Supa Bwe

    Have you figured out who you’re going to see at Lolla? If you’re still putting things together then let me help you out. I’m back to share more talent for my #DaysBeforeLolla series. This artist I’m about to share got my attention instantly. The Chicago music scene blew up and is full of great talented […] More

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    #DaysBeforeLolla: Dream Wife

    #DaysBeforeLolla is back!! If you remember I started this category last year for Lolla 2017. Basically I share some of my favorite bands that I’m excited to see at Lollapalooza. Obviously every band I share is fucking talented! So it’s only right to start this year #DaysBeforeLolla with a band I’ve been listening to a […] More

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    Lollapalooza 2018 Lineup!!

    The lineup is out!!! Lollapalooza 2018 is back for another 4-days and the lineup is finally out. I told myself I was going to take a break from Lolla this year. But after seeing the line up, I think i might change my mind. Personally I think this is a good lineup. I was hoping […] More

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    Give Lorde the Benefit of the Doubt

    For those unaware, Lorde, the pop-singer from New Zealand, famous for her 2013 hit “Royals” has recently been the target of critics for her cancelation of a show in Israel. Lorde is the latest in a series of artists who backed out of playing shows in Israel due to an out-cry from supporters of a Palestinian […] More

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    Live Shows: Dorothy

    What a way to start off our first concert of 2018 with a dope performance by Dorothy. Oh to top it off it was at my favorite venue….Bottom Lounge!! In my Travis Scott voice “It’s Lit” is the best way to describe the show. If you don’t know who Dorothy is let me tell you […] More

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    The One That Hurt The Most From 2017

    Looking back at 2017, we lost a lot of great artists. We lost Chuck Berry, whose distinct mixing of American blues, country, and R&B reverberated all over the globe.  I even heard Paul McCartney say Chuck Berry was a major influence on the Beatles, as I’m sure he was for countless British invasion, American classic rock, […] More

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    Live Shows: Black Pistol Fire

    Where the fuck was you on December 7th? I hope you were at Bottom Lounge seeing Black Pistol Fire put on an amazing performance. Black Pistol Fire played at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago on December 7th. And I got to say I was blown away! It was just an incredible experience to see this […] More

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    The Struts – One Night Only (Single)

    I honestly haven’t heard any of this bands music until I accidentally came across this song on Spotify. And I must say I have been missing out because they are absolutely amazing.  And in case you don’t know who they are, The Struts are an England, glam rock and roll band from Derbyshire, England and […] More

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    Live Shows: Good Tiger

    Is it Feb 9th? Well right now while I’m typing this, it is not. But if you’re reading this in the future like for example Feb 9th I would assume you are listening to “We Will All Be Gone”. But for us in the past we still have to wait quite a bit. But no […] More

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    Snoh Aalegra – Feels

    Snoh Aalegra brings vibes that I haven’t heard in a while. I have a shit ton of music on my phone. A whole lot of different genres and a whole lot of different artist. Let’s be honest nowadays we have a lot of artist that are not very creative and basically sound like the other […] More

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    Show-N-Tell: Still Alive

    I’m currently jamming out to the song Actors and Puppets by Still Alive. And the song is good! Okay that’s all…..haaa kidding there so much I have to say about this fucking sick band from Chicago!! Still Alive is a hardcore/punk/reggae band that I’m glad I discovered. The band consist of 4 talented musicians; Dan […] More

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    TOP 10 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SONGS

    What kind of music blog site would we be if we didn’t post a top 10 chart of the best Red Hot Chili Peppers songs? Not a pretty good one, i’ll tell you that. So that’s why we thought we would put together a nice little list of our top 10 songs by them. The […] More

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    F’N Talented: The Lemon Twigs

    I feel like I’m traveling back in time around the 60s and 70s era when listening to The Lemon Twigs. Listening to their music is very relaxing and exciting. You don’t hear this style of music very often but I’m so glad the Lemon Twigs brought it back to life while adding their own touch […] More

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    F’n Talented: Bully

    One thing I can say for sure about Bully is that they kick ass and sound old school as hell. The band started out in Nashville, TN in 2013. The lead singer is Alicia Bognanno, guitarist Clayton Parker, drummer Stewart Copeland, and bassist Reece Lazarus. The sound this band has definitely brings back a nostalgic […] More

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    Counter Culture to Family Entertainment

    We are in the summer outdoor concert season, and one of the big attractions to Ravinia in Highland Park, IL, is Santana.…. Santana first earned prominence in the late 60’s emerging from a San Francisco/Woodstock counter culture scene. This movement was associated with an audience of young baby-boomers who were questioning the establishment and authority […] More

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    F’n Talented: Jong SL

    I can’t pass up great talent. So let me introduce you to Jong SL. So why am I a fan of Jong SL? Besides the fact that he makes great music, he also writes and produces his own music. This is what I love about our generation. We are getting more and more talented and […] More

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    Interview: Nesslee Says Anybody Can Die

    Last weekend I attended Bullpen Battle League’s Respect The Pen (Review Coming Soon) and ran into the battle rap legend that is Nesslee. He’s so humble and down to earth but his reputation proceeds him as one phenomenal lyricist in the battle rap community. Below is an Interview he blessed us with speaking on his […] More

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    Interview: Wise Thoughts

    Wise Bexley [WiseThoughts] Local artist from Atlanta Georgia sits down with The Humming Byrd to speak about his new album. With humble beginnings and musical upbringing Wise has remain focused through the trial and tribulations of being a starving artist. Taught early to never give up on your dreams Wise is finally starting to watch his […] More

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    Our Last Night – Selective Hearing

    Our Last Night has gotten pretty big over the last years, especially from their song covers of pop songs (which are awesome by the way). They have come along way and have matured their sound, which you can hear in their new EP Selective Hearing. I’ve been listening to these guys for awhile, since their album We Will […] More

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    Live Shows: The C-Sides

    The C-Sides didn’t waste anytime, as soon as these guys got on the stage they were ready to rock. They instantly got the crowd going as they started to perform. These guys are a very loud and energetic. This is a punk rock band that doesn’t stop the tempo for a second. They were really fun to […] More

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    #DaysBeforeLolla: PUP

    So lately I have been a huge fan of punk rock. The energy from it gets me super fucking pumped. This is the reason why this band is featured in today’s #DaysBeforeLolla segment. The band PUP is based from Toronto, ON. This Canadian band is being the heat and I’m super excited to see them […] More

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    Live Shows: Boss Fight

    Another live show review….whaaaaaat? I know fucking awesome!! I wish I could go to a show every day!! On July 2nd the band Boss Fight put on a hell of a show at the Subterranean. So we had the chance to not only cover the show and enjoy a hell of a performance but also […] More

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    Live Shows: Retirement Party!!!

    First I’d like start this off with saying that these guys fucking rock! These guys kicked ass and in my opinion took the show. I love their music style, it’s like a mix of alternative and punk rock. These guys dominated the stage with their aggressive playing style and their “I don’t give a shit” […] More

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    Live Shows: MakeWar

    Dude if you were at the Subterranean on July 1st then you already know that you experienced a great fucking performance from all the bands that performed. In case you weren’t there no worries I got you covered. The New York band Make War came to Chicago and rocked the fuck out!! So let me […] More

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    The Blackboard: Course 3

    Yooo yooo yoooo we are back for another course of The Blackboard!! For Course 3 I am collabing with my boy Scott Ekho who has a great taste of music. Course 3 is for my rap/hip-hop fans. You know how this works; this is a playlist full of new hot tracks. But this time it is […] More

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    #DaysBeforeLolla: SAINt JHN

    Fuck all that other shit you been hearing. This guy is fucking dope! The New York artist SAINt JHN is definitely making noise. I am so excited that he will be performing at Lollapalooza this year. Now what makes him different from everyone else? Everything about him makes him different. Especially his melody/style. Someone as talented […] More

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    Live Shows: Sonny Digital

     So let me start off by saying, if you were at the show you know that it was hype af!! But if you weren’t let me give you recap of what went down. On May 27th Sonny Digital gave an outstanding performance in Chicago at the Portage Theater. The show featured artist like Smokepurpp, Supa […] More

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    The Blackboard: Course 2

    Welcome to The Blackboard: Course 2!! This course is a mix of different types of rock genres. For example; Indie, Alternative, Dream, Punk, and much more. All bands/artist in this playlist are fucking amazing!! Yes it’s a pretty big playlist but that’s my fault, I couldn’t stop myself. Hope you like what I put together. […] More

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    F’n Talented: Crystal Cities

    Let me introduce this awesome band from Sydney Australia. This band is what they like to describe themselves on their Facebook and I quote “Dream Rock that sounds like Death Cab For Cutie had a War On Drugs with The Beatles” quite awesome right? So, you’re probably wondering “Who is this band you’re talking about?” […] More

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    Paramore – After Laughter

    Paramore started out as a rock band, then slowly transitioned into a more poppy/alternative band. When bands change their sound up it’s either good or bad. In this case, it is good because Paramore is one talented band. Haley Williams can pretty much do any style of music because her voice is just brilliant and […] More

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    The Blackboard: Course 1

    Let me jump straight to it! This is the start of a new series I like to call The Blackboard. Basically The Blackboard is a playlist of songs that I’m currently listening to. Basically sharing some of my favorite songs with you. This is my first course and it’s a mix of rap/hip-hop. Heads up […] More

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    Dream Council – That Gurl

    This band I’m about to talk about is a very good example of why I started this music blog. The band is called Dream Council and the band is made up of two talented musicians; Sean Michael Pheanis and Alysa Guyer. The song is called That Gurl and to be honest I like the song […] More

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    The Long Lost – Plant Your Roots

    I shouldn’t have to introduce this amazing group. But just in case, this amazing group is called The Long Lost. Didn’t you just write about them? Yes I did, and they blessed us with new music. Katie and Andi shared their new song titled Plant Your Roots. Now after listening to Mama Don’t Know and […] More

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    #DaysBeforeLolla: The Frights

    You are going to hate this….just kidding you’re going to love this band I’m about to tell you about. I am proud to feature The Frights in my Days Before Lolla series. This band makes the style of music I been searching for my whole life. The Frights is a combination of Punk, Surf Rock, […] More

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    On the Come Up!!

    Sean Don and Mike Will back at again with the heat, Sean said “Kitchen looking like Whole Foods, Got the fam around like its soul food…. Damn!”….Ummmm yeah damn! Where do I start? Do I begin talking about how fucking dope this instrumental is or how Big Sean dropped verses like a priest and blessed […] More

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    The Long Lost – Mama Don’t Know

    Does your momma know about The Long Lost? Like how I threw in some lyrics? I know I’m pretty cool like that haha kidding. Okay now let me introduce you to this great Americana group from Orland Park, IL. Oh more talented musicians from the Chicago land area? Yep, we are surrounded with pure talent. […] More

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    Fjord – Textures

    So I’m really glad that i stumbled upon these guys. This EP is called Textures by Fjord. It was released September 16, 2016. I must say it is a beautiful piece of work that is soothing to the ears. Fjord consist of Thomas Casault and Louis-Etienne Santais. Together these guys made a special piece of […] More

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    Band To Watch: Hey Thanks!

    Hey Thanks! are a pop punk band from Lafayette, Louisiana. They formed together in 2015. They only have one debut album out called One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, which was released in 2016. They also have a single out called “Inconsistence” which was released early 2017. These guys are pretty good, the sound they […] More

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    #DaysBeforeLolla: JAIN

    Jain is my first featured artist for my Days Before Lolla series. I am more than excited to share to this outstanding artist who I am excited to see at Lollapalooza this year. Just like every year I take some time to check out each artist on the Lolla lineup. When I was doing this […] More

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    Show-N-Tell: Sexy Fights

    So let me start off by introducing you to this super groovy band that is from the amazing city of Chicago. That band is called Sexy Fights. The band consist of 4 members; Jordan Rose Brzezinski, Phillip Shoemaker, Russell Augustine, and Bryan Hart. So the last few days I have been listening to their debut […] More

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    Logic – Everybody

    Logic is back with his studio album Everybody. In this album Logic speaks a lot about his struggle growing up while being bi racial. He also touches on the subject of politics, race, and religion. There are other perspectives to perceive on this album as well, you’ll just have to listen to get them. With […] More

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    Incubus – 8

    Now, where to begin? I have been a fan of this band for years, ever since I was a young kid. They are definitely one of my favorite bands for sure. When I heard they were making another album I was stoked. And sure enough after listening to this album, I wasn’t disappointed. I am […] More

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    F’n Talented: Tre Capital

    Tre Capital is on the way of being one of rap/hip-hop greatest artist. If you don’t know who Tre Capital is then today is the day you find out. You must start with the Gundam series then to his latest We Must Do Better. Trust me you will not be disappointed. I told Tre that […] More

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    Kendrick Lamar – DAMN

    DAMN. is the fourth studio album by the one and only K-Dot or you may know him as Mr. Kendrick Lamar. I’ll be honest I was not a fan of Kendrick till I heard To Pimp a Butterfly. Once I heard the album I knew I been sleeping on amazing talent. I haven’t been so […] More

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    Show-N-Tell: Hot LZ

    Hot LZ is a Chicago-based blues/rock band. The band consists of 5 musicians Joey Davenport, Dean Haage, Bob Hyatt, Bill Werkheiser, and Shelby Martin. They recently came out with a new 4 track EP called Itchy Trigger Finger. Listening to the EP I got a Jack White, Black Keys, and a little Jimi Hendrix vibe. […] More

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    Father John Misty hits hard with Pure Comedy

    Father John Misty, otherwise known as Joshua Michael “Josh” Tillman or J. Tillman, delivers an essential album in Pure Comedy. It comes out punching against the hypocrisy of life today in an approachable and at times danceable way. I dare you not to sing along to “Two Wildly Different Perspectives”: “One side says / “Kill […] More

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    Show-N-Tell: BAM

    Leonard White also known by his stage name Apples just kidding he goes by BAM. Where to even begin, hmmmm. Okay so we first met from a friend of ours named Zack. Me and him we were riding around one day and he was sending BAM videos of my instrumentals. They were texting back and […] More

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    Must Watch: Sampha’s “Process” The Film

    Sampha’s highly anticipated release earlier this year, Process, the top of my list for the best album of 2017 so far, has been supplemented with “Process” the film – and it is everything you need right now. It did not start with Beyoncé’s Lemonade, but the visual album or video album was definitely put on […] More

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    F’n Talented: Liana Bank$

    Ohhh she SNAPPED!! Ghost is Liana Bank$ latest single. I get some wavy and chilled vibes when listening to this song. Liana Bank$ is a NYC based artist that is bringing something new to the table. I instantly became a fan when I started listening to Ghost. When that beat dropped, I had no choice […] More

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    Sofi de la Torre – $

    Sofi de la Torre makes pop done right with her new single $. There is no comparing here, she is starting a new wave. Sofi de la Torre voice is golden, and her fierce lyrics top it off. $ gave me an old Weeknd vibe in the beginning but she delivers something better than that. […] More

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    F’n Talented: Tough Uncle

    Tough Uncle are a Melbourne based alternative/indie rock band. The band consist of 3 talented musicians, David John Williams, Sam Stearne, and Josh Flavel. This band is fucking awesome! This is exactly what I needed because I was in need for some new music to listen to. After a long day, this is the type […] More

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    Beam – Problems (Prod by Anthony Cruz)

    SNAPPED!! “Guess I need respect”…..well you got my respect after hearing Problems. Today I’m reviewing the new song by Beam called Problems. The song is produced by Anthony Cruz and it was well produced. I love the intro of the song, sounds like I’m waiting for something. Well of course I’m waiting for something, I’m […] More

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    Acceptance – Colliding By Design

    Admittedly I haven’t really listened to these guys until this album. But I can tell you that this is a great album. You probably haven’t heard too much about them because this is only their second album in 12 years. It’s alternative rock that has a little groove to it. Colliding By Design sounds different […] More

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    Green Day – Revolution Radio

    To be honest I didn’t think Green Day would make anything good after American Idiot, but after listening to their new album, it reminded me why I love Green Day so much. From the very beginning to the very end, all the songs on this album are great. I like how the album opens up […] More

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    Linkin Park – Heavy

    Linkin Park has sort of drifted away from their heavy sound. But it’s not all bad, because these guys know how to make different styles of music. Their new single “Heavy” from the upcoming album One More Light sounds great. With Kiiara featured in it, it definitely sounds different from what Linkin Park used to […] More

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    Mike Will Made-It – Ransom 2

    It’s finally here, Ransom 2! After waiting months Mike Will has finally delivered the long-awaited Ransom 2. We all knew this album was in the works but we never knew when we were going to finally hear it. Mike Will posted teasers on his Instagram for this album and a popular one that stood out […] More

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    Enny Owl – Scented Cigarettes

    Scented Cigarettes is the newest album released by Enny Owl. I first heard Enny Owl earlier this year from a Buzz Feed video. the song I heard was called Sunny and it caught my attention. After watching that video I downloaded her EP Heart on My Sleeve. The 5 track EP was amazing, the song […] More

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    The Clowder – Funky Mystery Music

    Rick Rubin, the famous music executive, co-founder of Def Jam Records, and producer who worked with artists like Metallica, The Dixie Chicks, RUN DMC, Johnny Cash, and numerous other huge names…once described a commonality between The Ramones and The Beatles. He said that something those two groups share in common is that when you combine […] More

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    Froya – Dark Chocolate

    So, I randomly found Froya on SoundCloud and I’m so glad I did. First song I heard was called “Dark Chocolate” and I was so into it from the start. I first heard the Radio version but when I heard the Non-radio version I was like “Fuck yeah now this is some dope shit”. The […] More

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    Pond – The Weather

    Australian psychedelic rock band, Pond Released their seventh studio album on May 5th, with a new video to the stellar single “Sweep Me Off My Feet.” Maybe the best single I’ve heard this year regardless of genre. Soaked in reverb, the chorus really pops with some passionate singing by lead singer Nicholas Allbrook with a […] More

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    Frank Ocean – Chanel

    To be honest after “Blonde” dropped I wasn’t sure when would be the next time I would hear a new song from Frank Ocean. But unexpectedly Frank dropped a new song named “Chanel”. This song is amazing, this is what Blonde should’ve sounded like in my opinion. Blonde was a good album but it wasn’t […] More

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    The Jungle Giants – Feel The Way I Do

    We all have that one song we constantly repeat because it’s either catchy or just so good. Well in this case it’s both. The single “Feel the Way I do” has this vibe that’s makes you want move. The instruments use in the song are so diverse and beautiful. There is so many different drops that […] More

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    Rick Brown – Extortion

    Am I listening to an intro to some scary movie? Not exactly just wait for the beat to drop. Extortion is Rick Brown new single he released this week. I’m huge fan of artist who produce their own instrumentals. I feel like it allows the artist get very creative and that’s what Rick Brown did […] More