Category Archives: hip hop

February 17

Kirk Knight: Black Noise, Magic Mirror

  Brooklyn, NY producer and rapper Kirk Knight has blown us all away with his instrumental beats album, Black Noise. Since his last release in 2015, it’s clear that Kirlan has been hard at work, refining his unique sound and skill set as a producer. The tracks all seem to follow a psychedelic theme, with […]

January 21

Norty:We Were Nearly There

  Perhaps the most innovative genre-bender to have graced the electronic music scene is Michigan producer and multi-instrumentalist, Norty. His sound is so unique that one couldn’t possibly place him under just one musical category. His resonant vocals seem to stem from indie rock, yet his beats and breaks could have been shaken down from […]

January 10

William Bolton: Bad Girl

From Detriot, Michigan comes a colorfully-clothed, guitar-gripping, motivated-by-Motown young artist by the name of William Bolton. Willy B began his music career under the mentorship of hip-hop entrepreneur, Ryan Leslie, and quickly took the neo-soul genre by storm through his self produced, guitar infused cross-genre sound. Inspired by the classics of funk and jazz, Bolton […]

September 23

KAYTRANADA: LITE SPOTS

I definitely see the premier and widespread acclaim of KAYTRANADA’s 99.9% as a great victory in the hip-hop, rap, and R&B scene. I discovered KAYTRA in a future-hop basket with Samuel Truth, Dirty Chocolate, and Geotheory on SoundCloud in 2014. It was love at first listen. KAYTRA brings 80’s and 90’s hip-hop back to life with upbeat, […]