After 20 years hiatus since his last track in 1999, Obi Khan has returned to bring back that Boom Bap, hard hitting hip hop! His latest LP “THC-4” is set to be released Aug 24th and is now available on bandcamp for pre-order. Be sure to check out the dope lead single and video “Gods” featuring Arewhy and Thanos out now and look out for the rest of the LP coming soon!
ReachingNOVA is an American rapper, producer, song writer, and businessman from The Bronx, NYC. NOVA is President of the entertainment company Kings Legacy Inc., while also being an artist on the team roster. His songs echo the lush melodies of contemporary rap, with the punch and the lyrical honesty of the “golden age”. With a focus on great lyrics and banging instrumentals, ReachingNOVA makes songs with a smooth and personal lyrical flow, following in the footsteps of some of the greatest rap storytellers of all generations – from KRS ONE to Biggie Smalls or Drake, but he’s also really inspired by people such as LeBron James and Anthony Robbins. Check out his latest track “71813” and visual here first. Follow @reachingnova
Post-hardcore duo Glassjaw has returned with their first new album in over 15 years, Material Control! They stopped by The Ogden Theater in our home town of Denver on their co-headlining tour with NY’s Quicksand! Our friend Tylar Beechum captured the craziness, check it out!
hERON is the long-distance, Seattle to San Antonio collaboration between Progeny of Chisme/Ghost Palace (MPC, guitar, records) and Rob Castro of Grayskul/Chisme/Ghost Palace (bass). Instrumental trip-hop infused with a gloomy dreamlike melancholy, hERON’s cinematic, sad bangers draw as much from psych rock, 70’s pop and Twin Peaks as they do from Seattle’s chief exports of hiphop and grunge. hERON’s self-titled 12-song debut release is available on tape, wax, and digital.
Post-hardcore duo Glassjaw has just released Material Contro,l their first proper album in over a decade! The band hasn’t missed a beat though, picking up where they left off with crunchy guitars and intense vocals at their core. Glassjaw is currently on the road with New York’s Quicksand in support of the new project, and they are making a Denver stop this week (July 11th) at the legendary Ogden Theater. Be ready for energetic performances, and most likely a serious mosh pit. The guys just dropped off a new visual for “Golgotha,” one of the stand out singles off of Material Control. Check out the video below and get ready for one of the do-not-miss performances of the summer for any hardcore fans! (Photo Credit:Julian Gilbert)
Fresh off his new video “LongBoard,” Chicago artist Bardo Af drops a new gem for the summer “Belong” ft. Emily Blue. The track features an uplifting, soulful beat courtesy of Cornel East. Flexing his singing and rapping abilities, Bardo blesses with track with positive engergy that perfectly segways to Ms. Blue’s gorgeous vocals to grace the chorus. Bardo’s youthful energy and originality on “Belong” serve as a reminder that Chicago is still one of the best places to look for dope up and coming music. Look out for more from this promising young artist coming soon.
Joey Bada$$ has made a name for himself as one of hip-hop’s foremost freestyle rappers. He continued to add to that legacy of dope impromptu rap sessions during one of his recent shows, when he freestyled over a minimalistic drum beat and the chants of an enthusiastic crowd.
Bursting onto the pop scene recently with a slew of hot records and videos, the talented and beautiful Detroit native Farrah Mechael displays serious star power with her new single “That Way” featuring rapper Mackned. With the help of Grammy nominated producer Clarence Hutchinson AKA Don Parma, known for his work with Ro James, E40, and more, Farrah has achieved her most mature and refined performance to date. Farrah’s heartfelt vocals express the complex emotions of the lyrics throughout the song.
Future Funk collective Lettuce has been building a dedicated fanbase for the past few years doing headline shows and festivals around the country. On the heels of their 2017 release Witches Stew (a tribute to Miles Davis,) they are headed to Colorado for another round of Dead Rocks.
The legendary DJ Premier gave J.Cole’s 1985 the boom bap treatment with his fire ‘1966 Remix, which immaculately compliments the Cole’s vocals to the point it that it hardly sounds like a remix at all. Complete with signature Preemo cuts this is truly a treat for any 90’s heads and younger Cole fans alike!
Aussie drum god legend Matt McGuire just release amazing dum cover of Kendrick Lamar’s – HUMBLE. “I watched Kendrick Lamar perform Humble live in London which inspired me to make this video! Hope you enjoy.” – @mattmcguiredrums.
From Space to Forever…Behind a smoke cloud in the cut of the underground Saint Louis Scene is SJ Apollo. Gearing up for his EP, he drops single “Forever More” from upcoming projects “Space and Back”. Lyrical Savvy with a sharp cadence this song is a all around feel good vibe with a underdog to champion paradigm. Building his base with cross branding Music and Gaming SJ Apollo also goes By nick name SpaceAge Stilo (Steelo) and can be found on The Channel Of Flyness playing some of his favorite games on Twitch and YouTube gaming. The C.O.F is a platform for Gaming, music entertainment and just a all around kick it spot to enjoy conversation from people across the world.
Rising producer Tim Bell presents his newest single “In My Head,” a release that can only be described as ‘a perfect example of fine future house’. Tim’s latest endeavor, out on Glamorama Records, is an effervescent and dynamic track lead by a throbbing bass line that will have everybody dancing while grinning ear to ear. The track is ever changing, with addictive rhythms at its core, and powerful piano chords backing soulful vocal samples that build up to liberating drops, this is sure to be an anthem in clubs, cars, and dance parties all summer! Check it out here first!
On the heels of her 2017 debut album, I, which received widespread critical acclaim, R&B singer Niia continues to release new music and collaborations with the likes of Goldlink, Gallant, and many more popular artists. She’s currently on a national tour with electro/jazz singer Charlotte Cardin, and we were lucky enough to catch an intimate performance at Denver’s Globe Hall.
The duo known as H09909 (pronounced Horror) have been making waves for a while now with their unique brand of politically conscious, hardcore, punk-infused rap. Known for their theatrical, and aggressive performances, they’ve hit the road with acts like Show Me The Body, Faith No More, Ministry, and others. They are currently on tour with industrial band 3Teeth in support of their debut LP United States of Horror. We caught the Denver stop at the Marquis Theatre where they threw down a highly energized performance that had fans in an all out frenzy. Our friend Tylar Washington-Beechum captured the mayhem, check out the photos below.