Super groups, am I right? Rarely super and often just in it for the cash grab, these bands have to work harder simply to justify their creators’ use of time; Bloodbath and Twilight are two acts that hit the mark. On their new album, Wherever They May Rot, Sweden’s Cut Up straddles the line between […]

While the most famous extreme metal band from Prague is likely !T.O.O.H.! (short for “The Obliteration Of Humanity”), the city has also been home to some of the most innovative acts in grindcore (Negligent Collateral Collapse, Ahumado Granujo, Destructive Explosion of Anal Garland) and death metal (Brutally Deceased, Jig-Ai, Poppy Seed Grinder) since time immemorial, or, […]

President George W. Bush is remembered for his response to the 9/11 attacks as much as his penchant for painting. During two terms in power, talk of terrorism and warfare dominated the national agenda, up until the subprime mortgage crisis threw the fortunes of millions into jeopardy. It should come as no surprise that the […]

22 Savage is a rising star from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who came up as an Instagram comedian before turning his attention to rapping. He recently released his debut mixtape Nothing 2 Live 4, an articulate and thoughtful collection of songs that ranks among the best tapes of the year so far. Having recently switched his moniker […]

Zach Farlow has been around for a few years, but outside a devoted core fan group, he has not amassed a large following. This might seem surprising, looking at the producers he’s affiliated with: Lex Luger, Sonny Digital, Metro Boomin, TM88, and Southside have all made beats for him, the latter two pairing up for […]

My thoughts on this subject aren’t organized, but I feel the need to write about hip-hop in 2017. Today marks the start of February; this first month has flown by, and yet I am already exhausted. The abundance of fashion news I’m bombarded with has left me  reeling from the unprecedented level of exposure. I’m accosted […]

I downloaded Narcoworld, the new mixtape from Dro Fe, on a whim, having never heard of the rapper before. Later, I did my homework; hailing from South Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, Dro Fe has been active for a few years now, releasing NarcoWave 2 at the end of last year and followed that up in June of […]