On Kendrick Lamar’s fifth studio album, the Compton rapper touches on the themes of religion, race, and success in society. Kendrick creates music that questions society at large, and the subject matter he raps about on this record is as socially conscious as ever. Kendrick has quite the successful repertoire: […]
Keeping a band together during your college years is easier said than done. Between booking shows, getting studio time, forming connections and keeping the creative juices flowing in between it all, it can be easy for things to fall apart. If any band knows this, it’s Teen Divorce. The […]
When I think of the rap collective Odd Future, a few terms come to mind. Vulgar, obscene, immature, sacrilegious, misogynistic, violent, “edgy” — the list could go on for days (and this is coming from someone who enjoyed their run). What terms don’t come to mind when I think of […]
We are slowly creeping into the postmodern age of hip-hop. Similar to the divergence of rock into an innumerable amount of sub-genres in the late 80s and early 90s, the older generation of hip-hop artists and pundits are slowly beginning to realize that any demand to stay true to “real […]
2016 was undoubtedly the biggest year for Atlanta’s three musketeers of trap. The magnetic hook-master Quavo, the raspy, fast-spitting Takeoff and the capable-yet-underappreciated Offset struck gold with a certain meme-tastic hit that is not only one of their best songs ever, but has finally propelled the trio into the mainstream […]
Frameworks: Smother Frameworks are lowkey running their own underground establishment of a new type of rhythmic hardcore that is blowing the old heavy style out of the water. Smother has this unique way of stealing the guitar voices of the early-2000s and twisting it into their own, darker agenda. Everything […]
Three notable rappers are dropping albums this holiday season: J. Cole, Kid Cudi and Gucci Mane. We broke down what to expect from each one so you can pick your soundtrack for the holiday season. J. Cole’s new album 4 Your Eyez Only was released Dec. 9. The album has […]
From being cast in an upcoming Star Wars spinoff, to the widespread success of his FX show Atlanta, Donald Glover has had what most would consider an amazing year. Musically, his last project STN MTN / Kauai, a dual mixtape and EP release, was met with mixed but mostly positive […]
While songs like “Hella Hoes” and “Trillmatic” teased the potential of an A$AP Mob posse-cut, devoted fans of the Harlem-based rap collective have had two years to ponder the possibilities. But finally, followers of Rocky, Ferg, Nast, Ant and their numerous affiliates will taste the sweet satisfaction of Cozy Tapes […]
Usually, music doesn’t pick and choose its season, but there’s something about new tunes in the summertime that keeps the season fresh. Maybe we need to consume refreshing tracks to cool down the hot, sizzlin’, bacon cracklin’ heat.
Chance The Rapper is proving nominative determinism wrong. “Rapper” is a limiting term for him, just like it was for Andre 3000.
Vinyl-lovers rejoice, the tenth-annual Record Store Day is spinning this Saturday at record stores around the globe, and a couple places right in Jacksonville.
As we await Drake’s new album, View From the 6, plenty of other great albums are rearing their heads this spring to hold us over.
In this week’s Spin This, we give you all the best local spring concerts to keep on your radar.
Spin This brings you effortless playlists that fuse together for that perfect “I can’t stop bobbing my head” feeling.
Also this week: Petite Noir, Bikini Kill and Ratking’s Sporting Life.