Daily Archives: June 15, 2017

SWIDT’s sex-rap anthem ‘Tonight’

When you give the instrumentation on ‘Tonight’ a close listen, it’s very easy to understand why SWIDT’s SmokeyGotBeatz is well on his way towards becoming a steering force in the future of West Coast rap music. All lush, filtered chords, low-slung neck snapping grooves, and raunchy bass it’s the perfect backdrop for Onehunga’s Finest™ to…

Stream: Lorde’s album ‘MELODRAMA’

The anxiety that sits beneath a sophomore release can be the crushing or sprinkling of gold…and in Lorde’s case we’re feeling the tension ourselves. As we uncover the opening songs of Melodrama we’re reminded of the feelings we first felt discovering her website online, with no story, and simply a collection of the freshest sound we had…

2 Chainz Freestyles Over Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA”

On the climb to the release of his next studio album, 2 Chainz is keeping things rolling. The Altanta rapper revealed a new freestyle over Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DNA’ following spreading the seed of his tracklist. Jumping on Power 106’s LA Leakers show, the rapper also announced his new virtual reality experience and major tour. Enjoy…

Action Bronson Shares “Let Me Breathe,” and New Album on the way

Coming from his forthcoming album Blue Chips 7000, Action Bronson has just released his new single ‘Let Me Breathe.’ Premiering with Zane Lowe, and with production from Harry Fraud the track is the latest offering from a somewhat frustrated Bam Bam Baklava. Whilst speaking with Zane Lowe, Bronson described the records as ‘U2 on Steroids’ and…

Exposed: Jahra Rager (Interview)

When a practitioner is functioning at a high level, there is an undeniable poetry to movement and a real physicality to wordplay. If you can successfully bring these two disciplines together as one, the possibilities are jaw-dropping. Through her mixed-medium efforts in dance and poetry, West Auckland’s Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala is well on her way…