Donny Morrison delivers the newest Rap-Up, highlighting recent heat from ALLBLACK, EBK Jaaybo, Deniro Farrar and more.
Kyle Ellison wants to retire on a yacht called the SS Minnow Approximately 95% of songs written ‘for the ladies’ are not for the ladies. Aside from the fact that they’re mostly trite, box-ticking 3rd singles written in pursuit of groupies, record sales or both, it’s a reductive concept before pen even touches paper. It […]
Aaron Frank is the Archbishop. I assumed Deniro Farrar was just another mixtape rapper until I saw him jump on stage during Lunice’s set at a recent Boiler Room event. Shirtless and covered in tattoos, the hulking Charlotte-based rapper easily stood out amid the sea of snapback-sporting kids in the crowd, some of whom looked […]
The Top 50 Albums of 2012 December 24, 2012
On a Previous Episode of the Passion of the Weiss: The Top 50 Albums of: 2011; 2010; 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 50. House Shoes – Let it Go [Tres] No best album list is complete without something from Detroit. Nowhere else is as no frills and unvarnished. It operates as a palate cleanser to remind […]
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Reasons why I’m skeptical about this mixtape: it’s tracklist looks like it was cynically constructed to create blog buzz among the 12 bloggers and 12,000 readers who might recognize the names on this tracklist (Slow Motion Sounds, Ryan Hemsworth, Main Attractionz, Tree, Boldy James, and a co-opted Lunice beat for the cherry on top). Reasons […]
Haleek, the Dream(s) August 15, 2012
What hath Odd Future wrought? SpaceghostPurrp and A$AP Rocky too. Teenagers rhyming cadaverously over slightly screwed beats and beat-you-like-a-gong drums. If we were playing rap game words with friends, “Coffin” would be the game winner. This is post-rap says 16-year-old, Haleek Maul. He’s from Barbados, was broken by Fact Magazine, is managed by one of […]
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