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Last year seemed like the year that Billy Dean Thomas would finally break through. The Boston-based hip hop artist, poet and writer had accumulated a steady list of accomplishments. Thomas had performed on The View, was nominated for a number of music awards, including a Grammy, and had won grants that enabled Thomas to worry …

And we back… Boston music scene stalwart Rilla Force is a musical polymath and a man with a distinct sound and vibe to his art. He is equally at home both behind and in front of the boards. Force, who raps, produces, mixes, masters, engineers, DJs and manages other artists, is adept at helping musicians …

Late last year, the rap artist Chuck Dolo released his first official music, the single “Late Nights,” and the EP Amnesia. Both are atmospheric slices of hip hop, with trauma and recovery as their abiding themes, the music cathartic and clear-eyed, with a story teller’s attention to the small details of every day life. Dolo’s …

I’ve admittedly slept on Ohio experimental hip-hop artist Eugenius when his album, Midlife, dropped in late 2020. Which is criminal given my appreciation of Death Grips, the sorely missed MF Doom and Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition. Midlife by Eugenius Originally released in October, Eugenius’ fifth album “combines elements of hip hop, industrial, pop, noise and …

A trans-Atlantic collaboration between the Harlem-based rapper and London producer WilfMerson yields an album of depth and beauty. The Internet and the portability of sound files can open up the world for anyone who wants to find like-minded artists across the globe with which to collaborate. Social media allows musicians to find each other on …

Last month, Dallas, Texas based hip hop artist Jiyu Purp released his first long player, Earth is Ours, an album suffused with spirituality and positivity, but one that hits hard, too. The rapper was born in Texarkana, Texas, a small city that abuts the border of Texas and Arkansas, and shares a metropolitan area with …

Low slung beats and wistful melodies bring a ray of warm sunlight in times that have cast cold dark shadows over all of us. Lyrics of pure poetry flow, expressing the emotions of a generation finding their way through love, life and the world today. While musically the foundations on the compilation are predominantly Hip …

Hip Hop’s Danny Brown, announced his seventh annual Bruiser Thanksgiving celebration. Typically held as a live event in Detroit. Bruiser Thanksgiving 7 will feature performances from Danny Brown,  Shigeto,  ZelooperZ, Tiny Jag, & Bruiser Wolf. To celebrate the announcement of BT7, Brown has shared a new video for track for ‘Savage Nomad’ taken from his latest album, ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’. With a …

After releasing her EP Born Of Stone the North East artist continues her single a month project with the release of track ‘Save Our Soul’ featuring Samantha Durnan on guitar and is Mixed and Mastered by Steve Hoggart. The jazz influences that featured on Leddie’s EP ‘Born Of Stone’ are also heard on this new …

With music proliferating at an explosive rate, it’s often difficult to wade through the morass and discover new artists, or artists who have been toiling away at their craft for years, unable to rise above the noise. The ability to create rudimentary sounds or beats with inexpensive software means that the stream-waves are crowded with …